Diocese of Chichester


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With the news that AmazonSmile is closing soon, we want to remind you that easyfundraising is a great alternative. With easyfundraising, your church can receive free donations in the same way from more than 7,000 online retailers – for free! Find out more: http://efraising.org/UtnQY2PGf9

easyfundraising – More than £10K raised by Diocese of Chichester churches!

We often say the best recommendations are word of mouth, and we couldn’t recommend easyfundraising enough for our churches. Since our partnership began in 2021 our churches have raised over £10K in free donations.

Offering an easy, continuous, and accessible fundraising option, easyfundraising gives churches the chance to raise money to support themselves and the wider community through online shopping.

‘This really is easy fundraising from my point of view. We get a regular stream of modest remissions and these involve me in no work whatsoever!’ – Stewart, Treasurer at St John the Baptist, Westbourne.

easyfundraising digital team visited a number of our churches already successfully using easyfundraising. Watch their video here.

The Diocesan Digital Team visited churches across the Diocese to hear what they had to say about easyfundraising. The team visited St Richard Aldwick (watch it here) St Mary Salehurst (watch it here) St Mary Billingshurst (watch it here )  St Giles Graffham (watch it here) and Chanctonbury churches (watch it here)

PCC member Jason Pimblett from St Laurence Church in Falmer tells us here how easy easyfundraising is and encourages parishes to give it a go!

easyfundraising in action

Big brands like Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose, Etsy, Just Eat, Screwfix, Moonpig, Argos, and 7,000 others want to give back to churches. That’s why they have partnered with easyfundraising, so when someone shops online with them, the brand gives back a percentage of what an online shopper spends to your church; for free. It’s like using a cashback site, but instead of one individual benefiting, clergy, members of your congregations, even their friends and family and the local community can pull together and raise for your church.

For example, Reverend Matthew is buying a washing machine. Instead of visiting the Currys website, Mathew heads to the easyfundraising website first and then clicks on the Currys link.

easyfundraising directs Matthew to Currys, where he buys his washing machine. Because Matthew started at easyfundraising first, his church will receive free funding directly from Currys. Matthew is happy with his purchase and is delighted his church has benefited from his smart shopping.

What’s in it for your church?

Not only does easyfundraising allow your church to create a continual income stream that bake sales and raffles are unable to offer, especially in the current climate, it also gives people the opportunity to give without it coming directly out of their pockets. This type of fundraiser relives the pressure on those who still want to give; but also the pressure on your church, as you have a low-effort fundraising option that can last all year.

How easyfundraising can slot into everyday life

Because we lead busy lives, easyfundraising has built several tools to make it easy for anyone to support your church. For online shoppers who shop on laptops and computers, there is a handy reminder that when downloaded, pops up, so they can collect free funding in just one click. Or, for the shopper who shops via their mobile, the easyfundraising app keeps things really simple.

How to get started

  • Create your church profile on the easyfundraising site.
  • Get familiar with easyfundraising. Book a call with one of the team, who will show you around, so you are up to speed on how the site works. They will also show you how to track your supporters and the free funding they will help you generate.
  • Now it’s time to share the good news. Use the free marketing tools including social media copy, images, posters, and flyers in your easyfundraising account to tell your church community how easy it is for them to support you when they shop online. easyfundraising can also provide bespoke posters and flyers which will include a QR code and image of your church. To request these please email assets@easyfundraising.org.uk and include your church name and an image of your choice.

We wish you all the best with your fundraising. For further assistance please contact Roisin at roisin@easyfundraising.org.uk