The Charities Buying Group is a Community Interest Company and as such all profits go towards the NWFA our initiative for health and wellbeing, particularly for the elderly.
The Charities Buying Group provide a dedicated service operated for the benefit of ALL charities and not for profit organisations offering a wide range of buying agreements that are designed to reduce expenditure and, by reducing cost, help these organisations make better use of their money for the benefit of the missions/objectives they were created for.
The Charities Buying Group was formed in 2002 after reviewing how little support charities get in solving their purchasing issues, particularly small charities who do not have the buying power of larger organisations. By using the collective buying power of the Charities Buying Group, we can support all charities as we truly believe that by buying more efficiently, more of their money can be used for the purpose it is intended, meeting their service objectives and, more importantly, helping those people who need the help most in terms of care and welfare. This is the true vision of the Charities Buying Group.
In 2004, we were commended in Parliament for helping our first 255 members achieve in excess of 1 million pounds saving in our first year.
This service is available to all charities and not for profit organisations free of charge; as we do not believe that organisations should pay for buying advice.
If you wish us to manage your procurement function then naturally fees will apply as this would cost us to provide.
Members are not committed to use any of our agreements, however all we ask is that you maintain commercial confidentiality of the information you receive and have a willingness to participate in financial saving exercises that benefit your organisation.
Irrespective of the size of your organisation you will make realistic costs savings on expenditure, hundreds of organisations are already enjoying reduced costs. What else can we say!!
Suppliers who have a true commitment are welcomed as potential suppliers; however they must be able to demonstrate price, quality, after-sales service and a pro-active approach to working with the Charities Buying Group and a clear degree of social and corporate responsibility in line with our mission of supporting the NWFA and, whilst the Charities Buying Group recognises suppliers must make a profit, a social awareness must be recognised.