There are many ways to help raise vita funds to help local people in hardship online.
This page contains information on two main fundraising resources – online sponsorship pages when you are raising funds for us and also online fundraising via other fundraising pages – such as online shopping pages and restaurant / hotel booking facilities which donate to charity each time you shop through them:
Online sponsorship pages
If you are taking part in an activity to raise funds for Charity Link, a great way to do so quickly and easily is to set up an online sponsorship / support page.
On the page you log your details, you can include a photo, a message about what you are doing and when and why you have chosen to support Charity Link.
Whilst many people still like to have a sponsorship form to take round with them (please contact us for a copy) by setting up an online page you can easily email the page link around to your contacts, who can then sponsor you there and then. This can be great for a number of reasons:
Supporters pay there and then so you don’t have to worry about going back and collecting the money and then sending the money on to us – the funds come straight to us when they input their payment details.
You can quickly ask for support from numerous people in your address book without needing to call / see them individually.
If you feel uncomfortable asking certain people for sponsorship in person for any reason, this is a very easy way to ask for support for your worthwhile activity. They can then consider your request in their own time.
We are registered with Just Giving MyDonate and Virgin Money Giving – some of the UK’s key online fundraising sites. Simply search for Charity Link (sometimes listed as Leicester Charity Link for historic reasons) as the charity you are fundraising for and then set up and personalise your page, set a fundraising target and off you go!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other online fundraising methods:
There are lots of simple ways to help raise funds for Charity Link online – usually at no extra cost to you so its win win:
Shop and raise funds for Charity Link – at no extra cost to you!
No cost, no catch; whether it’s a present for a loved one, doing your weekly shop or booking your annual holiday, you could be collecting free donations for Charity Link every time you shop online!
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
- Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/charitylink/ and join for free.
- Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
- After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Charity Link will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you!
Shop with Amazon (but via Smile Amazon at www.smile.amazon.co.uk) and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice – and we’d be very grateful if you chose us!
At present we are registered as Leicester Charity Organisation Society (which is our registered charity name, rather than our working name of Charity Link) – so please search for Leicester Charity Organisation Society rather than Charity Link.
Once you have logged your charity choice you then simply need to start your Amazon journey at smile.amazon.co.uk (rather than at Amazon.co.uk – but the rest of the process is exactly the same and there is no extra cost for you) and every time you shop you will be helping to raise funds for Charity Link.
A supporter has also recommended the Smilematic app which helps to ensure you don’t forget to use Smile instead of the usual Amazon site (missing out on donations) – the app automatically redirects you once you have installed it (thanks Marilyn!).
Charitable bookings – eat and raise funds!
Use Charitable Bookings when booking your table at a restaurant and Charitable Bookings will give a £1 donation to Charity Link for every diner on each honoured booking – at no extra cost to you! There are a wide range of restaurants of all price ranges in the scheme. The next time you go to book a table, please check out Charitable Bookings and if your preferred restaurant is there, book through Charitable Bookings, choose Charity Link as your preferred charity and know that you have helped to raise funds as you enjoy your meal!