Thank you for your interest in fundraising on behalf of Latin Link! We rely on donations from supporters for everything we do. Whether you're looking for ideas or advice on running an event, we hope these pages will inspire and help you to raise money so that we can see vibrant, Bible-believing Christian communities in every part of Latin America, impacting their neighbours, societies and the wider world.
Need inspiration? Scroll down to see some of the current availalbe options or take a look at our:
Latin Nights – an evening of Latin fun!
Organise a Latin evening for friends at your house or in a church group. Lots of fun and creativity, music, food - plus prayer and the opportunity for people to give to Latin Link. You can request a FREE pack of goodies including a DVD and quizzes, and off you go. Find out more or request your pack, making sure you add in your name and postal address.
Pura Vida – drink coffee for Latin Link!
Every time you purchase a case of high-quality Pura-Vida Fairtrade Plus coffee and Kingdom Coffee will donate £5 to Latin Link! Be it for your personal use, or as the coffee for all your church meetings, just think: every time you make or drink a cup of coffee, you're making two investments, one to Fairtrade and one to Latin Link. To find out more, contact Paula on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What would your friends sponsor you to do? Shave your head? Keep silent all day? Go to work in fancy dress?
However you're raising money, Virgin Money Giving is a great resource for sponsored events. It’s really easy to set up a page and select Latin Link as your charity of choice. Your friends give online, can add Gift Aid, and the money comes straight to Latin Link. No more running around with sponsorship forms. Unlike Just Giving, Virginmoneygiving.com is a not-for-profit website, to they take a much smaller percentage of donations - meaning that more of the money you raise goes directly to Latin Link.
If running, cycling, swimming, sailing or other organised sporting activities are more your thing we’d love to chat to you about events in your local area. Email us or phone our Supporter team (+44 (0)118 957 7107).
Whether your workplace is small or large, local or national, we are committed to working in partnership with you.
- Raise your profile by sponsoring our national and international publications. Email us for further details.
- Corporate donations - we need to raise income to meet our core running costs.
- Employee teambuilding and individual challenges
- Payroll Giving – Get geared for giving.
- Charity of the Year adoption
Fundraise for free
There are several pain-free ways you can raise money...
Do your online shopping through Give as you Live. Thousands of brands including Amazon, Play.com, John Lewis and Expedia have signed up to donate a percentage of every purchase you make online to us. All at no cost to you and at no cost to us. The average shopper will raise £2.10 per month through what they already buy online. Discover Give As You Live today.
- Sell any unwanted items on eBay and donate some or all of the profits to Latin Link - Find out more at ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity
- Collect loose change – the back of the sofa is a great place to start!
- Dig out old foreign currency, send it to the bank and ask them to credit Latin Link.
Scrap your car. These are amazing schemes that take the hassle out of scrapping your old car and support a charity at the same time. They will come and pick up your car for free, scrap it or sell it at auction, and donate any profit to the charity of your choice. We recently received £108.50 from the auction of one old banger. Check out the schemes at giveacar.co.uk and charitycar.co.uk.
Clear a house. Wallington Missionary Mart and Auctions sells furniture, household goods, antiques and valuables in aid of mission agencies and will do house clearances free of charge. If you need to get rid of a large or valuable item, you can donate it and ask it to be sold or auctioned in aid of Latin Link. See wallingtonmissionary.org.uk to find out more, or call them on +44 (0)20 8647 8437.
Dinner4Good is a brilliant idea!
Raise money for us simply by doing something you enjoy - having your friends round for a meal! Just go to www.dinner4good.com/latinlink and you'll see it couldn't be easier.
- Create your personalised Dinner Page and send invitations from the site (takes about 5 minutes).
- Guests accept and donate online - you can see who's coming, and how much is being raised, in a click.
- No embarrassment over having to ask for money, no hassle with collection.
- Dinner4Good takes care of everything, including the Gift Aid application.
- All you have to do is hold the dinner, eat, drink and enjoy yourselves!
Talk to your friends over dinner about the cause they've donated to and they might also want to hold a Dinner4Good of their own - so the good goes on and on!
What to do with the money?
Give online. Once you’ve collected up all your proceeds, you can donate the total online. You will have the option to give the money to a specific Stepper or Latin Link member, or to let us use it where it's most needed.
Send a cheque. You can also make a cheque out to Latin Link and put it in the post to our Reading address. Please note you can only add Gift Aid to your own donation, not sponsorship money you collect from others.