FAQ

How does it work?

Holiday Funding makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. In less than a minute, you’ll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life. In fact, thousands of pounds has been raised by Holiday Funding users just like you.

What can I raise money for?

The main causes include; Travel Costs, Bucket Lists, Gap Years and Emergency Repatriation.

Who will donate to my campaign?

Your campaign will be supported by the people in your life. This includes friends, family members, loved ones, coworkers, classmates and teammates. Only after your campaign receives the support of the people you personally know can it begin to attract the support of others.

What if I don't reach my goal?

No problem. With Holiday Funding, you keep each and every donation you receive. Reaching your goal is not required.

Can donors in other countries donate to my campaign?

Yes, your Holiday Funding campaign is able to accept donations from donors in UK, Europe, Australia and North America.

What about taxes and stuff?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide specific tax advice since everyone’s situation is different. While this is no means a guarantee, most donations on Holiday Funding are simply considered to be ‘personal gifts’ which are not taxed as income. Additionally, only donations made to a legally registered non-profit or charity may be considered eligible for donors to claim as a tax deduction. Again, every situation is different so please consult with a tax professional.

Are there any time limits?

With Holiday Funding there are no deadlines or time-limits. Your campaign will remain live until you choose to stop donations or remove the campaign altogether. Most users leave their campaigns live indefinitely as a lasting memory of all the wonderful comments and support they received.

Is it safe?

Your Holiday Funding campaign features the very best in secure payment encryption technology. Not only are your donors’ online payments safe, your money is stored securely until you’re ready to request a withdrawal via check, PayPal or electronic bank transfer.

How do I get my money?

We make payments to you via Stripe. If you are located in the UK and would rather get paid into a UK bank account, please contact us to arrange this.

What if I'm not comfortable sharing this with friends & family?

Sharing your campaign with friends and family is a part of what makes Holiday Funding work so well. Not only will the people in your life support your campaign, but they will also help spread the word to their friends as well. Holiday Funding users should not expect to receive support from strangers.

Does it cost anything?

While it’s free to create and share your online fundraising campaign, Holiday Funding will deduct a 5% fee from each donation that you receive. Since our fee is deducted automatically, you’ll never need to worry about being billed or owing us any money. A small processing fee of about 5% will also be deducted from each donation.

Remember! Holiday Funding is engineered for results. You’ll raise more money, more quickly on Holiday Funding than any other method available which easily makes up for the fee.

Beware of other services that claim to be 100% Free – they’ll actually charge your donors instead.

Can I raise money for a friend?

Of course. In fact, most Holiday Funding campaigns are managed by a friend or loved-one on behalf of the recipient. You can easily request a check in your friend or family-member’s name during the withdrawal process.

Do my donors get charged?

No, never. Other sites might charge your donors without you knowing it, but we would never do that. Donors are charged only the amount they choose to donate to you and that’s it.