Localgiving.com launches in Northern Ireland.
In this time of austerity and cuts, charities and community groups may be thinking differently about fundraising.
Localgiving and Community Foundation NI are offering local organisations the chance to try online fundraising and through the Big Lottery Fund’s support, this is completely free. We are offering 100 fully funded annual memberships to localgiving.com for eligible groups in Norther Ireland.
Localgiving was founded in 2008 by Marcelle Speller as a vehicle to help local charities and community groups to connect with people and fundraise. Since the organisation’s inception it has assisted over 4000 charities to raise over £5.5 million.
Localgiving.com membership gives organisations not registered with the Charities Commission NI an opportunity to use online fundraising and allows all groups to access automatic Gift Aid on eligible donations – that’s an extra 25% on top of donations. Organisations will have access to match funding campaigns where online donations to you are doubled. Access to free, comprehensive training and support are also available.
Julianne Skillen, Localgiving’s NI Co-ordinator, said, ‘We are delighted to be offering this service to local groups who are searching for new ways to bring in income through donations. Our Grow Your Tenner campaign is currently open to 31 January or until the match funding pot runs out, whichever happened first.’
This is an opportunity to raise awareness and attract donations. Go to www.localgiving.com/charitysignup to check eligibility and register or contact Julianne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02890 408708.