An easy way to fundraise for Scout Groups

Join the other 5,000 scout groups using easyfundraising to raise funds through their leaders, parents and volunteers online shopping

Turn summer fun into
free funds for your group

Over 8,000 online retailers want to give your scouts group free donations. While parents and leaders enjoy the summer having BBQs, taking trips away, and visiting attractions, retailers will donate to your group. It’s the perfect free and low-maintenance way to continue your fundraising over the summer.

How it works

We turn daily online shopping into every day magic!

It's simple - every time your leaders, volunteers and families shop online, retailers give a percentage of what they spend to your group. This gives you a free and easy way to raise free funds for anything that your unit needs.

easyfundraising partners with over 8,000 online retailers who want to give back, transforming ordinary online shopping into money for good causes.

How to get started

Steps to register your Scout Group

  • 1

    Join easyfundraising

    Register your Scout Group - it only takes a few minutes

  • 2

    Spread the word

    Use the free marketing materials provided to tell your Scouting community and show them how to sign up

  • 3

    Collect free donations

    When your supporters join and do their normal online shopping, the retailers send your Scout Group donations at no extra cost to say 'thank you' for shopping with them

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Everything you need to know about easyfundraising

easyfundraising turns the everyday online shopping of leaders, volunteers, parents, and supporters into funds for your Scout Group. When they use the easyfundraising website or app to shop with leading brands, the brand sends your group a free donation at no additional cost.

There are over 8,000 brands available to shop with, including eBay, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, WowHydrate, CarWow, Currys, Compare the market broadband, Tesco groceries, Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys groceries and Jurys Inn. It means that no matter what your supporters are buying online, from travel and holidays to fashion, homewares, insurance, and groceries - they can earn free donations.

Your group's supporters can also generate donations when making their business purchases – there are over 200 business retailers like Viking, Staples, and Dell who will donate when you shop with them for tech, office supplies, business travel, and even business insurance.

Yes – you don’t need to be a charity to use easyfundraising.

To register your Scout Group with easyfundraising you will need to know:

  • The name you would like your Scout Group to be known by on easyfundraising - try to make this unique so that supporters know it's you 
  • The postcode - to help supporters when they search for causes local to them
  • A description - this should include who you are and what you are raising for
  • Payment details – easyfundraising can pay your donations by cheque or straight into your group bank account so have your details ready 

There are also optional fields for: 

  • A logo - making your group unique and giving you an identity
  • Charity number - if you have one. 

You can come back to these optional fields later if you don't have the information to hand when you sign up

To get your fundraising off to the best possible start easyfundraising offers a completely free 1-2-1 session with one of our friendly fundraising coaches. It won't take long, and they will show you the best way to make easyfundraising work for your group with tailored tips, tools, and a guided tour. 

Providing you have raised over £15, easyfundraising total up all the donations raised by everyone supporting your Scout Group every three months and send them to you by bank transfer or cheque. There is no charge for this. If your Scout Group hasn’t raised over £15 in the previous three months, the amount simply rolls into the next payment instead.