Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for small, local charities and community groups. Launched in 2009, Localgiving has raised and distributed over £13m for over 5,000 charities.
Localgiving has teamed up with the People’s Postcode Lottery to provide environmental groups in the North West of England the chance to develop their online fundraising capabilities. Up to 75 eligible groups will receive a free membership of Localgiving, as well as up to £500 for each group in matched funding for the donations they receive online through Localgiving.
Localgiving differs from other platforms in as they work with registered and unregistered groups alike, and have a local staff member based in the North West to provide advice, guidance, support and training. The full range of benefits available for eligible groups are:
- 12 months free membership to Localgiving
- Access to free training and mentoring, to help you to develop your online fundraising and digital marketing skills
- Support to develop and then deliver an online fundraising campaign
- £500 ring-fenced match funding, to match donations made to your online fundraising campaigns
Eligible groups must be based or provide services in the North West of England, and be running projects which enable people to benefit wildlife and engage with the natural environment. This can include groups where the environmental benefit may be secondary, for instance a befriending service running a gardening project, or a group supporting adults with learning disabilities by running an allotment project with them.
For further information, and to see if your project might be eligible, please contact Joe Burns on 07872 041989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.