Whether you’re new to fundraising or a seasoned expert, follow these simple steps to get you started: 


Decide what you want to do.  Pick something that would be a personal challenge for you or that you love to do. Think about who you would be asking to support you and how they could get involved. Stuck for inspiration? Take a look at our A-Z for ideas. 


Think about how and when you want to raise money plus what your fundraising target is. Also, consider if you need to ask permission if you are using a public place or business. You can also download lots of fundraising materials from this fundraising hub. Your regional fundraiser can help with advice and support and can send additional fundraising materials such as collection tins through the post.


Tell everyone what you’re doing and why. Social media channels are quick and easy ways to share details and will be shared wider than your own contacts.  Consider contacting your local media.

Pay it in  

If you’ve set up an online fundraising page, your donations will already be with us. If you’ve collected them yourself then there are plenty of ways to bank the money.  

  • Online – if you have set up an online fundraising page you can pay the money into your fundraising page. 
  • Website – go to shinecharity.org.uk/donate. Make sure to include information about your fundraising in the details box.
  • Bank Transfer (Co-op Bank) - Account name: Shine. Sort Code: 08-90-40 Account number: 70784071   
  • Phone – to pay by card call 01733 555988 Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm
  • Post – send a cheque made payable to ‘Shine’ to: Shine, Unit 4, The Forum, Minerva Business Park, Peterborough, PE2 6FT

Be proud of what you’ve achieved and tell the people who supported you how much you raised. Tag @ShineUKCharity on Facebook and Twitter and use #TeamShine. 

Just Giving  

Setting up a Just Giving page is the quickest and simplest way to let people know you’re raising money. Visit justgiving.com/Shineukcharity and follow the instructions to set up your own fundraising page. It’s straightforward, secure, and you can add photos and updates to let everyone know why you’re fundraising.

For more tips on how to set up the best JustGiving page, visit their website here.

Set up my JustGiving page 

Handy to know...

  • JustGiving pages with a fundraising target raise at least 40 % more money. 
  • Ask your employer or another local business if they can match your fundraising total.
  • Gift Aid allows Shine to claim 25p for every £1 that is donated by UK taxpayers. That’s a whole 25% on top of what you raise! Make sure that when people donate, they complete the Gift Aid declaration on your JustGiving page or sponsor form. 


Did you find what you were looking for? If not, or if you have any questions, contact Shine’s friendly fundraising team by emailing fundraising@shinecharity.org.uk 

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