Business fundraising: how you can support us

There are many ways your business can fundraise to help local people with mental health problems. That could be putting on your own activity, taking part in an organised event, through sponsorship or choosing us as your charity of the year

Mental health issues affect us all – families and friends, employers and employees, people of all ages - and most of us know someone who is struggling.

The donations we receive from companies of all sizes, through direct donations, fundraising activities and participation in our training events, allow us to be here to help everyone.

There are lots of business fundraising ideas for charity. Some of the ways you could support us range from choosing us as your charity of the year, to putting on a cake sale in the office or simply having a (contactless) collection tin at the till.

Team building

Why not combine team building with fundraising, and get a group together to participate in a sporting event or exciting challenge? (A team from Randell Design Group is pictured above taking part in Brighton's Colour Obstacle Rush. Bennett and Game Recruitment also previously did the same event.)

Just a few corporate fundraising ideas for your business include:

  • a mini-golf or football tournament
  • joining the Worthing or Chichester 10K, Brighton Colour Obstacle Rush or London Marathon
  • taking part in our own abseil, on October 7 2023 at Peacehaven Cliffs (joint charity event with Safe in Sussex) Joint Charity Abseil - Saturday 7th October 2023 | West Sussex Mind (
  • host a golf day
  • doing a sky dive - you can contact us for help with arranging this
  • Putting a team in for our Mental Elf 5k Fun Run and Walk in Worthing, November 26 2023.

Raffles and Christmas parties

If you fancy something less active, consider having a raffle at a summer social event or at your Christmas party. Alternatively, email us to sign up your team early for our Wear it Blue fundraiser in Mental Health Awareness Week, May 2024.

Many companies support us with on-going fundraising, such as donating a small amount for each of a specific item sold. We've had a tattoo parlour do this and we also had £1 for every burger meal sold at a pub.

And we’re always grateful for the donation of raffle prizes or other items for our fundraising events.


Sponsorship is also a good option as it is a mutually beneficial arrangement - meaning funds to help us with mental health support, alongside generating positive PR for your business. We're particularly interested in sponsorship from businesses that share our values and whose work is aligned with ours, such as those in health and well-being.
In addition, the businesses who link up with us often benefit from our mental health awareness workshops and training opportunities.

Payroll giving

Small businesses with employees can also set up payroll giving schemes, a way of enabling regular donations which provides tax benefits for both employers and employees.

Every penny collected helps us to support people in the community with their mental health needs.

Supporting West Sussex Mind encouraged us to have more open conversations about mental health with our colleagues. Fundraising has definitely helped us raise awareness about mental health here at the same time as raising much-needed funds.

Bennett and Game Recruitment

Want to discuss how your company could support us? Our fundraising team is ready with help and advice, and we can provide supporter T-shirts, collection tins and buckets, banners and leaflets to help promote your events. Email us at

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