How do I register my PTA?
To register your PTA, you need to nominate one committee member to be your Cause Administrator. This is the person who'll activate your easyfundraising.org.uk account, keep your details up to date and access the promotional materials for your school. Your account is all set up and ready to go. To activate your account your Cause Administrator needs to click on the link below and fill in the details on the registration page. Then, as soon as you're set up, your supporters can register, search for your PTA and start raising funds. It's as simple as that! http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/pta-get-started
What if my PTA is already using easyfundraising.org.uk?
Just click on the link below, fill in the details on the registration page and your current easyfundraising.org.uk account will be upgraded. Your easyfundraising.org.uk account will work just the same as before but you'll now have access to promotional materials and get more support from us to help you raise more for your school. Please note, you'll need the Cause Administrator who registered your original easyfundraising account to fill in the new registration page.
What if my PTA is already using easyfundraising.org.uk but we need to change the Cause Administrator and we don't know the account details?
If your PTA is already using easyfundraising.org.uk but you want to change the Cause Administrator and don't have the log in and password, click the link below and fill in the "Contact us" form. You'll need to tell us your PTA name and that you don't have your Cause Adminstrator's log in and password. We can then reset your log in and password so you can access your account and upgrade.
If my PTA is already using easyfundraising.org.uk, can anyone upgrade our account to be part of the PTA-UK group?
Only your Cause Administrator can upgrade your account to be part of the PTA-UK group. If you don't have your Cause Administrator account details, click the link below and fill in the "Contact us" form. You'll need to tell us your PTA name and that you don't have your Cause Adminstrator's log in and password. We can then reset your log in and password so you can access your account and upgrade.
Can I still raise money for my PTA even though I am the Cause Administrator?
Yes, as soon as you're set up as the Cause Administrator you can start raising money by doing your online shopping via easyfundraising.org.uk, in exactly the same way as your supporters.
Do all supporters need to register?
Everyone who uses easyfundraising.org.uk needs to set-up an individual account. Since donations are based on what an individual buys it is important that each individual registers so we can separate each person's donations and pay you correctly. Registration is completely FREE and takes just a few minutes.
Does it cost to use easyfundraising.org.uk?
No, easyfundraising is completely free to use for both PTA's and your parents and supporters.
How do I let parents and supporters know we're raising money through easyfundraising.org.uk?
Once you've registered, you can download free posters, flyers and newsletter copy to spread the word to parents. The run up to Christmas is a great time to promote easyfundraising.org.uk to parents, when they're doing their Christmas shopping online. You can add your school name to the promotional tools and display posters on school noticeboards, hand flyers out to parents and copy editorial for your school newsletter.
When and how are we paid?
We split the year into four quarters and total up the donations at the end of each one. If your cause has raised more than £15 in the quarter, we'll make payment around 60 days after the quarter finishes. If your cause hasn't raised £15, we'll simply carry forward the amount you have raised to the next quarter. The quarters are as follows:
- Q1 is from 1 January - 31 March (paid at the end of May)
- Q2 is from 1 April - 30 June (paid at the end of August)
- Q3 is from 1 July - 30 September (paid at the end of November)
- Q4 is from 1 October - 31 December (paid at the end of February)
- You can choose to be paid by BACS, JustGiving or cheque. Choosing BACS is the quickest and easiest way to receive your funds!
How do I claim Gift Aid?
Simply tick the Gift Aid box and complete the relevant fields. Every quarter we will provide your cause (if they are a registered charity) with the information they need to make a claim from HMRC.
Find out how to get started, check out our tops tips to help your PTA raise thousands, see how Burbage Primary School Parents' Association are already raising £800 a quarter using easyfundraising.org.uk and take part in our easyfundaising.org.uk competition to win a cash prize for your PTA - with thanks to Viking there's £1,000 up for grabs in three competitions.