Wildlife charity launches digital voucher and search funding

Northumberland Wildlife Trust ready to receive funds from search engine users and online shoppers who nominate it when they use Savoo’s range of purchase services.

James Hayes | 12th Jul 18
A badger pictured in a natural setting. Northumberland Wildlife Trust has partnered with Savoo as its digital fundraising partner. The Trust will received funds through use of Savoo's donor-driven search engine and retail voucher schemes.

Leading nature conservation and environmental education charity Northumberland Wildlife Trust has announced Savoo as its digital fundraising partner – a platform which allows charities to raise funds from online searches and voucher shopping.

Free search engine Savoo Search will donate 0.1p to the Trust for every legitimate online search that it completes. In addition to the search functionality, Savoo Shop supports charities by making a donation of up to 50% of any confirmed affiliate commission on sales generated from shoppers and bargain-hunters, using some of the thousands of voucher codes and deals made available from over 2,000 UK retailers. Affiliated brands include Argos, Domino’s, Boots, Halfords, and Sainsbury’s, along with technology vendors Microsoft and HP.

Gosforth-based Northumberland Wildlife Trust is a non-government funded charity, supported by membership, donations, local businesses and charitable trust grants. It was founded in 1971 to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation within the Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland areas.

The Trust manages more than 60 nature reserves and works with partner organisations such as local authorities, the Environment Agency, and the Forestry Commission to identify and care for other sites of conservation importance.

“The market for online shopping is growing at a quite remarkable rate, so it is no surprise that I am delighted Savoo Search, Save and Raise has joined the Trust’s supporters,” said Helen Twelves, Director of Finance and Central Services at Northumberland Wildlife Trust. “It is a free-to-use service, and with the voucher codes available, wildlife lovers will be able to save money and support the Trust’s work without it costing them a penny.”

Twelves added: “Educating the public about the intrinsic value of the nature is one of the Trust’s key aims. It runs environmental education sessions with local schools, organises a wide range of events and conservation talks throughout the year, and engages with more than 150 volunteers who give their time, energy and enthusiasm across a number of conservation tasks.”