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Fundraising FAQs

Fancy fundraising for Mind?

Here's a few pointers to get you started. 

Thank you for considering fundraising for Mind! We're so pleased you want to support us and we want to give you the best support we can.

Whatever type of fundraising you're planning, you'll need to register with us online first.

  • For an event like a run or bike ride, you'll automatically be registered when you sign up with us on the event page. You can find our fundraising events here
  • If you already have a place, you can register this with us on the page for that event on our website. You can find our fundraising events here
  • If you've got a place in an event that's not on our website, don't worry! You just need it register it as your own challenge.
  • If you would like to raise money for Mind by organising your own fundraising event or if you want to fundraise in other ways, please look at our website. If you haven't found what you are looking for or are looking for ideas, please, contact us at [email protected] . We will be more than happy to help you!

We offer all of our fundraisers a fantastic support package, including:

  • lots of information on fundraising for Mind 
  • a Mind top - either a cotton t-shirt or a running vest
  • monthly e-newsletters
  • support and tips from an experienced Fundraising Officer
  • any other materials you need, like collection boxes, banners, posters or leaflets

If you'd like any other support, we'll do our best to help you! Just get in touch on [email protected] or 020 8215 2243.

We want to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem receives support and respect. We make sure we spend our fundraising money where it's most needed. 

You can find out more on our how we raise and spend our money page or on our impact page.

Mind and Mind Cymru are one charity. Its registered charity number is 219830. The Mind Cymru logo reflects our presence in Wales and is not the logo of a separate charity.  Money that is raised for Mind Cymru is spent on our activities across England and Wales. Those people that live in Wales and wish their money to be donated to Mind Cymru can be assured that their fundraising will support our activity in Wales.  This is because we spend more in Wales than the amount that we raise through fundraising activity in Wales.

Before you register

You must not use Mind's logo on any products or packaging being sold in aid of Mind. You also can't use our logo on any social media channels, digital platforms or websites without permission.

If you'd like to use our logo on any materials or communications, you'll need to get this approved by us first. Please contact us on [email protected].

We'll do our best to help you fundraise, but Mind is not legally responsible for your fundraising. Please don't do anything that could risk a law being broken or that puts yourself or anyone else in danger.

You'll need to think carefully about how to make your event safe. Please do a risk assessment to see if you need insurance cover or any special licences, for example, a gambling licence for certain raffles or prize draws, a public entertainment licence or a licence to sell alcohol.

We can't accept any responsibility for your event or anyone who participates in it. Your event will not be covered by Mind’s insurance if anything goes wrong.

Please also make sure you've considered the safeguarding of any children, young people and adults at risk that may be in attendance. You can read more about our commitment to our supporters and safeguarding in our Supporter Promise

When you fundraise for Mind, you're fundraising as an independent supporter. This means you should say you're fundraising ‘in aid of’ Mind.

Any promotional material for your event, (e.g. tickets, posters, online adverts) should clearly state whether all funds raised at the event will go to Mind or whether any money will be used to pay for any costs.

For example:

Ticket price includes entry fee and meal per person. All fundraising on the day will go to Mind (NAMH) Registered charity number 219830. 

To donate money through sales of a product or service, you’ll need to sign a Commercial Participation Agreement.

You can do this on Work for Good - a brilliant fundraising platform that makes the process quick, simple and legal. Please register hereto set up your first pledge or make a one-off donation. 

You can get in touch on [email protected] if you have any questions. 

We unfortunately can’t take responsibility for any costs, taxes or expenses in connection with your fundraising.

If you're under 16, you'll need to get your parent or guardian’s consent to fundraise for Mind. Please get in touch on [email protected] for a copy of our consent form.

If there is a real and serious risk to personal safety or potential damage to the brand or reputation of Mind, Mind reserves the right to withdraw all support for your fundraising (including not providing branded materials). If we do this, we will always get in touch to let you know and explain our reasons.

You're responsible for making sure that any paper or electronic data you hold complies with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

This includes:

  • Getting appropriate consent before storing or using anyone's data
  • Keeping any data securely and safe from loss, damage or unauthorised access (for example, securing a spreadsheet with a password)
  • Not keeping data for any longer than you need it
  • Not sharing information about someone without their permission

You can read our privacy and cookies policy here


Gift Aid can help you maximise your fundraising. However, there are strict rules about how you can use it. You can only claim Gift Aid on individual donations. You can't claim on ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, winning auction bids, or as part of a group or collection.

You can find out more on The Health and Safety Executive, the Fundraising Regulator: Code of Fundraising Practice or the The Gambling Commission websites. 

If you're fundraising outside of the UK, please check your local fundraising laws and best practice guidelines.

At some of our bigger events, we sometimes have cheer points and occasionally post-race receptions. If this is something we offer, you'll see this on the events page on our website. 

Unfortunately, we can't usually attend smaller events, as we're a small team.

Sometimes local Minds are able to offer support to smaller local events, so if this is really important to you, it might be worth getting in touch with your local Mind.

We'd love to share your fundraising on our Facebook Events page. Just ask your Fundraising Officer or contact us at [email protected].

Unfortunately, we don't post individual fundraising on our main social media. However, if you tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or TikTok, we'll try to interact with you.

If you'd like to, you can write a blog about your fundraising, we'll put this on our website and share it on social media. For more information, get in touch with us at [email protected].

Local Minds are separate charities to national Mind. At national Mind, 20% of our charitable expenditure goes to fund local Minds so if you fundraise for us, some of your money will go to them. 

If you'd like to fundraise for your local Mind specifically, please contact them directly. They'll be delighted to hear from you!

When fundraising for us, you're part of #TeamMind. As a member of our team, we ask that you're fair and respectful to any attendees, volunteers or members of the public that engage with your fundraising. You can read our fundraising terms and conditions for more information.

You can read more about our commitment to treating our supporters fairly in our Supporter Promise

If your event involves children, you will need to make sure there is proper adult supervision and organise DBS checks for any adult volunteers.

Some other things to think about: 

  • Children under 16 aren't allowed to buy raffle tickets.

  • Children under 16 can't take part in public street collections in England and Wales. There are different laws Scotland and Northern Ireland, so please check the Fundraising Regulator’s guidance.

  • You will need permission from a parent or guardian to take photos of any children under 16. 

  • Children under 16 should never have sole responsibility for handling or counting cash.

After you register

Please see our page on paying in your fundraising to find out more about how you can do this. You'll need to have the Mind number you were given when you registered with us.

If you're using JustGiving or Enthuse, your donations will come straight to us so there's nothing you need to do. 


We'll send a sponsorship form in your welcome pack. This should be sent to you in the post 14 working days after signing up. You can also download a sponsorship form here.

Your Mind top will be included in your welcome pack. This should be sent to you in the post 14 working days after signing up.

We offer everyone a cotton t-shirt or running vest as part of our package. We also offer technical running t-shirts for a donation of £15 and cycling jerseys.

If you haven't got your top yet, or would like to order one, please email us or call on 0208 215 2243.

You'll need to tell us what size you want. Please take a look at the size guides:

You can also order additional items from our online shop.

You can return your top to us if you don't like it, or exchange it for a different size. Please return you unworn top to:

'Freepost Mind Events'

Please include your Mind number if you know it and your address. If you'd like to exchange it, please let us know the size you'd like instead.

If you'd like a cardboard collection boxes, please email [email protected] and let us know how many you'd like. 

If you'd like a plastic collection tin, you'll need to be registered with us and fill in a collection tin agreement form. You can get a maximum of 3 plastic collection tins.

Your welcome pack and running vest or t-shirt will be with you within 10-14 working days of registering. If you haven't received anything, please get in touch.

If you are the person fundraising, you can’t get a refund for donations that you've received.

If you've donated money to someone who is fundraising for Mind and you'd like to be refunded, please email [email protected].

We can provide you with any branded materials that you might need. Just get in touch on [email protected].

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