From time to time we all need support to sustain and grow our group. In this section you’ll find a comprehensive collection of links and downloads that benefit your group.

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Online Fundraising

JustGiving is a website that allows you to set up an account to receive donations.  They take a small fee of 5% but they also will claim the giftaid for you so normally you’ll end up receiving more than people have donated but not quite as much as if you did it all yourself (on a £10 donation you’d make £11.74 as opposed to £12.50 if you did it all yourself).  It has the advantage of capturing givers who might not otherwise give, enabling you to put a donation button on your website and taking the hassle out of collecting donations.

(JustGiving differs from Crowdfunding in that JustGiving is the website for ongoing general gifts whereas Crowdfunding is usually project based).

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Fundraise as you shop with “EasyFundraising”

The EasyFundraising website allows you to sign up with an account which you then publicise to all your supporters.  Whenever they shop with any of the affiliated traders, you will receive a commission.  The affiliated traders include ebay, Amazon, Argos, Currys, Boots, Next, Sainsburys, Vodafone and John Lewis.

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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a way of asking your supporters to support you in financing an idea before it’s come to fruition.  There are lots of Crowdfunding websites on line and the idea is that you join a site, post your project and then ask your supporters to help finance it.  Your supporters can then go to the Crowdfunding website and contribute directly.  Some Crowdfunding sites take a commission and others waive this for the not-for-profit sector.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is working with a crowdfunding website called Crowdfunder.co.uk, other sites include JustGiving.com and BuzzBank which seems to have a bias towards social enterprise and environmental projects.

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The Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is a good resource but is aimed more at larger organisations.  However they do have an extensive database of information on fundraising which is currently open to non-members.

Membership costs £195 per year for an organisation or £98 for basic individual membership, however, given that most of their courses happen in London, for most Yorkshire based organisations it won’t be worth joining.

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Kirklees 4 Community

Kirklees 4 Community is a FREE online funding portal developed exclusively for local community and voluntary groups from the Kirklees area.

What can it do for me?
Helps your local organisation find funding opportunities to support a wide range of projects.
Search through a database containing hundreds of grants, awards and other forms of financial assistance, including those sourced from the EU, Government and charitable trusts.
Sign up and take advantage of a number of proactive features including tailored email alerts and weekly funding newsletters.

Access the online funding search tool 24/7 on the website.

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