‘Keep the lights on’ fundraising campaign

In partnership with Two Ridings Community Foundation and the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, we have launched an online fundraising campaign to help raise vital funds to support York’s small charities and charitable organisations.

The results of a recent ‘Voluntary and Community Sector Resilience Survey’, conducted by York CVS, found that 40% of York charities said their future is uncertain beyond October 2020, 72% of charities have had to close or put part of their services on hold and 67% (Two in three organisations) expect to lose £10,000 or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Kerfoot MBE DL, High Sheriff of North Yorkshire is supporting the campaign and has appealed to York residents to support the city’s small charities by donating to the York Small Charities Fund; a fund set-up to help ensure local small charities and charitable organisations can keep their lights on and continue to provide vital services to the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Where will my money go?

All of the money raised by the ‘Keep the lights on’ fundraising campaign will go directly to York’s small charities and charitable organisations.

Make a donation:

Text LIGHTSON 5 to 70450 TO DONATE £5

Text LIGHTSON 10 to 70450 TO DONATE £10

*Texts cost £5/£10 plus one standard rate message

If you would like to make a larger donation, please click the online donation button below or add the amount you would like to donate after the LIGHTSON text, for example, if you would like to donate £50, Text LIGHTSON 50 to 70450.

How can we support the campaign?

Download the ‘Supporter Pack’

If you or the organisation you work for, or volunteer with would like to support the campaign, please download our ‘Supporter Pack’ below. The pack contains information and graphics to make it easy for you to share the campaign details and help us to raise as much money as possible for the York Small Charities Fund.