3 main benefits of fundraising for a local charity

Raising money for any charity is a major mood booster – knowing that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Additionally, giving to a local charity can bring about many other benefits.

Here are the 3 main benefits of fundraising for a local charity:

1 – Local charities understand the needs of local people

Local charities often run on-the-ground services – their teams work alongside and listen to local people and their needs, so any money raised will go straight to a cause that is really needed by local people.

2 – Less red tape – more action

Because they’re smaller than national charities, they can often work quickly and responsively to needs without the bureaucracy and politics of larger organisations.

Spending less money on administration means that more money goes into improving the lives of local people.

3 – More say in where your money goes

Yet another benefit of donating to a local charity is that you’ll likely have more say in where your money goes.

Local charities make sure that you receive a personal thank you and will stay in contact with you making sure you receive updates on the positive impact your fundraising has had on local people.

You may be able to ask that your funds go to a particular project or cause. Individual fundraisers have been instrumental in the development and ongoing delivery of SEL Mind’s Minds Up project and YODA group.