For Schools

FundStar - the easy, effective and smart way
to raise funds for schools

What Is Fundstar?

FundStar is a game-changing fundraising platform for schools. You don’t need us to tell you the financial pressures schools are under. Instead, we’ve been working on something that can help pay for some of those projects you love to fund but can’t.

Every time a parent, guardian or grandparent uses their FundStar card to pay for anything (online, offline or contactless), FundStar adds the micro-donation they have specified which goes directly to your school.

The more people using the card, the more funds your school receives.

Why sign up to FundStar?

  • Raise money quickly, simply and regularly.
  • 100% of all funds go to your school.
  • Once you sign up, FundStar supplies a complete support system for you to be successful. The support is practical, and you can involve pupils, parents, P.T.A. groups and school staff.
  • The aim is simple. Parents, grandparents, and indeed all extended family members can have a card. They use it for their daily spend just like any other debit card.
  • However, when they use their card they make an additional micro-donation.

Think of it as a modern version of a collection tin at the side of the till, but with 450,000+ locations nationwide!





How do I recruit donors?

FundStar will supply you with a kit of materials to help you encourage donors to sign up – templates for letters, leaflets, weblinks, the video above to go on your website and more.

We also provide professional fundraising advice to ensure your success.


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What can I use the funds for?

You will need to nominate a specific project you want to raise funds for: new musical instruments, playground equipment, a minibus – it’s up to you. And you can have several different projects running at the same time.

  1. The advancement of education of children and young people in the UK
  2. To help young people improve and develop their capabilities that they may reach their full potential and grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society
  3. The provision of facilities for the playing of amateur sport and the promotion of activities that have a proven beneficial effect on health
  4. To promote the arts, culture and heritage for the benefit of young people
  5. To encourage young people to consider sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment
  6. To provide advice and assistance to young people



How will I know if it’s working?

You will get a login to your school’s account where you can see what’s been raised and how close to reaching your target you are.


  • You have 500 pupils
  • Let’s just say for now that’s 2,000+ parents/guardians
  • 500 sign up
  • They commit 25p on each payment and average £5 a month (20 transactions)
  • £30,000 each year to your school

The more parents that sign up – the bigger the size of the donations you receive!

Interested in getting FundStar for your school?