Strategic Partnerships

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RedR Patrons take part in a hands-on shelter building workshop

RedR’s unique position in the humanitarian sector, combined with our engineering heritage and capacity building expertise has allowed us to develop exceptional, strategic partnerships with many organisations in the corporate sector.

We aim to develop long-term, sustainable partnerships with tangible benefits for both RedR and the companies we work with. We understand that a partnership between a charity and a company must engage staff, meet corporate responsibility objectives, and have relevance to the work of a company, while making a significant difference to RedR’s work.

Our corporate partners give us financial security, the ability to innovate, skills and expertise, and contribute to everything that we do. The companies we work with are of varying sizes, styles and structures, and therefore we have developed three models of partnership, that can each be tailored to the needs of a company.


RedR’s Patrons are companies who have committed to long term (4 years) of financial support, as well staff volunteering, fundraising and skills. Many firms have been Patrons for over 10 years, and RedR has become part of the culture in their companies.

Patrons receive benefits including exclusive event invites and networking opportunities, volunteering and fundraising activities for staff, discounts on training and disaster relief challenges, a programme of challenge events for employees, a certificate from our President HRH The Princess Royal, and make an important contribution to RedR’s strategy.

“The work that is done by RedR fits well with MWH’s vision of “Building a Better World”. Through our partnership with RedR MWH has been pleased to be able to give some of our graduates the opportunity to gain experience in developing countries such as Vietnam, India and Nepal.”

Andrew Cowell, Director, MWH

Gold Corporate Partners

Companies unable to commit to long-term support, but nonetheless making a significant contribution to RedR’s work, become Gold Corporate Partners.


Lloyd’s Charities Trust are funding a three year project to look at the technical skill gaps in the NGO response to urban disasters, and how the private sector can fill these gaps. Lloyd’s also offered RedR the use of their iconic tower in the City of London to organise an abseil, raising over £40,000.

“With continued urbanisation increasing the impact and complexity of disasters, this new partnership with RedR will enable the experts on the ground to respond more quickly and effectively.”

Iain Webb-Wilson, Chairman of Lloyd’s Charities Trust

Balfour Beatty funded the development and delivery of a new RedR training course, ‘Children in Emergencies’. Previously, no humanitarian training had focused specifically on children, and this course allowed Balfour Beatty to support disaster relief while meeting their charitable criteria of working with children and young people.

Corporate Partners

Many companies support RedR with financial gifts, staff fundraising, employee volunteering and event sponsorship, and we recognise them as our corporate partners. Becoming a corporate partner allows us to work with you to develop a bespoke partnership that works for you. Many companies initially support RedR as a corporate partner, and become Patrons when RedR is more immersed in the company culture.

“As engineers we do not expect to become rich or famous, but we have a fine profession which takes us all over the world and gives us a rewarding life. It is therefore a privilege to give back a portion of our profit to help people in disaster areas recover and receive training to look after themselves.”

Charles Barraclough, Commtech Associates

To find out more about how your company could benefit from a partnership with RedR, contact the RedR Fundraising Team.