Schools in the UK are facing a squeeze in funding. In fact, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has discovered that the spend on each pupil is set to fall 6.5% by 2019-20. This is the first-real term cuts in 20 years.
The pressure is on for head teachers, who must now make tough choices when it comes to deciding on how their limited funds should be spent on their school and pupils. Head teachers have even been driven to write to parents to inform them of the cuts. PTAs across the UK are now having to think of additional ways to raise money so that schools and pupils are not affected by the impending cuts.
easyfundraising, the UK’s leading good cause shopping reward site, has proven to be a successful and easy way for schools to raise much-needed funding. With millions of online shopping transactions happening each day in the UK, it’s not a surprise that thousands of schools across the UK have already raised £3.5 million through easyfundraising. The extra injection of funding has helped schools to fund new playground equipment, improve facilities, new text books and expensive technology, such as iPads, and much more.
easyfundraising works with over 3,100 retailers, including John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, and eBay, and many more, who make a donation to the school every time a parent, staff member, student or supporter shops online with them.
As there is no extra cost to the shopper and the site is free and easy to use, it means everyone can get involved to raise unlimited funds for the school and the future of its pupils.
Once the school has been registered as a cause, supporters of the school are then encouraged to register for free and can then start shopping with their favourite online retailers and brands via the easyfundraising site whilst collecting free donations. There is even a donation reminder available so shoppers never miss an opportunity to raise.
As we all know, the ability to shop on the go makes life easier. The easyfundraising app means funds can even be raised when people shop on their mobiles.
There is also plenty of help and support at hand from the easyfundraising team. Supporters can book a coaching session, where they guide shoppers through the easyfundraising site and help them to register for free.
With schools facing such debilitating cuts, it’s now more important than ever to gain as much support as possible. The easyfundraising tool pack, exclusively designed for schools, which includes flyers, posters, ready-written emails and social media posts, helps schools get a positive start on their fundraising journey and to spread the word quickly and easily to parents and staff members who are yet to sign up to easyfundraising.
If you would like to register your school for easyfundraising, visit here and sign up for free today: pages.easyfundraising.org.uk/schools-qa