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How do I fundraise for my voluntary and community group?
The Basis programme, funded by The Big Lottery, has produced a DIY Fundraising guide in PDF format to give you some ideas about how you might go about DIY fundraising. Information from this guide is contained in this section of the website.
The guide covers planning, ideas and carrying out your DIY fundraising, and points you in the direction of other resources and contacts that can help you.
Whether you are a new group or a more established group, you will need funding to develop and carry out your activities or services.
There are different ways to fundraise and these will depend on your group and what you want to achieve. Many groups will explore different ways to fundraise which might include applying to various grant schemes including local pots of money or larger funds such as the Big Lottery Fund.
Different approaches will be appropriate to different group. Some may or may not be right for you. However, all groups can consider ‘doing it yourself’ (DIY).
DIY fundraising is a good way to bring members of your group together and get them involved. It can keep people motivated and ensure they feel valued. Not only that, most funders will be pleased to see that you have raised some of your own money too.