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Fundraising starts here

There’s loads of ways to support CALM and our life-saving services. Every penny raised helps us to continue to support anyone who needs us, no matter what.

Keep scrolling for tips and ideas. We’ve got a bucket load to get you inspired.

Key stuff

Register your
fundraising

Already know what you’re doing? Make it official by telling us all about it

Download our
Fundraising guide

Looking for some more inspiration or guidance, find it in our fundraising manual

Donate to calm

The most straightforward way to help our services right now.

Pay in your fundraising

The most straightforward way to help our services right now.

Try something different

Do your own thing for CALM

Gaming for CALM

Football For CALM

During Covid, you continued to astound us with your properly innovative ideas for raising money and awareness. We've put together a bucket-load of football-themed inspiration.

Get your company involved

Butcher, baker, digital content maker, whatever your job, work with CALM. Big or small, we work with organisations across the UK to help make life less miserable - and there’s loads of ways you, your colleagues, your boss and your customers can make a difference.

Take on an event

Cycle, swim, walk and run against living miserably. Help us run our life-saving services and help let more people know that there’s always somewhere to turn to for help when they need it. Sign up to one of our safe and secure events throughout the UK, or do your own thing for CALM.

Raise money doing the things you love

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2023

Sun, 02 Apr

London

Swim Serpentine (1 mile) 2022

Sat, 17 Sep

London

Cardiff Half Marathon 2022

Sun, 02 Oct

Cardiff

Other ways to make a difference

Donate to CALM & help support our life-saving helpline

Donate to CALM and help us be there for whoever needs us, no matter what. Your support will help raise awareness, tackle mental health stigma, and save lives.

Fundraise in memory

If you’ve lost someone to suicide, doing something in their memory can be a great way to get together and remember them. From running a marathon, to putting on a gig in their honour, do what works for you.


Fundraising faqs

CALM currently spends 80% of its expenditure on delivering our services: that’s answering calls and webchats on our helpline; working with communities across the country; and campaigning for better awareness and understanding of suicide and its devastating impact. Everything else is spent on keeping the charity running and fundraising to ensure we can help the hundreds of thousands of people who need our support every year.

At the moment, the bulk of our funding comes from our amazing supporters – you! We receive a small but hopefully growing proportion of our income from trusts, foundations, local authorities and corporates.