Preventing homelessness in Reading


Launchpad benefits from the support of local companies and in return, we can help them to meet corporate objectives, while making a long-lasting difference to the lives of people in Reading. Here’s how you can get involved…


For any information on all of our opportunities, please contact Jason our Corporate Partnerships Manager: / 0118 929 1138

Charity of the Year

As your chosen Charity of the Year, we offer you staff volunteering opportunities, invitations to our fundraising events and promotional collateral and support to help you host your own. Launchpad’s dedicated team will make sure your engagement as a charity partner is professionally supported and shown the gratitude deserving across the year of support. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to your charity committee in advance of your next review of possible charities to support.

Long term strategic partnerships

As a corporate partner of Launchpad, not only will you give back to your community, but you can also provide meaningful opportunities to engage your Corporate Social Responsibility. Long term partnerships provide greater stability and impact, enabling us to expand our existing programmes to reach more individuals and increase opportunities for those who use our services. For example, we are looking for seed funding to create legacy projects within our Education, Training and Employment (ETE) service. We value our partners and the critical role they play and will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs, goals and values, as well as provide opportunities for recognition over the duration of the partnership.

Corporate volunteering

Have a positive impact on our community and your employees by volunteering to work on our allotment to cultivate and grow fresh produce seasonally. Once picked and washed, the fruit and vegetables are taken to local foodbanks and the community to give to individuals and families in most need.


Inspiring staff talks

Our staff talks aim to challenge the perceptions and unconscious bias of homelessness. Either a quick 15 minutes at a team meeting or a longer presentation over a lunch break, we explain the difference between homelessness and begging and why it’s important to avoid giving money to those begging. Instead we will educate your staff on what they can do to help.

“It was good to meet you today. Your presentation was utterly fascinating! Whilst I am aware of Launchpad, I have to say that I had no clue as to the “whole package” that you offer, and found it quite inspiring. Once complaint though – it wasn’t long enough!!! Yeah I know you had a time limit so it was difficult, but holy moly – I just wanted more (not often you hear people say that after presentations eh?). I’ve already signed myself up for the tour of your building – and to hopefully find out more.” Covéa

Fundraising events & endurance challenges

There’s something for everyone including a variety of runs, dragon boat racing, skydiving or joining us at our Big Sleep Out and annual carol service. And here’s a handy guide if you are thinking of holding your very own Big Sleep Out.


Payroll giving

A simple and tax efficient scheme that allows your employees to regularly donate to Launchpad directly from their gross salary. Whatever the size of your business, Payroll Giving is quick and easy to put in place and helps raise funds for great causes.

Recycle your print cartridges to raise funds

We have partnered with The Recycling Factory to raise funds through the recycling of your unwanted inkjet cartridges.

Launchpad receives up to £3.50 for every recyclable inkjet cartridge and it won’t cost you a penny. The Recycling Factory provides a freepost label for small quantities of inkjet cartridges that you want to recycle.

Simply check this list to see if your cartridge is recyclable, download and print the freepost label, and attach to your package/envelope of inkjet cartridges (max weight 1kg) and post it.

If you have larger volumes of inkjet cartridges to recycle, simply contact The Recycling Factory on 0800 091 0696 or email, explaining that you wish to recycle on our behalf.

What next?

Get involved with Launchpad and invest in your town. With your support, we will be able to help more local people find a home and a job, making Reading an even better place to live and work. In doing so, you will also:

• Enhance your corporate social responsibility profile
• Boost your reputation
• Show commitment to a great cause

For any information on all of our opportunities, please contact Jason our Corporate Partnerships Manager: / 01189 291138

We’ve worked with and received valuable donations and support from many companies, including: