Putting the FUN into FUNdraising

Thank you for visiting our fundraising guide page. We’re absolutely delighted that you’re considering hosting or engaging in a fundraising activity “in aid of Break The Silence”. All monies donated to Break The Silence will be used to ensure the provision of professional support, services and activities for Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, so your support really will change lives.

Break The Silence follow the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practice and we would ask you to read the code if you are considering hosting a fundraising event “in aid of Break The Silence”. This code provides a wealth of information on the do’s and don’ts of fundraising and will help you to ensure that your fundraising activities are fun, safe and legal. Please read the IOF Code of Practice. Please note that all fundraising activities carried out “in aid of Break the Silence” must comply with our Fundraising Terms and Conditions.

What Will You Do?

Choose how you’ll raise money for Break The Silence – perhaps you’ve got a fresh new fundraising idea or are sticking to a tried and tested activity. Perhaps you want to do a personal or workplace challenge and gain sponsorship, or perhaps you want to host a community activity. What-ever you decide to do, please keep safe, keep legal and have FUN.

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

If you’re planning an event there may be lots to consider; set the date and check for any potential conflicts, allow yourself plenty of time to make all the necessary arrangements and to help publicise it to others, think about legalities such as do you need first aid at the event, do you need insurance, do you need any licences/permissions, health and safety – food hygiene, risk assessment etc, have you set out a process for collection or handling cash. It all sounds a little daunting but these are just points to consider to help you have a well-organised and enjoyable time.

Gift Aid

Remember to ask sponsors about Gift Aid when they make a donation/pledge, as this provides additional revenue for charities. Use this link to find out more about Gift Aid . You’ll find simple information about Gift Aid and you can also download declaration forms for your use.

Tell Us

Please don’t forget to tell us about your event or activity – we’d love to hear about your plans and we can help you to publicise it through our website and social media posts and we’d like to acknowledge and provide thanks to all those who have taken part. Contact Us