How To Set Up A Fundraiser For Us

First of all - thank you for thinking of us for your fundraiser! Here are the three best ways to set up, either online or offline. If in doubt, please get in touch and we will be happy to help!

Email: or call 01 620 5306 and ask to speak to a Fundraising Manager.


If you are thinking of raising money for up to 5 charities, iDonate is the option for you! You can select up to 5 charities/causes. Funds are split evenly between multiple causes. Nominated causes cannot be changed after your page is activated.

iDonate take from each donation a fee of 1.95% + 25c. Their fees are fully transparent with no hidden costs or unexpected extras.


JustGiving fundraisers are easy to share on all platforms, have a very user-friendly set up, and we are a verified charity on their site. You can set up team pages with individual fundraising links for team events, and you can post regular updates to all your supporters.

JustGiving take a 2.9% processing fee, meaning for every €10 donated they will take €0.29 and we would receive €9.71.


Maybe you simply want to host an event or fun day with collection buckets, or be sponsored for a walk with traditional sponsorship cards. From t-shirts to posters, we have lots of fundraising materials available in the office to help you get set up.

We can also link you in with your local IKA Branch - just contact our Fundraising Team with your plans and we will do all that we can to help you!

Information and Top Tips for iDonate Fundraisers
  • We have a verified account with iDonate, which means any money that is collected for the IKA is delivered straight to our accounts at the end of the event – you won’t need to do anything for this to happen.
  • iDonate take a fee from each donation of 1.95% + 25c. Their fees are fully transparent with no hidden costs or unexpected extras.

  • They are an 100% Irish owned platform and committed to providing the best service for causes and to making giving easy for everyone
  • iDonate provides secure and easy payment options for donors and all donations are transferred directly to each cause on a monthly basis.
  • Information and Top Tips for JustGiving Fundraisers
    • We have a verified account with JustGiving, which means any money that is collected for the IKA is delivered straight to our accounts at the end of the event – you won’t need to do anything for this.
    • The money is ring-fenced in a trust before it is given to us, which means if JustGiving went into administration before the end of your fundraiser, no money would be lost (this is unlikely but you never know!).
    • They take a fee from each donation of 2.9%.
    • You can update a JustGiving fundraiser with any amount you have raised in cash too, so your final total reflects exactly what you have raised.
    Can You Fundraise For Us On GoFundMe?

    GoFundMe is another popular platform for online donations. 

    We wouldn't usually encouage people to fundraise on GoFundMe, as it is not as secure for us as the other platforms above. The person running the fundraiser has the ability to withdraw the money themselves, and whilst most people are honest and go on to donate this cash to us (by cheque or bank transfer usually), there has been the odd occasion where intentions have not been so honourable.

    What Support Can We Offer For Fundraisers?

    We offer as much support as we can!

    We have supplies of t-shirts, posters, backdrops, collection buckets, stands and even (depending on the event) tents and inflatables. We will share your fundraiser on our social media platforms, and our PR team are always looking for good stories for the media and our own Support Magazine. Just get in touch with us and we will see what we can do. Email or call 01 620 5306 and ask to speak with one of our Fundraising Managers.

    Fundraising Contribution Charter

    Here at the IKA we want to support all your endeavours in fundraising for the Irish Kidney Association. We know that the task can sometimes be daunting and we're sure you have lots of questions. Please click on the button below to read through our Fundraising Contributor Charter.


    There are many ways you can contribute to the Irish Kidney Association programmes in patient care and education. All gifts, regardless of size, really do make a difference. And all are appreciated.


    You can make a custom donation on our website using Stripe or Paypal.

    Contribute by Phone

    We can process donations and purchases of items from our online shop over the phone using SumUp. SumUp takes a fee of 2.95% + €0.25 per transaction. Just call us on +353 1 620 5306 and we'll be happy to help!

    Contribute by Bank Transfer

    Unfortunately, due to repeated attempted fraud we can no longer provide our bank account details online. Please email with your name and phone number noting the name of your recent fundraiser and they will be in touch.

    Contribute by Cheque or Postal Order

    You can send these directly to our head office in Dublin:

    Donor House, Block 43A

    Park West, Dublin 12

    D12 P5V6

    Please include a note with your name and contact details so we can be sure to get our receipt - and thanks - to you!


    Here at the IKA we're more than happy to assist you with anything you might need. If you've got any questions or concerns then please feel free to use the contact form to send us a message.

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