Easy ways to fundraise!
If you’re squeezed for time, did you know that there are lots of SUPER QUICK and EASY ways you can support your child’s school by donating to Friends of Goodrich?
Here’s some more information …
This is a simple way to raise money for Friends of Goodrich – and benefit your child’s school – whenever you shop online. You don’t actually have to raise any money yourself! There’s no catch and no cost to you. When you are doing your online shopping, you just do it through the Easyfundraising website or app. Whether it’s your weekly grocery shop, booking a holiday, shopping for clothes, it could help raise much needed funds.
Over 5400 retailers are registered with Easyfundraising, including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Expedia, Opodo, Ebookers, eBay, Amazon, ASOS, M&S, John Lewis, Boden, Boots, Clarks, Sports Direct & Argos.
How does it work?
Either visit the FoG Easyfundraising web page, or go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download Easyfundraising. Create an account and choose ‘Friends of Goodrich’ as your charity to support. You can then find & access your online store of choice, and just shop as normal. Everything is the same, including the price. The retailers make a % donation to FoG each time you shop through Easyfundraising, at no extra cost to you. Our school makes money every time you shop and you can track how much you’ve raised. Just make sure you remember to go through the website or app to shop every time.
More info here: www.easyfundraising.org.uk
2. Match funding from your employer
Did you know that you can help raise additional funds for Friends of Goodrich – and benefit your child’s school – by applying to your employer’s match funding scheme?
Match funding is where some companies offer a scheme to ‘match’ or equal the amount their employee has raised or donated to a charity of their choice. Some match the funds raised £ for £ therefore doubling the donation, others pledge an extra sum of money up to a certain financial limit.
How does it work?
As an example, a Goodrich parent who helped at the 2017 Summer Fair used her company’s match funding scheme to raise an extra £1,000 for the benefit of the school! Her employer offers up to £1,000 each year for every matched funding application. It took her just 2 minutes to complete an online application form giving details of the fundraising event (Summer Fair), saying how much money was raised by it (£6,100) and giving the Friends of Goodrich registered charity number (269000). The application was processed and approved in a couple of weeks and the donation was transferred directly to the Friends of Goodrich charity account for the benefit of the school community.
How do I know if my company does this?
If you work and would like to donate in this way, please check with your employer’s finance, HR or operations team to see whether this is something they offer. Broadly, banks and building societies, supermarkets, insurance companies, gas and electric providers, phone companies and car manufacturers are known to offer match funding schemes. Each employer’s arrangements will be subject to their own terms and conditions, which will of course vary. But it could be a fantastic way of securing a donation that will make a big difference, for minimal effort!
3. Payroll giving
Payroll Giving is a way of giving money to charity without paying tax on it. It must be paid through PAYE from someone’s wages or pension. It is a quick and simple process which can be set up with your employer. If your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving scheme, you can donate straight from your wages or pension. This happens before tax is deducted from your income. Here’s how:
Employees – your employer needs to set up and run the scheme. The amount of tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay. To donate £1, you pay:
- 80p if you’re a basic rate taxpayer
- 60p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
- 55p if you’re an additional rate taxpayer
Cancelling your charity donation is quick and easy, simply contact employer, company or personal pension provider and request for the Payroll Giving Scheme to cease.
Employers – how to set up a payroll giving scheme in 4 easy steps:
- It is as easy for employees to set up a scheme, simple contact the Payroll Giving agency to set up a scheme.
- Make deductions each time you run payroll. The donation will be taken from your employees’ pay before tax but after National Insurance.
- Send the donations to your agency – they’ll pass them on to the chosen charities.
- Ask your agency any questions you or your employees have about the scheme.
For more information here are some handy links…
Government Guide on donating to charity
Friends of Goodrich – Charity Information
Friends of Goodrich, the Parent Teacher Association for Goodrich School, is a registered charity with all funds raised being used to benefit the school and its children. Charity no. 269000. Registered address: Goodrich Parent Teacher Association, Goodrich Community Primary School, Dunstans Road, London SE22 0EP.