What is Do it for the Cause?
Do it for the Cause is a simple way that you can fundraise with Islamic Relief this Ramadan. You can choose to fundraise for any one of the ten causes listed.
Which projects are eligible for Zakat?
All projects are Zakat eligible, and have zakat eligible components except the Water borehole project in Somalia, and the Hospital Project in Palestine. These can both accept Sadaqah, Sadaqah Jariya and Lillah donations.
Can I fundraise for more than one Project/Cause
You can fundraise for any number of causes but you can only select one cause per page. To fundraise for multiple causes, you can create a new page for each one.
How can I fundraise?
How much do I have to fundraise?
You can set your own target for how much you would like to raise this Ramadan. Don’t forget you can increase it as you continue to fundraise over the course of the month.
If you feel that you might not be able to reach your goal, please don't worry - we appreciate that you are taking part and helping to raise funds this Ramadan. We know any good deed done in this blessed month is multiplied!
Can I share my page on my social media accounts?
Can I start fundraising before Ramadan?
You can begin fundraising from the moment you create your page.
Can I still fundraise after Ramadan?
The pages will close after Eid, this is to ensure that we are able to fund all the projects as needed.
Should I self-donate to my page?
Fundraisers who donate to their own page raise on average 42% more! Dipping into your own wallet and donating to your own page isn’t cheating - it’s the best way to get started on reaching your fundraising target. Your friends and family will soon follow suit.
Can I only fundraise online?
No, you can fundraise offline, see here for different ways to donate. Please remember to reference your name and “DIFC” when making any deposits or transfers.
How do I change my fundraising target?
You can edit your target under your page settings.
Are there are any fundraising materials?
Yes, you can access more information on the projects, case studies, download pictures and a lot more in the resources section found here.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid adds 25p to every £1 donated, at no extra cost to the donor. It’s a Government scheme that enables charities to claim this ‘extra money’ from tax that people have already paid. To allow us to claim Gift Aid, the donor has to be a UK taxpayer and have paid sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount to Islamic Relief will reclaim in the tax year. If you are fundraising offline, please make sure you send your sponsorship form to us so we can claim it.
How do I pay in my money?
The easiest and most cost-efficient way to collect donations is by asking your supporters to donate online through your own fundraiser page.
Can I do a challenge to fundraise?
Yes, you can take on any personal challenge to help you with your fundraising - whether it's a fitness challenge or a sponsored silence - the choice is yours!
How do I connect my fitness tracking device to my fundraising page?
Please see here on how to connect Strava to your JustGiving page
I don’t have a smartphone or fitness device; can I still do a fitness fundraising challenge to raise money?
Absolutely, you can manually track your miles on your JustGiving fundraising page every time you finish your activity.
I forgot to track my miles. Can I add them afterwards?
That’s okay, you can manually track your miles on your JustGiving fundraising page instead.
What is the Jumm'ah Challenge?
Every Friday compete with other fundraisers across the UK, to receive donations to your page from the most amount of people within a 24 hour period (10 am - 10pm), and no matter your donation total, you could win an extra £5,000
How often does the challenge happen?
The Friday challenge will happen every Friday in Ramadan.
How will the money be added to my page?
You can use the update function on your fundraising page to alert people that you have won a Jumm'ah Challenge prize and the amount you have won. We will allocate the amount to your page offline but please note that this will not update on your page totaliser as it is an offline amount.
Can I donate more than once to a single page for the challenge?
Each unique donation on a page will be counted once. If you donate more than once, it will still only be counted as one entry.
Do I need to do anything specific to enter the challenge?
No, every page will be automatically entered into the challenge. All you have to do is share your page far and wide!
I have some questions and I'd prefer to speak to someone about Do it for the Cause. How do I contact you?
You can get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com or contact your local fundraising staff here.
I'm having problems with my JustGiving page/account
If you’re having problems with your page or account, don’t worry, just get in touch with the JustGiving support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.