Fundraise for Home-Start Cambridgeshire

Fundraising is a vital source of income. Find inspiration, and learn about the different ways you can donate.

The emotional, physical and psychological cost for children experiencing tragedy, hardship and neglect is immense and can last a life-time.

The need for our work is acute and growing.  In the UK right now:

  • 6 million children live in severe poverty
  • 93,000 children live in care – an increase of 10,000 in 10 years
  • 1 in 10 children aged between 5 and 16  have a mental health problem
  • 2 million children are regular witnesses to severe forms of domestic violence

Fundraise for Home-Start Cambridgeshire

We believe that the best possible start in life for a child begins at home with their family. A nurturing, loving, stable family and home environment strongly determines a child’s future life chances. Children whose parents are struggling to cope can miss out on the love, routine and support that are vital for their future.

Each year we have to turn away parents and children because we don’t have the funds to help them all. When children face severe illness, or disability, when their mother has postnatal depression, when their father loses a job and spirals into debt and mental ill health or alcohol abuse, when they are in shocking housing or their family is threatened with losing their home… our volunteers want to be there for them – to help them and their whole family until they can cope again. We want to reach each child in their vital early years so they can have the best possible start in life. Very often we are the last chance they have.

Home-Start depends heavily on donations from people like you to fund our work with parents and children. Everyone needs help at some time in their life… please give generously and help us to make a difference to a child’s life today. 

Can you help us?

One-off donation online

To make a direct donation now via debit or credit card click here to be taken to our giving website.

Standing Order donations

We are fortunate enough to have some wonderful supporters who donate to us on a monthly basis by direct debit. If you would like to donate in this way, please complete and return our standing order form

AmazonSmile: donate while you shop online

Home-Start Cambridgeshire is registered with AmazonSmile. By selecting Home-Start Cambridgeshire as your designated charity, every time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your order to us.  It’s quick and easy to set up, and if you bookmark the link to AmazonSmile instead of Amazon on your devices you only have to do it once.  We would love your support. Why not do it now why you are thinking of it? Here’s the link AmazonSmile

Easyfundraising: donate while you shop online

We have signed up with Easyfundraising which means you can help us raise funds when you shop online.

Every time you shop online you can raise a free donation for Home-Start Cambridgeshire.

To make it really easy you can bookmark the page ready for your online shopping, or on mobile you can download the Easyfundraising app.

For more information click here – Home-Start Cambridgeshire Fundraising | Easyfundraising


Set up a fundraising event

Many people have participated in events to help raise vital funds for our work. Why not create a fundraiser – a walk, an event, a celebration…contact us if you think you can help.

Leave a legacy

Leaving a gift to charity in your will is a fantastic way for your generosity to last beyond your own lifetime to help the next generation. In certain circumstances it can also be tax efficient.

Choosing to leave a gift in your will to Home-Start Cambridgeshire will allow us to continue our important work to support and help families in Cambridgeshire. Whatever amount you decide to leave you will know that you will have helped us support families at a difficult time in their lives so that the children in those families are able to develop and thrive.

As a local charity we don’t have the resources to help you write your will or the right expertise to give advice. We recommend you speak to a solicitor when writing or updating your will. You will need to give the full name of the charity which is Home-Start Cambridgeshire and our charity number which is 1106007.

Thank you for considering us.

Fundraising guide

Home-Start UK’s online fundraising guide gives great examples to start your fundraiser. Come back to our page when you’ve got your idea to set up your page.

Latest fundraising news & events

We are recruiting

We are recruiting

Family Support Co-ordinator We are recruiting a part-time Family Support Co-ordinator to work mainly with families in Huntingdonshire.  The post-holder will work within a team of Co-ordinators, together covering the whole of the county. Salary: £14,389 Hours: 24 hours...

Family Group Leader Challenge

Family Group Leader Challenge

During March Helen Meredith (Family Group Leader) and 16 members of her family took part in a sponsored run to raise money for Home-Start Cambridgeshire. Their aim was to run daily and complete a combined distance of 1000km. With lots of family banter and...

Become a Home-Start Volunteer Today

Home-Start’s team of trained volunteers make sure a child’s early years count. By volunteering just a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.


Find out moreDownload application form