Corporate Friends

A network of businesses that champion the work of Portland College at local and national level

Corporate Friends

Portland College has delivered outstanding and innovative education and training for disabled people since 1950.

Our learners come from all over the UK but we have a strong local heart, employing 350 people here in Nottinghamshire. The College was built on the inspiration and dedicated fundraising of volunteers and that still drives our vision today.

What are corporate friends for?

The aim of our Corporate Friends of Portland scheme is to build and grow support for the work of Portland College at both national and local level.

What do corporate friends of Portland do?

You will be:

  • Our Ambassadors: to communicate with others about Portland.
  • Our Voice: to add your voice to lobbying activities in support of Portland College and/or disability rights.
  • Our Inspiration: to share relevant views, ideas and experiences with the College and other Friends.
  • Our Eyes: to share in our vision and contribute to the shape of our College in the future.
  • Our Helpers: to provide work experience placements for College learners.
  • Our Experience: to help us to work on topical issues by sharing your own experiences.
  • Our Team: to work with us as a volunteer (optional).

What does the college do for Friends of Portland?

We represent the voice of the Friends of Portland to local and central government.

We listen to your views and ideas.

What are the benefits of being a corporate Friend of Portland?

In return for your friendship you will:

  • be kept up to date with what is happening at the College by receiving regular electronic updates
  • have the opportunity to be included in consultation and communication events with the College
  • be able to provide our learners with work experience placements
  • be invited to attend fundraising and College events
  • have the opportunity to use the College facilities for team-building activities, conferences and meetings.
  • receive discounts on meeting room hire, at Portland Print and the College Coffee Shop
  • have the opportunity to pass on your views and suggestions
  • opportunity to attend quarterly networking events

How much does it cost to become a member?

It’s free! There is no annual fee or monthly subscription to pay; we just ask that you give as much support as you can.

How do I become a corporate Friend of Portland?

Download and complete the application form.

Thank you so much for taking such great care of our daughter this last year. We were able to relax knowing she was with people who care about her

Parent of a learner