Set up a fundraising page online
Your first step should be to set up your fundraising page online. Virgin Money Giving is an easy-to-use platform which allows you to collect sponsorship from your friends and family online. Link your own fundraising page to Teach First so everyone can see what you’re raising money for, and check out Ed’s fundraising page for some inspiration. Want to raise sponsorship offline? Print off some copies of our sponsorship form above.
Make it personal
Your commitment and connection to the cause will be what inspires people to donate, so show them what the charity means to you and how hard you’re working to fundraise and train.
Keep shouting about it
Why not start a blog, tweet about your training or fundraise on Facebook? This will give people plenty of opportunities to be impressed by your commitment and remember to sponsor you.
Make sure your sponsors remember to Gift Aid
If your sponsors are UK tax-payers and tick the box agreeing to Gift Aid when they sponsor you, we will be able to claim extra money in tax relief on your hard-earned funds – another 25p on every £1 at no cost to them!
Ask your employer to support you
If you work for a for-profit business, ask your employer if they have matched-giving. Lots of companies double the sponsorship their employees raise for good causes.
Run a fundraising event
If you have an ambitious target or just feel like having a bit of extra fun with your fundraising, holding an event can be a great way to get your friends, colleagues or relatives together to donate towards your target! Check out our resources to help you above.