Project information

Website and discussion board 2012

We are aiming to fundraise £5000 to cover the costs of running and maintaining our website and discussion board over the next year. The website and forum are vital sources of support for thousands of women living with this condition, and help us reach newly diagnosed women.

September 2011 - January 2012

Charity information: Verity - The PCOS Self Help Group

Verity - The PCOS Self Help Group logo
  • Need

    Need

    Verity relies almost entirely on membership fees and donations to function. We currently receive no grants or government funding, and the recession has had a huge impact on the donations and memberships over the last financial year and therefore our funds are lower than we would like. This fundraising project will enable us to raise funds specifically to keep the forum and website running for another year.

    Solution

    The project will raise funds to pay for website hosting and costs related to maintaining the website, including upgrades to the discussion board to make it more secure

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Fund the running and maintenance costs of the Verity website and discussion board for 2012

    Activities

    » Pennies for PCOS
    » PCOS Awareness Week
    » Other fundraising activities

    Success will be the website and discussion board supporting more than 100,000 visitors during 2012


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will enable us to continue to support thousands and thousands of women with this very common hormone condition (it affects 1 in 10 women) for another year. It also will mean the charity will be able to continue to gain members and donations, which is our primary source of income and without which we couldn't function

    Risk

    The risk is that we don't reach our target by the end of the year, however this is an estimated deadline and we will continue to fundraise until we reach this target. We have cash reserves to fund costs as they arise in the interim if needed

    Reporting

    We will be blogging a fundraising update each week on the Verity blog at http://blog.verity-pcos.org.uk. Updates will also be communicated on the website, forum, Facebook, Twitter, email and our newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Hosting The cost of hosting the website and discussion board for one year
      £3,000 Maitenance Providing vital maitenance to the website and upgrading the discussion board to make it more secure

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donations to date £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Verity is based in the UK, however we have members around the world

    Beneficiaries

    This project will benefit more than 100,000 visitors during the year, both from the UK and around the world

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only UK charity for women living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and we support thousands of women in the country

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    The Verity Trustees

    The Trustees are all volunteers (the charity has no paid staff), and work tirelessly to support our members and those that look to Verity for support