With PMGY, the money our international volunteers pay goes towards the structure they receive on their volunteer program. The fundamentals of this cover aspects such as accommodation, airport pick-ups, 24 hours support from our international and in-country teams, pre-departure training, implementation and monitoring of the volunteer projects.
We do our best to keep our program costs as low and affordable as possible, without sacrificing quality and safety. However, you may find you need a little bit of help with other finances – considering flights, travel insurance, visas and general spending money for your time overseas.
Consequently, a large number of PMGY volunteers decide to fundraise for their trip. In these instances, we recommend that volunteers set up an online fundraising page to notify friends and family of your trip.
PMGY has partnered with the online crowdfunding website GoGetFunding for volunteers to create a personalised fundraising page for their trip. This professional online fundraising service allows you to set financial goals. Most importantly, it allows you to convey the message about what you’re doing. You can also share your PMGY fundraising page across various social media platforms. Perhaps you will use Facebook or Twitter to spread the word!
The PMGY Foundation is a UK registered charity (1169415). This charity has been created to help provide financial aid and assistance to projects we work with on an ongoing basis. Importantly, the objective of the PMGY Foundation is the prevention or relief of poverty for people living in the communities we support. This is achieved by providing, or assisting the provision, of education, training, healthcare and general living support.
The PMGY Foundation aims to enable individuals to generate sustainable income and be self-sufficient. Consequently, donations made to the PMGY Foundation will be directed to the projects most in need. This is determined by the trustees of the charity during our International Team overseas visits.
Individuals looking to raise money directly for the projects can do so via our Virgin Money fundraising page. 100% of all money raised will be donated directly to the projects we support around the world. Please note that participants are unable to fundraise through the PMGY Foundation to help finance the cost of their trip.
6 EASY FUNDRAISING STEPS
SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE & FUN
YOUR GO GET FUNDING PAGE
It takes no time to set up and you can wax lyrical about your trip, goals and what you hope to achieve from volunteering. The more people know about it, the more they can help.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY CIRCLE
They know and love you, so who better to help you on your volunteering journey. Make sure they all know about your funding page and discuss your travel plans with them.
Facebook and Instagram are your best friends when it comes to widening your social circle. Send your Go Get Funding link out. You'll be amazed at just how many people you can reach.
Some local businesses may be willing to sponsor your efforts in exchange for publicity, usually by donating goods or services for a fundraising event you may be holding.
The ‘Directory of Grant Making Trusts’ is a list of local charities who sponsor people to get involved with overseas volunteering e.g Jack Petchey Foundation & Sir Philip Reckitt Trust.
There's nothing like a good party to help raise cash. A fun and exciting event is more likely to gain interest from local media and encourage potential donors to sponsor you. Go for it!
If you want to volunteer, live in Essex or London in the UK and are aged 25 or under then you are eligible for a grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation. They offer up 400 GBP to help with the costs of your trip. Many previous PMGY volunteers have applied independently and used this grant to help fundraise for their trip.
The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999 to enable young people to achieve their potential by inspiring, investing in, developing and promoting activities that increase their personal, social, emotional and physical development. To find out more click here.
GRANTS AND BURSARIES
FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUALS