Corporate partnerships

We’re seeking to connect with businesses that want to build strong partnerships with us to bring about lasting change in people’s lives. While poverty and isolation can be complex, our experience on the ground means we know what exactly needs to be done. Our plans are ready – we just need the financial support to make them happen. 

Let us unleash your potential!

We understand the enormous potential of the private sector to help transform lives for the better. As we work with the most vulnerable people in local communities in England and Wales, a corporate partnership with the SVP could enable your company to make a life-changing impact on people who face a daily struggle with poverty and isolation.

National reach, local impact

Research by Oxera Europe, a leading economics consultancy, estimates that the SVP in England and Wales generates at least £11m per year in economic welfare improvement through its befriending programmes alone. Download the report here.


As a respected, well-established and trusted national charity with an effective local delivery structure, we can connect you with almost 10,000 dedicated volunteers who are embedded in the community and who understand local context, needs and opportunities.

Social and economic benefits

We can work with you to develop high quality programmes which align with your business objectives, motivate your staff and suppliers, deliver measurable local impact and offer sustainable social and economic benefits for all.


We are happy to publicly recognise our corporate partners in accordance with the nature and scale of their support.

Contact our fundraising team on 0207 703 3030 for an informal discussion about how we might work together for mutual benefit.