Royds Withy King is committed to supporting the communities in which we, our clients and staff. work and live. Rewards do not just come in the form of financial ones; making and seeing a difference is very fulfilling for everyone at Royds Withy King, and we always look to find new ways we can contribute even more to our communities.
Each of our region’s nominates a local charity to support for two years. During the two-year period we strive to build strong relationships with our charities and raise as much as possible for them. Staff are also permitted to take off two days a year to help a local charity or community organisation of their choice.
2017 – 2019 charities
We are excited to be supporting the following charities over the two year period, as voted for by staff.
Bath Mind – Bath
Bath Mind works to improve the lives of people experiencing mental ill health. They are here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Find out more.
Doing it for Dan – Wiltshire
Doing it for Dan was set up in memory of 11 year old Daniel Climance who was tragically killed on 10th June 2015 when he collided with a road sweeper whilst out riding his bike.
Doing it for Dan has been set up to encourage children and young adults to engage and participate in sport and leisure activities by awarding grants to individuals and organisations in Wiltshire and its surrounding areas. Find out more.
Seesaw – Oxford
SeeSaw was established in 2000 to meet the needs of bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire. Since then we have supported over 4300 children, young people and their families. Find out more.
Mind in the City – London
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is driven by the needs and experiences of people with mental distress.
Part of the community since 1980, they aim to empower people with experience of mental ill health, through the delivery of innovative, collaborative services, developing mental Find out more, and in the .
Royds Withy King provides vital support to the local community foundations in the areas in which the firm operates. In doing so, we have become part of a unique and highly effective model for impactful, sustainable community investment.
This model is based on the notion that people and businesses can pool their charitable resources to build a big fund that helps small organisations. A community foundation holds a permanent endowment fund that grows over time – not just through donations but through professional asset management. Grants to small local charities are awarded from the interest coming from this fund, and all the while the capital gets bigger – ensuring there will always be funds available for the community, well into the future.
The community foundations we support – Oxfordshire, Quartet (West of England) and Wiltshire and Swindon – are part of a network of 48 similar organisations across the UK – and 1,440 worldwide. Nearly £500 million is currently being managed, in aggregate, by community foundations across the country, allowing them to be the largest private grant-maker in the UK, and to support over 20,000 community-based charities and groups each year.
Foundations work in collaboration with a committed group of generous donors, and growing donations and turning their philanthropic vision for a better local community into tangible benefits. Projects funded range from mentoring and training for young people in areas of material poverty, to support for disabled, elderly or homeless people. Community foundations show it is possible to make a real, long-term difference to the people who need it the most by making smart giving easy for investors.
2015 – 2017 chosen charities
Our 2015 – 2017 chosen charities were Dorothy House, Yellow Submarine and Prospect Hospice and we raised a fantastic £67,705.53. You can find out more from the charities about what that support means to them here.