Employees

Giving Something Back

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Match Funding

Match funding is a quick, easy way to support your good cause with an extra cash boost.

Every colleague from within any of our businesses is entitled to £ for £ match funding from Bibby Line Group up to an agreed amount, on top of what you raise for your chosen charitable cause.

Bibby Line Group will match fund up to a maximum of £1,000 per event, with a match funding limit of £2,000 per employee per calendar year. 

How can I fundraise?

Fundraising is the the process of gathering monetary donations from individuals and businesses, normally through an event organised by a fundraiser. For Bibby Line Group to match your funds, you’ll need to create an activity that generates money. This could be:

  • Physical activity, from a short walk to an ultra-marathon
  • Office bake sale
  • Sponsored head shave
  • Online quiz
  • Raffle, using donated goods
  • Name the teddy bear lottery
  • Online games night
  • Sweepstake for a major sporting event
  • Bring and buy sale
  • Extreme activity e.g. skydiving or abseiling
  • One of several group wide initiatives we run every year, e.g. Movember

How do I apply for Match Funding?

Applying for match funding is simple. As long as you are directly employed by one of our businesses you will be eligible for match funding.

The process below is a quick summary of how match-funding works:

UK and non-UK match funding is slightly different. Take a look at the different processes below.

UK employees

  1. First, read the GSB Match Funding Guidelines
  2. Complete your fundraising event and send the charity your money
  3. Request a confirmation letter from your charity
  4. Then simply complete your form using the Match Funding Portal
  5. Once approved, your match will be paid to your charity

Non-UK employees

  1. First, read the GSB Match Funding Guidelines
  2. Complete your fundraising event and send them your money
  3. Request a confirmation letter from your charity
  4. Complete the GSB non-UK Match Funding Request Form
  5. Send to community@bibbylinegroup.co.uk with your charity confirmation letter
  6. Once approved, your match will be paid to your charity

Example

Samuel took part in a fun run and raised £1,500 for his chosen registered charity. After he sent the money to the charity and received a receipt back he went online to fill in the GSB MF application form. The GSB team reviewed the application and sent an extra £1,000 to his charity, meaning the charity received £2,500 in total. Samuel could then fundraise for another event later in the year and receive another £1,000 in match funding.

Case study: Bibby Financial Services Office in Fundraising Frenzy in Dublin!

Martina Shannon and her team at the BFS Dublin office raised a fantastic £1,484 for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice, organising various events throughout the year including a Coffee Morning for staff and clients and creating hampers for Christmas and Easter. The charity received an additional £1,000 through our match funding initiative, with employees also volunteering their time to paint Superhero’s on the hospice windows, a charity Climb and a Woman’s Mini Marathon. This means Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice received £2,484 in total.