1. Fundraise for us
  2. At work
  3. At home
  4. At school
  5. Next steps

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 the Centre at work in a range of different ways:

Payroll giving: this is one of simplest and most tax efficient ways of making a regular donation to the Centre. Payroll Giving 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 tax payer it will only cost you 60p. You can speak to your HR department about setting up a regular gift to the Centre through your salary. 

Match funding: If you're fundraising for the Centre, 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 make sure you and your staff get the most out of your relationship with the Centre

"At Smith Webb, wanting to help mental health and anti-bullying charities was our aim from the outset. We both have extended family members that have been severely affected by mental health issues, and both of us have also experienced perinatal and postnatal anxiety. We also have five children between us, and we have witnessed firsthand the impacts of bullying on one of our own children's mental health. We felt that mental health wasn't spoken about as freely and openly as we would like, 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 to yourselves. The thought that just a simple smile can brighten some's day if they're feeling low - we want to be that smile.

Jo Smith and Chloe Webb, Smith Webb.

At home


You can donate as you shop through SmileAmazon. Follow the link and a portion of any purchases made will be donated to us. It won't increase the cost of your purchase or change the usual process, but it could make a big difference to our work! 

Fundraise on Facebook

If you're celebrating a birthday or a special occasion, or just feeling like supporting children and families' mental health, you can easily set up a fundraiser on Facebook. Find instructions here.


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 the Centre. It’s that easy!

Donate when you buy a card

Buy your personalised cards or 3D ecards for Father's Day using Making A Difference Cards and help support the Anna Freud Centre. Making A Difference take no commission or charge any fees - so up to 100% of your donation reaches us or 125% if you Gift Aid it!

At school

Fundraising for the Centre 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:  


Sponsored walks and sporting eventsImprove physical fitness and get outdoors, all 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 the Centre in the process. Young people from Camden organised a talent show for the Centre and raised over £200.

Raffles: 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 the Centre? 

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 You can view our Fundraising Privacy Notice here.

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