How does easyfundraising work? A guide for shoppers

Using easyfundraising is just about the simplest way to raise money for your good cause. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, read on…

How does easyfundraising work?

We work with over 2000 retailers who have all agreed to pass a donation to your cause when you shop with them. The donation is usually a percentage of how much you spend with them but it can also be a set amount, such as £30 for a new car insurance policy from Aviva.

Our retailers include Amazon, M&S, Boden, John Lewis, Argos and 2000 other well known names.

What do you need to do to raise money?

Firstly register with us and tell us who you want to support (if your cause isn’t listed yet, you can either register them yourself or ask someone within your cause to do it). It’s free for both shoppers and causes to register and use.

To raise money, instead of going directly to the retailer website, log into easyfundraising first and click on the retailer you want to shop with. You’ll then be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as you would normally. But because you visited easyfundraising first, your cause gets a donation. It really is that simple.

What’s the catch?

No catch. Whatever you buy costs exactly the same as it would if you visited the retailer site directly. We don’t take any financial information from you as all your transactions are with the retailer.  We won’t sell your information on and we won’t spam you. And it doesn’t cost you or your cause anything.

How do the causes get the donations?

Every three months we total up how much the supporters of each cause have raised and providing it is over £15, we send the cause a cheque. If the amount raised is less than £15, we just carry it forward to the next cheque-run.

What sort of causes use easyfundraising?

We have thousands of causes fundraising successfully with us, including charities, schools and pre-schools, sports teams, scouts, brownies and guides, religious groups, youth groups, individual fundraisers and many more.  All we ask is that our causes are not for profit.

How much has been raised so far?

At the time of writing we’ve raised in excess of £1.8 million, including £350,000 this year so far. We’ll be totalling up the donations raised between July and September shortly.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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