In July 2020, The Guild of Property Professionals started using the size of its network to make a difference by donating £50 to Agents Giving for every successful referral completed. With a network of approximately 800 independent estate agencies, the financial benefit to the charity has been significant! Since the initiative's inception, The Guild has donated a a total of £17,750.
Agents Giving is a fantastic platform that has helped many within the industry, along with their customers and suppliers, to realise their fundraising goals for existing charities nationwide. Agents are able to apply for grants from Agents Giving to help them put together charity events that will raise money for those in need. Through Agents Giving, many within the industry have been able to directly impact the lives of people in their communities who are struggling, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic having a huge effect on a lot of people’s financial situations. The Guild of Property Professionals is eager to support the organisation and help those within the industry with the financial support they require to assist those in need and make people’s lives better.
Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild, says: “Our partnership with Agents Giving is a step in the right direction in changing for the better and making a difference. As a large network, we have the influence to be able to pioneer change and make the world a little bit brighter,” says McKenzie.
Agents Giving Chairman, Michael Stoop, comments; “We would like to say a tremendous heartfelt thank you to The Guild and their Members for this wonderful show of support to Agents Giving the Industry Charity. Your donations will mean we can continue to help support the industries fundraising efforts through the Agents Giving Grant fund ensuring more of the money raised goes directly to even more UK charities on a national, regional, local and community level which is so important during these current times. We look forward to seeing the partnership flourish.”
In February 2022, Iain was also appointed as a member of the Agents Giving board. On his appointment, Iain says: ”I am delighted to be appointed as an Agents Giving board member, an organisation that has done so much for agents and their suppliers across the UK. Agents Giving has been a massive support to many charitable causes that have in many ways improved people’s lives. Through Agents Giving many within the industry have been able to directly impact the lives of people within their communities who are struggling, especially with the pandemic having impacted so many people financially. We are proud to be able to support the organisation and help those within the industry with the financial support they require to assist those in need.”
Find out more about what our Members are doing to help the community, or to buy or sell your home, get in touch with your local Guild agent today.