Help Us Fundraise

You can help us change a child’s life

 Our work at Home-Start Teignbridge depends heavily on donations from people like you to fund our work with parents and children. Everyone needs help at some time in their life… please help us to make a difference to a child’s life today. 

We believe that the best possible start in life for a child begins at home with their family. A nurturing, loving, stable family and home environment strongly determines a child’s future life chances. Children whose parents are struggling to cope can miss out on the love, routine and support that are vital for their future.

When children face severe illness, or disability, when their mother has postnatal depression, when their father loses a job and spirals into debt and mental ill health or alcohol abuse … our volunteers want to be there for them – to help them and their whole family until they can cope again. We want to reach each child in their vital early years so they can have the best possible start in life. Very often we are the last chance they have.

As a charity we are responsible for raising the funds we need to deliver our vital family support service. It is a continual challenge for us to create a sustainable flow of funds and we need your help to secure the future of our services. The more money we raise, the more children we can help.

Particularly during the current crisis, demand for our services has risen more than usual.

We need your help to enable our families to flourish

There are many ways your donation can make a difference from training our volunteers to supporting a family.

It costs £500 to train a volunteer and £100 per month to support a family.

You can make a one off donation or make a monthly commitment to sponsor a family.

Ways to Fundraise

Shop and Donate online

AmazonSmile: donate while you shop online

Home-Start Teignbridge is registered with AmazonSmile.

By selecting Home-Start Teignbridge as your designated charity, every time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your order to us.  It’s quick and easy to set up, and if you bookmark the link to AmazonSmile instead of Amazon on your devices you only have to do it once. 

We would love your support. Why not do it now why you are thinking of it? Here’s the link   

Easy Fundraising: donate while you shop online

This is a free and simple way for UK charities, to raise money from everyday online shopping

Every time you buy something online with a participating retailer, to say ‘thank you’ they’ll give a donation to Home-Start Teignbridge or any cause you choose

Retailers in the scheme include Argos, John Lewis, Debenhams, M&S … the list is almost endless

Click here to get to our page on the Easy Fundraising website

Ziffit: clear out your clutter and sell your stuff

Clear out your drawers & wardrobes today & get cash instantly for your unwanted old stuff! Get cash for your stuff! We buy your unwanted books, CDs, DVDs & games.

You can choose to donate any cash you receive to Home-Start Teignbridge.

Selling with Ziffit is easy. Simply dowload the app and use your camera to scan the barcode

Create a Ziffit account here

Set up a fundraising event

From cake bakes to sky dives there is a way for everyone to get involved. We are always looking for people to help us run and initiate fundraising events. You may want to complete a personal challenge such as a long distance run, a bungee jump or a sky dive. Perhaps for you it’s all about having fun in which case a ‘pub quiz’ night, a team challenge or a sponsored event will be right up your street. If you’d rather have your cake and eat it, cake sales and coffee mornings could be for you.

We have an experienced funding team on hand to support you and can help provide you with everything you need to get started and raise funds on our behalf.

For those who have more substantial experience in event management we’d love to hear from you too as we are always seeking support to run large scale high profile events.

If you need some help getting started please click the link below to get in touch

Leave a Legacy

Changing the world for one child by leaving a gift in your will towards our work at Home-Start Teignbridge would be an amazing legacy and would take far less than you might think.

Not everyone thinks about leaving a legacy to a charity. We know that loved ones and friends come first but if there was a small percentage left over (it doesn’t have to be a large amount at all), we promise to use it carefully and effectively on your behalf.

The work we do with fragile families and vulnerable children is about keeping children safe and making families strong. We believe that every parent should get the support they need to give their children the love and care that is so important. We know that adverse experiences in childhood can have a devastating effect on children for the rest of their lives.

If you choose to leave a legacy to help our work we will always respect your kindness and ensure your gift lives on in the area of your choice. Simply make a note with or in your will as to how you would like to support and we promise we will follow your wishes. You may, of course, prefer to keep that private and you can do that by letting us know directly in writing.

We recommend you see a solicitor when writing or amending any will or legal document.

We are sincerely grateful you are considering Home-Start Teignbridge as a charity you might help in this way; legacies are a huge source of support for many charities.

For you, a legacy is a way of ensuring you make a difference to the issues you feel passionately about.

For us it is about turning the private passion for our own children into a public passion for all children.

Thank you

If you would like to alert us to your intentions to leave a legacy, please email us at This is not a promise to us, just an alert to your current wishes, which may change in the future.