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Raise money for your unit

Fundraising can be a great way to bulk up your unit funds. From raising money for a special adventure to fundraising for a camp or even an international trip away – there are lots of different options!

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Your local community is a great place to get started

People who know you

Local organisations

Local fundraising schemes

Raffles

People who know you

People who know you

Friends, family, neighbours, colleagues

Reach out to the people in your immediate circle. Be sure to let them know what you plan to use the money for to get them excited about supporting your unit. You might even want to consider running a fundraiser, like a bake sale, or a competition such as a quiz night.

 

Local organisations

Local organisations

Businesses, shops, clubs and trusts

Local businesses and shops can may be able to donate directly, provide non-monetary support like auction items or raffle prizes. Do you have any existing contacts in your local community? You may want to use LinkedIn to find interesting connections you may not have known you had.

Local clubs and trusts like Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Inner Wheel, Lions and Round Table often make funds available to local charities. Get started by doing some online research to find out what is available in your area.

Local fundraising schemes

Local fundraising schemes

Schemes are often made available at a local level to help organisations raise money. These could be from a local councillor or even a local supermarket.

Raffles

Raffles

Raffles and lotteries can be a fantastic and fun way to raise money, but be sure to read the legal requirements before getting started.

Explore our fundraising toolkit

Our fundraising toolkit covers everything you need to know to raise money – from planning your activity to collecting donations. There are some great ideas and inspiration as well as resources to keep you on track to achieving your fundraising goals.

Sign up to easyfundraising

Find out how you and parents can raise funds for your unit by simply shopping online with the likes of Amazon, eBay, Trainline, Hobbycraft, Just Eat, Argos, John Lewis and Booking.com. It’s free to sign up and raise donations so don’t miss out!

Supermarket schemes

Tesco Bags of Help fund

Tesco’s local community grant scheme Bags of Help uses money raised from the carrier bag charge to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. Projects must bring benefits to the community and registered charities are eligible to apply on a rolling basis.

Tesco customers in each local area will vote each month for the community project they hope to support. The project receiving the most votes receives a grant of up to £4,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.

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Morrisons

The Morrisons Foundation aims to improve the lives of people in the UK. Among the different funding they have available they offer grants towards projects undertaken by registered charities. If you’re seeking funds for a unit project you can apply over on their website now.

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Morrisons may also be able to help with product donations. Give your local store a call and ask to speak to the Community Champion (every Morrisons supermarket has one in place to support local and smaller charity requests). Why not see if your local store can to provide a raffle prize, food or drink for fundraising events or even help out with a special camp. Their store locator may help you.

Asda

The Asda Foundation is committed to transforming communities and improving lives, and support over 10,000 local charities based within a mile of a store or depot.

Customers and colleagues choose which local cause each Asda store should support. Visit your local store to nominate your unit. nominate your unit visit or call your local store.

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