A chemical company in Huddersfield is cranking up efforts to support community groups.
Syngenta, based at Leeds Road, Deighton, has run a charity fund for many years. Contributions made from employees’ wages are matched by company to help good causes in and around Kirklees. Since its creation more than a decade ago, the fund has donated more than £160,000,
Now they are preparing to mark the centenary of the site in 2016 with the launch of the Syngenta Employees Community Gift – a community fund of £15,000 available for use on community-based projects.
Syngenta is also providing employees with paid time off work to help get involved in community-based projects.
Gifts ranging from £250 to £2,000 are available for community groups provided a Syngenta employee is involved in the volunteering project and the outcome benefits the local community.
The company is also keen to learn of community-based projects that connect with its global Good Growth Plan, a plan which sets out to help people around the world grow more food using fewer resources, while protecting nature and improving the quality of life for people.
Syngenta community relations manager Carl Sykes said: “our people have very many skills that they can offer community groups and Syngenta is very proud to back colleagues using their skills for the benefit of our community.
“We already have more than a third of our 400-strong staff volunteering in some way and the Community Gift scheme will provide us with a framework for getting help to where it is needed most.
“If projects fit well with our Good Growth Plan, then all the better.”
Community groups and organisations can find out more about the scheme by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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