Rightmove is helping developers reach their charity goals

The Rightmove Fund has already contributed to events and fundraisers organised by developers and agents that collectively raised more than £100,000.

The Fund, setup in June and administered by Agents Giving, was setup to help both developers and agents cover the set-up costs of fundraising events.

By helping developers with setup costs, the Fund hopes to inspire more people to get more fundraising initiatives get off the ground and give would be fundraisers the confidence to think bigger and raise even more for charity. Those who have received a grant have so far used the fund to cover costs ranging from buses to and from an event to a support sledge for an arctic crossing!

Alex Solomon, new homes director at Rightmove, comments: “It’s great that the Fund is helping to take a bit of the financial strain out of the setup of these events and inspiring more people to raise even more for charity. Grants up to £1,000 are available but don’t be put off if your request is more modest. A recent grant of £10 for ingredients for a cake sale helped raise £260!”

The Fund is open to new homes developers, letting agents and estate agents who can apply for grants up to £1,000. Recent successful events include David Lench from Arun Estates’ cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats that raised an impressive £75,000 for Action Medical Research and ChYps – Ellenor Lyons Hospice, as well as a football match organised by Balgores Lettings in Essex that raised nearly £17,000 for Haven House.

Over the coming months South Wales auctioneer Paul Fosh will undertake a gruelling Arctic ultra-marathon for MacMillan, and Luke Jones from Fresh Start Properties in Bridgend will attempt to run 250 miles over five days next April for Cymorth I Cerys. With funding still available, developers and agents should think about how they can use the Rightmove Fund to support 2015’sfundraising activities.

Jane Webber from Agents Giving, who administer the fund, praised the agents who have so far utilised the fund.
“Since the launch it has been great talking with property professionals, listening to their stories and helping them with their fundraising. People support charities for many different reasons but there is usually either a personal or local connection and this is what drives them to raise as much money as they can. And it is great to support all efforts both great and small.”

Any developers or agents interested in applying can fill in an online form by clicking here: http://agentsgiving.org/the-rightmove-fund


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