When it comes to deciding on a charity to support, it can be difficult to narrow it down to a particular one. With so many to choose from and many causes worth helping, it can sometimes be a little confusing to pick what feels like the right charity for you. To give you some guidance, we have put together this guide on how to choose a charity to support to make the process that little bit easier. 

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Choosing a charity to support

There are many well-established charities that are making a difference in the world each day. However, the vast majority rely on the support of people like yourself. When deciding how to choose a charity to support, there are several steps you can take to make the decision process a little more straightforward.  

Consider the following points below to ensure you choose the right charity for you. 

1. Does it align with your values?

From the many different charities that you can support, be sure to choose one that aligns with your values or those of your business. If you or your team feel engaged and personally identify with the charity’s mission, it will be more motivating to get involved with it. You can then help to make to the difference that you want to see within society. 

2. Consider the charity’s scope

Are you looking to support a charity that works overseas or are you looking to support one in your local area?  

When thinking about how to choose a charity to support, the previous point above may be relevant here. If there is a pressing issue happening elsewhere in the world that you feel needs to be addressed, choose a charity that operates internationally.  

Alternatively, you can choose a local charity and get involved with supporting your local community and issues within your area. 

3. Do your research

When you begin to come to a decision about what charity you would like to support, you should do your research on them to get a real sense of what the charity you are considering does.  

Have they made a real difference within their field?  

Additionally, try researching what past donors, volunteers and employees have said about the charity to get a sense of how it functions.  

What is the best way to support a charity? 

Now that you know how to choose a charity to support, you must next consider in what ways you would like to support your chosen charity.  

There are several methods of supporting a charity that are all beneficial in their own right. By getting involved with a charity, you can help to make a profound difference in people’s lives.  

At Seashell, previous supporters have helped our cause with these methods: 


One of the most supportive ways of supporting a charity is to get fundraising. Charities often rely on donations as a means of continuing to make a difference within their community, so fundraising can have a huge impact.  

Whether this means getting involved with a fundraising event that your chosen charity has organised or even organising one yourself, fundraising can be a great opportunity to raise money for a cause you believe in and often have fun doing so! 

At Seashell, we have lots of fundraising events lined up that you can get involved with. Pencil them into your calendar and get involved! 


Volunteering is another great method of helping out a charity. It is a very rare circumstance that a charity isn’t in need of a helping hand or two, so offering up your time to aid their service can be incredibly beneficial to them. 

There are also several benefits to you when you partake in volunteering. You can get experience working within the charity sector, meet new people, and have fun while trying something new. 


As non-profit organisations, charities are always in need of financial support to help them to continue their work. Through donations, you are able to make a direct impact on people’s lives.  

Your donations may fund a new facility, provide someone in need with a meal, or give someone the urgent medical care they need. With charities like ours that support children with SEND, continued support and donations help to change the lives of young people and give them the support they need to flourish.  

Supporting Seashell 

At Seashell, we are always incredibly grateful for the support we receive, no matter how big or small. If you come to support Seashell after considering how to choose a charity to support, we can benefit lives with your help.  

People like you help us to continue what we do and constantly improve our services to benefit the lives of children and young people for the better. 

Above are just some of the examples that you can use to support Seashell and similar charities, but you can find more information on how to get involved on our website. 

If you would like to get in touch with Seashell to find out more about supporting us or for help with any other queries you may have about us and our services, contact us on 0161 610 0100 or email us at info@seashelltrust.org.uk