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Fundraising

We rely on the generosity and efforts of people like you to help us to deliver our promise to lead, promote, grow and support wheelchair rugby.  However you choose to fundraise for GBWR, you will make a difference. Here you can learn more about how to fundraise for GBWR, and also our commitment to legal, open, honest and respectful fundraising practice.

Fundraise for Us

Thank you so much for choosing to fundraise for GBWR! Please do let us know what you’re planning so that we can provide you with the support you need – from fundraising tips to promotion on social media channels and of course, lots of encouragement! The more we know about you and your fundraising, the more support we can provide to ensure your fundraising is a great success.

Simply email us at info@gbwr.org.uk and we will be in touch soon. Below are some suggestions on how you can start fundraising!

  • Take Part in an Event

    When you take part in a challenge for GBWR, you are helping us to build wheelchair rugby communities across the UK. We are here to support you with fundraising and training tips.

    If you’ve organised your own place in an event and would like to fundraise for us, let us know by emailing info@gbwr.org.uk.

  • Hold Your Own Event

    If you’re interested in organising an event to fundraise for GBWR, let us know by emailing info@gbwr.org.uk.

  • Get Your Workplace Involved

    From sponsoring the GB Team, to choosing us as your charity of the year or holding an event in aid of GBWR – there are many ways your workplace can make a real difference to the lives of those who play wheelchair rugby.

    Whether your company is big or small we will be here to help you, in whatever way you choose to support our cause.

    Sponsorship: Whether you are keen to become our principle partner, a second tier partner or would like to sponsor an individual athlete, we would love to hear from you. We will work with you to develop a partnership based on your needs as a partner. Find out more about our sponsorship opportunities.

    Charity of the Year: If you have a Charity of the Year at your work, please consider nominating GBWR or let us know when you open for nominations so that we can apply. We will work closely with you to plan a calendar of fundraising and engagement, will bring the partnership to life and will help you achieve your fundraising targets and CSR objectives.

    Gifts in Kind: Providing a gift or service to GBWR can help us to reduce our running costs and allow us to concentrate our funding to reach our goals as an organisation. If you could donate a gift or service, we would be very keen to hear from you – from meeting room space, to technology or raffle prizes your support will make a huge difference.

    Cause Related Marketing (CRM): It’s very easy – link a product to GBWR to help increase sales with a percentage of the profits being given to us! Research from Business in the Community found that 86% of consumers are more likely to buy a product that is associated with a cause or issue and 73% of consumers would switch brands because of the link. CRM is a fantastic way to promote your brand and raise money and awareness for GBWR.

    Payroll Giving: Payroll giving is a tax efficient way for employees to donate to their chosen charities. It’s a simple way of donating through an individuals salary, before tax is deducted, which gives a tax break on the donations. It is also a fantastic way to provide GBWR with a regular income.

    To find out more about how you can get your company involved, email info@gbwr.org.uk.

Our Fundraising Promise to You

Thank you for choosing to fundraise for Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby. We rely on voluntary donations and could not continue to build vibrant wheelchair rugby communities without our supporters. We have signed up to the Fundraising Regulator which demonstrates our commitment to best practice.

This below promise outlines our commitment to ensuring our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice, and we are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

  • We Will Commit to High Standards
    • We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
    • We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
    • We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
    • We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.
  • We Will Be Clear, Honest & Open
    • We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.
    • We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.
    • We will be clear about who we are and what we do.
    • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.
    • Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.
    • We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
    • We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
    • We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.
  • We Will Be Respectful
    • We will respect your rights and privacy.
    • We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
    • We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.
    • Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
    • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.
    • We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.
  • We Will Be Fair & Reasonable
    • We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.
    • We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.
    • We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.
  • We Will Be Accountable & Responsible
    • We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.
    • If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint. We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.
    • We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request.
    • Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory.
    • We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.
    • If you have any questions please email us at info@gbwr.org.uk.