If you are unsuccessful in an application or want to try an alternative, you might consider your own fundraising.
Fundraising: things to consider
Sharing your story
A strong story helps make fundraising successful. But are you ready to share your personal life with the general public? Make sure you are comfortable with this before starting fundraising.
You may choose to appoint a chair, treasurer and secretary. Clarify your aims and objectives, so everyone is clear on responsibility. You will feel more credible when talking about your cause.
Opening a specific bank account
Open a specific bank account with name of the appeal, such as John's Wheelchair Fund. Aim to have 2 people who must sign to withdraw money. Keep accounts of all income and outgoings so that you can show how you have spent the money if asked.
Laws and regulations relating to fundraising
There are many ways you can raise funds. It’s important to understand the law and regulations in these areas before you begin. If in doubt, seek professional advice.