Frequently Asked Questions
Setting up a Special Named Fund
Why should I set up a Special Named Fund?
Often, families decide to set up a fund as a way of contributing and making a difference while a child is on treatment; in memory of a child or in celebration of successful treatment.
Setting up a fund is a positive and proactive way for family, friends and the local community, to come together to create a lasting legacy for a child and make a difference to other children’s lives in the future.
CCLG Special Named funds allow families to achieve their fundraising objectives, as well as having complete control over their fund. You decide how you raise money and you can do so at your own pace, without the administrative burden of setting up and running an independent charity.
How do I set up a Special Named Fund?
To talk to someone about starting your own Special Named Fund, or if you have any specific questions, please contact our Head of Fundraising, Gill Smitherman, on 0116 481 0682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have decided that you would like to open a Special Named Fund at CCLG, it is quick and straightforward for us to set up. We will need to confirm the name for your Special Named Fund and we ask that you provide us with some further information to allow us to set up your fundraising pages. You can also send us any photos you would like to use.
What will I get to support my fundraising?
You can take full advantage of CCLG’s experience and resources, allowing you to focus on fundraising and raising awareness for your fund.
You will also have a dedicated contact at CCLG, who will support you every step of the way, providing help and fundraising advice.
Each of our Special Named Funds is different, and we can offer a wide range of support, depending on what is right for you.
CCLG Special Named Funds also receive the following:
- Your own personalized logo
- Your own online page to share your story and receive donations
- Personalised promotional and fundraising materials, such as posters and collection buckets
- Access to our full range of external fundraising events
- Donation processing and Gift Aid
We also have a ‘Special Named Funds’ group on our Facebook page which you are welcome to join and talk with other parents who have a fund with us.
Where your money goes
Does the money raised go directly to my fund?
Yes. 100% of the funds raised for a Special Named Fund will go to your chosen area of our work. For example, research into a specific type of cancer, patient information or our general work helping all children diagnosed with cancer.
There is no management fee and we absorb the 'behind the scenes' costs of fundraising, such as debit/credit card donation fees - so for every £1 raised for your fund, £1 can be spent in your chosen area.
Some of our Special Named Funds choose to allocate a percentage of their fundraising to our 'general fund', which supports all areas of our work, for children with all types of cancer.
There is no set fundraising target, as all funds, however big or small will go towards the chosen cause of your choice. We will then allocate funds where they are most needed with your full involvement and agreement.
Once there is enough in a fund (or combination of relevant funds) we put out a call for research and invite scientists to apply in open competition, following strict review standards so we can be sure that we only fund the best research possible.
How does my donation help to fund research?
Funding research is one of CCLG’s main objectives as a charity.
Our medical and scientific expertise puts us in a strong position to identify areas of need, support and fund research, and engage with the research community in the UK and Ireland, and internationally.
We invest funds and grants into pioneering childhood cancer research that will push boundaries and deliver results. We want better, faster and kinder treatments for every child diagnosed with cancer.
Our research projects cover the whole cancer journey from learning about how cancer cells grow to improve everyday life for patients and survivors.
Our supporters help us to carry on our important research through fundraising and donations. Many of our research projects are supported by Special Named Funds where families raise money for specific causes, or by working in partnership with other charities.
You can read more about our research here.
How do I donate to a particular Special Named Fund?
Click on ‘Find a Fund’ and choose the Special Named Fund you would like to support. Then simply click on the ‘Donate’ button on the fund page. This will then take you directly to the JustGiving page to make your online donation.
There is also some further information on the page about some other ways that you may wish to donate to a Special Named Fund.