Bell Fundraising Ltd was founded in 2003 with a vision to help a cross section of charities perform their commendable work more easily in the knowledge that a consistent stream of income was forthcoming in the form of payroll giving donations.
Our aim was to provide a unique service that not only benefited larger charities, but also those charities with a smaller profile who find regular funding a struggle. With that in mind, and in response to charities’ requests, we formed Smile a Minute, a collaboration of 8 charities that became the first charity consortium to receive payroll giving fundraising support and management from Bell Fundraising Ltd.
In 2004, an additional group of 9 charities became the consortium known as Friends at Work, and in 2006, Make a Difference, our third group, was formed, consisting of 7 charities. In 2010, we formed our fourth group, Together for Change, 6 wonderful charities, working together and sharing their resources and income equally.
2017 saw the formation of Giving for Futures, a consortium of 4 charities.
Today, our hard work as an outsourced payroll giving fundraising department continues and we are proud to be the “go to” service for employers and employees seeking to make a difference to the lives of others.
Our efforts to aid our charity consortiums, where the monies raised are shared equally between the charities within the group, ensures smaller charities, whose causes are equally as important as the household names but can’t afford a similar level of exposure, can raise funds through payroll giving.
To continue our great work, we need YOU.
We know you want to help; you see those worse off than you every day in the media, but where to start? So many charities, so many worthy causes, how do you decide whom to give to? And more importantly, how do you maximise the donation they receive?
That’s where our service becomes so powerful. By positioning payroll giving within your organisation, or encouraging your employer to do so, your donation (however small) can join thousands of others in receiving tax back from the Government to make an incredible difference to charities that really need it.
Our future is about giving others power. The power to help. To change things. To make a difference. The power to bring people together; the people in your office, the people in your entire company. The power to make everyone feel they’re doing something good.
Having spent 25 years working for Lloyd’s of London in the Insurance Market, Helen’s vast experience in administration and financial matters has been instrumental in the formation of Bell Fundraising Ltd. and the development of Payroll Giving within the UK.
Helen remains heavily involved in the day to day running of Bell Fundraising, throwing herself into Charity Liaison, administration, finance, and HR and tasks with the same gusto she had on day one.
Jo’s hands on experience in managing and developing new business, as well as expertise running a payroll giving fundraising team, has helped us to recruit tens of thousands of regular donors.
Having worked for the majority of her career in the voluntary sector with both charities and Professional Fundraising Organisations developing new payroll clients, the success of Bell Fundraising has been in large part due to Jo’s exceptional ability to attract donors.