Starting your fundraising journey
Fundraising is an incredibly fulfilling experience. Seeing your many hours of planning materialise into hard earned funds is an experience well worth the hard work. Before you begin, our charity fundraising guide contains everything you need to know to run a successful fundraising campaign.
Creating your fundraising page
Build volunteers: If you are taking part in a build, ask your team leader for the link to your team’s Charity Checkout page. From your team’s page you can click on the ‘Fundraise for us’ button and create your personal page.
Individual fundraisers: If you are fundraising as an individual then head over to the Charity Checkout website. You will then need to sign up to create an account. Once you are signed up you can choose Habitat for Humanity GB as the charity of choice and begin spreading the word.
Offline funds (without a fundraising page): Arrange a bank transfer payable to ‘Habitat for Humanity GB’, send us a cheque or contact us for more information.
Offline funds (with a fundraising page): Adding offline funds to your page is simple with this Offline Donations guide.
Marketing and social media
Facebook: Let us know about your latest activities by tagging @habitatforhumanitygb in any posts that you share.
Instagram: Include @habitatforhumanitygb tag and #habitatbuild to be featured on our website.
Twitter: If you are going on a build then remember to tag @habitatFHGB and #habitatbuild to keep everyone in the loop.
Telling your story
When you are fundraising it is important to keep your supporters up to date with your progress. Make sure that you not only thank those that help you, but that you also actively upload stories and images that display your achievements.
When creating fundraising materials, please make sure that you use the Habitat for Humanity GB Brand Guide. The guide includes colour codes, logo instructions, and more.
You can claim Gift Aid if...
1) If you are an individual, living in the UK or overseas, that pays UK tax then you can claim Gift Aid. If you are living overseas, please ensure that you can satisfy the Gift Aid declaration process.
2) You are paying the donation proportion of your Build costs.
You can not claim Gift Aid if...
1) If you are paying the registration fee or the trip expenses portions of a Build. These payments are not eligible for Gift Aid.
2) If you are fundraising by way of selling raffle tickets, event tickets, or any other such items where the donor receives something in return.
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