We partner with businesses in all sorts of ways – from practical support to financial sponsorship.

If your business would like to work with CAfS in some way, please get in touch with us. We’d be very happy to discuss how we could support each other.

Benefits for your business

Promotion & visibility:

By partnering with CAfS, you can raise your profile among the thousands of people in Cumbria and beyond whom we engage with through our monthly newsletter, our website, social media, projects and events.

Corporate social responsibility:

Today’s consumers are more interested than ever before in the environmental credentials of the businesses they use. Supporting the work of CAfS shows your customers that you are playing an active part in protecting the environment we all share, for now and for the future. You’ll be part of global efforts to reduce climate change by supporting action here in Cumbria.

Employee engagement:

Partnering with CAfS can give your employees a reason to be proud of the organisation they work for, which can be very inspiring and motivating for your team.

Ways to support CAfS

We welcome your ideas for how you might want to engage with us, but here are a few ways that other businesses have helped CAfS:

Sponsor our events

We run events throughout the year, including our annual Cumbria Green Build Festival. There are opportunities for headline sponsors for the festival, and sponsors for individual events.

Companies have sponsored our events in different ways – from providing a venue through to support with marketing or financial sponsorship.

Sponsor a service we offer

You could also sponsor an aspect of our work that’s particularly close to your heart or aligned with your company’s brand, such as our work to relieve fuel poverty or our support for community energy in Cumbria, for example. With your help, we could do even more than we’re currently able to.

Share expertise

Whatever the nature of your business, you have vital expertise that you could share with CAfS. Perhaps you could run a briefing for our staff on your area of expertise, to help with our professional development. Or maybe you could donate some staff time to support our marketing, business management, IT or fundraising, for example.

Join our Cumbria Green Building & Lifestyle Directory

Our online directory lists businesses and organisations offering services in Cumbria to help people live more sustainably – from low-energy construction experts to zero-waste shops. If you offer a relevant service in Cumbria, please add yourself to our directory. It’s free to have a listing.

Use our services to improve your sustainability

We offer a range of paid services for businesses, to help you cut your carbon footprint and make your operations more sustainable in other ways. By choosing CAfS for these services, you’ll be supporting our work by helping us to generate income, while saving energy and money in your operations.

Our services include:

  • Building audits – we can audit your premises and provide a report on ways to reduce your energy use.
  • Thermal imaging – we offer a professional thermal imaging service to help you detect heat loss from your premises.

If you’re looking for help with a particular aspect of your business sustainability, please get in touch.

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Come to our events & training courses

We offer events for businesses throughout the year. Keep an eye on our newsletter, website and social media for details.

Help us spread the word

Share details about our events and initiatives via your own communication channels – both inside and outside your organisation.

Run a fundraising activity

Choose CAfS as the partner for your next corporate fundraising activity.

For an informal discussion about supporting CAfS in any way, please contact us: office@cafs.org.uk or 01768 210276.