There are no set up fees, no monthly fees for the first year, and we take 0.5% + 5p per donation (without Gift Aid) and 1.5% and 10p per donation when a donor makes a Gift Aid declaration.
No just register with us and receive your unique QR code. All you need to supply us with is your logo and your bank details to receive the donations.
QR means Quick Response and it directs users to a pre-determined web landing page. With Evershare's QR codes it would point your donors directly to the donations page.
There are two major reasons. Our QR codes are unique to you and because they are dynamic it means you will only ever need one QR code and you will be able to change what happens when your donors scan the code. Secondly, other QR codes are static in that they don't do anything other than point to a landing page. Our Unique QR codes are the first in the UK to enable bank to bank payments.
No, we are a bank to bank payments system but you can easily use your QR code alongside any other crowdfunding or fundraising campaign.
Yes, we are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and backed by the Government's InnovateUK Grant scheme.
No. All donations go directly from the donor's bank account to your charity's bank account.
Moneyhub is our FCA regulated, Open Banking payments partner.
Swiftaid is an all-in-one automated Gift Aid service that enables us to offer a fully automated Gift Aid experience to your charity and donors. We have partnered with them to make your donations process as simple as possible.
We invoice your charity at the end of each month. We charge a different fee depending on whether Gift Aid was made. So for example, if someone made a donation to your charity of £100 ,we would charge 55p (0.5% of £100) plus 5p for the donation.
Evershare is 75% cheaper than all other payments systems that use Visa, Mastercard, Stripe or Paypal (which is basically all of them!) because payments via Evershare are direct from bank to bank.
No you can cancel anytime you want, but why would you?
Because it will become your charity's unique QR code you could print up 10 T-shirts with your QR on it. You could have it on your homepage, embedded in your emails, or on posters or flyers, or even on balloons! Because it is unique to your charity you will never have to change it, just change the donation request when you start a new fundraiser.
Yes we have a partnership with a reputable supplier of branded marketing material so just email us at email@example.com and let us know what you need.
Here are some inspirational ideas to get your fundraising off to a flying start, so if you need some ideas for a new fundraising campaign for your charity just read on.
You want to do something different for charity fundraising and we have some great ideas for you to help raise money for your charity, help a good cause or to help your local community.
How to Raise Money For Your Charity or Good Cause using our Unique QR Codes
By simply using an Evershare.io QR code you will be able to collect cashless payments from your donors and supporters. The QR can be put on any marketing material like T shirts, Balloons, Posters, flyers, embedded in emails and even on your website and once scanned it opens the donors mobile banking app. From there the donor will see you cause and t he amount you need to raise and can make a payment direct to your bank account. We can automatically claim Gift Aid and the best part is that our systems costs 75% less than using card payment systems like Visa or Stripe or Paypal. To get you started, here is a list of lots of exciting and fun fundraising ideas that you can use or adapt to help you raise funds for your event or cause.
There are hundreds of animal shelters, wildlife sanctuaries and cats and dogs’ charities nationwide in the UK. Most of these rely on charitable giving to continue their valuable work.
Sponsor an Animal – Your supporters may not be able to keep their own pets or be able to take on any more, so sponsoring an animal is a great alternative. You can send updates and photos letting them know how their chosen animal is getting along and once they’re re-homed, you can ask them to support a different one.
Guess the Name of the Animal – Why not ask people to guess the name of the resident that has been in the shelter the longest and offer a prize for the winner? Alternatively, you could charge for entries to name the next new animal to arrive. Competitions such as these encourage engagement with shelter animals and provide you with an opportunity to share their stories with the public.
Guess the Breed of the Dog – Another opportunity for the public to engage with the residents of the shelter, a competition that asks them to correctly identify all the breeds of dog in your care is a simple, fun activity that can help raise valuable funds and may encourage an adoption or two.
Support from Local Businesses – Getting support from businesses in the community can take on many forms and it doesn’t all have to be about donating money. Staff members may be in a position to donate valuable time or useful skills to help you for a specific event or on an on-going voluntary basis. Local businesses may also be able to support your cause by providing resources and professional advice. Read more on how local businesses can support your cause. Give your local business you unique QR code so their employees, suppliers and partners can donate easily to your charity.
Popular with parents looking for new ways to entertain their
animal-loving kids, open days are a great opportunity to showcase
the work you do. Introduce visitors to your most sociable residents
and offer training and grooming tips for people who have their own
pets at home. If you have organised enough stalls and activities for
visitors you could charge an entry fee to boost the day’s
profitability. Remember to have information readily available
regarding animal adoption and volunteering.
Hint – A stall selling branded merchandise such as mugs, pens, t-shirts and hoodies to visitors will not only raise funds for you during your open day, it will also help to keep your name at the forefront of people’s minds afterwards. Print your unique QR on all marketing merchandise T Shirts, Mugs, Posters and balloons and your donors can easily scan them to donate!
Animal Food Donations – People who may be reluctant to give money may be prepared to buy a little extra animal food and donate this to your cause. It may even be worth asking your local shop or supermarket to put a donation bin by the entrance and exit to remind people to buy that extra bag of biscuits and donate them as they leave.
Birthday and Christmas Cards – Produce branded cards that people can buy on your website or from your premises. You could feature your most photogenic residents in the designs and use the back of the card to tell snippets of their stories and explain what you do. If possible, take down an email address at point of purchase and obtain permission to keep in touch, so that you can let people know when you have new designs in stock or remind them to buy in time for Christmas.
Dog Grooming – Given that most animal shelters have to be expert in animal grooming in order to keep their residents in tiptop condition, why not raise a bit of extra money by advertising this service to your pet-owning supporters and charge a small fee? You could ask your volunteers to help out and to get word to their friends, families and colleagues.
Hold Doggy Spa Days – Invite dog owners to bring their pampered pooches into your premises for some rest and relaxation. Many dog owners are afraid to clip their dog’s nails or trim their coats for fear of hurting them or making them look ridiculous, so it could prove really popular.
Branded Merchandise –
From customised wristbands and keyrings to mugs, t-shirts and pens,
the more merchandise you can get out there, the more familiar people
will become with your cause. With your unique QR code on it your
supporters will be able to scan and donate easily to your cause. Opt
for small items that people will use regularly, as this will keep
your costs down and increase your brand exposure. You can sell via
your website, in your reception area and on open days.
Hint – Extend your fundraising reach by approaching local businesses and asking them to consider selling some of your branded merchandise on their reception desks for a suggested minimum donation amount.
When the Covid crisis is over and we get back to going to the pub a
good way to get everyone talking about a great cause is a quiz
night. If your local pub hosts a regular quiz, ask the manager if
they would be prepared to run one in your honour. This could work
especially well if the pub in question is a dog-friendly one.
Hint – Get as many people as possible taking part in your quiz by speaking to friends, family, neighbours and local press, creating posters and publicising it as much as possible on your social accounts. You can put the QR code onto the poster and start collecting donations immediately with our QR payment technology.
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Schools need help for everything from sports and computer equipment to help with school trips and there are lots of simple ways to raise vital funds:
Non-Uniform Day –
Simple but always popular with students, they just contribute a
small amount of money in return for the privilege of being able to
be able wear casual clothes to school for the day. You can theme the
day or let your students pick their favourite outfits.
Hint – Because Evershare’s QR codes enable payments directly from the donor’s mobile app to your charity just print your QR code on T shirts or hoodies and your students and staff become walking donation tins!
Bring and Buy Sale - Encourage everyone who attends to bring something to sell that is in good condition. Whether it’s unwanted school items or books and toys, your school is the perfect place to buy great value second-hand items for the kids and your home. You can even have a permanent stall in school office so people can keep bringing in unwanted items to sell on an on-going basis. Proven ways to easily raise funds for your cause.
World Book Day - Not only a great way to encourage more reading, World Book Day is a great excuse to dress up. The official website has plenty of resources to help you run the event successfully and the day is celebrated in schools up and down the country. It raises vital funds and creates a great social buzz in the process.
Summer Fête –
One of the biggest events in the school fundraising calendar, a
summer fete is a great way to engage the local community and bring
together lots of different fundraising activities. A well-organised
event with lots to offer can justify charging a nominal entry fee to
all attendees to kick-start the day’s fundraising.
Hint - Make sure you have people selling raffle tickets at the entrance; and by using your unique QR code you can enable cashless payments from the donor straight to your bank account - you’ll be surprised at how much money you can raise!
Hook-a-Duck – You don’t need fancy equipment for this family favourite, simply fill a paddling pool with water and ducks that have eyelet hooks on their backs and numbers on the bottom (which match up to available prizes). Players then attempt to win a prize by fishing a duck out of the water with a hook on a stick.
a must for any school, church or youth group fundraising event,
tombolas are often a great way to raise funds at fetes and
fundraising fairs. They’re simple to run, you just need
raffle-style tickets that people can draw from a bowl and plenty of
generous prize donations, such as bags of sweets, bottles of wine or
Hint – Maximise ticket sales by asking for prize donations well in advance by putting a QR code on your site, emails, flyers and posters.
Beat The Goalie – Bring parents, teachers, kids and visitors together for a bit of friendly sporting competition with a beat the goalie game. Just display your unique QR code and people can scan and pay a small fee for taking shots and include a prize for the best goal celebration to make things even more interesting.
Guess The Number of Sweets in a Jar – No need to spend hours counting sweets for this old favourite, as you can buy pre-counted jars from wholesalers (just remember to remove the label with the total on it so that no one can cheat). Stick your unique QR code on the side of the jar to charge a small amount per guess, with the sweets as the prize for the winner.
Make the most of your school sports day by selling tickets to enter
the parent/guardian races and by selling drinks and refreshments.
Parents are often more competitive that their children, so get them
involved in the classic sports day activities such as the egg and
spoon or sack races.
Hint - If you want to sell raffle tickets on the day do it somewhere prominent, such as the entrance or the refreshment stand. No need to collect cash payments or have credit card readers as your QR code does everything from collect payments to capturing donor data and automatically sends your donors a receipt and a thank you message.
Take advantage of the popularity of gardening by organising a sale
of seeds, bulbs and both indoor and outdoor plants. By asking people
to take cuttings, propagate their plants or collect seeds you will
have lots to sell without having to spend any money on stock.
Hint - Make sure you have pictures of what the plants will look like when fully grown. If you want we can design specific QR codes with the picture of the plant embedded in the QR code.
Uniform Swaps – A really helpful fundraising event that can reduce the cost of kitting kids out in new uniform. By setting up a uniform exchange pop-up shop you can help families save money each term and keep old uniform items out of landfill. Swaps can be done within the school, set up online or organised via a WhatsApp group. There are lots of easy tools that you can use to upload photos or provide descriptions.
Create Social Media Fundraising Group– Share information in a group or committee is a really efficient way of managing your fundraising. It also means you can spread the responsibilities of organising and coming up with ideas across the community. Fundraising is best when done as a collective, so the more people you can get involved the better. When people donate using the QR code they get a thank you message with your logo which they can easily share on social media and get the message out to even more potential supporters.
Skills Auction – Discover peoples’ hidden talents by organising a skills auction and offering up the services and skills of parents and guardians to the highest bidder. From gardening and housework to computing lessons and dog walking, there are plenty of useful things that the community would be prepared to pay generously for at a local skills auction.
Face Painting – Easy to set up and is always a hit with children, all you need are a set of hypoallergenic face-paints and someone with artistic flair to transform all those faces. There are some fun ideas and tutorials on facepaint.com.
Alumni Fundraising – Reach out to former students and ask them to support their old school. The great thing about Evershare.io QR code technology is that you can put the QR code on to email so all your former pupils can just scan the QR code and donate directly to your bank account. This works especially well if you have an engaged database of ex-students to which you regularly communicate the school’s news. As well as donations, former pupils may be willing to provide free or discounted professional services - such as legal advice - or discounts on new equipment through their current employer.
Come Dancing –
It is easy to organise a dancing
Make the ticket price a suggested minimum amount to encourage those
who are able to pay a little more. If you clearly state that the
funds will be used for school, people will give more
Hint Make the evening more profitable by putting on a tuck shop, so that pupils can purchase snacks during their dancing breaks.
Waterway Clean Up - Make a school trip to the beach, river or canal more environmentally friendly by collecting litter. There are lots of organisations that can support your efforts and provide safety equipment, such as litter pickers and gloves, as well as helping to dispose of the litter collected.
Buzz a Spelling Bee – A low cost event that allows geeks and swots to win the day and raise valuable funds for the school. All you need to do is gather a list of words to be used for the competition, provide the correct pronunciation of each word, its definition and a sample sentence that uses the it appropriately. Hint - Consider giving your event a general theme or theming each rounds of questions and conclude with a fun round for parents and teachers.
Collect Supermarket Vouchers – Many supermarkets provide vouchers for school equipment, but to take full advantage of these initiatives it is vital that schools regularly remind parents and guardians to collect the vouchers when they do their weekly shop. Encourage them to and to ask their friends and work colleagues to donate any vouchers they do not need to the school too. A clever way to raise funds.
with Covid 19 the use of cash has dwindled and as Churches and places of worship traditionally rely on Sunday collections and direct donations to help fund their work this has become a real problem. Easily display your unique QR code in your place of worship and invite people to scan and donate using our open bank account to account payments system. Here are some more ideas:
Tea and Coffee Mornings – Tea and coffee mornings are not only a great way get people together for a good chat, they also have the potential to be profitable fundraisers too. If you're hosting the event at your church, why not add a couple of specials to the menu, like hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows or syrups for the coffees? Alternatively, you could encourage your congregation to hold their own events at home, with the proceeds going to the church.
People love a bake-off, so give them a chance to simultaneously show
off their skills and raise money for the church. You could even add
an element of competition and offer a prize for the best
Hint - Make cakes, biscuits and sweet treats that can be sold individually rather than one large item. This allows people living alone and young children to sample their favourites without having to shell out for a whole cake.
World Food Days – Ask your congregation to rustle up food with a particular national theme as an alternative to a traditional Sunday roast. These could be sold as individual meals for people to take home or you could host an event in the church hall to allow people to try all the different kinds of food.
Collect Money from Recycling – Everyone is becoming more conscious about the effects of rubbish on our environment and there are many ways to cut down on the landfill waste whilst raising some much-needed funds. Merchants can pay between 40p and 50p for a kilo of cans (approximately 65–70 cans), which doesn't sound like a lot of money, but even if you're collecting as an individual it soon mounts up. Speed up the process by collecting as a group and look for other ways to make money from things you no longer need. Mobile phones and other electronic items will generate larger amounts, so ask your congregation if they have any unwanted items they can donate.
Don’t Forget Gift Aid – This is often overlooked and some £700 million of Gift Aid goes unclaimed from HMRC every year. This is your money and at Evershare.io we have a partnership with SwiftAid which automatically claims 25% extra on every donation you receive when your donor donates using our QR code. There is no paperwork and all you have to do to automate gift aid on donations is to register with Evershare.io
Book Donations – Selling unwanted books from the church hall is a really simple and effective way to raise money. Make sure you ask as many people as possible to donate their books, so you have enough stock to sell and display reference or text books prominently, as these are often expensive when bought new and may command a higher price from purchasers. As the use of cash has dwindled ask you parishioners to scan a QR code to make a payment.
A great way to galvanise support is to pick a specific thing for
which to raise funds. Whether it’s the hole in the roof that needs
fixing, or an overseas appeal with a specific goal, having a
fundraising target that you are aiming for encourages people to give
Hint – Keep your donors informed. A lot of donors are annoyed that they do not get any feedback on their donation. Keep your congregation informed of the progress of your fundraising appeal during worship. When a donor scans our QR code to make a cashless payment we can collect their data (with their permission of course) which means you have access to your donor’s names through the Evershare portal.
Furniture Sales – There are lots of places that will pay to take your old furniture and re-sell it, taking a commission for themselves and passing the rest back to you. Using a third party to help market and deliver the furniture takes all the hassle out of the process and is a safe way of off-loading space-hogging items.
Easter Egg Hunt – Get the children involved by holding an Easter egg hunt around your hall or church grounds. Local shops may be able to donate Easter eggs, so upfront costs could be minimal. You can raise extra funds by offering face-painting, a raffle and village fete-style games on site too. Maybe someone could try and paint your QR code? Now there’s a challenge.
Eyes Down for a Bingo Night - Bingo nights are a fun way to get both young and old together. There are lots of companies who make bingo cards and markers e.g. https://www.tombola.co.uk/ and all you need is someone with a microphone or a loud voice and a basic knowledge of bingo-lingo to make the night a real success.
Dance Night – Dance nights are great opportunities for people to let their hair down and channel their inner Strictly champion. A salsa or jive evening in the church hall will give beginners an opportunity to learn the basics and those already in the know can show off their moves. If you’re lucky enough to have an expert around, you could even host classes for beginners.
Additional Collections – Your church is bound to be collecting for multiple causes and charities at any one time and with an Evershare.io QR code you can assign multiple requests to just one unique QR code. Make sure you let people know what they’re giving to and give them information about how the money will be used.
Venue Hire - If you have a church hall you could start hiring it out for events, offering different packages according to the hirer’s needs. Buy charging extra for decorating and a fee for cleaning it could become a profitable way to supplement your church’s fundraising activities.
Walking Tours - If your church is architecturally beautiful and steeped in history, why not offer walking tours? You can charge a small fee by placing a QR code at the entrance and invite your guests to scan it and make a simple payment. We can then link your website to your donors and appeal to tourists and residents who want to know more about the local history.
Encourage people to grow bigger and better produce in their gardens
and offer prizes for the best specimens. Keep it simple by getting
everyone to enter a single competition or create categories for
different fruit, veg and flowers. These kinds of competitions make
great summer events alongside other fundraising activities.
Hint - Add to the fun by having a prize for the funniest shaped vegetable.
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After school groups like the Scouts, Girl Guides, Brownies and Sea Cadets offer children across the UK a great opportunity to develop new skills. Help to with raising money for these children’s groups with these fundraising ideas:
Selling Old Uniforms - Sell outgrown and unwanted uniforms via eBay or simply let people know what’s available via WhatsApp or your group Facebook page. Make safety a priority by setting clear protocol for delivering/collecting items, such as ensuring people have someone with them if they have people coming to collect items in person or arranging to meet a seller/buyer in a public place.
A simple event to organise with a little bit of planning, all you
need is a clearly marked route and volunteer marshals placed a
regular intervals along the way to make sure everyone goes the right
way and to help anybody who gets into difficulties.
Hint – Hold a barbecue at the finish area to make the event even more profitable.
An old favourite of the cubs and scouts, this fundraising classic is
often in great demand in the community and people are happy to swap
their regular commercial car wash to support a local
Hint - Charge different amounts for different services such as wash only, wash and dry or even a waxing service.
A great fundraising idea if you have a lot of willing
parent/guardian volunteers, as they can supervise the youngsters and
do any heavy lifting and carrying that may need doing.
Hint - Lots of people need this work carried out regularly, so you could offer a small discount for block bookings or an incentive for referrals.
A good opportunity to raise some money for your club and help people
get their gardens into shape during spring and summer. You can
advertise the service on popular social channels and online
community pages or go old school and drop flyers through
Hint - Remind people that the money goes to your group or club and they may even tip once the work is done!
Supermarket Shopping –
Find out from your local supermarket whether they allow charity bag
packers. If they do, organise a rota of volunteers from the club and
give everyone manageable shifts over a weekend or series of
weekends. Make sure there is a clearly visible collection tin or
bucket with your QR code on it so people can give you a donation for
your help simply by scanning the code and remember to wear uniform
so people know which club or group you’re from.
Hint – Don’t forget to rota in an adult volunteer or two to ensure that everyone turns up for their “shift” and that everything runs smoothly on the day(s).
Pick a popular classic film and a suitable date, set up a big screen
and rows of chairs, then charge people a small entry fee to come and
watch. If you put the QR code on your email people can simply scan
the code and your cause will receive the money immediately into your
bank account – and remember you can also claim Gift Aid seamlessly
without any paperwork and add an extra 25% to the donation. You
could use an outside space to host an outdoor cinema or use the
community hall if you want to make the event weather-proof.
Dog Walking – Raise funds by helping out your neighbours by walking their dogs for a small donation. There are lots of people who have to work or may not be able to give their dogs the exercise they need. Why not advertise the service for post-school hours during the summer months (or during the day over weekend or summer holidays?
Clothing Fashion Show and Sale –
The key to making this a success is people know that you are looking
for clothing and accessories donations well in advance, so that as
many people as possible have time to sort through their stuff and
give you anything they don’t need any more.
Hint- Style some of the items into catwalk outfits for your volunteer models to wear on the night and don’t forget to get your club leaders, parents and guardians involved to model the adult sizes. Charge a small fee for tickets and open a pop-up shop where all your donations can be sold after the show.
Record Attempt –
a wonderful way to get people simultaneously channelling their
competitive spirit and laughing hard is to try and break one of the
many world records https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
Hint - Contact the local paper and encourage them to report your event. If you have an online fundraising page, make sure they publish this too.
Summer BBQ – Not just a great fundraising idea, a summer barbecue is often a hotly anticipated event in the club’s social calendar. Put up a poster with your QR code and your supporters just scan and pay on entry for a set BBQ menu and approach local musicians to provide the entertainment. Hint - Local supermarkets or butchers may be able to give you discounts on food if buying in bulk – it can’t hurt to ask.
Garage and Street Sales – Get the community spirit going and raising money for your group by encouraging the households in your neighbourhood to have a clear out then sell the items in a big street sale, with proceeds from the items sold going to your group. Here is a list of Street sales. Spread the word far and wide by advertising online via your group website and social media pages, in the local press and with printed flyers and don’t forget your QR code that will allow your supporters to donate by scanning.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – A fantastic fundraiser for groups that cater for little children, a teddy bear’s picnic is a great excuse to enjoy delicious sandwiches, indulgent cakes and teatime treats – you could even go on a bear hunt as well.
If you can get permission from your local council in the UK – see
- hold a bonfire party. Notoriously well attended, a good firework
party provides the opportunity to raise funds via the entry fee and
through the sale of hot drinks, refreshments and sparklers.
Hint - Make sure you read the health and safety requirements for holding an outdoor event.
With your unique QR code from Evershare.io it is so easy and free to get you r scannable QR code to enable cashless payments you’re your supporters and regular donors.
Whatever your chosen sport, ensure that donations to your club keep coming in with fundraising idea from our sports club section. Need money for your football club, rugby club, hockey club, or swimming club? We know that clubs of all kinds need to foot the bill for everything from general running costs to new kit and that many could not survive without on-going fundraising activities.
Signed Giveaways – Whether your local team is in the premiership or in a lower division, signed shirts, balls and pictures always do well in raffles and auctions. Hint – Ask for sealed bids for high value items to ramp up your fundraising potential.
Boost your fundraising and collect change that people do not want to
carry around with them by putting out collection tins in
hard-to-miss locations in the clubhouse or bar.
Hint – Put your QR code on the collection tin to accept bank to bank mobile payments from your dornors who just need to scan the QR code to make a donation straight to your bank account.
Pay Per View – Team up with your local pub or clubhouse and charge a small fee to watch the game. You could even ask the pub to donate a small proportion of their takings if you help to pack the place out.
Sell Your Old Kit - Sell unwanted kit online with Ebay or simply let people know what’s available on a WhatsApp group or your team Facebook page. Make safety a priority by setting clear protocol for delivering/collecting items, such as ensuring people have someone with them if they have people coming to collect items in person or arranging to meet a seller/buyer in a public place.
Quiz Nights - These work well either in a physical venue or on an online platform via an app such as Zoom. You can build the quiz using a questions from here. Charge an entry fee per team or per person (so that larger teams pay more) by sending a QR code by email so you get paid in advance Hint - Encourage people to get creative by offering a prize for the best team name and generate additional funds by holding a raffle on the night.
Easy to organise and perennially popular, a raffle is a great way to
generate extra funds for your club, especially if you can get some
really good prizes. Ask around the club for prize donations and
speak to local businesses too - you’d be surprised many people
would want to win a free MOT from the local garage, a beauty
treatment from the local salon or a voucher for a local shop.
Hint - Take advantage of half time and sell tickets to spectators waiting for the second half to start.
the Keeper –
Appeal to people’s competitive natures by pitting their skills
against your best club keeper. Offer prizes for the most successful
challenger and for the most dramatic goal celebration.
Hint - If your club caters for a range of ages, increase the number of people who take part by running separate competitions for each age group.
5-a-Side Tournament – Not everyone can handle a 90-minute game, so include more people by holding a 5-a-side at your local ground. You can charge per team entry using our scannable QR codes to receive cashless payments and supplement your income by selling refreshments to those cheering from the sidelines.
Part in a Local Event –
Encourage club members to sign up for a 10k
run or half marathon,
as organised events are a great way to get sponsorship for taking on
Hint - Do this as a group challenge and generate some healthy competition, offering small prizes for the club member who gets the fastest time and the one who can raises the most sponsorship money.
Ask your local pub or restaurant to donate a proportion of the tips
they receive over a given weekend. Provide an incentive for them to
do this by publicising their generosity on your website and social
media pages and encouraging people to book a table or pay a visit
for a drink that weekend.
Hint – Ask your local restaurant or pub to put your QR code on their menu so all diners have to do is scan the code to donate!
Register as a Community Amateur Sports Club with HMRC– bolster all your donations by 25% with Gift Aid by using our system which automatically reclaims the Gift Aid from HMRC with no effort from you. Think of all that paperwork you don’t have to do!
No noise complaints from the neighbours and everyone gets to be
their own DJ. If your music selection is large enough, your event
will appeal to a broad cross section of people and you can boost
your income on the night by serving refreshments to weary
Hint - Equipment for the event can be hired, so make sure you charge enough to cover the costs of the hire when selling tickets.
Games Night –
Bring people together to eat, drink and play their favourite games.
You can run it like a pool tournament, where the winner stays at the
table each time and you offer a prize for the overall champion of
each game at the end of the night. Alternatively, it can just be a
fun evening of friendly competition.
Hint - If you are offering prizes, ask local businesses to donate these to your cause. If you host the evening in a pub, restaurant or café, ask for a proportion of the takings in exchange for advertising the event and bringing in the crowds.
Girls or Lads Night In – Staying in is the new going out! Host drinks, a casual dinner or a film marathon at your home and donate the money you would have spent on a night out to your club. Guests can bring their own food and drink and - if you’re feeling brave and the neighbours won’t mind - you could even throw a bit of karaoke into the mix.
Battle of the Bands – If your local community is bursting with musical talent you could pit the groups against each other in a battle of the bands evening. Advertise your event online and in the local press and raise additional funds by charging an entry fee with your unique QR code at the door and remember by using an Evershare.io QR code you will capture the donor data too.
Get everyone wearing dance gear in your club colours and bring
everyone together for a fundraising zumba class. Novices and
enthusiasts alike will love the chance to let their hair down, get
their hips moving and raise money at the same time.
Hint - Team up with a local zumba teacher who can lead the event and ask them if they are willing to donate a prize of free classes to the most enthusiastic participant.
Any of the above ideas can be enhanced with our data capturing QR codes which allow
There are lots of ways to seek sponsorship for challenges large and small. Whether you choose to travel miles for your challenge or you pick an event that is run locally, you can ask friends, family and work colleagues to donate and support your chosen cause.
Running Events – Whether you opt for a 5k or an ultra marathon, running events are a great opportunity to ask for sponsorship, whatever your level of fitness. There are lots of companies and event organisers hosting races throughout the year. Entry fees vary but many do not cost a huge amount and sponsored participation is a great way to raise money for your favourite cause or charity.
Walk for Charity – If you don’t want to run, opt for a sponsored walk instead. Walking events are becoming more and more popular, with many including an overnight element, so you complete the distance over two days. Walking is also a great way of fundraising without taking part in an organised event. You can set the route yourself and record it using one of the many apps available for your phone. Just look to Major Tom for inspiration!
Cycling Events – There are cycle races taking place nationwide https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/ all year round, catering for all entry levels, from novice to seasoned cyclist. You don’t have to have fancy equipment to take part and the routes are often in very scenic places, so you can enjoy the views whilst raising money.
Your Head –
If you’re brave enough, why not shave your head for charity? Make
sure you get someone to film it for you and share the footage on
social media, along with the link to your fundraising page. Using
social media to ask for sponsorship helps to spread the word even
Hint - Tag the charity you are raising money for in all your social posts and make the posts public, so that people who do not know you but support the same cause have the opportunity to sponsor you simply by scanning the QR code of your charity.
Sponsored Skydive – There are lots of skydives to choose from around the country and many charities organise their own. If you raise enough money the cost of the sky dive is usually covered, so make sure you ask as many people as possible to sponsor you before you take the leap.
Bungee Jump For Charity – For adrenaline junkies, a bungee jump can be an exhilarating way to raise money and showcase a daredevil nature.
Whether you have ambitions to abseil down a building, landmark or
rock face, there are plenty of resources online to help in your
quest to abseil for charity.
Hint - It will reduce your costs if you are able join an existing abseiling event organised by your chosen charity or if you are able to find a group of people who would like to take on the challenge with you.
Quit Smoking – Even non-smokers are aware of how challenging it can be to kick a smoking habit, so this challenge will often inspire generous donations. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you in order to motivate you to quit for a month (which does not have to be Stoptober, it can be any month). You’ll find that it’s hard to cheat when people start giving you money to stop and you could even donate the money you don’t spend on cigarettes. By kicking the habit for a month, you may even find it easier to stop for good.
January (or any month!) -
The perfect way to get healthy and all for a good cause. As well as
getting sponsorship for going dry, you can save up the money you
would have spent down the pub and donate this at the end of the
Hint - Get your friends and family involved in the challenge too. This will help to raise even more money and reduce the likelihood of you cheating!
Set up a Fundraising Page – There are lots of online fundraising platforms that make organising your sponsorship really easy but using Evershare.io is 75% cheaper than using fundraising sites because we enable bank to bank payments thus cutting our Vias and Debit card fees. Hint - Make sure you add your story and pictures to your page to make it extra special.
Charity Dinner Party – Host your own Come Dine With Me event, charging your guests to taste your culinary delights. You could even inject a little competition and get friends and family to host their own as well, so you can score the evening and the cooking.
Shave Your Beard – Whether your beard is a recent addition or you’ve been sporting one for years, people will pay good money to see it come off! Make sure you turn the shaving of the beard into an event itself so you can collect more donations on the day.
Movember – Growing a moustache for charity can be a great team activity. Make sure you give plenty of notice so that those who want to be involved have plenty of time to start growing and grooming a fine moustache.
Sponsored Swim – Whether it’s outdoor wild swimming or using your local pool, swimming is a great way of raising money for charity. You can organise your own attempt or join a pre-existing event in your local area or further afield.
Santa Run – Get up on Boxing Day and join thousands of people dressed as Santa and running off their festive excesses. A great way to kick start your New Year health kick and raise much-needed charitable funds. Get your family involved and create a fundraising page to maximise the donations you can achieve.
Boxing Day Swim – If you’re feeling very brave, then why not take the plunge and take part in a Boxing Day swim? Lots of people wouldn’t dare so it’s a good opportunity to raise sponsorship money for your favourite cause or charity.
Raising money as a business or in your department is a great way of getting everyone in your work community involved in doing good.
Choose an Annual Charity – Get people throughout your office or organisation involved in choosing which cause you will raise money for each year. You can hold an annual voting event, during which people can give talks on the benefits of supporting their nominated charity. Making employees part of the decision will help galvanise on-going support. With Evershare’s unique QR code which enables cashless bank to bank payments you can put the code into your company’s emails so you staff, suppliers and partners can easily donate to the charity of your choice.
Down Days –
Whether you opt for casual clothing or you make it a fancy dress
event, dress down days in the office always go down well. You can
charge a small fee for allowing people to wear non-work clothes and
charge people a fine if they forget.
Hint - Turn this idea into a regular earner by charging employees a small fee to wear jeans each Friday. Our codes can be printed on T Shirts or Hoodies so your staff can actually scan each other to make a payment to the charity of your choice.
Donate Your Coffee Money – People love their speciality coffees and spend a lot each month on their favourite caffeine fix. Ask people to forego their daily coffee just once and donate the money they would have spent to your chosen cause instead.
Cycle to Work – Why not do your health and the environment a favour and cycle to work? You can turn it into a charitable challenge by donating the money saved on fuel or travel fares to your chosen cause. Many workplaces offer bike-to-work scheme or provide employees with help to purchase their own bikes via salary sacrifice arrangements.
Lunchtime Quizzes – Host a lunchtime quiz and charge a donation for each team entry. You can download quizzes online and if you can’t get everyone together, you can use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to run it as a virtual quiz instead.
Bottle Tops –
A really simple way to raise money and reduce the amount of plastic
waste going to landfill is to collect plastic milk bottle tops. You
can make £60 per tonne, which may seem like a lot of lids, but if
you ask the canteen to keep theirs, encourage colleagues to bring
them in from home and even ask your favourite local coffee shop to
save theirs for you, they will soon add up.
Hint - Check whether your chosen charity has any information on their website regarding other ways you can get involved in recycling to benefit their cause.
Matched Donations – Does your company have a matched donation scheme? Many organisations will match what you raise up to a certain amount, so make sure you let HR or your community representative know if your fundraising for charity. Your chosen charity can help when it comes to letting you know how your employer can send any matched funds over to them.
Silent Auction – Source donations of auction items from colleagues, suppliers and local businesses and hold a silent auction via your intranet. Hold the auction over a set time period – maybe a couple of days early in the week – and announce the winners on Friday.
Singles Night – Why not host an event for your single friends, family and work colleagues? Encourage more attendees by making it free to come along and raising funds through raffles and games and by selling food and drinks throughout the evening. There are lots of online resources to help your singles night go smoothly and get people in the mood to find love!
Many of us have a secret favourite karaoke song and are just waiting
for the chance to unleash our inner diva and belt it out for
charity. Check out this list of the
best karaoke songs to
see which classics make the cut and whether your favourite is among
Hint - Make a night of it and include food and drinks to maximise your fundraising efforts.
Payroll Giving – speak with your HR team to find out how employees can give via the monthly payroll. It is often possible to give to more than one charity and some employers will match what you give up to a certain amount.
Busking – If you have a high traffic entrance way to your office you could arrange to sing or play music to entertain colleagues and visitors as they come and go. Ask for more money to do requests or serenade people on their lunch break. Hint - Give the busker your QR code and donors just need to scan the QR code to make payment via their mobile phone wallet straight to your charity’s bank account.
Recipe book – If many of the people in your office seem to enjoy cooking, ask colleagues to contribute recipes that you can collate into a printed charity cookbook. You could even sell an e-book version to reduce printing costs. People will love seeing their family name in print, and you might find a new dish that becomes your family favourite.
Challenge the staff of your office to dance for 24 hours straight.
This works best if you organise everyone into teams, with each team
taking a stint of a few hours before resting and refuelling ready
for the next dance session.
Hint - Stream it live on Facebook so your colleagues and friends can follow you throughout the day (and night). Our QR codes can be scanned from a Facebook post or on any social media allowing your donors t o donate safely and at ultra low cost. Evershare.io is 75% cheaper than using card payment systems like Stripe or Visa or Paypal.
Car Share – Pool your resources and share cars with colleagues to travel to and from work. Not only is this fantastic for the environment but you can save a small fortune in fuel and parking costs. You can give a proportion of what you save to your favourite cause or charity.
Evershare.io provides QR codes which enable bank to bank cashless payments so donors can donate directly to charity.
COVID-19 has done many things and one of them has been the drastic decline in the use of cash. It has also increased the use of QR scanning. At Evershare.io we have combined tried and trusted technologies to allow donors to donate directly from their mobile banking app straight to charity. It has also had a massive impact on UK causes, from national charities to local groups and organisations. With large gatherings cancelled, charities and causes up and down the country have seen vital fundraising streams closed off to try and stem the spread of coronavirus. Here are some simple ways in which you can keep supporting charities, even when you’re in lockdown.
Virtual Events – If you can’t get outside to run, walk or swim as often or safely as you’d like, why not use your treadmill or even your back garden to clock up the miles? You can do live streams of your progress on social media. Lots of charities and event companies are running virtual events for fundraising right now so there are lots of resources available.
Do the Distance Anyway – with all mass participation events cancelled due to social distancing rules, the only alternative is to do the distance on your own. Make sure you record the miles you’ve run or cycled on one of the many free tracking apps you can use on your phone. Charities have worked hard to come up with lots of ideas to help you go it alone, so check out their websites for inspiration and motivation.
Donate Food – Many supermarkets and food bank charities are providing safe places for people to drop off gifts of food. It’s a very meaningful way to support those in your community who are struggling. You could even offer to help with distribution and many organisations have very clear social distancing processes and PPE available to make this safe as we continue to deal with the on going pandemic.
Direct Donations – Many people are losing income as a result of coronavirus, but if you are one of the people who is actually saving money by being at home, you could consider donating some of your savings to charity. Maybe your fuel costs have gone right down or you’re not spending money on those weekend nights out. Even the smallest regular donation can really help causes and charities right now.
Sell Unwanted Items on eBay – Use the opportunity of spending more time at home to have a good clear out and sell any unwanted items on Ebay or through Facebook Marketplace. Donate the money to your favourite cause or charity and enjoy the newfound space in your home.
Get Crafty – If you have perfected a new skill in lockdown or have always taken pride in your homemade gifts, start selling what you make online. You can list your items cheaply on Etsy or Ebay and help to raise extra funds for your favourite cause or charity at this difficult time.
If you have added your birthday to your Facebook profile, your
friends will all be reminded of it on the day. Take advantage of
this free publicity by fundraising for a cause on your birthday and
requesting donations instead of gifts.
Hint – Use Evershare’s QR code in your post to collect birthday donations and you’ll be able to get the 25% extra in Gift Aid too.with no paperwork whatsoever due to our partnership with SwiftAid. Send the link to friends and family via email or WhatsApp.
Virtual Disco – If you are a budding DJ (or you know someone who is) live stream a DJ set to fellow music fans. Platforms like Twitch will provide you with the technical capabilities you need, so pick a theme for your disco and get on the decks. This article will show you how to get set up.
Online Wine and Cheese Tasting – If you or someone you know has a passion for wine and pairing it with delicious cheeses, host a wine tasting night and live stream it to a small group of paying participants. Sell tickets that include mini bottles of wine and food, delivered with no contact, which everyone can then taste and discuss during your event.
Host a Workshop – Lockdown prompted thousands of people to take up distance or online learning. If you’re an expert at something and can teach other people, take advantage of this trend and host an online workshop. You can sell tickets and get sign-ups on Eventbrite.
Game-athon - Host a live-stream where you’re sponsored to play and stream your favourite game. With gaming now almost exclusively online, you should be able to publicise and gather other participants from within the gaming community without leaving your favourite chair in the living room.
Donate Your Time – If the Coronavirus pandemic has left you with a bit of extra time on your hands, donate that time to a good cause. A number of volunteer co-ordinating organisations are arranging to collect prescriptions, go shopping and generally support people who are shielding and it is an easy way for many of us to give something back to the local community.
Sign up to Evershare.io the worlds first QR code for cashless payments. It is free to join and our fees are 75% that all other payment systems. How? Because we enable bank to bank cashless transactions from the donor’s mobile direct to your charity’s bank account.