Ambassador Programme

Aspire began in 2001 as a small charity supporting people affected by homelessness in Oxford city. Eighteen years on, we now transform the lives of more than 2,100 vulnerable people in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley. We provide practical, sustainable solutions to help people find employment and housing, enabling them to break the cycles of re-offending, homelessness and poverty, for good.

“Without Aspire’s help I never would have been able to get back into work and move forward with my life. Thank you, Aspire team!”

Jane, former Aspire trainee.

Aspire achieves exceptional social impact across the Thames Valley. But the demand for our work is growing fast; last year, we experienced a 46% increase in demand for our services. We need to be able to step up and reach more people in need. That’s why we’ve introduced this Ambassador Programme, and would like to invite you to join us, as an invaluable ambassador of our life-changing work.

About Aspire’s Ambassador Programme

Aspire is launching a new regular giving scheme, whereby anyone who gives £1,000 or more per year for at least 3 years becomes an Aspire Ambassador. You will be a valued partner of Aspire and, as such, we can offer a wide range of benefits so that you can see first-hand the difference that your support is making.

Benefits of becoming an Aspire Ambassador:

  • Personal thank you from Aspire’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Regular updates on Aspire’s work across the Thames Valley
  • Invitations to Aspire briefings, open days, project launches or events
  • Connections to a dedicated member of staff at Aspire
  • Invitation to meet a Programme Manager on a specific theme of interest, such as our ex-offender rehabilitation or homelessness programmes
  • Opportunity to have name listed on Aspire’s annual Social Impact Report and website
  • Ongoing collaborative discussions about other ways to get involved with Aspire, such as volunteering, pro bono or social investment opportunities

How your support will change lives:

£1,000 could fund work uniforms for 20 formerly homeless people gaining experience on our enterprise businesses

£3,000 could provide initial needs assessments for 100 people at risk of homelessness

£10,000 could enable 20 ex-offenders to complete our employment programme and find jobs

"Aspire achieves exceptional social impact across the Thames Valley. But the demand for our work is growing fast, and it's crucial that we can continue to meet this need. We would be delighted to hear from new ambassadors who want to join us in finding the most forward-thinking, innovative solutions to the complex social issues that our community faces."

Paul Roberts - Chief Executive Officer

To find out more, or to become an Aspire Ambassador, please call Paul Roberts or Helen Mariner on 01865 204450 or email [email protected]. Thank you.