Fundraising2020-04-22T16:42:29+01:00

Fundraising

Supporters

Cogwheel is grateful to all those organisations and individuals that support our work financially. Thanks to their generosity we have been able to sustain our services over the last 28 years.

Gift Aid

We receive regular donations from local individuals many of whom decide to donate using gift aid.

Donating through Gift Aid means charities can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.

What you need to do:

  • You need to make a Gift Aid declaration for the charity to claim. You usually do this by filling in a form – contact the charity if you have not got one.
  • You must give a declaration to each charity you want to donate to through Gift Aid.
  • You can include all donations from the last 4 years. Tell the charity about any tax years where you did not pay enough tax.

Donate today or donate monthly

You can support our work making a one off or regular donation with Virgin Money Giving.

ü You can support Cogwheel making a one off or regular donation with just one click here.

ü You can also create your own fundraising page, joining in a big event, doing your own thing or celebrating something special.

ü Technology is bringing people together in ways that would have been unimaginable a few years ago, and now you can hold all sorts of fundraising events from your home. You can de-clutter your home and donate your unwanted items via Ziffit -a free web service that instantly values your books, games, DVDs, and CDs and lets you generate cash- which can be donated directly to your fundraising page. So clear out your bookshelves and cupboards and easily turn your unwanted items into cash which can be donated directly to your fundraising page!

ü For more ideas on how to support Cogwheel Virgin Money Giving page visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ and navigate through the ‘Make a donation’ and ‘Start a fundraising’ sections.

Do your own fundraising

You create your own fundraising page via Facebook.

Steps to create your own fundraiser for THE COGWHEEL TRUST CIO in Facebook:

üPlease visit https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/

üSelect The Cogwheel Trust CIO

üCreate your fundraiser page

üShare with friends
Connect friends to your cause and gain supporters across Facebook.

üGet donations for Cogwheel.
People can donate to your fundraiser in just a few clicks without leaving Facebook. The charity will receive donations directly from Facebook, from Network for Good or from PayPal Giving Fund. Facebook does not charge fees for donations made to charities.

üAre my donations eligible for Gift Aid?
If you are a UK taxpayer donating to a charity registered in the UK, your donation could be eligible for Gift Aid.

Shopping online, a free way to raise funds for Cogwheel

You can support our work when you shop online using Easyfundraising, Amazon Smile UK , Virgin Money Giving and Facebook.

ü Easyfundraising is a charity shopping fundraising site. You can choose to support Cogwheel then join for free, visit any of the over 4000 retailers, then shop online as normal and raise money simply by shopping online. This is an easy and completely FREE way to raise money for us at no extra cost to yourself!

ü You can copy and paste our unique charity link in your browser or access our webpage directly with one click: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cogwheel/

ü To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

ü Please don’t forget to use our unique charity link. This will enable you to select Cogwheel on smile.amazon.co.uk with just one click: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1157141-0.

ü You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk donation” on their product detail pages.

Donations

We also receive donations from local churches, businesses and colleges.

Donations are sometimes done for specific purposes: refurnishing of counselling rooms; sponsoring events, etc.

For more information click here.

Grants

Each year a number of grant making trusts support our work and we also provide some counselling services on behalf of the local education authority and city and county councils.

Volunteering


We are also very grateful to everybody who supports Cogwheel by volunteering as counsellors, trustees, fundraisers, user group members, or by providing admin and IT support.
If you would like to get involved please do contact us. We are currently looking for volunteer counsellors and Trustees.

How to get involved

We would love you to support us!

You can get involved by joining in one of our upcoming fundraising events (setting up, marshalling, etc.), holding an event of your own, making a donation, or becoming a Cogwheel Ambassador.

Get in touch with our Fundraiser Jane at communityfundraiser@cogwheel.org.uk

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