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Fundraising summary

If you're accepted onto ICS, you'll need to fundraise a small amount towards the cost of your placement.

For most volunteers, this will be £800. But don't panic.

You'll be supported every step of the way by a dedicated fundraising officer.

They'll help you to come up with ideas on how to raise the money, as well as checking in with you to make sure you're on track to meet your target.

It's their job to make sure you have the support you need - and they've already helped volunteers like you raise more than £10m.

Don't worry! We won't leave you in the dark. During your fundraising you'll be supported all the way
© ICS / Y Care / Javier Acebal
Don't worry! We won't leave you in the dark. During your fundraising you'll be supported all the way

Organising your own events

One of the best parts of fundraising is putting on events. They're fun, they're a big challenge, and they're a great way to bring friends and family together.

 

cake sale
Blagging discounts, learning how to advertise and rinsing friends and family: they're three things Beth Crawford learnt from organising an open mic night at her local pub.
Jo on her bike ride
Joanna Maskens wanted to set herself a personal challenge. So she took on a bike ride from Broadstairs to Land's End. Friends and family got behind her 400-mile journey, helping her beat her £800 target!
“When you begin fundraising, reaching your target is a daunting task but don’t be intimidated by the amount you need to raise!" - Beth Crawford, ICS volunteer

Continue your application

Now you've learnt how easy it is to fundraise, carry on with your ICS application