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Funding boost for grassroots clubs in Harlow

Football / Wed 18th Oct 2017 at 11:17am

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FUNDRAISING BOOST FOR GRASSROOTS CLUBS

Essex County FA Agree Partnership with easyfundraising

A brand new partnership between the Essex County FA and easyfundraising – the UK’s largest charity and good cause reward platform – will allow all affiliated football clubs and teams the opportunity to raise funds simply by shopping online.

Essex clubs can start raising funds easily right away through easyfundraising, who currently enable over one million supporters of 95,000 good causes and charities to raise valuable donations every time their supporters shop online. To date, over £17m has been raised via the platform for causes nationwide, including over 4,000 football clubs across the country.

Once signed up to easyfundraising as a supporter of a club, parents, players, colleagues and fans can simply log-in to easyfundraising, select the retailer of their choice and shop as normal. Once they complete their shopping, the club receives a free donation from the retailer. Huge online brands and retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, booking.com, ebay and Sainsbury’s are just a few of 3,100-plus brands on board.

Nick Emery, County Development Manager at the Essex County FA, said: “We’re delighted with this special partnership which we see as a real chance for local people to get behind the grassroots game just by doing their normal online shopping. We understand our clubs and teams have vital costs they need to cover and we’re committed to supporting them to do this.”

Ian Woodroffe, founder of easyfundraising, added: “We’re very proud to be in partnership with the Essex County FA. To date we have helped sports clubs nationwide raise £2.5m in free funds through online shopping, including over £500,000 for football clubs.”

“From this partnership, we are looking forward to helping more Essex-based teams and clubs prosper with access to free funding and year round fundraising support. Sustainable grassroots competition is vital to future UK success in international sport!”

If you wish to get your club started with easyfundraising, register them as a cause or sign-up to support your club by visiting essexfa.easyfundraising.org.uk. Then encourage your members and supporters to use the easyfundraising website or app every time they shop online via their computer, tablet or mobile device.

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