Spirit Aid care about our communities and need your help to make a difference, We are a Scottish humanitarian relief organisation dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and young people whose lives have been affected by poverty, neglect, abuse, lack of opportunity, humanitarian crisis or even blighted by war.

A big Thank you to all our supporters!

Why Being Charitable Is Beneficial To Your Business

Charities and non-profit organisations are always on the lookout for any additional help or funding to assist them in accomplishing their goals, and donating to these organisations is not only morally a good thing to do but can provide major benefits to your business.

In the ever-growing era of social media, companies seen as being charitable will earn a good reputation in the business market as being and will heighten the chance of a person or company wishing to trade with them.

Tax Deductions

Sponsorships of charities or events, donations of goods or services and financial donations are generally always tax-deductible. On your income taxes, it is possible you will be able to claim charitable contribution deductions on any contributions or volunteering expenses.

You will be able to cross out the mileage driven to and from volunteer work, as well as material costs on items purchased during volunteer projects. For your tax deduction, the non-profit organisation or charity will need to issue a tax form.

A variety of factors and your income can make it complicated when donating money to charities — it is important to seek advice from your accountant or tax adviser to ensure you are maximising your charitable giving whilst minimising the tax bill.

Check out our Worldwide and Local Scottish Projects

As well as supporting local Scottish Projects, Spirit Aid also operates in over 10 countries around the globe as a guerrilla team, that reaches remote and forgotten areas where no one else would go. You can find out more about our projects in these countries via the link below, with more amazing work coming soon!

Employee Happiness
62 percent of 18–26-year-olds when questioned in a 2007 study on volunteering stated they: “would prefer to work for a company that offers employee volunteer opportunities.” Having the above approach for your business increases the likelihood of attracting the right type of candidates you want working for you, if offering volunteering as part of your company’s vision and work experience. Involving your company with community initiative is a fantastic way of boosting morale and employee happiness.
The Feeling Of Giving Back

Putting aside the tax and publicity benefits, the biggest benefit of having your business support a charity is the feeling you get from giving to others.As a business, you have the power to stand up against poverty, human rights violations and more.

You have the chance to make a huge difference in other lives, through the support of your community. One of the most powerful and inspiring aspects of being a business owner is the spirit of giving and making a difference in the community.

Get in Touch, your support makes it possible!

Speak with us today and find out more on how supporting our charity, can have endless benefits to your business, your employees and most importantly you!