We depend entirely on your donations to support our work. Fundraising by supporters and volunteers is vital to Barn Owl conservation. Here are some ideas to get you thinking how you can make a difference…
Help raise funds by organising your own fun event:
- Hold a lunchtime sale: take in books you have read, DVDs and other bits and pieces you don’t want any more, and sell them to your colleagues (a good way of having a clear out).
- Bake some cakes or biscuits and sell to your colleagues for coffee/afternoon tea break.
- Hold your own sponsored event in your office or your working environment.
- Have a coffee morning/table top/yard/garage or plant sale for your friends and neighbours. This could be a nice way of making new friends!
- Hold a Quiz Night or a Cheese and Wine Party.
- Make and sell Owly gifts – cushions, doorstops, cards etc.
Get sponsored to get fit:
- A sponsored swim – get the whole family involved.
- Cycle 25, 50, 75, 100 miles – on a static bike maybe – as a group or solo.
- Organise a badminton/squash/bowls/skittles/darts competition.
- Sponsored dog walk – if you don’t have a dog, borrow someone else’s!
Suggest the Barn Owl Trust:
- Some businesses, companies or supermarkets select a charity to raise funds for a specific period. You could suggest that the Barn Owl Trust is considered.
- (Our registered charity number is 299 835.)
Give without money:
- There are a surprising number of ways to make a real difference even when you don’t have cash (or even much time) to spare. Discover how to help without money!
Insurance and permissions:
If you involve other people in your event you will need to carry out risk assessments and take out appropriate insurance to cover any injury which may occur, i.e on a sponsored walk if someone hurt themselves, they could possibly claim against you as the organiser.
In order to reassure the public that your fundraising event really is in aid of the Barn Owl Trust and that all the monies raised will benefit our work please email our office with your details and the plans for your event.
We can help you with sponsor forms, posters and BOT leaflets, and – if appropriate – we can share your event on social media.
Special licenses are often required for collections in the street – or any public place. Contact your local council to find out if you need a licence.
How to donate:
There are lots of ways to make single or regular donations such as via your Internet banking, using your debit or credit card, via PayPal, text message or cheque – Choose how to make a donation and pick the method that’s right for you.
If you’d like to create an on-line Fundraising Page, e.g. for a sponsored event, you can register via the Barn Owl Trust page on Wonderful.org* – it’s free (for you and for us) and easy to use.
*’Wonderful’ is a non-profit, online fundraising service for charities, offering a secure, easy-to-use way to raise money for your chosen charity, which gets the whole of your contribution, including Gift Aid where appropriate.
Alternatively you can fund-raise for us via our Virgin Money Giving page or our Just Giving page.
(We use the Just Giving Start Plan, which charges us a percentage and a flat rate fee per donation, but no monthly subscription. Virgin Money Giving charge us a lower percentage fee per donation.) Both pages are free to use for fundraisers and donors.
We are grateful for every penny raised and put all funds to very good use – thank you.