Our INCLUSIVE programme fee is good news, as this means there are no hidden extras along the way. As a not-for-profit charity, we have a standard programme fee to cover the costs involved in our unique reciprocal exchange programme, but we are always transparent with these costs and help extensively with fundraising.
Although raising a programme fee may seem quite daunting, each year our volunteers successfully take up fundraising activities to help them reach their target. Fundraising also means you are also raising awareness of your host country and project and potentially inspiring more people to volunteer!
Here’s how we can help
- When you sign up to volunteer with us, we will invite you to a 1-2-1 fundraising meeting to help design an individual tailored fundraising plan for you.
- We’ll set you up with your personalised fundraising webpage so you can start receiving donations and claim gift aid on donations made by UK taxpayers.
- We will send you a fundraising guide with lots of ideas, a press release guide, a sponsorship form and links to other fundraising websites for even more ideas!
- We will send you a list of Trusts and Foundations, to apply to for donations. (We will even do some research into relevant Trusts on your behalf!)
As part of our Bursary scheme, from 2010-2015, we allocated a total of £29,025 to 33 volunteers, with awards ranging from £250 to £1500. Volunteers like Korede Bolade, who spent 6 weeks volunteering with DevComs (Development Communications Network) in Nigeria.
“After losing my mother suddenly in 2008 and losing contact with my father, it was really hard to fundraise, but I was inspired to volunteer and help in Nigeria (the country that my parents grew up in). The £750 bursary helped me with fundraising when I would not otherwise have had the money. It was a privilege to support ICYE and be an ambassador for the UK”.