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Social Media Fundraisers

Cathys Facebook Fundraiser

By setting up a Facebook or Instagram fundraiser you can become a Simon Supporter, helping people who are homeless across Northern Ireland, without leaving the comfort of your sofa.

Join the many people who have already supported us through social media fundraisers. People just like Cathy, who smashed her personal target by £115. Plus 100% of all donations generate go directly to Simon Community NI. Simply click here to get started.

Setting up Your Fundraisers

To set up your Facebook and Instagram fundraisers, is simple;

Facebook Desktop

  1. Log into Facebook, on your homepage click on fundraisers on the left-hand side
  2. Click on the green 'Raise Money' button
  3. Select the 'Charity' option when asked who you are raising money for
  4. Search for Simon Community Northern Ireland, then set your target and your end date and click 'next'
  5. You can change the text for your fundraiser, or simply go with the text Facebook suggests - Click 'next'
  6. To change the suggested photo click 'edit' in the bottom right of the image and upload your own image, or simply click 'create'

Facebook Mobile 

To create a fundraiser for a charitable organization tap here or follow these steps:

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top right of your screen
  2. Scroll down and tap Fundraisers. You may need to tap See More.
  3. Tap + Create Fundraiser
  4. Select Simon Community NI 
  5.  Add a cover photo and fill in details for your fundraiser
  6. Hit create.


  1. In Instagram stories, tap the sticker icon
  2. Select the donation sticker
  3. Select Simon Community NI as the organisation you wish to support
  4. Tap Send

That's it, you're all set and are now fundraising!

3 Top Tips For Social Media Fundraising

  1. Share your fundraiser with friends and family 
  2. Make your fundraiser personal by adding your own message
  3. Set an achievable target

Bonus Tip! Share your fundraiser on with people on pay day.