Charity Retail Conference 2024

Sponsor Name: Susan Meredith

Location: North Yorkshire

Sector: Corporate Events

Budget: 10k - 50k

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The Charity Retail Association are seeking sponsorship for their annual conference which is set to take place in June 2024.


Charity Retail Conference 2024 – Now in our 25th year, we are the UK’s trade association for charity shops and charity retailing. With almost 500 charities in our membership community – both large and small, we represent over 9000 retail outlets across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, employing over 26,000 people and creating opportunities for over 186,000 volunteers. We lobby Government and decision makers, provide a collaborative community of charity retailers, promote best practice, increase public support for charity retail, carry out research and provide training.

Taking place over two days in June 2024, this is the only annual conference specifically for our unique charity shop sector. The learning and development function of our national conference includes all aspects of charity retail including volunteering, business intelligence, technology implementation, recruiting the right people, and of course sustainability.

With a huge exhibition space, the central networking and catering location for all delegates, we offer up to 60 exhibition opportunities alongside several sponsorship opportunities. The Charity Retail Conference is the perfect destination for businesses that have a service or product charity retailers cannot do without! As well as exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, corporate attendees also attend the Charity Retail Awards. Taking place on the first evening of conference, this uplifting event caters for up to 480 attendees, all there to celebrate the nominees and winners and give our beloved charity retail colleagues a great time!


Target Audience

Heads/Directors of Retail mostly. Area/regional managers.

Key Dates and Timings

Harrogate Convention Centre, HG1 5LA
Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 June
Promo starts when the sponsorship is confirmed.

Specific Opportunity Details

Our flagship sponsorship package and ultimate supplier experience in the CRA’s 25th year supporting the nation’s charity shops. By supporting this year’s CRA conference with headline sponsorship, you are demonstrating to our members that you share our vision of a successful, sustainable, trusted and valued charity retail sector. Typically 350 delegates from 130 charities that run shops attend.

Headline Sponsors and the CRA work closely together for a mutually beneficial outcome; for our members, the opportunity to learn and network at the only event tailored to charity retail, and for our sponsor, brand-building, great PR and the chance to show you are ‘making a difference’ for the sector.

At the CRA, we will effectively promote your sponsorship to our 500 member charities, covering 9000+ shops in the UK, by promoting your generosity across our website, social media and communications channels.

Features and Benefits

- CRA Corporate Membership for 1 year
- Premium exhibition space (3 x 4 metres)
- 4 attendees to the Conference and Awards (rather than the usual 2)
- Ability to scan leads from name badge QR codes
- Opportunity to write a blog piece for our newsletter.

Promotion of your brand featured on:

- Pages relating to the Conference on our website
- Charity Retail Voice newsletter (4000 subscribers)
- Social media channels
- Front of Conference PDF brochure
- Front of Conference PDF programme
- Welcome slides and venue plasma screens
- A post-Conference Directory prime entry
- Create a short promotional video for our YouTube channel.

Other Partners

So far, Cybertill, Brother Printers, NISYST. There are 6 Headline slots.


£7125 + VAT

Other Info

In a world where high street retailers are having a hard time in terms of sales, footflow, sustainability - our sector is getting stronger in all of these aspects. Reuse is the way forward!