The Uphill Trust (Scotland) case study
How The Uphill Trust (Scotland) are using Give as you Live to raise funds.
Children and Young People sector
Who are your charity and what you do?
"The Uphill Trust. Supporting Uphill Junior School in western Uganda. We are a small Scottish charity started in 2015, and are building a primary school for 300 children in a very poor rural area of Uganda. The school has three years of kindergarten children and 7 years of primary children. Access to education is not a given in Uganda. There are schools, but if you can’t pay you can’t go; and often education is not seen as a priority for girls.
We are helping the people in one community address this problem by supporting them as they build a primary school with kindergarten for their children.
Our work empowers children through education – an important first step in breaking the cycle of poverty.
The school started as a wooden hut with half a roof and no water, electricity or sanitation. It now has many brick classroom buildings, three latrines, electricity and water harvesting systems throughout the school. We pay for the 15 dedicated members of staff at the school which includes a school nurse. Details are on our social media pages and website www.uphilltrust.org All funds raised by us go to the school. We are a volunteer lead zero overheads organisation."
How does your charity use Give as you Live? How do you share Give as you Live with your supporters?
We share Give as you Live online through our social media platforms and our newsletters and have very recently moved to Give as you Live Donate for our donation platform throughout the charity.
What has been your greatest success using Give as you Live?
The greatest success is the continuing steady funds that come through from our supporters who use Give as you Live.
What impact has been made with the funds raised?
Since we signed up to Give as you Live many of our supporters have been able to donate through you to The Uphill Trust very easily. It has made an immense difference to our fundraising and enabled many of our projects to be completed fully. The funds via Give as you Live have become a very important source of fundraising for us and we will continue to promote it to our supporters at regular opportunities.
Any top tips you would recommend to other charities?
Use as many opportunities as you can to promote Give as you Live to your supporters as it is easy to use and a great way to raise funds for your charity