All you need to know to start your fundraising journey with us.
Thank you so much for raising money in aid of the University of Edinburgh cause you care about most. We really appreciate your support. We hope the information below helps get you started and please do get in touch if you need anything else.
Your fundraising guide
What will you do?
Choose your fundraising challenge – sign up for a sponsored challenge or decide to do your own thing for the cause you care about the most.
Create a JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/universityofedinburgh - set an ambitious fundraising goal and use your story to tell your donors about the work you’re supporting and why you are raising money for it.
Please click to opt-in to receive communications from your chosen charity (that's us) when you set up your Just Giving page. This will allow us to provide advice and support for your fundraising activity; let you know how your donation is helping; and invite you to events.
Spread the word
Share the link to your JustGiving page far and wide. You can post on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; update your email signature; and make posters for notice boards.
Don’t be afraid to ask people more than once to sponsor you. We all need reminding at times so feel free to mention again that you are fundraising.
Ask your employer about Matched Funding.
As mentoned above, setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to share your fundraising story with friends, family and colleagues. As well as our generic JustGiving page, we also have some cause specific JustGiving pages, as follows:
- Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic (external link)
- Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research (external link)
- EXPPECT Edinburgh (external link)
- Fiona Walker Fund (external link)
- Jeffrey Young Programme for PSP Research (external link)
- Low grade serous ovarian cancer research (external link)
- Lubin Borde Sarcoma Research Fund (external link)
- Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre (external link)
- National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit (external link)
- Paul P Smith Fund (external link)
- SYNGAP1 research at the Patrick Wild Centre (external link)
- JustGiving website (external link)
*Remember to opt-in to receive communications from us when you set up your Just Giving page. This will allow us to provide advice and support for your fundraising activity; let you know how your donation is helping; and to invite you to events, including our exclusive annual Thank You event.
Download our fundraising pack
Keep in touch
Please let us know about your fundraising plans – we’ll be delighted to hear from you and find out how we can help.
If you are promoting your fundraising on social media, remember to include @UoEFundraising in your Tweets and we’ll be sure to share them
If you would like further information or are interested in getting involved, please get in touch using the contact details below.
Mrs Kerry Mackay
Senior Community Fundraising Officer
- Development and Alumni
- Supporter Engagement
- Work: 07407 817 267
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
- Post Code
- EH1 1HT
9.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday