Fundraising Toolkit

Here you'll find all the resources you need to get started on your fundraising journey.

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How to get started

Whether you are an individual, community group, school or business, there are hundreds of exciting and creative ways you can fundraise for our charity and have fun doing it. Every penny raised will make a huge difference to the patients and staff in your local NHS.

Our friendly team are here to help you every step of the way. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!  

Download our fundraising PDF guide

To make life a little easier, we've created a toolkit to help you plan your fundraising event. Download our guide and get started on your fundraising journey today.

Download guide

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Resources to get you started

From printable sponsorship forms to digital poster templates, we've got everything you need to get the most out of your fundraising challenge.

Download our 'in aid of' logo

Our ‘In aid of' logo can be used on materials advertising your event to show you're fundraising for Sussex Community NHS Charity.

All uses of the logo must be approved by the charity, with the following text included on your materials: “Sussex Community NHS Charity. Registered charity no. 1051763”.

Handy links

Check out the useful links below to help with your fundraising.

Make your donations go further

Gift Aid helps registered charities to reclaim the tax from HMRC on a donation made by a UK taxpayer.

This can increase the donation by 25p for every £1 you give – without any extra cost to the donor!

Your supporters can opt in when they donate through your JustGiving page or on a sponsorship form downloaded in our Fundraising Toolkit. 

Who qualifies to give Gift Aid

  • you must be a UK taxpayer who has paid UK Income or Capital Gains Tax that financial year
  • the tax you pay must be equivalent to or more than the amount of Gift Aid the charity will reclaim on your donations that tax year
  • you must have completed a Gift Aid declaration for the specific charity. If you stop paying enough tax, you must inform us

Gift Aid cannot be claimed on:

  • a donation made on behalf of someone else, a group of people or a company
  • where the charity is contributing to their costs
  • a donation made in return for goods, rights or services

The legal stuff

Using our logo

You are more than welcome to use our ‘In aid of logo' specifically designed for fundraising materials. Please get in touch with us so that we can send you this logo, the associated permissions to use it and our registered charity number.

Licences

If your fundraising event involves public entertainment, gambling (including raffles), selling food or alcohol, or collecting donations, please contact your local council to check if you need a license to hold your event.

Public fundraising

You must have a license from the local council to collect funds in public. Contact us so we can arrange this for you and send you our official collection buckets. Please never collect door-to-door. If you'd like to collect on private property, you'll need written permission from the owner first.

Handling cash donations

If you collect donations using one of our collection tins or buckets, please return these to us unopened. If collecting cash without these containers, always count the cash with a second person present to avoid any potential disputes.

Get consent

You must obtain parental permission before children can help at your event or you take any photographs. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Food hygiene

If you are providing food, you must follow food safety laws. For more information about food hygiene regulations at events, you can get in touch with us, contact your local council or visit food.gov.uk.

Raffles, lotteries and gambling

If you are holding a raffle, you may need a gambling licence. Small raffles held at your event, where ticket sales and the draw take place at the event, don't require a licence but other activities might. Get in touch with us for advice or visit gamblingcommission.gov.uk for more information.

Risk assessment and insurance

You may need to assess potential risks at your event. Get in touch for help; we can provide a risk assessment template, which you can use for your activity or event. If you're planning an event which involves the public, you may need public liability insurance – just reach out to us for help with this.

How to donate the funds you raise

JustGiving

If you have fundraising through JustGiving, good news - your donations are making their way straight to us and you don't need to do a thing. 

Bank transfer

Call on 01273 26040 for instructions to donate via bank transfer. We will collect your contact details and Gift Aid Declaration if you consent. 

Card payment

You can make a single donation or set up a regular donation via card payment through our website. 

Cash

We recommend paying cash donations into your account to make a bank transfer to our charity. Otherwise cash donations can be brought to our Charity Office at Brighton General Hospital - please phone ahead. 

Cheque

Cheques made payable and posted to Sussex Community NHS Charity, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 3EW. Our accompanying Donation Form can be printed from our Fundraising Toolkit.

Start fundraising today

Set up a fundraising page on JustGiving in minutes and watch the donations roll in!

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