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Support us Getting started with fundraising

Follow our useful tips on how to get started with fundraising and make your event to support the work we do a memorable one.

Check out our fundraising resources for your event

Step 1: Decide on a fundraising event

Whether you want to take on a marathon, hold a bake sale, dive out of a plane or organise a dress up day, there are endless ways to raise funds for us.

Step 2: Set up an online fundraising page

We recommend setting up your online fundraising page as soon as possible using JustGiving.

This is a simple way to raise funds for YoungMinds. You can personalise your page with a story, images and details of your fundraising which can then be easily shared with everyone, and every penny comes directly to us – including Gift Aid!

Step 3: Promote your fundraising

To really make your event a success, it’s a great idea to promote it to as many people as possible. So tell friends and family, advertise it at work, school or on local notice boards in your community and of course, share it on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We love to see what our fabulous fundraisers are up to, so make sure you mention us in your posts! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @youngmindsuk. 

Step 4: Check out our resources

We want to make sure you have everything you need to make your fundraising as successful as it can be! Our Resources Hub has loads of free downloadable guides and materials to support your efforts in raising as much funds as possible for YoungMinds. These include a downloadable collection box, posters, bunting, flyers and much more!

Step 5: On the day

With all the hard work and planning done, the only thing left is to enjoy the day!

Make sure to take plenty of photos, send them to us and post them on social media – it may help to bring in a few extra donations and our social media team might be able to help by sharing and retweeting them too.

Step 6: Donate the funds

After your fundraising event, there are a number of different ways you can donate what you have raised to YoungMinds.

When using any of these ways to send YoungMinds your funds, please make sure to reference any donations and get in touch so that we are able to thank you for your wonderful efforts!

If you’ve got any questions or want to talk to us about your ideas and how we can help, just get in touch with the fundraising team via email at

How you can donate:

  • Post: Please make any cheques payable to ‘YoungMinds’ and send to us at: Fundraising, YoungMinds, 4th Floor India House, 45 Curlew St, London, SE1 2ND. Please note, we are unable to accept any cash donations sent by post.
  • If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please provide your name and email address on this form to access our bank account details. This allows us to identify your gift when it arrives in our account so we can confirm receipt of your donation and say thank you. If you add your name as a reference on the transfer even better!
  • Fundraising page: If you’ve set up an online fundraising page, there’s nothing more you need to do – your supporters donate online and the platform sends it directly to us once your event is finished.
  • Credit/debit card: Call us on 020 7089 5050 or donate any funds raised securely online through our Donate page.
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