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 work
Raise funds at work by holding a fundraising event in the office. 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. Use it as an educational opportunity by relating lessons about ‘Africa’ or the Sustainable Development Goals to a real-world scenario.
Ways to raise funds
Raise funds for free when you shop online
You can turn your everyday online shopping at Amazon and thousands of popular retailers into free donations for African Promise at no extra cost to you simply by starting your shopping session at easyfundraising or via AmazonSmile.
If you must shop using Amazon(!) then at least do so knowing that some of the value of your purchase will be donated to charity. Shop through AmazonSmile and 0.5% of what you spend will be donated to the cause of your choice. Just log in to AmazonSmile using your normal Amazon log-in details and select ‘African Promise’ as your chosen charity.REGISTER WITH AMAZON SMILE
You can turn your everyday online shopping into free donations for African Promise using easyfundraising. Start your online shopping at easyfundaising, find the retailer, then shop as normal. Upon completion of your purchase, a small percentage will be donated to African Promise at no extra cost to you!REGISTER WITH EASYFUNDRAISING
Set up a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook
If you use Facebook, then shortly before your birthday you will be invited to set up a Birthday Fundraiser to collect donations from family and friends for a cause of your choice to celebrate your special day. You are able to select African Promise as your chosen charity.
- When invited to by Facebook, create a Birthday Fundraiser and select us as your chosen charity by searching ‘African Promise’. Alternatively, go to facebook.com/fundraisers and start the process from there.
- Personalise your page by choosing a target, giving it a title (by default it will be ‘Your name‘s birthday fundraiser for name of charity‘) and writing some words about why you are raising funds for African Promise.
- Once you have created your Birthday Fundraiser it will automatically be shared to your News Feed but you can also invite friends and copy your fundraiser link to share via email and on other social media channels.
- You will receive a notification once someone has donated to your fundraiser. We would recommend thanking them promptly which you can do privately or publicly.
Organise an event
We’re grateful for anybody who can support the charity by hosting their own fundraising event. In the past, supporters have organised events including tennis tournaments and bridge mornings but the possibilities are endless: from a simple coffee morning or dinner party, to a quiz night or sports/games event, right up to a gala dinner or other ticketed occasion! Let us know what you have in mind or are planning and we’ll give you as much support as we realistically can!
Take on a challenge
Set yourself a challenge and ask family, friends and work colleagues for donations in support of your efforts. It could be taking part in an organised running, cycling or swimming challenge event such as the Royal Parks Half, Ride London or Swim Serpentine. Or something else such as Tough Mudder or a skydive. It could even be your own bespoke, personal challenge.
Shop with Artisans & Adventurers
Our partners Artisans & Adventurers are donating 2% of sales on their Kenya collection of crafts, jewellery and homeware, including woven sisal baskets handmade by women in the communities and villages where our schools are located. Use the offer code AFRICANPROMISE at checkout to get 10% off your purchases.
Need some inspiration? Here are a few things that other individuals, schools and companies have done over the years…
Help with 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 they provide an unrivalled service and product for fundraisers, donors and charities alike.
However, 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.
Information on fees:
There are currently no platform fees on donations made through Facebook or JustGiving, although there is a payment processing fee of 1.9% + £0.20 on the latter. We are unable to claim Gift Aid on any donation made through Facebook – even where it is eligible for Gift Aid – as the information provided by the platform is currently insufficient to meet HMRC requirements. JustGiving collects Gift Aid on eligible donations on our behalf, for which they deduct 5% from the amount of Gift Aid claimed on the donation.JUSTGIVING FACEBOOK
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.REQUEST FUNDRAISING MATERIALS DOWNLOAD PHOTOS & MEDIA
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 using one of the methods below; for security reasons, we kindly request that you do not send us the cash!
You can pay in your funds by debit/credit card or by Pay Pal using our online donation form. 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.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘African Promise’ and sent to us at: 97a Stormont Road, London SW11 5EJ. Please include an accompanying note to let us know the source of the funds and include a return address so we can acknowledge receipt of your donation and send a thank you!
By bank transfer
Please contact us to request our bank account details and to let us know how much you will be transferring so we can identify you as the source of the funds.