While JustGiving is a popular option for fundraising pages, they charge a 5% fee on every donation whereas we receive 100% of the donations through our website.  Setting up your fundraising page on our website couldn’t be easier.

Step 1: Choose where you would like the money to go.

You can choose to support a specific appeal, such as the Square Meal Appeal or Back to School Appeal, or if you don’t have a preference, select ‘Where the need is greatest’  and we will use the funds you raise to support the project which is most in need.

Step 2: Write a title for your page.

Keep this simple and effective; a name and event format tends to work well i.e. John’s London Marathon fundraising page.

Step 3: Create a web address for your page.

This will be automatically filled from the page title, unless you wish to customise it.

Step 4: Write a quick summary of why you’re fundraising.

Explain to your supporters – briefly – what you’re raising money for and why.

Step 5: Tell your supporters the full story.

A more in-depth and detailed version of step 4; explain why you’re raising money and emphasise how even a small donation will make a big difference.

Step 6: Set a target of how much you want to raise.

This is very important. Set a target which is both ambitious and achievable; pages with a fundraising target raise on average 46% more than pages which don’t.

Step 7: Upload a photo of yourself for your page.

Fundraisers who include a photo on their page raise, on average, 14% more per photo than those who don’t. (Source: JustGiving)

Step 8: Submit your page.

A member of our team will confirm your page, at which point it will display on our website.

Step 9: Promote your page!

This is unquestionably the most important step. Make sure to utilise every tool at your disposal: talk to close friends and family; call and text people you know; post a link to your page and frequent updates on all of your social media. Most importantly, make sure to remind potential donors who've said they're happy to support you; people are usually happy to give, but are often busy and will forget about it.