Organise a collection | ActionAid UK

Organise a collection

Collections are a simple and sure-fire way to raise much-needed funds for our work. All you need is the willingness to give up whatever time you’ve got to shake a tin or rattle a bucket — and a smile!

ActionAid supporters have held collections everywhere, from train stations to gigs to local businesses. Sign up for a collection, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need. 

Sign up for a collection

Types of collection

Collection tin

Boxes and tins

Places boxes in local businesses, restuarants or simply in the home.



Collect on the street or at events. 



Offer to pack bags and ask for donations from shoppers in return.

Volunteer Collection Coordinators needed!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to lead collections in your local area, then we need you. We’re looking for volunteers to manage collection tins by distributing and emptying them, and sending in the funds to ActionAid. The role will also involve organising collections during emergency appeals, collecting at ActionAid organised events and coordinating collections with other supporters in your area. If this is something you think you can do, please get in touch with us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Collection guidelines

The rules around collections can seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Download our collection guidelines for collection to ensure you know all the important stuff before you start.

Contact us

If you have any questions about your collection, or need any extra support, just get in touch!

01460 23 8000


Page updated 24 August 2017