Working with Charities
Bentley is a member of the Cheshire Community Foundation, which provides funding for community projects that often struggle to secure financial backing. The charity manages the Bentley Fund, ensuring that the company’s annual donation is most effectively channelled to local projects that benefit health, education and children, plus alleviate social deprivation.
One example of how the Bentley Fund was utilised in 2016 is the grant provided to the New Vic Theatre to support a project aimed at improving the literacy of a group of disadvantaged pre-school children. The same year, we also supplied funding for a community garden space at Barnies, a project based at Crewe’s St Barnabas Church Hall that offers support to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation.
Both Bentley and its employees have been enthusiastic supporters of St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice for many years. In 2016 we donated two Bentleys, which helped to raise more than £400,000 for this charity. Bentley also makes a donation to the automotive charity BEN for every car sold in the UK. The charity aims to provide financial and emotional assistance to those working in the automotive industry and their families in times of difficulty and illness.