Raising money for SIFT

There are many ways in which you can support SIFT’s work amongst the poor of Nicaragua. Here are some ideas to get you started. For more information or fundraising resources please get in touch with Ali Wilson, our Fundraising Manager.

Cyclist at John O'GroatsFundraising events

Sponsored events are a great way for you and your friends to help the poor whilst doing something that you love. Walking, cycling, climbing, an adventure of a lifetime or a challenge in your lunchtime – where will your imagination take you?

Or why not bring your community together with a coffee morning, quiz night or cake sale? These are fantastic opportunities to promote the work of SIFT in your area and raise some money at the same time.

Please get in touch if you need help with resources for your event, such as presentations, display materials or sponsorship forms.

Recycling schemes

Printer cartridgesRecycle4charity allows you to raise money for SIFT by recycling your old inkjet cartridges and mobile phones. To get started, register with Recycle4charity, choosing SIFT as your beneficiary. You will then receive freepost recycling bags which you can use to send your items for recycling. Original inkjet cartridges can earn a £1 donation to SIFT and your mobile phone could raise £70 or more!

Shopping and searching

Easyfundraising logoIf you shop online then EasyFundraising makes it easy for you to support SIFT at the same time! Simply head over to the EasyFundraising website, create an account and then search for your favourite retailers to continue shopping. Retailers give a percentage of the sale amount to SIFT as a donation, and some also have special offers that you can claim.

SIFT also has a search page on EasySearch, a search engine supplied by EasyFundraising. EasySearch is completely free and every search made raises money for SIFT.

eBay auctions

ebay for charity logoIf you are clearing out the attic, why not auction some of your items through eBay for Charity? This allows you to donate between 10% and 100% of the final selling price to SIFT. eBay will highlight your listing as being for charity and will give you a fee credit which reduces the cost of selling your item. To find out how to set up your auction, you can watch this video from eBay or visit the eBay for Charity site.