As a registered charity, Federation Essex has signed up to several simple fundraising initiatives and we do hope that you, our members, will get behind us just by doing your normal shopping via these schemes.

Using Easyfundraising whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for FEWI. There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. All you need to do is click here and join for free. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to FEWI at no extra cost to you whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

You may also want to setup easyfundraising to raise money for your own WI (or any other charity that you manage).  Just click here and register your WI, let your members and friends know that you are registered so that they can join and raise money for you.

FEWI is now listed as a registered charity on eBay.  This means that you can now select FEWI has your nominated charity if you wish to donate any of your selling proceeds to us.  To do this when you are listing your items simply select Federation of Essex Women’s Institutes from the charity list and choose what percentage of sale proceeds (min 10%) you would like to donate.  In return you will receive a discount on your final value fees to match your donation, i.e., if you donate 20% of your proceeds you will get a 20% discount on your final value fees.

If you are buying anything eBay, you can set FEWI as your favourite charity and every time you check out you will have the option of making a donation.

Finally, we are gradually listing items that we hold in our shop to sell on eBay as this is the best way of bringing our shop directly to you.  Look out for FEWI items and WI memorabilia and other items as the list is always changing.

If you are interested in volunteering to help us get items listed onto eBay, please do get in touch with WI Centre or 01245 382233 or admin@essexwi.org.uk.

Paypal Give at Checkout is simple way to donate to FEWI while using your normal Paypal account.  All you have to do is set Federation Essex as your “favourite charity” and you will be prompted to add a donation with every payment you make.  Follow these instructions to set up your favourite.

An even simpler way of donating is via the PayPal Donate button enables us to receive donations directly into our PayPal account.


And finally, if you’ve booked tickets via our ticketing platform, www.ticketsource.co.uk/FEWI, you may have noticed that FEWI is charged a small percentage fee for each ticket sold. We feel that the benefits of having an online ticketing platform available to you all 24/7 outweighed the costs involved, and we took the decision to bear the fees ourselves. However, TicketSource does give you the option of donating a small amount to FEWI while you are purchasing your tickets, and we would like to say a big thank you to those that have already added donations to their purchase and an equally big thank you to those that do so in future.



Contact Clare on admin@essexwi.org.uk if you would like to chat about using TicketSource for your events before you go ahead.

Thank you for your support.