Fundraising for Step One: Your questions answered by Becky – Part 1

Becky, Fundraising Officer

Meet Becky, our Fundraising Officer here at Step One Charity. Fundraising is at the core of Step One – the funds we receive allow us to continue to support the people of Devon with their mental health and wellbeing through our vital services. Becky is here today to answer some FAQs about fundraising.

How does Step One raise funds?

We raise funds in a few different ways. We apply for trusts and grants from charitable foundations who donate to causes that they find worthy throughout the year. We also get involved with some really fun challenge events. We’ve recently had two people do a skydive for us and raise £875 between them, and we have some people running the Great West Run on our behalf. We also attend community events which both help us to fundraise and raise awareness for the charity in the local community.

How does the money raised reach Step One?

Money raised through JustGiving, Facebook fundraisers or donated directly from our website goes straight into our bank. If you want to donate by cash or cheque our fundraising team will process it and deposit it through the bank.

How will the money raised be used?

Money raised is used in a few different ways. It helps to evolve and deliver our BeWell@StepOne service, as well as for our crisis and community teams ensuring that service users have all they need whilst they’re being supported by us.

Can a donation be made to a particular project?

Most of the money raised for Step One will go where it’s needed most. However, if you would like to donate to a specific project, you can contact our fundraising team who will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

Why is fundraising so important for charities?

It enables them to keep providing the vital services that they offer. It can help to cover staffing costs, building maintenance, the purchase of resources and much more.

Can you do anything to fundraise?

There are loads of different ways to fundraise, but if you take a look on our website and social media pages you can see the challenge events we have coming up and the different ways to fundraise. You can also set up JustGiving or a Facebook fundraiser to make collecting donations really easy.

We would like to thank everyone who supports and donates to Step One. We are so grateful for every single penny donated.

Click below for more information on how you can get involved.

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