Are you a local business who would be interested in working with our branch? We have nearly 700 member households living across the borough of Lewisham and reach hundreds more through our antenatal and postnatal classes, website, chat group, nearly-new sales, playgroups, and other events. There are a number of ways you can be involved.

Advertising through NCT Lewisham offers many benefits including:

  • Access to a highly sought after market
  • Association with a well respected and trusted organisation
  • Community engagement
  • Better employee and customer relations for your company

There are three main categories of commercial relationship we can enter into:

  • Sponsorship
  • Advertising
  • Commercial donations

 

Sponsorship

Would your company like to sponsor our newsletter, an event, a bumps and babies group, or even our whole branch? This offers you the opportunity to form a close relationship with the Lewisham NCT brand. We have a well respected image both nationally and locally.

Sponsorship opportunities available:

Lewisham NCT Branch this is an opportunity to sponsor our whole branch. Your company logo would be on our website, front of our newsletter, and any other publications. You would be given advertising space in our newsletter, and flyers included in Nearly New Sale and event bags. We would be giving you the opportunity to directly access to your target market, and could discuss other ideas you may have. In return we would receive your sponsorship, and an opportunity to raise our profile through your company.

Price on Application

Branch Newsletter - our newsletter New Addition is produced quarterly, is sent directly to nearly 700 member households and a further 300 copies are distributed locally. As a newsletter sponsor you would have your name and logo on our front cover, and a full-page colour back cover advert, plus other benefits. Please see the document below for full details. 

£1400 + VAT for full package

If you would be interested in sponsoring us, please contact lewishamnctchair@googlemail.com

Advertising

Advertising with Lewisham NCT allows access to a very sought-after demographic. Our branch has nearly 700 member households across the whole borough of Lewisham, plus we reach hundreds more through our activities. Therefore advertising with Lewisham NCT over the course of a year allows regular access to thousands of local parents with babies or young children.

Newsletter: Our main source of advertising is our popular newsletter New Addition, produced quarterly, professionally printed, and mailed out to all our members and also distributed to local hospitals, antenatal classes etc. See the document 'Guidelines for Advertisers' at the bottom of the page for details of advertising rates and how to advertise. 

Flyers: We also offer the opportunity to advertise through flyers and/or promotional samples in event goody bags and Nearly New Sale bags. We charge £25 for 250 flyers at Nearly New Sales, and for events we charge £10 for 100 flyers in goody bags.

Taster Sessions: We also offer companies the chance to provide free taster sessions at our popular events or open houses. This is a short (usually 30 minute) session of the activity you provide, offered free to our members and event attendees. This is a great way to promote yourself to the local parenting community; for parents its a chance to give an activity a try before signing up.

Open Houses with taster sessions are often very popular. We ask that you cannot charge for these sessions (unless a minimal amount to cover materials, or non-compulsory donations towards NCT) and attendees must know what to expect from the event in advance (e.g. an information session can't turn into a sales patter!).

Taster sessions at Forest Hill Bumps, Babies & Toddler Group: we are offering the opportunity to run a taster session at our new playgroup taking place on Monday mornings at Forest Hill Methodist Church on Normanton Street SE23. We are charging £10 per taster session, to help us cover venue and running costs. If you are interested please contact foresthillnctrep@googlemail.com

Blythe Hill Festival NCT Baby Feeding and Changing Tent:
We are offering companies the opportunity include flyers at £10 for 100 flyers; goody bag samples; or to offer a craft or similar activity at our new feeding and changing tent at Blythe Hill festival on Saturday 2 July 2011.

For more details about any of these opportunities please contact Jane on lewishamnctchair@googlemail.com 

Commercial Donations

A well publicised donation allows your company to take advantage of good marketing and PR opportunities with the branch, as well as improving your reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Association with our branch will enhance your company’s reputation and strengthen your brand image, thereby increasing customer goodwill and staff morale.
Donations can take the form of monetary gifts, or gifts in kind such as free venue hire for events and meetings, raffle prizes, goody bag prizes, and many other contributions.

Matched Giving
Many companies offer a matched giving scheme. When an employee makes a donation to NCT the company may match their donation either in full or in part. Matched funding is a similar idea, fundraisers can ask their employer to match the amount that they raise by taking part in a sponsored event. Other companies donate the value of time volunteered by staff to the charity. Does your company offer these benefits?

 

To discuss any of these opportunities or the possibility of developing your commercial relationship with Lewisham NCT, please contact Jane on lewishamnctchair@googlemail.com 

Related Documents

Newsletter Sponsorship

Advertising Guidelines

Local activities and meetups

NCT Membership
Support NCT Charity by becoming a member

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Online Antenatal refresher course

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