Raise Money and Awareness
If you have more of a flair for project management, we would love you to host an event in aid of Trinity. This allows more profit to come straight to Trinity and support some of the most vulnerable people in Winchester.
With a small (but perfectly formed) fundraising team, we always need more people to help us increase our income. This is mostly done through local fundraising events. Organising any event, large or small, takes a blend of time, energy and expertise – people are needed to help with planning, publicity, setting up, helping on the day, unpacking and then contacting participants afterwards!
If you would like to get involved in what is already going on, check out our upcoming events.
Many companies will now Match Fund what you fundraise or donate. Check with your employer, banks or local companies to see if you can increase your giving.
Gift Aid It
It’s the easiest way to donate. If you’re a tax payer, Gift Aid increases the value of your donations to Trinity and allows us to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. If you claim higher Personal Allowances or tax credits, Gift Aid donations can sometimes increase your entitlement.
Simply put, this means that by ticking the Gift Aid box when you donate online or fill in a form when you send a cheque, Trinity will receive an extra 25%, at no expense to you or us! It’s a no brainer.
So please, if you are not donating online, fill in this form to ensure that we can Gift Aid your donation!
Look out for our collecting tins in many shops and pubs around Winchester. Administered by Winchester BID, every penny donated is split between Trinity and Winchester Churches Nightshelter. Please keep an eye out for them around the city – every penny makes a difference.
View the full list of shops with boxes here.
Would you like a donation box in your shop? Contact us.
With the expenses of daily life, it can be difficult to find money to donate regularly, but you may like to consider thinking of us in your Will? We spoke to Elisabeth Pollard, Head of Probate at Shentons Solicitors in Winchester, to explore further how to make a gift to Trinity in this way.
Elisabeth suggests: “If some time has passed since you updated your Will, perhaps now is the time to contact your Solicitor to revise it and consider adding a gift to Trinity. Alternatively, if your will is entirely up to date you can simply add to the existing document via a Codicil; this is a short document which can specify a bequest to Trinity should you wish to make one.”
Any amount, no matter how small, is a huge help to us to continue our valuable work. And did you know that any legacy you leave to charity passes completely free of Inheritance Tax? If you would like further information please contact Paul Williams, Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser at Trinity.
Support Us at Work
There are lots of benefits for a company supporting a charity, such as increased staff morale, raised profile and creating or strengthening a defined brand identity. Get involved by taking part in our Wear Your Gloves day on the 9 October, get a team together to enter one of our runs or hold an office cake sale. To find out more about how your company could get involved, contact Sharnna, Events and Community Fundraiser.
eBay for Charity
Shop or sell and support Trinity Winchester on eBay. Add us as your Favourite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. The eBay for Charity platform makes it all happen! Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.
Give While You Shop
Shop online and raise donations for Trinity Winchester at no cost to yourself. Simply sign-up for free today and start raising donations with over 2,700 top retailers, by doing your day-to-day shopping online, and at no extra cost to you!
It really couldn’t be easier, once you have made an account, install the ‘find and remind’ toolbar and when you log in to participating websites, they will donate a percentage of what you are spending to Trinity – and it doesn’t cost you a penny!
We host a number of events throughout the year. You can sleep, eat, swim, run, skydive, play golf, walk, cycle and much more for Trinity Winchester.
Plan Your Own Event
Planning a charity event does not have to be hard work – all you need is a passion for helping homeless and vulnerable people and a bit of spare time. You could take on a sponsored challenge, put on a performance, host some kind of sale – use your imagination! Stuck for ideas? Check out this great A–Z of fundraising ideas.
We can provide you with resources to help make the most of your event, so please do get in touch with Sharnna, Events and Community Fundraiser, to let us know what you’re up to and how we can help!