Organise an event

Fundraising Events

Organise an event

We’re always over the moon when people get in touch saying that they would like to fundraise for us – we’ve had people organising cake sales, burlesque shows, sponsored swims and even a ceilidh! Whether you’re taking part in a sponsored event or are organising your own fundraising activity, be sure to choose something most suited to you, your lifestyle and your interests – and don’t forget to have fun!

Collecting Donations

For any event, you’ll most likely need a Sponsorship Form from us (see below) as well as a way to collect donations online. We recommend JustGiving, the world’s biggest online giving platform. It’s quick and simple to use, leaving you more time to plan your event. JustGiving has lots of information about how best to set up your page as well as how to share it.    

You can easily create your own personal fundraising page through Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s JustGiving page. This will allow your supporters to donate online using their debit or credit cards. Justgiving will claim Gift Aid on your behalf, but if you are collecting offline donations then please download and use our Gift Aid Declaration form (see below). This means we can claim Gift Aid on your offline donations, making your efforts go 25% further!

If you would prefer to send us a cheque, please make it payable to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and send it to: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St. George's Place, York, YO24 1GN.

Legal and Safety Standards

Be sure that your event meets relevant legal and safety standards and that permissions and insurance are in place, if needed. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at fundraising@ywt.org.uk.

Have fun fundraising, and thank you!