It’s fantastic that you’re fundraising for ShelterBox!
Fundraisers like you play a crucial part in our work to support families after disaster, so we want to do whatever we can to support you.
Here are some of the most asked questions we get about fundraising for ShelterBox. If you still have a question about your fundraising, please do get in touch by contacting our supporter care team on [email protected] or calling 01872 302 600.
Fill in this questionnaire and you’ll be directed to all the fundraising resources you need.
Find inspiration from what others have done! Still can’t choose, have a look at our ideas documents (link).
No, big challenge events cost us as a charity quite a lot of money so we’re not doing these at the moment.
However, if you want to take part in a big challenge event and fundraise for ShelterBox you will need to secure your place through a ballot entry, and we can support you through your fundraising journey. Get in touch if this is the case.
There are lots of ways you can get your fundraising started, and it doesn’t have to cost! Local companies can sponsor your event, donate goods or lend you their services for free. Take a look at our, ‘how to run an event’ guide for simple ways to keep costs low. [link to document]
If you are using money you fundraised to cover the costs of your activity, make sure this is very clear to everyone who has donated. Please note this means you can’t claim gift aid on any of your donations.
You can pay in your fundraising to ShelterBox on our donate page.
Alternatively, you can donate by the following methods:
- Cheque: These can be made payable to ShelterBox Trust and sent to Falcon House, Charles Street, Truro, TR1 2PH.
- Bank transfer: Please make your donation using the below details:
Sort Code: 53-50-37, Account Number: 54004853
Once you have made the transfer please contact us via email at [email protected] or use our contact form with details about the donation.
Please provide your name, address, donation amount and date. Please also let us know your details and how the money was raised.
- Telephone: +44 (0)300 0300 500
It is ShelterBox Trust, Falcon House, Charles Street, Truro, TR1 2PH.
We acknowledge all the donations we receive via email or letter. Processing times can vary depending on how busy we are, but we will always aim to thank you for your donation as quickly as possible.
In order for us to prepare for future disasters by positioning aid around the world and react quickly when disasters strike, we are not usually able to accept time or location-specific donations.
Visit our contact us page for more information.
You can request a ShelterBox speaker here.
The main focus of our social media is to promote our ongoing work. So, the space to promote fundraising events is limited. However, if you can send us photos during the training/lead up to your event, or during the event itself, we will share these images with our social media team for consideration.
We’re still a small team so we can’t write press releases for every fundraiser, however, here’s a draft which you can use. If you need help get in touch.
Yes, but please get in touch letting us know how you would like to use it and we can send you the right logo to use. Please don’t use a logo taken from Google images or our website.
We’re ShelterBox. We provide emergency shelters, tools and other essentials so families can rebuild after disaster.
We work with people all over the world who’ve lost their homes to all kinds of disasters – floods, earthquakes, hurricanes or conflicts. We go where people are vulnerable, so you’ll often find us in challenging places that are overlooked by others. But wherever we are, we know one thing is always true: hope grows when you have a place to call home.
Yes, of course! We have a variety of resources we can send you. Please email [email protected] with the items you require and the size of your event. You can request stickers, posters, a collection box, bambam sticks, gift aid envelopes, sponsor forms, pin badges, case studies from the families we work with, and flyers.
We have different flyers depending on your audience, for example: Rotary, general, or youth-specific flyers.
Clothing is also available to you, so you can request a T-shirt, a tri-suit or a cycling jersey. Please let us know your size!
Please email [email protected] if you wish to return or exchange fundraising materials. Please note we can’t accept worn items (you can try them on to make sure they fit).
A local volunteer from our national network may be able to help. Please email [email protected] and we will put you in touch where possible.
Not unless you have a personal relationship with them.
Have a look out our legal documents here.
A letter of authorisation outlines that you or your event is officially fundraising in aid of ShelterBox. You may need a letter like this if you plan to do a street collection or host an event. Please email [email protected] if you require a letter of authority.
You are. You can find more information about this on the legal document.
Yes, please email [email protected] if you would like a certificate for fundraising completed by you or someone else.
We are trying to reduce the amount of paper we use so please consider your environmental impact before requesting a physical pack. If you would like a physical fundraising pack please email [email protected].
Please read our general FAQs if you’d like to find answers to all your questions about how ShelterBox works and what we do.