Check out these frequently-asked questions about fundraising to help with any unanswered questions you may have.
What can I do to fundraise for Unicef UK?
Check out our fundraising ideas for tips, ideas about events and inspiration.
Can I use the Unicef UK logo?
You are not permitted to use the Unicef UK or Unicef logo in any form or on any publicity materials. However, as a fundraiser, you have exclusive use of our ‘in aid of Unicef’ logo to help promote your event or challenge. To receive a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get Unicef UK materials, like collection tins, balloons and posters?
Find out how to download and order fundraising materials. Using materials with the Unicef UK logo on can help give your fundraising a professional edge, but because it costs us to produce and post fundraising materials please order a modest number, or send a donation to cover postage and stock costs.
Can I show Unicef UK films at my event?
Take a look at our Unicef YouTube channel where you will find lots of shorts films to help you highlight and promote Unicef’s work and your fundraising.
Can a Unicef UK speaker come to my fundraising event?
Our field staff aim to spend as much time as possible helping children, so unfortunately are unable to attend your fundraising event. But, we can help you by giving a statement that you can read aloud, thanking everyone for their hard work and explaining how the money and donations will be spent. To receive a statement, email us at email@example.com
How do I explain what Unicef UK does?
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children. We work with families, local communities, partners and government in more than 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential. In everything we do, the most disadvantaged children and the countries in greatest need have priority.
Unicef UK raises donations for Unicef’s emergency and development work around the world and advocates for lasting change for children worldwide. This includes working to change government policies and practices that restrict child rights in the UK and internationally.
We are a UK registered charity, supported entirely by voluntary donations. We do not receive any money from the UN.
How will the money we have raised be used?
Unicef UK provides health care, water, nutrition, education and protection for children with the donations it receives from fundraisers. We do whatever it takes to make a lasting difference to children’s lives.
The money and donations you raise will help us to carry on with our life-changing work. It doesn’t matter how much you raise, whether it’s a £10 donation or £100, every single penny helps us to help children.
Find out about some of the ways in which your fundraising could help.
Can I donate my money to a specific country or project?
We aim to reach the children who need the most help and who are the hardest to reach, like children who live in remote areas or ethnic communities, and so we really like your donations to be ‘unrestricted’. This means that you are not restricting what project or country your fundraising and donations are spent on. It also helps our work to be more efficient by reducing our administration costs, making your money and donations reach more children.
Unrestricted funding also helps us to respond quickly, wherever and whenever disaster strikes. Children are always hardest hit by emergencies, losing their lives, parents, homes and schools, and so it is vital that we help them as soon as possible.
How do I make my fundraising event safe?
Find out about health and safety issues and any insurance that you may need, and how to keep your fundraising legal.
How do I pay my money and donations in?
We accept donations in cash, by cheque or BACS (bank transfer). Find out how to send us the money you raise.
How do I know that your money and donations have reached you?
It can take us a few weeks to process your donations once we have received them, but as soon as we do receive your donation we will send you a thank you letter by way of receipt.
How do I claim charity gift aid?
As a registered charity, Unicef is allowed to claim back an extra 25p on every £1 donated to us in gift aid. Even 25p can be enough to buy a life-saving vaccine for one child. For us to be able to claim gift aid you need to check the sponsor or donator is a UK tax payer, record their home address, postcode, donation amount and make sure they tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form or web page.
How can I fundraise online?
Unicef's preferred online sponsorship provider is JustGiving.com. Find out how to set up your own online fundraising page.
Is there a good way to collect money and donations for a sponsored event?
The best way to get people to donate money is to set up an online sponsorship page with JustGiving. Find out how to set up your own online fundraising page.
Can I do anything to fundraise?
As long as your fundraising is safe and legal you can do anything to fundraise for Unicef. There are also some restrictions if you are under 18 - see our legal guidelines.
How can schools/faith groups/voluntary organisations/university societies get involved with fundraising?
Find out how to Fundraise at school, with your Faith Group, your club or with a Unicef On Campus Society.
Can Unicef promote my fundraising event?
We cannot promote individual fundraising events but can offer advice on how to promote your fundraising event with your local newspaper or radio station, or using social media.
Can I get a letter of authorisation to fundraise for Unicef?
A letter of authorisation outlines that you or your event is an official Unicef fundraising event. You may need a letter like this if you plan to do a street collection. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name, address and what you are doing to fundraise so we can send out the letters to you.
Still need help?
If you still have any unanswered questions and need some more information to help you fundraise for Unicef UK, don’t hesitate to contact us.