We couldn’t help people to find their way out of poverty and isolation without our supporters. There are many fun and easy ways you can raise funds for our work and we’re here to help you every step of the way with whatever you decide to do.
Up for a challenge?
Marathons, mountain treks, abseils, sleep outs, sponsored swims. Whatever kind of challenge suits your personality, fitness level and interests, there’s bound to be one out there for you. Just make sure it’s legal, safe and you take steps to ensure everyone else involved is safe! You can use our Just Giving page to set up your event and invite your friends, family and work associates to sponsor you. Up for a challenge?
Charity of the Year
Choosing the SVP as your company’s charity of the year is a great opportunity to unite your colleagues to engage with a worthwhile cause that everyone can feel passionate about. We can help your company plan a calendar of events that’s tailor-made to your business and Corporate Social Responsibility goals and work alongside you to make it happen. More and more companies are seeing the benefits of working together in partnership for a number of years, creating a culture of fundraising within their business and delivering results that are life changing for those who benefit from their efforts.
Some UK companies offer their employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the funds they raise for the charity of their choice. If your company runs this kind of scheme, you could double the amount you raise for no additional effort. Some match on a £ for £ basis, while others will match up to a maximum amount per event or year.
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax effective way for employers to support our work with people who are struggling with poverty and disadvantage.
You choose the amount you would like to give and your gift is deducted from your pay before tax. For example, a gift worth £20 to the SVP would cost a standard rate taxpayer £16.00. Your place of work must be set up for Payroll Giving in order for you to give in this way, so check with your HR department.
Companies can also benefit from supporting payroll Giving. If 1% of all staff are giving through payroll giving your company is eligible for a bronze Payroll Giving Award and those who are the most dedicated to supporting charities through this method can be nominated for a National Payroll Giving Excellence Award.
Here is a great opportunity to make a little money for the SVP out of those old coins and left over holiday currency that has been gathering dust in your top drawer.
So often after a great holiday abroad you have left over currency which is just not used. Alternatively you have old coins and banknotes which are no longer legal tender. It doesn’t seem right to throw money away but you can’t change it at the bank so it just sits there! Well now it can benefit the work of the SVP both locally and nationally. Working with Cash4Coins, a currency service for charities, the SVP can collect all foreign coins and banknotes, current UK coins and banknotes, any old British and Irish money and even obsolete currency! E.g. pre-decimal currency. Cash4Coins information