Online fundraising

We recommend you set up an online giving page with us. It’s just like paper sponsorship forms except they’re online. It’s simple – just personalise your page with a photo and message and share the web address with all your contacts.

Friends, family, work colleagues, and anyone else, from anywhere in the world, can then make a donation using your page. You can also link your online fundraising page to your Facebook or Twitter pages to expand your reach.

Why fundraise online:

  • It’s easy to set up and manage.
  • You don’t need to spend time collecting money.
  • You can show your sponsorship target and progress and update it with any offline donations that you receive to show your overall sponsorship raised.
  • You can customise your page; for example, include a photo of yourself, Home-Start UK’s YouTube videos about our work, and a personal message from you.
  • Arrange for an automated and personal ‘thank you’ message to be sent to all your supporters.
  • You can share information about Home-Start’s work and how their donations can make a difference.
  • You can email a link to your page to all your friends, family, and colleagues.
  • You can share your page on Facebook and Twitter.
  • You can use it as well as regular donation forms, giving friends and family two ways to support you.
  • Donations can be GiftAided for us. It won’t cost you or your sponsors a penny. And it makes a huge difference to the total you raise (25% more).

If you prefer, you can set up a page with Justgiving or Virgin Money Giving.  People can sponsor you and donations will be quickly processed and passed on to us. Both are not-for-profit organisations and will automatically claim at least 25% in Gift Aid on their donation at no additional cost to them or you.

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