Capita has extended its partnership with The Prince’s Trust by supporting the youth charity’s Million Makers entrepreneurial fundraising scheme for the first time.
Million Makers challenges teams from UK companies to turn an initial investment of £1,500 into £10,000 within six months, with all proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust. Since it was launched six years ago, Million Makers
has raised over £5 million.
Capita is including Million Makers as a module in its Lead The Way graduate scheme to help develop employees’ project management, leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
Each team of 10-15 employees develops a money-raising business plan, which they must pitch to a Dragons’ Den-style panel. Once the business plans are finalised, teams spend six months putting them into action, competing against other businesses in their region. The winner is the team that raises the most money.
Capita’s partnership with The Prince’s Trust started in July 2014. So far employees have raised over £150,000 through a range of activities like The Trust’s Palace to Palace Cycle and the Royal Parks Half Marathon.