4YP is a charity. We provide services to local young people for free. We rely on funding, none of which is guaranteed. We are extremely grateful for all our supporters' fundraising.
Below we offer an introduction to fundraising. If you would like to know more, or have any questions, please contact us on 01473 252607 or by emailing email@example.com.
Why Support 4YP?
£20 is all we need to send text alerts to more than 150 young people each week to remind them of their 4YP appointments - this reduces missed appointments, meaning the donations we receive go a lot further.
Around £3,000 is enough to run one our our regular evening groups, packed full of activities for an entire year where young people can make friends, learn new skills and feel better.
An hour of online chat support with Ask the 4YP Expert - reaching young people in isolated areas of Suffolk - is covered by just £8.
£300 provides an entire course of professional 4YP counselling for a young person requiring support for their emotional and mental health (for an average of 8 sessions).
£50 will get us a month of ingredients for the 4YP kitchen, where young people learn how to eat well on a tight budget, and to easily cook tasty meals that benefit their physical health and develops their ability to live independently.
How Can You Help?
Any amount you raise makes a difference.
Maybe you want to take part in an organised event - such as the Orwell Challenge - or organise a fundraiser of your own. Whatever you do, our advice is that you do something that interests you. If you're passionate about it, others will be too. So, they're more likely to donate or sponsor you. Wacky ideas and personal challenges also attract a lot of attention.
Remember, it's always more fun (and less work) to organise as a team, so ask your friends and family to help out.
If you want inspiration, check out what other people are doing on our Events page.
It's also beneficial that you shout about what you're doing. It raises awareness of our services so more young people can get the support they need. Take to social media, put up posters around school/work, maybe even get in touch with local radio and newspapers. Contact us at 4YP if you want help getting started.
Setting Up a Donation Page
We recommend you use Virgin Money Giving so your page can link to 4YP's.
It's easy to do. All your donations are shown so you know how much you've raised. Plus, your sponsors can easily add Gift Aid, and you can add anything you've raised offline to your total.
You may be interested in the guidance for online fundraising offered by the Fundraising Regulator.
I'm Not a Fundraiser. Can I Still Help?
We're always looking for people who can help with the non-fundraising side, such as collecting cheques, giving talks about 4YP, and volunteering to help others who are organising fundraisers. Does this sound like you? We'd love to hear from you.
You can also join our mailing list for newsletters, alerts and updates.
Does your company have a Social Corporate Responsibility (SCR) initiative or Charity of the Year? Maybe you're clearing out some old furniture of IT equipment. Or even have some expertise you think may be helpful to 4YP, such as PR, design, carpentry, etc.
We welcome enquiries for Corporate partnerships; they're a great source of raising awareness and donations, and a fantastic way to boost your companies image in the community.
4YP complies with UK fundraising regulations.
In line with the guidance on fundraising volunteers, if we are aware you are fundraising on behalf of the charity, we are able to offer advice and support on aspects including legal requirements (such as licences for street collections), health and safety, and money handling (e.g. donating what you raise to 4YP). Please email us to tell us what you're planning or call us for a friendly discussion on 01473 252607.
However, we understand sometimes you want to fundraising in aid of 4YP and make the donation without our knowledge beforehand. This is also welcomed but please be aware we will be unable to offer support in this case and can accept no liability or responsibility for any incidents involved with the event or activities.
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|When you're ready to have a go at fundraising for 4YP - either by taking part in an established event, or organising your own - we'd love to hear from you.
We may be able to offer advice, support, materials and help promote what you're doing.
Equally, we appreciate any time you can offer as a volunteer to help other fundraisers as they support 4YP. Let us know what you're interested in and we can put you in touch.
Contact 4YP's fundraiser on 01473 252607 or send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org