Fundraising FAQ's

Fancy fundraising for Mind? We’ve got a few pointers below to get you started

It’s so great that you are planning a fundraising activity and we are so pleased that you are considering fundraising for Mind!
We know that fundraising comes in all different shapes and sizes, and we want to make sure we give you the best support possible. Whether you’re looking for a charity place in one of our events, planning your own event, or are looking to fundraise for us using your own place in an event, we ask that you register your fundraising with us online.
If you are planning your own event, from cakes sales, weddings and Crafternoons, to students or music festivals, take a look here. If you’re taking part in something active like a triathlon, race or swim take a look here.
You might be after a charity place in one of our calendared events. We have places in runs, bike rides and we even have our own bespoke treks.

You can find all our calendared events here
If you already have your own place in own of our calendared events and you’ve paid for it directly through the event organisers, then you can register this with us too. Once you’ve found the event you’ve got a place in on our site, just select to register your own place.

If you’ve got a place in an event but can’t see it listed on our website, don’t worry, you can still fundraise for us! Find the type of event it is here and register it as your own challenge.

When you sign up to fundraise for Mind, we are able to offer you a welcome pack full of lots of information on fundraising for Mind, a Mind top, either a cotton t-shirt or a running vest, monthly e-newsletters and other materials such a collection tins, banners, posters and leaflets.
Our experienced fundraising coordinators are also on hand to answer any questions you may have along the way, as well as providing you with their top insider tips to help you get the most out of your fundraising experience.

Already signed up and not sure how to get some materials or your top? Check here


You may have some more specific ideas about the kind of support you would like. If there’s something you would like to know more on but can’t see this above, take a look here to see what other support we can offer.

Mind’s aim is to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem receives support and respect. The money that is donated through fundraising events is spent where the charity needs it most. For example this could be on campaigning for better mental health provisions or running mental health services. You can find out more here.

Need some more information before signing up? No problem, have a look here.
Already signed up and not sure what’s next? Look here

Before registering FAQ's

We have cheer points at some of our big running events and cycles and, for races like the London Marathon, we occasionally have post-race receptions. If you are signing up to one of our calendared events, please do look out for information on this.
Unfortunately, as we are a very small team and do get asked to lots of events, it isn’t usually possible for us to attend these, as much as we would love to. If this is something that is really important to you for your fundraising, then we would suggest getting in touch with your local Mind.

The main focus of Mind's Twitter and Facebook pages is to share mental health information, so the space to promote our fundraising events is limited. We are not able to retweet fundraising asks as we get so many of these each day.


In terms of promotion on social media, you are more than welcome to post on our Facebook Events page for other Mind supporters to see - the link is https://www.facebook.com/MindEvents

We often find that a fundraiser’s own social media posts are the most effective way of sharing their event and personal story as it utilises their personal networks and connections in a way that a Mind post would not be able to.
There is also the option to write a blog for us. This could then go up on our website, and would allow us to highlight your fundraising on social media too. If this is something that you’d be interested in, do get in touch and ask us about it.

It’s great, that you would like to support your local Mind! We at national Mind are actually a separate charity from the Local Mind organisations, and while we have similar aims and values, we fulfil slightly different roles. We provide the nationwide information services, Infoline, and campaign nationally for a better deal for everyone experiencing a mental health problem. This structure allows the Local Minds to work at a more grass roots level to fit their front line services to the communities that they work with.


The money that is donated through fundraising events is spent where the charity needs it most. For example this could be on campaigning for better mental health provisions or running mental health services. In 16/17 Mind spent £4.3 million on the local Minds around the country. This equates to 20% of our charitable expenditure.


As the local Minds are separate charities, we conduct our fundraising independently. Therefore if you would like to fundraise specifically for your local Mind, then you will need to contact them directly, I am sure they will be delighted to hear from you. You can find your local Mind here.

After registering FAQs

There are a few different ways to pay in the fundraising, and it’s entirely up to you which you choose:

  • By making a card payment over the phone, you can call us on 0300 999 3887 to pay in your fundraising by debit or credit card
  •  By making a donation through our website here
  •  By counting up the pennies, put it in your account and then send it as a donation to your online Giving Page
  •  By using the paying in slip provided in your welcome pack at any NatWest branch. Please include your Mind URN on the front of the slip.
  •  By sending us a cheque made out to Mind to the following address: 15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ – be sure to write your name and any additional details on the back of the cheque.

You can pay in your fundraising by bank transfer using the following account details:

Mind
Bank acc No: 58896961
Sort code: 60-40-02
Reference: Your name and postcode or Mind URN (Unique reference Number)

Once you’ve registered with us, you will receive a Mind URN. It’s really important to quote this number when paying in any donations so we know that the fundraising has come from you.

 

Sponsorship forms are great for offline fundraising! You will receive a hard copy of this in your welcome pack 10-14 days after you’ve signed up. If you would prefer an electronic copy, you can download this here.

We send all of our Mind fundraisers a running vest or cotton t-shirt for free. If you requested this at the time of registering and provided your size, then this will be included in your welcome pack which is sent out to you 10-14 days after signing up.

If you haven’t received your top then please do get in touch letting us know the kind of top you would like and the size and we can get this sent out to you.

We do also have technical running t-shirts but as they come at a larger cost to us we request a donation of £15 for these. If you are interested in having one of these please call our Supporter Relations team on 0300 999 3887 to make the payment over the phone.

For fundraisers doing a cycling event, we are able to offer cycling jerseys. Please do get in touch with us here if this is something you are interested in.

For sizes, please take a look at the relevant size guide:

Vests
Cotton t-shirts
Active t-shirts
Cycling jerseys

You might find you don’t want your top after all or maybe it doesn’t quite fit. If that’s the case you can return it to us or exchange it for a different size.
Please return you unworn top to:
Mind Events Freepost

Please include your Mind URN if you know it, address and, if you would like to exchange it, please state the size you would like, and our warehouse will sort this all out for you.

Absolutely! We have both plastic collection pots and cardboard collection boxes.
If you would like some cardboard collection boxes, please email [email protected] with the quantity you would like and we can get these sent out to you.

If you would like some of the plastic collection pots, then we do ask for a collection tin agreement form to be completed. You will receive a hard copy of this form in your welcome pack. If you would prefer an electronic copy, you can download this here. Please note, we are only able to offer a maximum of 3 plastic collection pots and you must be registered with us in order to receive these.

Before holding a collection, you may want to read up on these guidelines to make sure everything is above board.

Definitely! We offer Mind branded materials which are great for fundraising events.
Our materials packs include:
A standard materials pack contain:

• 10 balloons
• 5 flags
• 5 we are Mind leaflets
• Mind banner
• Cardboard collection box

If you would like one of these then please get in touch with [email protected] and we will get one of these sent out to you.

 

 

After signing up your, welcome pack should be with you within 14 days. If you do not receive this, within this time frame then please do get in touch and let us know.
For all other orders, we use second class post and, once your order has been processed, this should be with you within 2-3 days.

Read all our FAQs and still confused? Get in touch here.  Please note we are a small team and we do receive lots of enquires so please do be patient with us, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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