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DIY Fundraising

DIY Fundraising

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DIY Fundraising

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  1. DIY Fundraising Raising funds from individuals Kaye Wilson (fit4funding 30/11/11) Funded through Cascade by the Big Lottery Fund

  2. What is it? Fundraising from supporters & the general public It can include: • Event fundraising (the wackier the better) • Collections • Raffles & lotteries • Legacies • Payroll giving • Gift aid • Text & credit card • Sponsorship & volunteers

  3. + Unrestricted income Can raise awareness Good for involving members Shows committment Can be fun! Match funding - Donor fatigue Cash handling Risks (eg bad weather) Can be a lot of work for small amounts Less interest in the same old thing IT skills +s and -s

  4. The legal context For events you need to comply with: • Health & safety law • The Food Safety Acts • Child protection legislation And make sure they’re covered by public liability insurance (you can also take out insurance against, e.g., rain – optional!).

  5. Collections • House-to-house collections need either a permit from the Council or permission from the local police station. • Street collections need a permit from the council. • Shopping centres count as private land and you need permission from the landlord.

  6. Raffles & lotteries • Raffles • Private lotteries for society members • Lotteries incidental to events (e.g. fetes) don’t need permission. Other lotteries do – from the Council up to £20,000 in ticket sales, from the Gambling Commission over £20,000.

  7. Other ways to raise money from individuals • Legacies • Payroll giving • Gift aid • Through other fundraising bodies – Lions, Rotary, Mayor’s Charity, Alexandra Rose Day

  8. Using the Internet • E-bay – selling goods & asking for donations • Specialist donation websites (e.g. www.justgiving.com) • Social networking eg. face book “more useful for donor cultivation” than fundraising at the moment • Localgiving.com (through local community foundations)

  9. Text Giving • One website for all networks: www.justtextgiving.co.uk • For any uk-registered charity • No costs to charities, no commission, no VAT • Donor recieves thank you tet message and link to Gift Aid declaration

  10. Credit/debit card giving • From 2012 LINK ATMs will offer donation option at cash machines • Individual ATM operators will decide on which charities will be included • Government aiming to promote Round Point or Give Change, Make Change schemes on card purchases • Retailer decides which charities are in

  11. Gift Aid changes • From April 2013, charities can claim Gift aid on donations up to £5,000 p.a. 9e.g in collection boxes) with no paperwork • But must have been registered for Gift Aid for at least 3 years, to prevent fraud • Can also claim online from 2013 • Thank you gift threshold raised from £500 to £2,500

  12. Other Government initiatives • Social Action Fund – for schemes to promote giving and/or volunteering • From April 2012, inheritance tax reduced from 40% to 36% on estates where 10% or more is left to charity • Continuing attempts to promote payroll giving • Business and staff involvement

  13. Useful Websites • www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk • www.charnwood-catalogue.co.uk/index.php • www.ideasfundraising.co.uk/ • www.justtextgiving.co.uk • www.justgiving.com • www.localgiving.com • www.leedscommunityfoundation.org.uk • www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/business_and_industry/licensing (tel: 01274 432240 – licensing team)