Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. Fundraising Day 2017 took place on 22nd June and offered plenty of free events, initiatives and resources for charities to engage with. Click on the following links for more information:
1. The Small Charity Week eBay Auction – £2,000 match funding available!
2. Leetchi Money Pot Competition
3. United Way ‘Give Local’ Grants
4. Fundraise for yourself with our easy to use toolkits
– Great Big Small Charity Quiz
– Community Fundraising Guide
5. Closed Initiatives
1. The Small Charity Week eBay Auction – Match Funding Available!
The Small Charity Week eBay Auction is now live!
The Small Charity Week eBay Auction will be returning for 2017! eBay has more than 10 million active users in the UK, so it’s a great way to raise awareness and funding for your charity.
The Small Charity Week auction is run in partnership with PayPal Giving Fund, we deal with all of the administration around the auction whilst you keep all of the money raised for your items.
What’s more, PayPal Giving Fund have pledged to match the price fetched by the two items that sell for the most, up to the value of £1,000 each!
Call on your celebrity supporters, patrons, corporates or anyone else you may know who can provide you with an appropriate auction item.
Whether you have already sourced some great items or you simply want to express your interest, visit the auction website where you will be able to register and receive more information on how to submit your items for auction. You can also download our quick guide to help you get started.
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2. Leetchi Money Pot Competition
Fundraising website Leetchi.com is offering all charities that create a money pot £50 towards a fundraising project, plus one winning charity will receive 100% of funding raised matched up to the value of £1,500.
How to participate:
• All participating charity need to create a money pot on Leetchi.com (it’s 100% free to create it)! You don’t have to be a registered charity to participate! You can be a non-profit organisation too.
• You need to create a ‘money pot’ on Leetchi.com to finance one of your current projects/campaigns. To benefit from £50 towards your project use the code MYLEETCHI. Everyone receives the £50 gift (to activate it you must collect a minimum of 3 donations totaling £50).
• You have between now until the 25th of July to raise funds and share the campaign via email and social media platforms, websites/blogs etc and get as many donations in your money pot as possible
• The fundraising campaign with the most participants will WIN! Leetchi.com will match 100% raised funds (up to £1500)
• The winner will be announced on Tuesday 25th July 2017 on @LeetchiUK Twitter account
You can continue to fundraise and build your money pot or you are able to transfer the money you raise for your project directly into your bank account
3. United Way ‘Give Local’ Grants
For the second year running, United Way UK is awarding ‘Give Local’ grants to small charities in nearly 30 communities across the UK.
What are ‘Give Local’ grants?
‘Give Local’ grants are £1,000 grants given to small charities and community groups who are benefitting local people in need.
People and businesses collectively give to a ‘Give Local’ pot, and 100% of the funds which they donate are then awarded to charities based within and benefitting their local community.
Who can apply for a grant?
The grants are available to small charities and organisations who help people within United Way’s ‘Give Local’ communities. To find out if you work within one, and to download an application form, visit their dedicated web page before 30th June 2017.
Want to get involved?
If you are a business and would like to establish ‘Give Local’ to benefit your local community through payroll giving, fundraising or volunteering, they urge you to get in touch on email@example.com
4. Fundraising Resources
The Great Big Small Charity Quiz Download Pack 2017
The Great Big Small Charity Quiz is back for 2017! This annual quiz is a great resource to use for your own Small Charity Week fundraising event, and has become a bit of a tradition among many of the small charities we work with.
Community Fundraising Guide Make the most of Small Charity Week and fundraise in your community – it is the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of your charity and the amazing work you do for those in your local area.
Download your Community Fundraising Guide
Good luck fundraisers! Please keep us informed of your plans so we can help to promote your event, and tell us how much you raise!
5. Closed Initiatives
The following initiatives are now finished for 2017.
The FSI Fundraising Conference: Sharing the Best 2017
The Fundraising Conference will take place during Small Charity Week on 22nd June 2017. The free conference will give small charities the chance to access learning from experts in on a range of different topics.
You must be a member of the Foundation for Social Improvement to attend the conference. Eligibility is open to charities and community organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5 million.
Give at Checkout Competition
Give at Checkout is an eBay for Charity fundraising channel through which eBay buyers add a small donation when they’re completing a purchase. Donations are paid to PayPal Giving Fund; who then forward 100% of the funds to the charity. To mark Small Charity Week 2017, eBay for Charity has reserved all give at checkout slots for small charities during the week.
If you would like to be in with a chance of being a featured charity and having your charity’s message displayed at checkout on eBay during Small Charity Week all you need to do is submit a 90 character fundraising message. Just follow the full instructions set out in our handy guide to enter the competition. Good luck!
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Win a year’s membership to Remember a Charity
As part of Small Charity Week, Remember A Charity are offering one lucky small charity the chance to win a year’s free membership. Through this your charity would benefit from:
• A high-profile national campaign that promotes your charity
• Partnerships with the Will-writing sector
• Participation in Remember A Charity Week, September 2017
• Access to excellent and comprehensive research
• Resources for your legacy strategy
• Opportunity for networking and the sharing best practice
Charitable legacy income is worth over £2.5 billion a year. If we could grow the market by just 4% we would all increase the value of our share of the market and generate around another £1 billion a year for our causes.
How to enter
If you are a Registered Charity with an Eligible Voluntary Income (EVI)* of less than £250,000 per annum you can enter the competition by
(i) emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org using Small Charities Fundraising Day Competition as the subject line by Monday 13th June
(ii) telling us: what difference support with legacies would make to your charity in no more than 100 words.
(iii) stating your charity name and number.
A winner will be selected from all the entries received and announced on Thursday, 22nd June
*EVI includes individual donations, Gift Aid, payroll giving, legacies, in memoriam donations, community fundraising, sponsored events, and staff fundraising but excludes investments, trading & retail, grants from Trusts & Foundations, statutory & government funding, ticketed events, corporate sponsorship and corporate donations.
Localgiving and FSI Match Funding Initiative
Starting at 10am on Thursday 22nd June, Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound-for-pound by up to £25! The match fund currently stands at £25,000 and each charity may receive up to a maximum of £250 of match funding through the campaign.
The campaign will take place on Fundraising Day as part of Small Charity Week 2017, launching at 10:00 and running until the fund runs out, or 23:59 – whichever comes first. All members of Localgiving will be eligible to receive match funding through the campaign. What’s more, members of the FSI are eligible to claim a year’s free Localgiving membership, so sign up now to take part!
Download this free pack from Localgiving offering key facts, key dates, hashtags, sample tweets, webinar info and more to support you to make the most of the Localgiving and FSI matched funding initiative.
Thursday 18th May at 1pm – Reaching new audiences online
Tuesday 23rd May at 1pm – Using Localgiving appeal pages to raise extra funds
Wednesday 31st May at 1pm – Running a successful fundraising appeal
Thursday 8th June at 1pm – Our top tips for running a one day fundraising campaign
Sign up for the webinars here.
Small Charity Week is supported by
Provident’s primary social benefit is making financial products and services available in a responsible manner to those who are not well served by mainstream providers. Alongside this, we help the communities in which our customers live and work.
Through our Good Neighbour community investment programme we support projects tailored to meet the needs of our communities, through direct financial support, encouraging our people to volunteer and through employee matched fundraising.
Our approach enables us to support a range of grass roots community organisations across the UK and Ireland. So we’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Small Charities Week in partnership with the FSI.
Leetchi.com is an easy, secure and transparent online fundraising platform with 7
million users in 150 countries. It’s a perfect solution for charities (especially the small ones) as well as individuals to collect donations online from people all over the world in one secure place, the money pot. With Leetchi.com you can raise funds for nonprofit organisations, local communities, creative projects as well as to organise group gifts!
Leetchi.com offers the lowest service fees on the market (Free-4%) as well as a seamless social media integration to share projects online.