Affordable accommodation, support and opportunities to collaborate are available to social enterprises, charities and small businesses at The Circle in Dundee. The former skills training centre in Staffa Place, Dundee has been transformed into a community hub with its office spaces at capacity and a busy calendar of events and room hire bookings. We are now a vibrant centre of activity welcoming over 300 visitors per week. We work across the themes of digital, social innovation, well-being, enterprise and community.
The Circle’s next phase of development is to increase its offer of activities for the community and improve our physical environment. We invite sponsorship from the business community to help us achieve these aims via ‘The Circle Community Fund’.
- A Friendship Club for people in the community to meet others, play board games and have a tea or coffee.
- Community events offering an opportunity to learn or improve a range of skills and enhance well-being.
To improve our environment and event facilities we are seeking assistance to procure the following:
- Reception refurbishment
- LED lighting
- Café window replacement
- Corridor carpet upgrade
- Internal building signage
How to participate
Sponsoring a specific space in The Circle will provide us with funds to invest in both community activities and physical improvements.
We are keen to reward our sponsors and we can offer the following as appropriate to the level of investment.
|Reception presence||Banner stand||Social media||Press release||Room hire||Training event|
|Friendship Club weekly sponsor||£50||x||x|
|Annual sponsor of Friendship Club||£2000||x||x||x||x||5 free days||2 places/
|Community learning event class sponsor||£150||x||x||1 free half-day||1 place/
|Community learning (series of 5 classes)||£700||x||X||x||x||2 free days||2 places/
|Annual sponsor of Training Room 1||£7500||x||x||x||x||5 free days||2 places/
|Annual sponsor of Training Room 2||£5000||x||x||x||x||5 free days||2 places/
|Annual sponsor of Conference Room||£5000||x||x||x||x||5 free days||2 places/
|The Circle Main Sponsor (annual)||£10,000||x||x||x||x||10 free days||2 places/
Expertise, products and services
A number of businesses have indicated they would prefer to offer their expertise, products or services for free or at a discounted rate when working with third-sector organisations. We welcome donations and can provide advertising, social media, PR, room hire or staff training as a reward.
- Professional services
- Training materials and stationery
- Event catering
- PAT testing
- Fire extinguisher servicing
- Window cleaning
- Waste collection
You, and your team can also spend time with us to help us achieve our aims. We have the following opportunities:
- Leading a community event
- Leading an event for our tenants and network
- Providing reception cover
- DIY days – building maintenance
To sponsor any of the activities, either as an ongoing commitment or as a one-off investment, contact Nicola Donnelly, Business Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01382 699990.