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Help raise vital funds to the transform the lives and education of thousands of disadvantaged children in a rural corner of Kenya.

Whether you are an individual looking for a good cause to raise funds for through a sponsored or organised event, a school or company looking for a partner charity, or even a local community group with funds to donate then we’d be delighted to have your support.

Fundraise at home

You don’t have to run a marathon or climb a mountain; you can also raise funds by organising your own event (such as a dinner or quiz night), asking for donations in lieu of gifts for a birthday or anniversary, or even when you shop online.

Fundraise at work

Help raise funds at work by holding a fundraising event in the office (such as a bake sale). These are also a good way to raise awareness of our charity among your colleagues. Ask if your employer will match any money you raise.

Fundraise at school

Help support schools and children less fortunate by getting your own school and pupils involved in fundraising. Hold a traditional non-uniform or fancy dress day in exchange for donations.

Not sure what you could do to raise funds? Here are a few things that other individuals, schools and companies have done over the years…

Start your fundraising

The FAQ’s section below contains useful information on how to start your fundraising but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions or need any help – in any case, we’d love to hear about your fundraising plans or discuss your ideas so we can help make your fundraising as successful as possible!

We strongly recommend setting up a fundraising page with JustGiving as we believe their service and product is unrivalled and offers better features than other platforms such as Virgin Money Giving (of which we are also a registered member), although the fees on donations are lower for the latter.

If you will be doing most of your fundraising through social media then a Facebook fundraiser might be more appropriate as individuals can donate directly through the platform. There are currently no fees on donations made through Facebook.

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We can supply you with A4 posters, leaflets and collection ‘tins’. If available we can also supply you with copies of our most recent Annual Report. If you have a major fundraising event planned we can also lend you our roller banners to help brand your event.

Our public dropbox folder includes photos and other media which you can download to use in your fundraising, as well as key facts and figures about our work.

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We are a very small, busy team and it is not always possible for us to visit schools or attend fundraising events in person. However please get in touch with us and we will see what we can do!

If you have collected cash then please pay us the funds as an online donation, by cheque payable to ‘African Promise’ to the address at the bottom of this page or by direct bank transfer to our bank account*. We kindly request that you do not send us the cash! If you donate the funds online please do not mark the donation as eligible for Gift Aid and please email us to let us know you have done this so we can identify the source of the funds.

*Please contact us for our bank account details