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Easyfundraising

ACT has partnered with funding website easyfundraising to help village halls and other voluntary organisations in Cumbria to generate additional income.

With easyfundraising, over 8,000 online retailers will donate to your hall when your supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your hall. Retailers include eBay, ASDA, Argos, Sainsbury’s, Trainline, M&S, Tesco, Booking.com, Morrisons, John Lewis and thousands more.

Register with easyfundraising, then ask your supporters to access their usual online retailer from the easyfundraising website or app. The retailer then send your organisation a donation based on how much your supporters spend. There is no extra cost to the customer as the retailer pays the donation, not the shopper. Every 3 months your organisation receives all the donations raised by your supporters, which you can put towards a particular project; or keep for a rainy day.

With many more people now shopping online, this is an easy way for your volunteers and supporters to raise money for your organisation through their normal online shopping.

ACT's partnership with easyfundraising also benefits our charity as we receive a small commission when you register with this link. This doesn't affect your payments as it's paid by the retailers, in addition to funds raised for your hall.

Getting started

Click here to set up your easyfundraising page – it takes 2 minutes.

You get the option to book a free call with an easyfundraising coach, to show you how to get started and give practical advice on getting supporters involved. 

FAQs

Do we need to be a charity to use easyfundraising? No, it is open to all voluntary groups, community organisations, CICs, social enterprises of all shape and size – you don’t have to be a charity

Is it really free? Yes, there are no sign-up fees, monthly costs or hidden charges. easyfundraising is completely free for your organisation and supporters to use – and your supporters will not pay a penny more on their shopping either.

What info do we need to set up our free page? Just your name, your email address and the name of your organisation - it only takes 2 minutes. You can choose if you also want to include a brief description and logo. You'll need to let easyfundraising know how to pay your donations, but these details can be added later if you don’t have them to hand.

My organisation is already registered with easyfundraising – can we have a coaching call? Yes! If you need some help getting your easyfundraising account going, book your free call here

Any more questions, please contact becky@easyfundraising.org.uk who will be happy to help you.

Testimonials

"We were looking for new ways of raising funds for our village hall and I came across easyfundraising. The hall earns money when our supporters shop online - what's not to love? It was incredibly easy to set up and there are so many retailers to choose from. I can't recommend it highly enough - we have 15 supporters and have raised a lot already. It's a very easy, passive way of earning money for your cause without any work." Bishopwood Village Hall

Like many community organisations we are looking at a very difficult year financially. easyfundraising enables us to quickly and efficiently reach out to the public to support work and services. Quite often community projects have limited time and resources to gather funding and create fundraising opportunities. This is a great way of doing it with little fuss!Kinlochleven Community Trust

Support ACT

If you’d also like to help raise funds for ACT, to support out work with communities, please also use our charity’s easyfundraising page when shopping online: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/action-with-communities-in-cumbria