Corporate Sponsorship

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.

What’s next

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’.

Community activities

  • 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.

Physical environment

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

Funding

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.


Rewards

PackageInvestment
Reception Presence

Banner Stand

Social Media

Press Release

Room Hire

Training Event
Friendship Club Weekly Sponsor£50xx
Annual Sponsor of Friendship Club£2000xxxx5 free days2 places at 3 events
Community learning event class sponsor£150xx1 free half-day1 place at 1 event
Community learning sponsor (5 classes)£700xxxx2 free days2 places at 1 event
Annual sponsor of Training Room 1£7500xxxx5 free days2 places at 3 events
Annual Sponsor of Training Room 2£5000xxxx5 free days2 places at 3 events
Annual Sponsor of Conference Room£5000xxxx5 free days2 places at 3 events
The Circle Main Sponsor£10,000xxxx10 free days2 places at 5 events

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.

Example Donations

Expertise

  • Professional services

Products

  • Projector
  • Training materials and stationery
  • PC

Services

  • Event catering
  • PAT testing
  • Fire extinguisher servicing
  • Window cleaning
  • Waste collection

Volunteering

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

Contact

To sponsor any of the activities, either as an ongoing commitment or as a one-off investment, contact Nicola Donnelly, Business Development Officer at nicola@thecircledundee.org.uk or call 01382 699990.

Our Supporters

Johnston Carmichael  donated computer equipment

Balgay Blinds donated window blinds for Training Room 1

Elevator donated AV equipment and furniture

Robertson Group donated £700 to fund free community skills classes at The Circle.

Hillcrest Housing Association donated £50 to fund a special edition of our Friendship Club.