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Getting Started with Fundraising

Follow our useful tips on how to get started with fundraising and make your event to support the work we do a memorable one.

Step 1: Decide on a fundraising event

Whether you want to take on a marathon, hold a bake sale, dive out of a plane or organise a dress up day, there are endless ways to raise funds for us. You’ll find a full list of things you could do in our Fundraising Kit.

Step 2: Set up an online fundraising page

We recommend setting up your online fundraising page as soon as possible, using either Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving.

This is a simple way to raise funds for YoungMinds. You can personalise your page with a story, images and details of your fundraising which can then be easily shared with everyone, and every penny comes directly to us – including Gift Aid!

Step 3: Promote your fundraising

To really make your event a success, it’s a great idea to promote it to as many people as possible. So tell friends and family, advertise it at work, school or on local notice boards in your community and of course, share it on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We want to help too, so make sure you mention us in your posts! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @youngmindsuk. 

Step 4: Check out our resources

We want to make sure you have everything you need to make your fundraising as successful as it can be! Our Resources Hub has loads of free downloadable guides and materials to support your efforts in raising as much funds as possible for YoungMinds. These include a downloadable collection box, posters, bunting, flyers and much more!

Step 5: On the day

With all the hard work and planning done, the only thing left is to enjoy the day!

Make sure to take plenty of photos, send them to us and post them on social media – it may help to bring in a few extra donations and our social media team might be able to help by sharing and retweeting them too.

Step 6: Donate the funds

After your fundraising event, there are a number of different ways you can donate what you have raised to YoungMinds.

By post
Please make any cheques payable to ‘YoungMinds’ and send to us at: Fundraising, YoungMinds, Suite 11 Baden Place, Crosby Row, London SE1 1YW.

Please note, we are unable to accept any cash donations sent by post.

Credit/debit card
Call us on 020 7089 5050 or donate any funds raised securely online through our Donate page. 

Bank transfer
Please use your name/organisation as the reference and transfer your donation to: 
CAF Bank Ltd
Sort code: 40-52-40
Account number: 00002523

Your fundraising page
If you’ve set up an online fundraising page, there’s nothing more you need to do – your supporters donate online and the platform sends it directly to us once your event is finished.

When using any of these ways to send YoungMinds your funds, please make sure to reference any donations and get in touch so that we are able to thank you for your wonderful efforts!

 

Support Our Work

YoungMinds exists so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. We need your help to make sure that voice is heard.

The amount of times I’d tried to break out of this shell, talk about ‘I’m feeling a bit down’, ‘I’m feeling a bit scared’, I couldn’t do it. And now I can do it openly.
Alex, Youth Activist
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