Many businesses are started with the aim of making a difference to people’s lives. In a nutshell, this is why York-based Family Fund Business Services (FFBS) was launched; to help others.
FFBS is the UK’s leading business-to-business fulfilment service, with over 47 years of grant administration expertise. It was established to generate unrestricted income for its parent charity Family Fund and to share social value with customers.FFBS offers unrivalled value on a range of goods and services while supporting charities, local authorities, housing providers and other commercial organisations. The company’s profits are donated to Family Fund which enables the charity to support even more UK families with disabled or seriously ill children. FFBS share the results of their collective buying power with customers through sharing discounts and product rebates, enabling customers to extend their funding and help even more people living in hardship.
When an organisation partners with FFBS they are truly part of something special; a unique model that drives real social change through collaborative working.
Jill Wheeler, MD, explains: “Our fundamental objective is to help more; help more families raising a disabled child, and help our customers extend their funding to reach more beneficiaries, ultimately improving lives for the better.”
Since the first job Kexgill completed with Family Fund, we have spent a total of £388,488. We use Family Fund for the supply of every development and replacement job we have and so in total have bought over 400 items from Family Fund.
The use of family Fund not only allows us to donate to a worthy cause, but it also allows our staff to really focus on our students as Family Fund carry out all of the administrative work that comes with procurement.
HEY Children’s University
We recently helped the Hull Business School to promote a video competition where all proceeds went to the Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University.
Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University are a local children’s charity that has been running for 21 years. Their mission is to raise the aspirations of young people in Hull and East Yorkshire by building their confidence with their unique learning experiences.
This is something we plan to do annually to support this important local charity.
On the 23rd of March 2020, the first UK lockdown was brought into affect. For many, this resulted in a time of financial uncertainty as businesses closed their doors, and a large percentage of the workforce were put on to the national furlough scheme.
This financial uncertainty meant that some Kexgill tenants had to prioritise the money set out for rent to other needs.
To assist the students in our care, we set up The Hardship Fund. This enabled us to best help tenants disadvantaged by the COVID-19 crisis notwithstanding whether they were in occupation or not.