Fundraising FAQs

How do I get started?

Thank you for choosing to support Beat! First, decide how you would like to fundraise. You can organise your own event, sign up for one of our most popular events, or sign up for a different event.

When you’ve chosen your event, it’s time to start fundraising here. Using Just Giving is the easiest way for friends and family to donate, and all your donations, plus Gift Aid, will automatically be transferred to Beat.

How will my fundraising help?

Your fundraising will help towards our vision to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Your donations will help to fund our services including our Helplines, message boards, and online support groups.

Can I fundraise for Beat through an event that’s not on your website?

Yes! You can fundraise any way of your choice, whether you organise your own event or take part in one that’s already set up. Then you can start fundraising through Just Giving.

Why do some events have a set fundraising target?

Beat purchases places in our most popular events so that we can guarantee entries even after general entries sell out. We need to ensure that anyone using these places raises enough to cover the cost and support our work. We ask applicants to agree to this before accepting a place, and support everyone to raise as much as possible.

What’s the difference between a general entry and a charity entry?

You can buy a general entry from an event organiser’s website and choose to fundraise for Beat. There is no minimum fundraising target for these places, but our team will help you to raise as much as possible.

You can apply for a charity entry for events through Beat’s website. If your application is successful, we would ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target by a set deadline, usually four weeks after the event takes place.

How can Beat support my fundraising?

Our fundraising team are here to help you raise as much as possible. We would love to discuss your fundraising plans and give you advice and encouragement to reach your fundraising target. We can also provide materials, and help with promoting your fundraising in your local area.

Can I have a running vest for my race?

Yes, once you have set up a fundraising page our team will contact you to arrange delivery of a running vest and any other resources.

What can Beat provide to help me fundraising?

We can provide information about Beat’s work, sponsorship forms, collection boxes, balloons, flags, running vests, badges, t-shirts, cycling jerseys. We do ask for suggested donations for some of these items to help cover costs. Please contact our fundraising team, including your full address and event details, to request resources.

Can I download sponsorship forms?

Yes – please click here. Please only use our sponsorship forms, and ask your donors to write their full details in block capitals. This allows us to claim Gift Aid, making your fundraising go further. If you are fundraising through Just Giving, Gift Aid will be automatically claimed (where eligible) so you don’t need to worry about this.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back 25% of eligible donations from the government, meaning Beat get an extra 25p on top of every £1 donated, boosting your donation by a quarter. To claim on fundraising donations, we require a completed sponsorship form.

How can I pay in my donations to Beat?

If you fundraise online through Just Giving, all your donations and Gift Aid will be automatically transferred to Beat.

If you have cash donations, you can pay in by any of the following methods:

Cheque

Please make cheques payable to ‘Beat’, and send to us at:

Beat
Unit 1 Chalk Hill House
19 Rosary Road
Norwich
NR1 1SZ

Please include a brief covering letter with your contact details and event information so we can thank you.

Online

Donate online by credit/debit card or PayPal - just select ‘I am paying in my fundraising’ from the 'I would like to donate to' dropdown menu

Phone

Call 01603 753335 to donate by credit/debit card 

Get in touch

If you’ve got other questions or just want to chat about your plans, you can contact us on fundraising@beateatingdisorders.org.uk or call 01603 753335. We’d love to hear from you!