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Collect for Carers UK

Your small change can make a big difference. CUK 22 CollectionBox Donations

Collection boxes are not just a great way to raise vital funds, they also raise awareness of the work that we do, and the services that we can offer to help make life better for carers. 

 Ways to collect:

In the local community: a collection box placed in a local shop, library, sports centre or other local venue is a great way to raise awareness of Carers UK within the local area.Untitled

At home: In the UK we have around £50 million in loose change in our homes, down the back of our sofas and in our cars! Order your home collection box today and put those extra pennies to good use.

In public: If you are planning to collect in the street, or in another public place, then there are a few guidelines that you need to follow. Have a look at our guidelines below and the Stay safe and legal page for more details.

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How your money could help make life better for Carers

 £35 - could help towards providing tailored information to a carer in desperate need of advice or a listening ear. 

£50 – could provide a Carers UK volunteer with materials to support carers struggling in their community

£100 - could provide two Carers UK Help Line workers with essential technical resources, so that when somebody needs help, they can quickly pinpoint what is available.

Street collection guidelines and regulations 

Collections can be a fun way to raise donations and awareness for us, but first consider these useful guidelines:

  • For collecting on the street, you will need a licence from your local authority.
  • For collecting outside a supermarket store, you will need permission from the manager.
  • For collecting on private property, you will need permission from the land owner.
  • Choose a popular location or a busy time to do your collection.
  • Give yourself time to secure a suitable date, especially if there is a high demand from other fundraisers.
  • Get other volunteers to help.
  • Only closed collection tins may be used so please ensure these are sealed at all times with the sticker we provide.

Letter of Authority

When we send you collection materials, we will also provide you with a letter of authority showing that we are aware of, and support, your fundraising. This letter does not constitute official permission for any fundraising activities and you must obtain any permits/licences from relevant authorities.

Returning your money

Once your box is full or your collection over, paying in your fundraising is really easy.

You can:

You can find more information about all of these options by visiting our web page on ways to pay in your money.
Whichever way you use, make sure to let us know that you've paid in your fundraising. This helps us track where donations are coming from and makes sure your hard work receives the acknowledgement it deserves. 

Returning your collection tin

When you have finished collecting, or if you no longer wish to collect for Carers UK please return the materials to:

Carers UK

20 Great Dover St,

London SE1 4LX
Tel: 020 7378 4988

We send chaser letters out approximately four times a year so if you are happy to continue fundraising, let us know. Otherwise, please return the tin.

If you have any questions or want to share details of your fundraising do get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 7378 4988. 

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