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Fundraise for Home-Start

Fundraising is a vital source of income. Find inspiration, and learn about the different ways you can donate.
The emotional, physical and psychological cost for children experiencing tragedy, hardship and neglect is immense and can last a life-time.

The need for our work is acute and growing.  In the UK right now:

  • 6 million children live in severe poverty
  • 93,000 children live in care – an increase of 10,000 in 10 years
  • 1 in 10 children aged between 5 and 16  have a mental health problem
  • 2 million children are regular witnesses to severe forms of domestic violence

Fundraise or donate for
Home-Start Northampton

We believe that the best possible start in life for a child begins at home with their family. A nurturing, loving, stable family and home environment strongly determines a child’s future life chances. Children whose parents are struggling to cope can miss out on the love, routine and support that are vital for their future.
Each year we have to turn away parents and children because we don’t have the funds to help them all. When children face severe illness, or disability, when their mother has postnatal depression, when their father loses a job and spirals into debt and mental ill health or alcohol abuse, when they are in shocking housing or their family is threatened with losing their home… our volunteers want to be there for them – to help them and their whole family until they can cope again. We want to reach each child in their vital early years so they can have the best possible start in life. Very often we are the last chance they have.

Home-Start Northampton depends heavily on donations from people like you to fund our work with parents and children. Everyone needs help at some time in their life… please help us to make a difference to a child’s life today. 

One-off donation
If you wish to donate by cheque, please send it to:

Home-Start Northampton
Martin House
24 Hazelwood Road
Northampton
NN1 1LN

Direct Debit donations
We are fortunate enough to have some wonderful supporters who donate to us on a monthly basis by direct debit. If you would like to donate in this way, please contact us
Just Giving

Donating to us

You can also donate a one-off or monthly payment through our Just Giving Page. We don’t get charged any fees to receive your money.

Fundraising for us

You can also set up your own fundraising page to help make a difference. Simply create an account with Justgiving.com and mention our charity. If you raise money for us we can automatically claim gift aid on all your donations. All donations are automatically sent to us and we don’t have to pay any fees to receive your money.

https://www.justgiving.com/home-startnorthampton

AmazonSmile: donate while you shop online

Home-Start Northampton is registered with AmazonSmile. By selecting Home-Start Northampton as your designated charity, every time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your order to us.  It’s quick and easy to set up, and if you bookmark the link to AmazonSmile instead of Amazon on your devices you only have to do it once.  We would love your support. Why not do it now why you are thinking of it? Here’s the link AmazonSmile

Easy Fundraising: donate while you shop online
This is a free and simple way for UK schools, charities, sports clubs, community groups and other good causes to raise money from everyday online shopping. Every time you buy something online with a participating retailer, to say ‘thank you’ they’ll give a donation to Home-Start West Northants or any cause you choose retailers in the scheme include Argos, John Lewis, Debenhams, M+S … the list is almost endless!

Click here to get to the Home-Start Northampton page.

Set up a fundraising event
Many people have participated in events to help raise vital funds for our work.

If you have an idea for an event, please contact us

Leave a legacy
Many people seek to make a lasting charity gift through their Will. A legacy to Home-Start Northampton can be left through a will in order to help us continue to support local families across our communities.

We recommend you find advice on writing or amending your Will from somewhere like Citizens Advice

If you are writing your Will, the details you will need are:

Home-Start Northampton
Martin House
24 Hazelwood Road
Northampton
NN1 1LN

Thank you so much if you are able to remember us in this way. For more information, or to talk more, please get in touch.

Fundraising guide

Home-Start UK’s online fundraising guide gives great examples to start your fundraiser. Come back to our page when you’ve got your idea to set up your page.

Corporate Fundraising

There are plenty of different ways your business can support Home-Start Northampton.

As a small, local charity we depend on the support and generosity of our local business community, but we believe it is about building relationships with business’ and partnership working; ultimately the children we support are the future employees and employers of the business community, so we have a shared interest.

Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorship can bring many benefits to a company and even small donations can make a big difference to our scheme.

There are various ways you can get involved such as sponsorship of events, providing printed resources and being involved in activities. In return we can provide you with promotion in the local press, social media coverage, inclusion of your logo on our website, newsletter and various other communication materials.

If your company would like to contribute to the work of Home-Start Northampton we would love to hear from you! Can you help by sponsoring us?

Set up a fundraising event

We are always happy to offer help and support to individuals or companies looking to hold fundraising events on our behalf. From tea parties to quiz nights to sponsored walks, there are many ways to raise funds to support our work. If you have any great ideas about fundraising events, please contact us.

Become a Home-Start Volunteer Today

Home-Start’s team of trained volunteers make sure a child’s early years count. By volunteering just a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.

 Click here to find out more. 

Volunteer Application Form for Home-Start NorthamptonVolunteer Application Form for Home-Start Daventry and South Northants