Who owns uksponsorship.com?
uksponsorship.com Ltd is a privately-owned limited company. See About Us.
Do you offer sponsorship consultancy services?
How do I get my organisation listed on this site?
Details are available via this page. If your organisation is seeking sponsorship, you should have a listing in the appropriate Opportunities database, which has sections covering Arts, Education, Sport, Media and the Cause-related sector. Other categories, such as Business, Shows/Conferences/Exhibitions, Medical/Science, etc. are listed in our 'Other' section.
What happens after I press the 'Submit' button?
Sending us information via one of our response forms triggers an automatic reply to the email address which you specify, and gives you information about when you can expect to see the listing on the site, etc. In the case of paid-for Gold and Platinum listings (not all listings are paid-for), we will normally email you an invoice after the listing has been added to the database, with a link to a page where you can make payment by credit card. If you are in the UK, we will normally request payment by cheque. If you are outside the UK and specifically request it, we may also be able to fax or post the invoice.
What about sending amendments, etc.?
We do not charge for amendments currently and are very pleased to receive them, within reason (daily updates not appreciated). Keeping listings up to date ensures that the site continues to be of value and interest to sponsors and other visitors. Please use the response form available on this page.
How long do listings stay on the site?
Gold or Platinum listings stay on the site until we receive a request to remove them or until they are self-evidently out of date and no longer refer to an available sponsorship opportunity(s). We do not charge renewal fees for listings that stay on the site, but once a listing has been removed a new charge would be made for any new Gold or Platinum listing applied for by organisations who have had listings previously.
How much commission do you charge?
We don't get involved in any of the transactions. Sponsors make contact directly with the organisations and/or individuals listed. What happens then is not our concern - we don't charge commission.
Do you accept any listings?
No. We try to accommodate as many as we can, but occasionally we have to draw the line where (for instance) we think that the listing would be of interest to too few people or where the contact submitting the listing turns out not to be an employee or official representative of the organisation offering the sponsorship. Listings of organisations/opportunities not based in a particular continent may be included in the database for another continent if there is a clear connection. We suggest that individuals seeking sponsorship (eg for educational courses) should use one of our Message Boards. Boring listings - just a name, for instance, with no attempt to provide information which would be of interest to our visitors - are rarely accepted.
Will you accept the copy/text I send you as sent?
Probably not. We edit text to our house style - which often involves removing hyperboles (eg 'unique opportunity') and claims that others would find contentious, for instance. But we do try to retain the 'spirit' of the original. We are very keen to receive info. about opportunities which are not unique - we have yet to hear of one :-)
How many people visit the site?
According to STATSnet sprl data on 1st March, 2004, our first database, The UK Sponsorship Database's Home page (only) had had 39,559 unique visitors since 12th August, 2000 (though we launched the previous May). Visitor numbers continue to grow. We don't make any guarantees of site traffic or success in attrracting sponsorship.