Dave Page, Support Development Officer, shares some exciting fundraising news for SU Scotland and how you can get involved!


It is funny how some Mondays start, and this Monday, as Mondays go, was a good Monday.

I received a phone call from Sarah at Give as You Live, who had some exciting news. From 7–20 May, SU Scotland will be the charity of choice for the organisation. This means they will be promoting the work of SU Scotland across their expansive network and raising additional funds for us!

It was a very nice way to start a Monday.

Give as You Live has already raised over £1,000 for SU Scotland through the 100 or so registered users, and it works in a very clever way – commission.

Say you want to buy a book from Amazon, or insure your car, or buy some office supplies or even do your weekly shop. Rather than going direct to the store’s website, you visit Give as You Live first (using their app or website), then link through to Tesco or the AA or whatever shop you may wish to use. Handily your favourites are always presented to you.

When you purchase your wares, a commission reward is triggered which Give as You Live then donates to SU Scotland. You can even get a tool bar for your browser that will remind you if you forget!

And that’s it. Basically, it is the closest thing I can think of to free money.

It’s not just one-off things you can buy either. There are store cards for Tesco, Asda, M&S and other shops. You load them up, use them – and watch the donations come rolling in! Apparently, the average family can generate donations of over £100 per year by using one of these cards on the weekly shop. That could help a young leader attend a training event or could be used to help teenagers be introduced to prayer at Encounter.

We will be promoting Give as You Live for the next wee while, so why not give it a try and let us know on Facebook how you got on.

If only all Mondays were as exciting as this one – someone even brought in sweets!


Ready to give it a go? Sign up for Give As You Live to support SU Scotland.