Fundraising

Fundraising efforts are always ongoing.We are trying to increase the % of funds brought in by our young people and by the committee. To that end, young people organise annual fundraisers, which have included Strabane House open days, 24 hour movie marathons, presenting within Arran High School to win £3,000 through YPI, and many more events.

We now have a JustGiving page, an Easyfundraising page, and donation tubs on shop counters around the island (special thanks to the Cooperative, the pharmacy, Hooked & Cooked, Wooley's, Blackwaterfoot post office, Calmac, Stagg's)

We have monthly donations from the local churches, Isle of Arran Cheese Shop, and from an individual who funds our guitar tuition project. We are very grateful for all of these regular contributions.

We have also been very fortunate to enjoy incredible generosity from many on the island, in particular: David Hogg and Julia Harrison, who asked for donations at their wedding instead of gifts; Diana Turbett, a retiring social worker who asked for donations instead of gifts; a collection at the funeral of Sinclair MacLeod; an annual collection at Brodick Highland Games thanks to Arran Pipe Band; and a collection at the funeral of Lady Jean Fforde, a huge supporter of the charity who allowed the young people to hold an open day each year in the gardens of Strabane House.

Many businesses around the island have been kind to us through the years, supporting us financially and through other means. We give particular thanks to the Auchrannie, who have done a great many things for AYF, not least allowing us to host our annual restaurant night.

A large part of our fundraising efforts depends upon making fundraising applications to grants. Donors to whom we are incredibly grateful are listed below. Firstly, our current funders:

AWARDS FOR ALL
BBC CHILDREN IN NEED
GANNOCHY TRUST
GARFIELD WESTON
HEDLEY FOUNDATION
NORTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL
ROBERTSON TRUST
STV CHILDREN'S APPEAL
TESCO BAGS OF HELP

We would also like to thank all those who have funded us previously, including:

ARRAN SOCIETY
CASH FOR KIDS
CASHBACK FOR COMMUNITIES
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GO FOR IT
COOP COMMUNITY FUND
FOYLE FOUNDATION
HUGH FRASER FOUNDATION
J MURRAY NAPIER FUND
J PAUL GETTY JR GENERAL CHARITABLE TRUST
JTH CHARITABLE TRUST
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE DONATION|
MOFFAT TRUST
NOVUM TRUST
SCOTTISH CHILDREN'S LOTTERY CHANCE TO CONNECT
UK YOUTH
YPI