Fundraising and Funding
Like many small charities, finding time to fundraise can be tricky, but at the same time is essential.
Consequently, we are always delighted when others do it on our behalf! Over the years, people have generously undertaken a variety of activities for us, sponsored running, walking, swimming and cycling, baking cakes, washing cars, and much more. Other ideas include:
If you are a business open to the public, such as a shop, hairdresser or garage, then please consider having a donation box. We are very appreciative of the support we receive from the customers at Cambridge Local (Emmanuel Street), through our donation box at their till.
Alternatively, you may be looking to put on an event, such as an auction or quiz night? Perhaps we can tempt you to make us your chosen charity? We can fully support you in advertising and promoting, raising both your profile and ours.
If you are a special interest group, such as a gardening society, you could fundraise for something relevant. For example, the kind residents of Marion Close, in addition to nurturing plants for us to sell, held a coffee morning to raise money for some much needed plant watering trays.
We are also very interested to hear about other organisations that we could approach for assistance with funding, for example, many local villages have funding available, often through historic charitable funds. We try and keep an eye on where we might apply, but helpful signposting, is very much appreciated.