When UK tax payers Gift Aid their contribution, the tax man will add 25% to the amount at no extra cost to them or you. It really is free money!
Gift Aid makes a big difference, so please make sure your UK Tax-paying donors tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsor form. They must also include their full name and home address (including postcode). We can’t claim unless they do.
Lots of companies operate Matched Giving schemes that can double the amount of money you raise. Find out if your employer operates a scheme and if they will match what you raise. Remind them that it’s tax efficient for them and it benefits the BHF.
Online fundraising page
One of the easiest, fastest ways to collect money from your donors is to set up an online JustGiving fundraising. You won’t have to chase people for money or pay it into the bank, plus people tend to give more when they donate online.
Set a fundraising target on your page so people can feel involved and see how close you’re getting.
Log on to your JustGiving page and use JustTextGiving to set up a unique ‘text to donate’ code. Remember to put details of your fundraising page and code on everything you print, hand out or put online. Share it via social networks and maybe even get cards printed to hand out.