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60% of people gave to charitable causes in the last year (£32% in the last month)

Posted by Bianca

According to the Charities Aid Foundation's UK Giving Report 2018, which looks at how individuals give to charity in the UK, the average donation amount increased in 2017. The median monthly amount via donation or sponsorship was £20, while the mean amount given was £44, with 60% of people giving to charitable causes in the last year and £32% in the last month. 55% of donations made were cash donations, with November and December recorded as the peak giving months. 

The SYFAB interactive session 'Is it for me?...Introduction to Individual Donations' provides participants with an introductory and broad overview of the different ways of raising money from individuals for their projects such as online giving platforms, Gift Aid and running lotteries and quiz type activities at events.

Participants will begin to explore how to collect money from individuals that are appropriate to the work of their group, organisational capacity, and to help widen their funding base

‘Is it for me?’ series

This session is part of the ‘Is it for me?’ series which are introductory sessions aimed at helping groups diversify their income streams and consider whether a particular fundraising stream is suitable for their organisations capabilities and capacity.

This session will help you:

• Think about who your supporters are and could be
• Gain an overview of the different ways you can raise donations from individuals
• Find sources of advice for legal requirements of raising money by individual donations
• Explore how gift aid can be used by your organisation
• Understand the importance of building and retaining relationships with a donor
• Begin to make a plan to gain individual donations.

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2019

Venue: SYCF, Riverside Works, Jessop Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX

Time: 9.00 - 12.30 

Level: Beginner

Cost: £40.00 per person 

Sheffield voluntary and community groups: £10.00 per person (maximum 2 places per group)

Statutory Body/Individual Consultants: £80.00 per person

This sesision is aimed at those new to the concept of raising donations from individuals. 


To book a place please visit the Training and Events page here.