We’re happy to provide an easy funding opportunity for our members

Published on 1 February, 2023

As part of our aim to provide funding support to our members, we have teamed up with funding website easyfundraising. It’s something that organisations can use to get extra money. Please let us know how you get on…

Through the easyfundraising partnership, 7,000 retailers including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Etsy, M&S, Screwfix, Waitrose, Argos, Moonpig, Boots and trainline will donate money to your organisation when your volunteers and supporters shop online with them – for free.

Here’s how it works – when your supporters use the easyfundraising website or app to find a retailer they want to shop with, the retailer sends your organisation a free donation based on how much they spend. It doesn’t cost anything extra as the retailer pays the donation, not the shopper.

It’s a bit like using a cashback site, but instead of one individual benefiting, your community can pull together and raise for your organisation. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation.

easyfundraising enables people to give to your organisation without it coming directly out of their pockets, which is a very good thing during the cost of living crisis. And if you have previously used AmazonSmile and are worried about the impact of it closing in February, easyfundraising is a great alternative.

 The benefits:

  • Completely free to register and use
  • Open to voluntary organisations of all shape and size – you don’t need to be a charity.
  • The funds you raise class as unrestricted funds so you can use your donations as you wish

What do other organisations think?

“We were looking for new ways of raising funds for our village hall and I came across easyfundraising. The hall earns money when our supporters shop online – what’s not to love? It was incredibly easy to set up and there are so many retailers to choose from. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a very easy, passive way of earning money for your cause without any work.” Bishopwood Village Hall

Getting started

To get started, first create an easyfundraising page for your organisation here – it doesn’t cost anything at all to register, don’t worry. Then the easyfundraising team will give you all the support you need to get your supporters on board and raising for you.