Fundraising Resource for Charities and Community Groups

03 May 2012

Fundraising resource for charities and community groups

County Durham Community Foundation and have launched a new online fundraising tool for charities and community groups in County Durham and Darlington to help them become more sustainable. is a website specifically designed to support small, local charities and community groups by providing easy-to-use online marketing and donation tools. The site helps local groups to promote themselves to local donors by creating their own webpage highlighting their work and fundraising activities. A powerful search engine lets donors find the charity they are looking for by breaking the search down by cause and area. So, potential donors looking for a charity supporting the homeless in Durham will find one with just a click of the mouse! is the only website to enable those charities that are too small to register with the Charity Commission to claim Gift Aid, thus boosting donations by 25%. works in partnership with Community Foundations across the country, ensuring charities on the website are checked and vetted. This process brings peace of mind to donors who can be sure their money is going to a good cause.

A launch event was held at Bowburn Community Centre on Friday 27th April where local charities and community groups were introduced to; they learnt how to set up their own online page, and received advice on how to maximise their online fundraising presence. A number of groups in County Durham and Darlington are already live on and taking donations, you can see their pages at

If you would like to find out more about, or get your own online fundraising page, please visit