HOW YOU CAN HELP US
The WorkingRite programmes cost around £881,000 to run each year – of which we need to raise 36% from voluntary donations, grants, fundraising activities and gifts in wills. That’s £36.20 an hour being gifted by friends and supporters who believe in what we do.
Every penny counts. Your help will ensure that over 174 young people each year are supported through our programme and progress into a job, further education or apprenticeship – giving them the chance to really make something of themselves – when others may have given up on them.
There’s lots you can do to help. From individual donations to sponsored events; from taking a collection can for your shop or business to getting your company to take WorkingRite on as their charity of the year; from community events to grants from trust & foundations -– the list is endless.
We are a small fundraising team, but please email us if you have any ideas or questions.
There are so many ways that you can give a donation to WorkingRite. As an individual, employee or trustee – whatever you give – it makes a real difference to everyone we help.
Being able to plan ahead is vital in order for us to develop our services and support more young people in need of a little help and inspiration. Regular contributions mean we know how much is pledged each month and can make considered decisions about new programmes in the knowledge that we can afford to do so.
Making your regular gift through the Gift Aid scheme is the most efficient way of supporting WorkingRite. You can set up your regular giving online.
One off donation
Many people support us through contributing to our annual running costs by making a general donation. Without being able to pay for these, we simply couldn’t support our programmes. You can do this securely online.
Your donation will help with the daily running costs of supporting young people across Scotland.
Give as you shop
You can even help us to raise FREE funds when you shop online. Everytime you shop, you’ll raise a donation for us and it won’t cost you a penny extra! Simply register your support with easyfundraising – and get shopping!
Fundraising takes many forms – and we are lucky to have so many supporters who raise money for WorkingRite. There are lots of ways that you, your friends and colleagues, local clubs, organisations, trusts & foundations and businesses can help us to raise the money we need to run our programmes each year.
Sponsored events and fundraising
We don’t have a big enough fundraising team to organise lots of events – but if you want to take part in one for us, or organise your own then we are more than happy to help.
Why not join us for an organised event? We have a teams taking part in a variety of challenges up and down the country. For more information visit our events page.
If you’d like to join a team – please contact Alison or call 0131 476 1050 for more information.
Keep it local
One of the unique aspects of WorkingRite is that we make sure the young people we work with are placed within their own local communities. Why not do the same and organise an event in your own community – either an event in your local club or pub; a cake sale at work or raffle.
Raise the profile
Everything people do to raise money – also helps to raise our profile. One of the easiest ways to do this is to ask your local shop – or your own business – to place a collection can on the counter. You’d be amazed at how much can be collected – and it really does spread the word. Just contact fundraising to find out more.
Trusts & foundations
WorkingRite is very grateful to the many charitable Trusts and Foundations that support our programmes across the country. Through these grants we are able to respond in the areas where the need is greatest and we can support as many young people as possible.
We are continuously looking to build relationships with new Trusts and Foundations and welcome the opportunity to discuss a range of projects for Trusts to support. These include our programme staff salaries, programme development, individual trainee costs and management, administration costs and core running costs.
If you are a Trustee or a Trust staff member and would like to find out more about how you can support WorkingRite, please contact Alison.
Some of our current Trust and Foundation supporters include:
• Young Start: delivered by Big Lottery Fund
• People’s Postcode Trust
• Henry Smith Charity
• Garfield Weston Foundation
• STV Children’s Appeal
• Robertson Trust
• Asfari Foundation
• Vardy Foundation
• Gannochy Trust
We are keen to build relationships with large and small organisations, involving staff at every level, customers and clients. As a youth employment charity we have some unique opportunities for a range of mutually beneficial partnerships that can bring lasting benefits to both organisations.
Partnerships can include:
Nominate WorkingRite as your Charity of the Year
Donate professional services
Become one of our partner employers for a young person in your community
Place a collection can on your shop counter / reception desk
Benefits can include:
Enhancing your company’s image in the local community
Developing employee motivation and morale
Raising awareness of your company among supporters, service users, staff and stakeholders of WorkingRite
Each partnership is managed on a case by case basis to ensure that both parties achieve the best possible outcome and our fundraising team is happy to discuss this with you. Please call us on 0131 476 1050 or email the fundraising team.
Give in your will – show you believe in tomorrow’s young people
We need to raise 36% of the amount it costs to deliver the WorkingRite programme each year from fundraising, voluntary donations, trust grants and Gifts in Wills. This not only supports our current projects, but also provides the funds we need to develop and pilot new projects.
By leaving a Gift in your Will to WorkingRite – whether its £100 or £100,000 – you can help young people transform their lives at the point they need to – and give them the opportunity to make something of themselves now and in the years to come.
To leave a gift, you need to make a Will, or update an existing one. You can use any solicitor, but we have partnered with McClure Solicitors who offer the service free of charge, in three simple steps.
If you’d like a little more information about leaving a Gift in your Will first, please contact the fundraising team or call us on 0131 476 1050.
Legal services provided by McClure Solicitors in partnership with WorkingRite
WorkingRite relies on voluntary donations to allow it to continue its work. It doesn’t matter how much you donate, with lots of people taking up McClure’s Legal Services offer – together they soon add up and become a significant amount for charity.
We’d like to encourage you, if don’t already have a Will, need to review it or want to consider a power of attorney for a family member, to take up this generous offer from McClure Solicitors. In doing so, you can plan for your and your family’s future and at the same time you can support the young people of the future.
For more information about the services, click on the video links below:
Making a Will is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that your family is taken care of when you are no longer here. We have partnered with McClure Solicitors who offer you a free Will preparation service.
McClure’s will prepare your Will free of charge – a service which usually costs £150 for a single client and £240 for a couple. All you need to do is consider making a donation to help support WorkingRite
Using the services of McClure Solicitors means that your wishes will be honoured in full without any confusion. It also means that your estate will be administered more quickly and with less expense.
It is important to have your Will reviewed by a professional experienced in Will writing. How do you know whether your Will is of good quality or even if it is valid? We have partnered with McClure Solicitors who offer you a free Will Review service.
McClure’s will review your Will free of charge and advise whether it is adequate or needs amended, or indeed replaced altogether. If you need a new Will, McClure’s can do this too. All you need to do is consider making a donation to help support WorkingRite.
Using the services of McClure Solicitors means that you can be sure that your Will is valid, covers your whole estate and is up to date.
It is important that every adult should have a Power of Attorney, especially as more people need one these days. It simply lets someone you trust look after you and your affairs if you are not able to do so. Without a Power of Attorney your family might need to go to Court which is expensive and takes a long time.
We have partnered with McClure Solicitors who offer you a half price Power of Attorney service. All you need to do is consider making a donation to help support WorkingRite.
McClure’s will prepare your Power of Attorney for just £180 instead of the usual £360.
Using the services of McClure Solicitors means that come what may, you will have your affairs in order.