Fundraising Without Grants

There are lots and lots of different ways that a community group can raise funds for various activities without the need to apply for a grant.

Fundraising See below for a list of options and ideas.

Gift Aid

Make donations go further by reclaiming tax from HMRC. For every £1 donated charities and registered community sports associations can receive 28p at no cost to them per year - Gift Aid (opens in new window)

Recycling Schemes

Groups can receive a small payment for recycling or disposing of print cartridges, mobile phones etc Recycle4Charity (opens in new window)  or MusicMagpie (opens in new window)


People can gift money to your charity in their will Legacy Fundraising (Opens new window)

Search engines

For every search made using this front page as your Yahoo supported search engine your group receives a small donation easysearch (opens in new window)

Crowd Funding

Use social media to raise donations and bids from the public. Commonly used for funding creative projects within the arts, music etc  Crowd Funder (opens in new window)

Easy Fundraising / Shopping Portals

Portals are linked to shopping labels which offer on line shopping. Every purchase made via the portal generates a donation to a chosen charity of your choice (including yours if registered). Also they have a free fundraising service where you can raise funds for your charity, school, club or good cause or community group every time you shop online EasyFundraising (opens in a new window)

Corporate Donations

Build relationships with local companies and businesses who could in turn offer resources; either financial or labour (e.g. team away days or employee supported volunteering).