Small Charity Week

Small Charities offered the chance to fundraise from eBay shoppers

Press release   •   May 28, 2014 08:33 BST

eBay for Charity is supporting Small Charity Week for the fifth year with their Give@Checkout feature which allows charities to fundraise from eBay’s shoppers.

Five small charities will be featured on eBay’s checkout area during Small Charity Week itself (16th-21st June) which raised over £15,000 for the winning organisations last year. With 17 million active eBay users this initiative provides small charities with a valuable chance to raise funds and their profile with a new audience.

Small charities have until Friday 30th May to submit a 90 character fundraising message to be in with the chance of winning this exclusive online fundraising opportunity.

Pauline Broomhead, CEO of the FSI, the charity behind Small Charity Week said

“Small charities are continuing to face increasing competition for funding, with limited time and resources many of these organisations struggle to make the most of the growing online fundraising channels available. We are delighted that eBay for Charity is working with Small Charity Week to offer smaller charities the chance to benefit from such a valuable online fundraising opportunity.

Full competition details for small charities with an annual turnover under £1.5 million are available on the Small Charity Week website

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Small Charity Week is brought to you by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), who with the support of partner organisations ensure the work of small charities is recognised and celebrated.

The FSI, Charity Number 1123384, supports the UK’s vibrant small charity sector with training, advocacy and support programmes aimed at building sustainability and knowledge-sharing. Charities with an annual turnover under £1.5 million can access free capacity-building services that encompass the full range of fundraising and back-office operations