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JOIN A FUNDRAISING EVENT

Put the fun into fundraising with YMCA fundraising events. Make a splash with our active and unique outdoors events, suitable for all the family, or try your hand at an adventure challenge.

YMCA FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Exciting family-friendly events to fill your calendar. Back for 2022 is Street Sleep Southampton! Join us for a memorable night under the stars.

ADVENTURE CHALLENGES

Embark on active and inspiring adventures whilst raising funds to support your community, all managed by our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges.

SUPPORT THE FUNDRAISING COMMUNITY

See what’s currently happening at our Just Giving page, and show our brilliant supporters some love and encouragement.

DIY FUNDRAISING

Inject your own sense of style and fun by planning your own fundraising activities. Do you have a skill or a wacky idea you’d like to put into action? Then you’re halfway there!

How can I fundraise online?

With Just Giving it’s simple to set up your own fundraising page. From here you can accept donations, share with friends and family and provide updates on your activities.

You can also use Facebook Fundraisers to raise money. These are especially useful for things like Birthday Fundraisers.

I want to set up a team challenge – can I do that?

Yes, this is simple to set up through Just Giving. Feel free to get in touch with us if you get stuck.

Can I raise funds for a specific YMCA appeal?

Absolutely! You can raise funds for appeals like Let us Play simply by stating your intention on your fundraising page or by informing us when paying in your donations.
If you would like to raise funds for a specific YMCA project or service other than an active appeal, this may also be possible but please get in contact with us first. This is so we can ensure your funds won’t duplicate existing funding.

What portion of the money I raise will go to YMCA?

100% of the funds we receive will go towards our community services for children, young people, families and communities across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and are allocated to YMCA FG activities where funds are most needed.
Depending on how you choose to give, some small deductions may be made to donations by third party providers to cover the cost of their platforms and/or card processing fees. You can find out more through checking with each provider’s T&Cs.

What type of fundraising activities can I do?

In theory, the only limit is your own imagination!
Be aware though that for some activities such as raffles, lotteries and bucket collections may have certain restrictions and require licenses. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

What can I do to promote my fundraiser?

Download our fundraising ideas pack for some ideas on how you can get the word out about your fundraiser.
If the fundraising you’re planning is on a large scale or particularly unique, you might also want to see if you can gain some press interest. We can provide you with a press release template.

What resources do you have to help with my fundraising?

Coming soon!

Can I use YMCA logos in my materials?

Yes you can, as we are currently in the process of rebranding please get in touch to request the most up to date version.
We kindly request that any materials that you produce makes it clear that you are fundraising in aid of YMCA, rather than on behalf of.

Can I fundraise through my work?

Absolutely! For more information about getting your workplace involved in fundraising, you may also find our corporate partnerships page helpful.

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THE DIFFERENCE YOUR FUNDRAISING MAKES

Support from donors like you has the power to transform the lives of local people in your community. Change is in your hands.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

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