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The Rock Trust values the support we get from the business community and there are many ways in which companies can support the work of the Rock Trust.

See our Corporate Partnerships page for examples of partnership working and how you can get involved.

Skills swap: Do you have skills in marketing, database management, communications or web development? Maybe you can support us by offering your skills in these areas.

Boundaries Edge: We offer free training courses in partnership with the team at Boundaries Edge, a company with staff from backgrounds in the British Intelligence Services, business psychology and Fortune 500 companies. This free half-day course is aimed at mid to senior level managers and partners on the aspects vital to ensure your business has the competitive edge.

Office Fundraising: Cake sales, dress down days, quizzes and healthy workplace challenges – think of an event that your team would like to get involved with and turn it into an office fundraising event. We can provide posters and advice!

In-Kind Support / Donations: You can support us with donations of food, toiletries, interview clothes, ethical gifts, Easter eggs or Christmas gifts. This is incredibly valuable, as we always need these things to distribute to our young people and any donations received will help keep our running costs down.

Volunteering: We often need teams of volunteers for flat redecoration and greenspace maintenance in Edinburgh and in West Lothian. These opportunities are usually suitable for groups of 6 – 8 employee volunteers – mainly because the majority of our properties are one bedroomed and too small for larger groups! The work needs to be carried out in order to create new homes that a new influx of young people will be proud to live in and maintain. Tasks needed to be done include some cleaning, sanding down and preparing wood work, painting walls and skirtings with brushes and rollers and cleaning communal areas.

Dates – we usually need a four week lead in time to organise an opportunity and we charge £60 per team for equipment, paint, organisations etc.

As well as our volunteering opportunities in aspects of our fundraising events, we would value support in all areas of our work. Individuals with various skills and knowledge can assist us with aspects of our day to day business.

If you would like to offer support please contact us on 0131 557 4059 or complete the online form below. Thank you.

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