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As I see from another thread other people are unable to claim gift aid via TotalGiving. Having managed to cancel the claim that was in limbo.. I'm now preparing to manually claim. But then realised I...
Emma Thompson
We've been using it for quite a few years and claiming Gift aid monthly. I tried to make a Gift Aid Claim back at the beginning of June but an error message occurred and despite emailing customer sup...
Emma Thompson
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Hello,  Has anyone used   WeWard : wewardapp.com  at all? If so, what did you think about it, is it worth signing up for? Any feedback or opinions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Angelique...
Angelique Davies
We are planing to restart our weekly youth empowerment plus project.  Do you know any organisations that is funding youth project at the moment?
Bunmi Kuye
I have the opportunity for multi nation funding for five projects. Do you know anyone who has written such a proposal? I could do it per nation in Africa or could do it per project.   Any suggestions...
Does anyone know how doing a walk can help our charity raise funds?  We often see news items that say so-and-so raised this-or-that amount from doing a walk (or run, etc.), but we do not know how we...
Joseph Dos Santos
Hi all, we were planning on setting up a JustGiving page, but they ask for lots of info and ID about trustees and getting this from them will take a while!  Can anyone recommend an easier platform to...
Amanda Rodgers
I would love to know about any funders that my small charity ( a job club of 8 years est ) can apply to. I have previously framed my applications as projects very successful at jobs gained for client...
We are considering purchasing a card reader for donations at events. As well as transition fees, what else should we be considering? Could we also use it for selling raffle tickets at an event? I thi...
Sarah Clements
Good afternoon, We are a small charity whose profit is mainly from items our service users make or grow. We would like to sell some merchandise with our logo on, just small items like mugs, keyrings,...
Beckie Flynn
Our charity is looking to commission a fundraising consultant with particular expertise in fundraising for grassroots, organising and social justice work  Would be really grateful of recommendations...
Avril Dennison
Hi, I am looking at GiveStar to implement for our volunteers to use at our events, street collections etc to allow us to take card payments for our indoor and outdoor events.   As this requires your...
Stephanie McCawley
Hi everyone, Does anyone know of a network for people working in or managing their charity's trading arm? I'd like to be able to support the team by connecting them with others working in a similar f...
Sally Fixter
One of my charities recently was offered a large donation for a very specific purpose consistent with our charity objectives. We are attempting to do some due diligence including determining the sour...
Jeff Andrews
Our user-led charity is looking at transitioning to CIO but as we are led by disabled people the costs of consultation and work to do this are higher - does anyone know of any 'organisational develop...
Jo Brown
We're looking into new Donation/Fundraising platforms at the moment but looking for one with good donor stewardship options as well. Have any got any good experience of platforms like these? Is there...
Jacob Dilley
Hello, a little bit of advice please. We currently use Enthuse, as they sort gift aid for us, however we are finding them slightly clunky and they don't accept certain payment methods.  We are a rela...
Joe Bailey
Hello Is a relative of a member of staff allowed to make a donation? Or is this a conflict of interest. Thanks.
Angela Haylock
Wondered if anyone else has been informed that they have funds sitting with Give As You Live, given by donors and allocated to our foodbank charity, even though we don't have a Give As You Live accou...
Lorraine Schulze
Can anyone give me some advice on how do I get donors to support my projects?
Said Mwinyi
I work on a ward dedicated to older adults, including those with dementia. Many of our patients arrive with very little clothing, often only the clothes they are wearing. Our clothing stock is critic...
A Knights
Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all doing fine. I will like to seek help for mentorship this will enable us gain some knowledge on how to carry out our charitable activities in supporting our...
Molomo Agboko Oso
Hi everyone, Chizuk is a charity that has been supporting our community's mental and physical wellbeing for 28 years. In recent years, our activities and funding have significantly declined due to th...
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Does anyone know what the average percentage is for management fees when applying to trusts for CORE funding?  My CEO...
Ocean King
I have been selling stamps - mainly kiloware, as well as some collections and individual stamps - for Save the Children Fund and FEBA Radio mostly, but a little also for Oxfam and my local church - f...
Graham Mytton
Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm have the privilege of working for Lifeskills Learning for Living, a safety education charity in Bristol that helps vulnerable people (mainly children) to learn how to ke...
Hi there I'm really interested to see how we can set up an endowment fund for our charities? Anyone have a step by step? Or could advise please?
Torange Khonsari
Hi A small charity I'm working with  has just had commitment from a local law firm for their support going forward. They are keen to see a more formal proposal on what a partnership might look like....
Cara Parker
Can someone help me to apply for a grant/grants to provide respite and family holidays for patients and families? Our foundation (created in memory of my 11 year old daughter Cara who died of a brain...
Kieran Mervyn
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Has anyone had any experiences using Smee & Ford (good or bad please) for accessing potential funds from discretionar...
Rose Cruickshank
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