Fundraising for SMART

Here you will find everything you need to get involved with fundraising for our fantastic charity. We really hope you will enjoy fundraising for us. From the people we help, and the people who help them, thank you, we truly appreciate your support.

Did you know that it costs just over £2,000,000 for us to fully provide our services? While we receive statutory funding from the Local Authorities to fund our accommodation services in Bedford and Milton Keynes, we receive no government funding at all for our Support Hub on Prebend Street. It’s much a needed resource for many people and the SMART fundraising team must raise £270,000 a year to keep it running. Please can you help us?

SMART FUNDRAISING EVENTS 2023

Below are a list of our upcoming fundraising events.

Volunteering at fundraising events

We also need volunteers to lend a hand at these events. If you would like to help us at one of these activities, please go to our volunteering page and complete the form or just drop us a line at fundraising@smartcjs.org.uk We will be in touch soon!

Fundraising Events

Journaling & Poetry Workshop

Host: Jennifer McKenzie of Luna Spirit Wellbeing

Date: Friday 15th March

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Location is provided upon booking (Wilstead, Bedfordshire)

Queries: contact@lunarspiritwellbeing.com

50% of the profits are being donated to SMART!

https://Lunar-Spirit-bookings.as.me/journalingworkshop

Dr Who

Wonderful Volunteers Needed!

Dr Who Convention 6th of April 10:00 – 17:30 

Find out more information about the event and purchase a ticket to attend here bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk

If you would be interested in volunteering then please fill out the volunteering form above.

Spring walk 24

Wonderful Volunteers Needed!

To be held in May more details to follow…

Bedford running fest logo 24

Wonderful Volunteers Needed!

The Bedford running festival will be happing again this year and we will need runners and volunteers on the day. 

To register your interest to run at this early stage please email fundraising@smartcjs.org.uk if you wish to volunteer then please fill out the form above and someone will be in touch. 

CRIB APPEAL LOGO 24-25

Wonderful Volunteers Needed!

The SMART Cold Relief In Bedford appeal runs yearly keep an eye out for updates. More information to follow later in the year. If you wish to volunteer for any of the events that apply to the CRIB appeal please fill out the form above and someone will be in touch. 

Online giving

Our preferred online sponsorship provider is Just Giving. You will find us on the website easily, just type into the charity search function SMART CJS, and we will appear.

You're doing your own thing

If you are taking part in an event not being organised by us, or are planning an event of your own, we have several valuable resources for you to use that should make things a bit easier in our Fundraising Guide. This download includes an A-Z of fundraising ideas, a sponsorship form, suggestions on how to organise your event and how to bank the funds you have raised.

Corporate fundraising

Corporate fundraising is very important to us at SMART as it enables us to continue  building our reputation as a commendable charity partner, with the added benefit of reaching out further to educate the general public on who SMART are and what we do. For the corporates themselves this facilitates their committment to Corporate Social Responsibilities, and also results in some great PR for both parties!

SMART is very fortunate to have some wonderful support from local and national companies. Past and present partners include Zip Yard (Bedford branch), Bookers Cash & Carry, Holland Smith, Thomas Charles, B&M Warehouse, Readie, SDC Builders, Nuffield Health, Trace, GXO Logistics, Autoglass/Belron Group, and many more.

We are always looking for more corporate supporters and sponsors. If you or someone you know works for an organisation that might be able to help SMART, or even appoint us as their charity partner of the year please contact us at fundraising@smartcjs.org.uk and one of the team will get in touch.

If you have any questions to do with your fundraising activity, a corporate partnership question or any of queries about fundraising, please contact fundraising@smartcjs.org.uk and we’ll do our very best to help!