Fundraising FAQs

What happens to my donation? 

We are working with fundraisers to ensure monies raised will go to the families and to help the local community recover from the Keyham tragedy. 

The next stage will be distributing the funds within Keyham and the surrounding areas. This might take a little while but we have to make sure it goes to the right people, projects, groups and places in the community.  

A new advisory committee, featuring members of the community, will oversee and govern the distribution of funds. The committee is in the process of being established and once set up will make decisions on funding including distributing money for community activities and other good, local causes. The committee will be chaired by a member of the Wolseley Trust which is independent from the council.  

We will also be working with central government to understand how the funding recently announced for Keyham will be utilised to further support and strengthen the community.  

 

What is your fundraising target? 

There is no specific target and the Plymouth Together Fund will welcome donations from fundraisers for the foreseeable future. We will continue to work hard to learn what our communities need to ensure, where possible, money is granted to have the maximum effect and positive outcome. 

We are aware that some fundraisers are expecting to take donations for up to three months before passing money on to the fund, or are planning events for November and December, so there is unlikely to be a full understanding as to what has been achieved so far for some time.  

 

Who oversees the fund? 

The Plymouth Together Fund is managed on behalf of the community by the Wolseley Trust – an independent, local organisation that supports community regeneration in Plymouth. For governance purposes the new advisory committee will report into the trust’s existing community-led board of directors. To ensure the funding is collected safely the trust will be the co-ordinating ‘hub’ for collections and then work closely with the community to guarantee the money is distributed to those who need it. The trust is a not-for-profit organisation and none of the community fundraising will be used for trust administration.  

 

How can you guarantee my money will go to the right people? 

The trust can provide you with a receipt so that your donors know the money you collected is going to help the people affected by what happened in Keyham.  

The trust will also ensure the money goes direct to the families if that is what you said you were raising money for.  

 

What is the Plymouth Together Fund’s relationship to other fundraising campaigns? 

The Plymouth Together Fund is not responsible for monies raised unless donations come directly to the fund. In addition it is only responsible for distributing money as intended if it has been received by the Wolseley Trust. There are many other platforms, including some big social media campaigns, which are running fantastic fundraising appeals aimed at specific charities but the Plymouth Together Fund is the centralised point of contact for the donation and allocation of funding. We therefore encourage people to contact us directly to donate to the fund and we can assure donors that money paid directly to the Wolseley Trust will go to the families and community as intended and you will not be charged a fee.  

 

What are you doing to help with the fundraising appeal? 

We have contacted hundreds of businesses and organisations across Plymouth asking if they would like to fundraise or display our material in a bid to encourage others to donate. We have also distributed flyers to our many volunteers who are visiting shops and businesses in their areas and we are constantly updating this website with fundraising information.  

If you have any other questions please contact: plymouthtogether@plymouth.gov.uk