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Other ways to support us

There are so many different ways to fundraise for Anna Freud and make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK.


Fundraise for us

Our work, based on world-class research and practice, reaches over one million children and young people. This vital work would not be possible without our incredible donors and supporters.

Join us today and be part of the change!

At work

You can fundraise for Anna Freud at work in several ways, which are listed below.

Payroll giving

Payroll giving is one of the simplest and most tax-efficient ways of making a regular donation to us. These donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give a month will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate taxpayer it will only cost you 60p. You can speak to your HR department about setting up a regular gift to Anna Freud through your salary. 

Match funding

If you're fundraising for us, check whether your workplace does match funding. Many employers will agree to match whatever you raise which can be a great way to double your fundraising total.

Charity of the Year

Why not nominate us as your workplace Charity of the Year? We've worked with organisations including Jo Malone London, Goldman Sachs, and RBS and can offer your workplace a bespoke package to ensure you and your staff get the most out of your relationship with us.


"At Smith Webb, we wanted to help mental health and anti-bullying charities. We have extended family members who have been severely affected by mental health issues and we have both experienced perinatal and postnatal anxiety. With five children between us, we have witnessed first-hand the impact of bullying on our children's mental health.

We felt that mental health wasn't spoken about as freely and openly as we would have liked, so our aims were two-fold - to raise awareness of these issues and raise funds for our charities. We created a brand around our ethos of kindness - being kind to each other and yourself. The thought that just a simple smile can brighten someone's day if they're feeling low - we want to be that smile.

Jo Smith and Chloe Webb, Smith & Webb.


At home

Fundraise for us on Facebook

If you're celebrating a birthday or a special occasion, or just feeling like supporting children and families' mental health, you can set up a fundraiser on Facebook. It's easy! Learn how by reading the instructions.


Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,500 retailers including Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden, and M&S. Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Anna Freud. It’s that easy!

Giving Machine’s Go Shopping

The Giving Machine platform enables you to raise funds for your favourite good causes when you go shopping online. Each purchase generates a donation for Anna Freud, at no extra cost. They have over 2,600 retailers, including John Lewis, Boots, Ocado, Trainline, and ASOS. You can select up to four causes to support and you can register for free!

Give as You Live

Give as You Live is a free way to raise money for charity when shopping online. There are over 6,000 stores participating, and each purchase generates a commission donated to your charity of choice. It’s free to register and to use, with no extra cost for the donation. You can also donate to Anna Freud directly!

Buy your personalised cards or 3D ecards using Making A Difference cards to help support Anna Freud. Making A Difference take no commission and does not charge any fees, so up to 100% of your donation reaches us or 125% if you Gift Aid it!

At school

Fundraising for Anna Freud has plenty of benefits for your pupils from working as a team and planning to learning about mental health. Pupils knowing that their school is supporting other young people who are struggling is a fantastic feeling. Here are some of the ways schools have fundraised for us in the past.

Improve physical fitness and get outdoors, while raising money for children and young people

Bake sales

Bake sales are a tried and tested way to raise money and we can provide resources to furnish your stall.

Talent show

Let pupils show you their hidden talents and raise funds for us in the process. Young people from Camden organised a talent show for us and raised over £200.


Take the stress out of hosting a raffle by using Raffall. The platform takes care of licenses, tickets, and choosing a winner - all you have to do is secure the prizes and let everyone know.

First Give

First Give is an amazing programme which helps young people to give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities. We were delighted to participate for the first time in 2017. Not only did the pupils learn more about mental health, they also won a £1000 donation. If your school is near our offices in King's Cross or Manchester, why not choose to learn more about Anna Freud?


Next steps

Whatever the size, scale and type of fundraising you choose we would love to support you.

Check out our Fundraising Pack for more helpful tips or contact us through the Fundraising Support page.

For help or assistance, please contact and you can view our Fundraising Privacy Notice.