Fundraise for Deki

Challenge Yourself to Change Lives

Because 100% of your loan goes directly to your chosen entrepreneur, we rely on your donations and the support of enterprising and socially conscious businesses and trusts to support the core running of our organisation. With a very small team in Bristol, we need to maintain our website, grow our lending community and invest in greater capability in our field partners and their training. All of this work helps to increase the impact of every pound you lend.

We're looking for keen fundraisers; whether you want to run, jump, bake, sell, row, sow or sing - we need your help to change lives. 

Fundraising Story – Justin Woolford

Justin Woolford from Bristol challenged himself to ride in the Etape Du Tour (the tricky mountain bit of the Tour De France) to raise money for Deki. 

We supported Justin in his fundraising journey by promoting him on our social media, interviewing him on our website and providing heaps of moral support. You can read our interview with Justin Woolford here.

DEKI: You have decided you want the money raised to go towards lending, why do you love lending?

JUSTIN: They say that helping others is one of the keys to happiness. And helping others to help themselves though a microloan is a particularly good way of doing that. What’s special about lending through Deki is that it’s possible to choose exactly to whom you’d like to lend, and then see them prosper and repay the loan so it can be invested again in another Deki entrepreneur.

You can also check out our blog to hear about more Deki supporters who have challenged themselves to change lives and raise money for Deki.

If you believe in what we do, and you have your own place in an upcoming race please consider getting sponsored on behalf of Deki. 

Excited to start fundraising?

1.   Pick your event/challenge - are you baking, running, climbing, skipping, losing weight or shaving your head? Set up a page on just giving outlining your challenge, add pictures and info and set yourself a target. If you need any help with this, please contact Deki. Don’t forget you can also fundraise as a team so invite others to join. We can provide you with a text number if you prefer to invite people to sponsor you by text.

2.   Tell everyone about your challenge  - say it loud and proud -  tell them what you are doing and why. Share some of Deki’s inspirational life changing stories about  Halima and Bruno and invite them to help you change more… Need help shouting about it on social media? Or want to be featured on Deki's social media or blog - great! Drop us an email. 

3. Keep us informed of your challenge - We are always looking for unique stories for our blog posts on social media, so if you are fundraising please let us know the details – send us pictures so we can spread the word about all of the amazing achievements, big or small, within our Deki lending community. 


Ready to discuss fundraising for Deki?

Contact: Rowan Dade 

Fundraising Manager

0117 942 8970

rowan@deki.org.uk