Charities offered free PR and social media support

Glasgow based agency Perceptive Communicators is offering pro-bono support for the charity sector.

Joe Lepper | 9th Aug 19

Scottish charities are being offered the chance to receive free communications support in areas such as social media strategy and PR.

Communications agency Perceptive Communicators has launched a search for a Scottish charity it will offer pro-bono support to.

The move is part of strategy that launched ten years ago by the company to offer free help to charities. Those to have already benefitted include Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, The Simon Community, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and Action for Children.

Support on offer includes social media training, PR, campaign planning and help with copywriting.

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Through the offer the agency will donate a day of each of its nine employee’s time annually.

The deadline is August 30 and applicants are being urged to contact Perceptive Communicators for more details about the application process.

Increasing reach and impact

Lorraine McGrath, Chief Executive of homelessness and social care charity The Simon Community said: “Since 2017 we’ve been delighted to have the support of the Perceptive team in shaping and communicating what we do.”

“From the outset the team has enabled us to increase our reach and impact resulting in not just more donations and partnerships but the right kind. They have been hands on in supporting us meet the challenges of people who have very complex needs and often low expectation.”

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Julie Moulsdale, Managing Director of Perceptive Communicators, added: “We have been privileged to provide pro-bono communications support to organisations like The Simon Community and Action for Children who are making a difference to people’s lives in Scotland every day.

“We are delighted that our support has made a positive impact for these charities. By harnessing our expert communications skills, we hope to maximise the impact to help the chosen charity to achieve their future goals.”