Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Cash for Kids?

Cash for Kids are the official charity of Bauer Media. Bauer Media is an international media company who run market leading radio stations and magazines.

Who are Bauer Media?

Bauer Media operate market leading radio and magazine brands in the UK and worldwide. Cash for Kids is their charity in the UK. Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic Radio and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi- channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe. Find out more at bauermedia.co.uk.

How is Cash for Kids governed?

Cash for Kids is made up of three entities: England and Northern Ireland, East Scotland and West Scotland (Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids).

We have a Chair and Board of Trustees for each entity. The Trustees are a mixture of Bauer employees and independent external Trustees.

All governance is ultimately the responsibility of the Trustees.

In England and Northern Ireland we are members of the Fundraising Regulator and the Charity Commission. OSCR is our regulator in Scotland.

In addition we have annual audits carried out by three external auditors to ensure all income and expenditure is managed as expected.

What are your Charity Registration details?

Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids registered charity;

  • England and Northern Ireland: 1122062
  • East Scotland: SC041421
  • West Scotland (Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids): SC003334

What do Cash for Kids do?

Cash for Kids are a grant making charity helping unwell and disadvantaged children up to and including 18 years. We fundraise all year and distribute grants at least twice a year.

How many children have Cash for Kids helped?

To find out how many children we helped last year visit cashforkids.org.uk/about.

How do Cash for Kids fundraise?

Cash for Kids are raising funds all year in a variety of ways. We have a calendar of events including lunches, dinners and golf days. We also have three major fundraisers annually: Superhero Day, Faces and Mission Christmas. In addition Cash for Kids are supported by a number of schools, nurseries and workplaces who fundraise on our behalf. We also benefit from corporate donations throughout the year.

To find out how many children we helped last year visit cashforkids.org.uk/about.

How do I fundraise for Cash for Kids?

There are so many ways you can fundraise for Cash for Kids, for a Fundraising Pack full of ideas please visit cashforkids.org.uk/locations and choose your local branch to visit their website.

How do I donate to Cash for Kids?

There are a number of ways to make a donation;

  • Text Donate – visit cashforkids.org.uk/textdonate for text codes and terms and conditions.
  • Bank Transfer – contact your local team to receive the relevant bank details (contact details available from cashforkids.org.uk/locations).
  • Online Donation – we have an online platform for donations called GivingisEasy. Please visit cashforkids.org.uk/locations and click through to your local branch to donate securely online.
  • Cash and Cheques – contact your local team using the details at cashforkids.org.uk/locations for details on how to donate cash and where to post a cheque.

In all instances, please provide your contact details and an outline of your donation so that we can say thank you!

What is GivingisEasy?

GivingisEasy is a secure donation and granting platform built for and managed by Cash for Kids.

How can my company support Cash for Kids?

There are many ways you can support us;

  • Volunteering
  • Fundraising events with staff and customers e.g. Bake Sales, Award Evenings or Golf Days
  • Product or service donation
  • Corporate donation
  • Payroll giving
  • Charity of the Year
  • Match funding

Please get in touch using the details at cashforkids.org.uk/locations to talk to one of the team.

Can I leave a Legacy donation in my will?

Legacy donations make a huge impact on the work we do. When planning your will, you could consider leaving a donation to Cash for Kids to support disadvantaged children. Please discuss this with your solicitor when making your will.

How much of my donation will directly help disadvantaged children?

We’re proud to make a commitment to our supporters to deliver a minimum contribution of 80p from every £1 donated.

What is Gift Aid?

Adding Gift Aid to your donation means charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give - and it won’t cost you anything extra. If you’re a UK taxpayer you should be eligible for Gift Aid. You must have paid the same amount or more in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year as the total amount of Gift Aid on all your donations, and make a Gift Aid declaration.

How can the charity claim Gift Aid on my donation?

Please visit www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid.

When using sponsorship forms please make sure we have the person’s full name, address and post code for us to be able to claim.

At Cash for Kids events, please notify the fundraising team that you are eligible for Gift Aid / complete a Gift Aid form.

If making a donation online, provided you are an eligible UK taxpayer, tick the gift aid box and we will do the rest.

You can also give permission for Gift Aid to be claimed on a text donation, please follow the instructions on the donation bounce back message.

I’ve searched for your charity number and it comes up as “Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids Charities” – does that mean my donations/fundraising could be spent anywhere in the country?

Cash for Kids grant nationally and locally (details of local granting areas can be found at cashforkids.org.uk/locations), in these locations funds raised are distributed within the local area.

National grants are issued from funds raised by Hits Radio, Greatest Hits Radio, Magic Radio, Absolute Radio and our magazine titles.

How local is this charity?

Cash for Kids is a national charity with 22 regional hubs. In these areas we have a team based locally. To find your local team visit cashforkids.org.uk/locations.

I have been fundraising, where can I send my cheque?

Visit cashforkids.org.uk/locations to find your local Cash for Kids or send your cheque to: Cash for Kids, Hampdon House, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton, TS18 3TS. Please ensure you include your contact details and an outline of your activity so that we can say thank you!

What events do you have coming up?

Visit cashforkids.org.uk/locations and look for the nearest Cash for Kids to you. Each local Cash for Kids team will have a range of events planned in your area.

Can I run the London Marathon for Cash for Kids?

Yes, if you can secure a place.

Can I hold an event in aid of Cash for Kids? How will you help me? Can you supply a presenter/artist appearance?

Yes you can; the support we will be able to give you will very much depend on the event. We do not have access to presenters and artists for fundraising events that are not hosted in partnership with the radio station, these events are limited in number and require significant funds to be raised. Contact the Cash for Kids in your area via cashforkids.org.uk/locations or email our central team at info@cashforkids.uk.com.

Can Cash for Kids give me a raffle prize for my event?

We would encourage you to work with local businesses to support your event, unfortunately Cash for Kids do not hold stocks of raffle prizes.

I own a business, can I donate items instead of cash?

Yes you can, our regulators will allow us to claim the value of the item as Gift in Kind as long as it is something we would purchase.

We need items for auctions and raffles regularly, we can only accept items that are new.

If our company gives a donation will we get on-air publicity?

Cash for Kids receives support from the radio stations in many ways but we cannot commit that you will get on-air publicity.

My organisation would like to fundraise on behal