UK Charity Week's

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about the UK Charity Week campaign.

If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, please feel free to email campaigns@UKCharityWeek.co.uk.

General FAQs

What is UK Charity Week?

UK Charity Week (or #UKCharityWeek) is a campaign designed to give the people of the United Kingdom an opportunity to place awareness and fundraising for charities high on the national agenda, and at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving.

Who is the UK Charity Week Founder?

UK Charity Week was founded by longstanding charity stalwart Lee B. Rayment in November 2009.

Who can get involved with UK Charity Week?

Everybody.

Don't we need to be an Official Partner to take part?

No, of course not! All charities are invited to take part in both an official or unofficial capacity.
Please read the 'Terms of Use' when using the campaign's official branding.

Charity FAQs

What is an Official Partner Charity?

An Official Partner Charity is a UK-registered charity that has chosen to become a formal partner of the campaign benefiting from its many marketing and fundraising benefits. To apply charities must be registered with either The Charity Commission (England & Wales), The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

Would we raise awareness by being an Official Partner?

Yes, without any doubt! UK Charity Week is a campaign that has been delivered to hundreds of millions of timelines. In one year, it even reached a staggering 92million timeline deliveries in a single campaign!

Would we raise money by being an Official Partner Charity?

Of course! If you follow the campaign's guidelines and circumstances (social distancing, etc.), allow you can undoubtedly use the project to raise much-needed funds for your cause. We've had charities register for £25 and return £3,000-4,000 in a single week with the campaign's fundraising tasks. The Return On Investment is certainly there if you are willing to put the work and preparation into it.

Can I benefit all-year round being an Official Partner, or just during the week?

A big misconception about the campaign is that promotion is only during the week itself, and that could not be further from the truth! The earlier you register as an Official Partner Charity, the more exposure you stand to gain. The partnership graphic is shared on social media throughout the year, you receive marketing (by way of retweets and shares) courtesy of the team at #charitytuesday.


However, the most significant marketing aspect you can benefit from is a monthly column on the nation’s leading charity news website Charity Today www.charitytoday.co.uk which has millions of visitors!

When is the deadline for registering as an Official Partner Charity for this year’s campaign?

Friday 27th November 2020, any registrations received after this date will be for the 2021 campaign.

We're not a partner charity, can we use resources?

Yes, you are free to use the Public Resources only as directed in the download terms.

Business FAQs

What is an Official Partner Business?

An Official Partner Business is a company, brand, organisation or an individual (other than a charity or government office) that wants to show its support of the campaign and UK charities. In becoming an Official Partner Business, the entity will receive some marketing and PR support in exchange. An Official Partner Business is not a Main Sponsor of the campaign; they are two completely separate formats.

Can I benefit all-year round being an Official Partner Business, or just during the week?

A big misconception about the campaign is that promotion is only during the week itself, and that could not be further from the truth! The earlier you register as an Official Partner Business, the more exposure you stand to gain during the course of the next twelve months.

When is the deadline for registering as a partner for the current year’s campaign?

Friday 27th November 2020, any registrations received after this date will be for the 2021 campaign.

Journalist FAQs

How do we become an Official Media Partner?

If you would like to become an Official Media Partner, please email the Media Team on campaigns@UKCharityWeek.co.uk for details.

What are the benefits of being an Official Media Partner?

If you email campaigns@UKCharityWeek.co.uk all of the information will be sent to you.

Do you have any spokespeople or case studies?

Yes, of course! We have people that would love to speak to you about the campaign and its impact.

As a newspaper/website how can we get involved?

The biggest thing a newspaper or media website can do to support the campaign is regularly update their audience to the campaign’s activities. Awareness is the key to the success of the campaign and its Official Partner Charities. Becoming an Official Media Partner (free of charge) will equip you with everything you need to support the campaign.