Why Should Businesses Support Charity

In a world where staff and consumers are increasingly aware of social inequality and the impact of business activity; there is an increasing expectation on corporations to act responsibly. ­

One way for businesses to achieve this is to “give something back” by actively supporting charitable causes. This not only benefits a worthy cause but also improves public perception of the organisation. Through charitable involvement, a business can actively demonstrate Corporate Social Responsibility – that it is playing a positive role ethically in wider society.

A UK survey commissioned by Foresters found that 89% thought that businesses should support their local community and 47% were more likely to buy from a company that donated money to charity.

UK attitudes to business and charity

There are many ways in which team building activities can benefit your staff and your company; improving togetherness, morale and encouraging transferable skills and behaviours. However through charitable team building activities, the benefits can be both wider and deeper.

Corporate involvement in charitable activity not only benefits a business’s image with the public and its customers but also with current and potential staff. According to SIA Partners 60% of U.S employees want to work for companies where the culture supports giving and volunteering. More strikingly, 86% of millennials would consider taking a pay cut to work for companies that share their values.

Furthermore, 86% of companies say that their employees expect them to provide opportunities to engage in the community.

Engagement opportunities

What is Charity Team Building?

Charity team building activities engage staff in collaborative activities that directly help those in need. These activities not only have a charitable end goal but encourage communication, teamwork and other behaviours that have benefits transferable to the workplace as well as strengthening bonds between the team.

The Benefits of Charity Team Building Events

  • Supporting a good cause
  • Improves the company’s CSR credentials and reputation
  • Benefits staff morale and retention
  • Improves staff cohesion and relationships
  • Improves productivity

With the increasing awareness of their benefits, bookings at Team Tactics for charity team building events have increased by 150% from 2019 to 2022.

Charity Team Building Event Bookings

Charitable Team Building Event Ideas

What charity team building event would work for your team? Here are a few ideas for team building activities with a charitable end goal that will inspire and reward your staff …

Build a Bike for Charity

Go through the gears building bikes as a team for donation to a chosen children’s charity. This empowering event is a great way to learn new team working skills in hands-on task. Our Build A Bike event includes added two wheeled fun and assembly antics with team challenges during the build to earn the necessary parts.

Team tasks at the event include:

Reuse – Attempting to make a working belt from an old tyre
All Ability – Can you guide your blindfolded teammate around an obstacle course on a tricycle?
Team Tyre Challenge – Remove & refit a tyre and inner tube in the quickest time.
Slow Race – Who can ride the slowest on a BMX?

At the end of the event all bikes will be thoroughly checked and delivered to your chosen charity.

The Hand Project

Bring your team together in a team event that will make a life-changing difference to people with a missing limb in developing countries. In groups of three or four, you will be working together to build a prosthetic hand.

This inspiring activity begins with a video featuring real recipients of the prosthetic hands previously built – showing your team just what a difference they will be making. Although the cause supported by the event is powerful, the activity is challenging and fun. Your group will strengthen their teamwork and communication skills as they work together assembling fifty pieces of high-grade metal and plastic to produce a prosthetic hand.

The cost of the event includes delivery of the hands around the world to where they are needed, together with the team of doctors and volunteers who fit the hands to each person.

Wheels for Walkies

Wheels for Walkies is all about lending a helping paw to our canine friends who need a little help getting around. Working together, your team will construct top-of-the range doggie wheelchairs for dogs with paralysis, injuries or age-related conditions that will help dogs in need to walk, run, play and enjoy their freedom again!

The wheelchairs you will be constructing are highly durable, lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminium with all-terrain wheels.

In your initial briefing, your group will hear all about the charity and the dogs supported by it. Working in teams, participants will take part in fun games and challenges to win the equipment they need to build the wheelchairs which are donated to dogs-in-need around the country.

Your team will strengthen their teamwork and camaraderie and leave knowing that they have helped man’s best friend to roll back the years!

Cooking for the Homeless

This is a London corporate cooking event with charitable twist. Under the expert guidance of professional chefs, you will cook up a storm together in professional kitchens. Creating delicious food from either an Asian or European menu; you will make double portions – enjoying half of your creation with your team and with the other half distributed to local charities across London.

Sitting down after your kitchen exploits to enjoy your cooked creations with a glass of wine or beer; this is a naturally highly sociable event that is an ideal way for your team to get to know each other better.

Build a Wendy House for Charity

Coming together as a team to plan, build and decorate a Wendy house for a children’s hospice or charity.

This rewarding experience combines creativity, camaraderie and a sense of accomplishment with the knowledge that you are making a real difference to children’s lives.

An event that can be run indoors or outdoors; all paints and materials are provided.

The Apprentice Charity Treasure Hunt

Riddle-solving, pose-striking and challenge busting – our GPS treasure hunts are a fun-packed out-of-the office event that will refresh, energise and build bonds between your team. Each team follows a high-tech GPS app around an iconic London location, navigating between hot-spots to unlock the challenge located there.

In our Apprentice-style charity variation, your bargain hunting abilities are put the test. Your mission is to buy as many quality products on your list as possible on your budget. After the event all items procured will be delivered to the charity Porchlight who help homeless and vulnerable in Kent.

“Poverty – You’re Fired!”