Small Charity Week, which this year takes place from 13–18 June, will feature two digital initiatives that will offer small charities the chance to raise thousands online.
The Small Charity Week Auction and Give@Checkout initiatives, run in conjunction with eBay for Charity and PayPal Giving Fund respectively, have been designed to open up opportunities to reach new audiences and raise much needed funds.
Small Charity Week Auction
The Small Charity Week team is inviting charities to prepare for the eBay auction by inviting celebrity supporters, patrons, and corporate supporters to provide a special auction lot which couldn’t be bought on the high street for the online auction, which will run during June.
In addition to the funds raised from the items, PayPal Giving Fund will match the value of the funds raised from the top two items up to the value of £2,000.
Last year’s popular items included:
- Tour of the Lotus F1 technical centre for two guests
- T-in-the-Park headliners signed guitar including Artic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs
- Luxury apartment in Villefranche Sur Mer, Southern France for one week
- St Paul’s Cathedral private tour and lunch for four guests
Small charities have until 6 May to register their interest and until 26 May to submit up to 10 items. To register interest contact The FSI at firstname.lastname@example.org
Five small charities will also be featured on eBay’s checkout area during Small Charity Week. Full competition details, for charities with a turnover of up to £1.5M, are available on the Small Charity Week website.
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