Want to raise some money towards the cost of Common Ground? You’ve come to the right place!

Scroll down to check out your UK fundraising options and email if you have any questions. You can click on the name of each funding source to find out more.

Are you outside the UK? Please visit the page Fundraising for International Delegations.

New to fundraising? Many funders like to work with community groups, and do not expect polished applications. Support and sample applications are available from Even a small grant could enable your group to buy new equipment or subsidise camp fees for your young people.


Funding sourceDifficultyLikelihood of successAmount you could raiseConditions
Local Giving Magic Little GrantsEasyMedium£500The application process could take as little as 10minutes. Apply by 31st October 2021.
Gift AidMediumGuaranteed25% of event fee (donation)Parents paying for subs or camps must pay some income tax or capital gains tax
National Lottery Awards for AllMediumMediumUp to £10,000Post-pandemic, the number of applications is quite high. Applications are accepted all year round, with turnaround time around 12weeks.
Donation-based crowdfundingEasyHighVariesCrowdfunding is a way of raising donations by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money. You have several platforms to choose from. Consider pages such as GoFundMe, Justgiving or Crowdfunder. Check carefully that the page fee is 0%.
Lions ClubEasyMediumVariesYour local philanthropic organisations may donate towards camp costs. Call your local club to enquire. It's good for raising our profile too! A sample fundraising letter is available from