Heroic fundraisers to be honoured in Localgiving campaign

A total of £5,000 in prizes are available for the top 20 individual fundraisers who use the online donations platform during April 2019.

Joe Lepper | 1st Jan 19
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Localgiving has announced details of its 2019 Local Hero campaign, which pays tribute to prolific fundraisers that use the the online donations platform.

In 2019 £5,000 in prizes are up for grabs for the top 20 fundraiser according to the number of unique online donors who sponsor their Localgiving page.

The top fundraiser will receive £1,000, with second to fifth placed spots earning £500 each, £200 for sixth to 10th and the rest of the top 20 winning £100 each.

The campaign launches on 1 April 2019 and runs until 30th of April 2019. During the month Localgiving is to highlight ideas and feats of local charity fundraisers.

During last year’s Local Hero campaign, 343 fundraisers raised more than £109,000 for 171 local charities and community groups UK wide.

Localgiving revamps individual fundraising pages

The 2019 campaign will be the first where those taking part can benefit from an overhaul of Localgiving’s pages for individual fundraisers.

Improvements announced in September 2018 are aimed at making it easier for those raising money for local charities and community groups to set up their own page and have more control over how it is promoted. This includes integrated social media buttons and a swifter sign up process.

Localgiving’s most recent campaign, Grow Your Tenner, raised £360,000 for local charities and community groups in 2018.