In addition to making direct donations, Archant supports
charitable fund-raising by its staff through the Archant
Gold scheme, a programme of matched funding, and by part-matching
staff charitable donations through the payroll GAYE scheme.
Charitable donations by the company totalled £66,000
In addition the group's publications raise large sums of
money through local campaigns run in their pages. Recent
The Eastern Daily Press We Care Appeal now stands at £1,045,581. EDP readers have also helped the Norfolk Community Foundation raise more than £60,000 for its Surviving Winter campaign.
The 2011 Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball raised £16,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, The Mayor Ipswich's Charities and a township foundation in South Africa.
Ipswich Star ongoing campaign for Guide Dogs for the Blind has now raised over £30,000 to pay for four guide dogs.
The Midweek Herald in Devon sponsored a sleep out for The King's Centre Food Bank, Honiton to raise around £500.
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times helped its charity of the year, the local of Macmillan Cancer Support, to raise £100,000.
The Newham Recorder and Community Links latest Christmas Toy Appeal, brought in toys work as estimated £75,000 for needy children in the borough. Over the last 35 years it is estimated that the annual campaign has raised toys worth an amazing £2.5m.
The Newham Recorder helped to raise up to £20,000 for young girl Solvita Kadzyte, who had a muscle condition and needed the money to pay for a rare operation in China .
Cambridge First's ‘winter fuel' campaign raised more than £6,000 by asking well-off readers to donate their £200 fuel allowance to poorer families.
The Essex Life Charitable Fund was set up as part of the magazine's 60th anniversary celebrations and raises money for Essex groups and charities, through the Essex Community Foundation, under the headings of: Environment and Rural, Education and Skills, and Vulnerable and Elderly.