Many people get in touch with us, looking to raise money for Support in Mind Scotland. Often however, they're aren't sure how to go about this, or what they'd like to do. Thankfully, in today's fast-paced world there are so many ways people can help our cause, and most of them don't involve jumping out of a plane or crossing the River Forth in a bathtub!
All donations are vital and hugely appreciated. A quick and fuss-free way to help us continue to provide vital Mental Health support and provisions is by clicking here to donate.
Take Part in the 100 Streets Challenge
The 100 Streets Challenge is our flagship fundraising campaign and has grown exponentially in popularity since its inception in 2016. And unlike many other campaigns, it's completely FREE to take part in! Participants can choose to fundraise, and a minimum amount of £10 raised or donated will get you a 100 Streets Challenge t-shirt, as well as a medal and certificate upon completion.
Click here to visit our dedicated 100 Streets website, which'll give you all the information needed to register. From there, we'll be in touch to support and guide you through your very own 100 Streets Challenge!
Visiting our online shop
If you're struggling to think of a gift idea for someone, we have the solution! We're the first Mental Health charity to have our very own tartan! Click here to visit our shop and browse our fantastic range of products, made from either 100% Lambswool or 100% New Wool.
Taking on a fundraising challenge
Whether it's shaving your head or scaling Ben Nevis, we appreciate all of our fundraisers and will provide as much support and guidance as is required. For some ideas or inspiration, have a look at our fundraising guide.
A group of fab fundraisers from our charity partners Viewpoint Housing Association recently took on a bug-eating Bushtucker Trial to raise money (below), proving there is no limit to how creative/brave you can be!
To sum up the scheme briefly, it refers to employees donating a certain amount of their pre-tax earnings to charity each month. It's very easy to set up by speaking to your work's payroll department and, as the money is taken before tax, every £1 donation essentially only costs 80p. For more information, The Institute of Fundraising have a comprehensive guide to Payroll Giving which can be found here.
We are signed up with a few sites who donate to charities when you shop online. A fantastic and easy way to raise money from the comfort of your home.
Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to SiMS.
Easyfundraising - simply click here, create an account and choose us as your chosen charity to benefit.
Savoo - donate 1p for every web search you do through their search engine, and also offer voucher codes. Click here to find out more!
'Donate My Birthday' on Facebook
Something that has recently become quite popular is getting your Facebook friends to donate to a Birthday fundraiser. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to do this.
Become a Charity Partner
Do you work with an organisation who have a Charity of the Year scheme you think we'd be a good fit for? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We look at our partnerships as a two-way street, and look to provide support, materials and talks whenever required.
Our Fundraising Team will be delighted to help you with any further questions and to support you on your fundraising journey. You can contact then by emailing [email protected] or [email protected], or by phoning 0131 662 4359.