ACT has partnered with funding website easyfundraising to help voluntary organisations, village halls and community buildings in Cumbria generate additional income.
With easyfundraising, 7,000 online retailers will make a monetary donation to your hall when your volunteers, staff and community supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your hall. Retailers include Amazon, eBay, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, ASDA, Trainline, Tesco, John Lewis Argos and thousands more.
All you need to do is start your shopping journey at the easyfundraising website or app and the retailer you shop with will send your organisation a donation based on how much you spend. This will not cost anything extra 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 shopping online these days, this is an easy way for your volunteers and supporters to raise money for your organisation safely from home 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 is paid by the retailers in addition to funds raised for your hall.
- Free to register and use
- Open to organisations of all shape and size – you don’t need to be a charity
- Easy to set up and requires minimal management
- Unrestricted funds so you can use your donations as you wish
What do other organisations think?
"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
Click here to set up your easyfundraising page – it takes 2 mins.
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help you.
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. You can also include a brief description of your organisation and a logo if you want to. You will also 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. Click here to set up your page– it takes 2 mins
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