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September 9, 2020

Together We’re Embracing The Power To Do Good

GiveToLocal is delighted to report that new donors signing up to support our clubs in August have - on average - opted to give more than DOUBLE the minimum donation amount.

That generous support is helping to make a lasting difference to community sports clubs at a time when many are struggling to make ends meet.

And by choosing to give well above the minimum donation level, new donors are recognising that the ‘Power To Do Good’ is in their hands.

“As a micro-donation platform, we give people the option of a £3 per month minimum donation,” explained GiveToLocal CEO Neil Gardiner.

“But the average donation level is now more than twice that figure at £6.93.

“It’s incredible.

“Working together with donors we have the power to do good. That message is loud and clear.”

GiveToLocal was built on the belief that - given the opportunity - people are keen to play a part in bringing about positive change within their community.

And our latest figures confirm that generous donors across the UK are doing just that.

“Our donors know they have the chance to be part of a really positive period of change for our clubs,” added Neil.

“We wanted to make it affordable for as many people as possible to be part of that positive change and that’s why we set the minimum donation at just £3 per month.

“But when people opt to voluntarily donate more than twice that amount it gives all the clubs and the partners involved with GiveToLocal a huge boost.

“It tells us that our donors are genuinely invested in what we are here to do, together. It really matters to them just how much of a difference they can make.

“Anyone who donates regularly to their chosen club is making a huge difference.

“But every time that donation is above £3 it means even more to those clubs and the communities they serve.”

GiveToLocal continues to invest in the staff and infrastructure required to streamline donations and ensure key funds flow directly to clubs in need.

“The data coming out from August shows that what we are doing really resonates with people and they’re embracing the opportunity to be part of positive change,” added Neil.

“From the start we set out to be an organisation that takes ownership of driving awareness and delivering results by creating the campaigns needed to help support grassroots and community sport.

“We’re all about delivering sustainable income into the heart of communities and we want our teams and clubs to see a tangible impact.

“GiveToLocal is about making it attractive, rewarding, easy and affordable to support grassroots sport.

“The generosity of donors suggests the message is having the right impact and, so early on in our journey, it’s hard not to be excited by that.”

Media Manager Simon Rushworth feels GiveToLocal’s ‘Power To Do Good’ message has captured the imagination of those who are new to supporting the grassroots sport community.

And he added: “It’s hugely important that our key messages are clear and that they resonate with potential donors and sponsors.

“To support our clubs through this period, people are parting with their money at a very difficult time and we know that’s asking a lot.

“But donors can see what we’re all about and can see that their support impacts in such a positive way. They want to be part of it.”

To register your club’s interest in GiveToLocal, click here.

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