Our 100% pledge

There are many ways in which you can fundraise for Lumos – at home, in the workplace, at school, online or through physical activity - on the running track, in the pool or pursuing your favourite sport. We have created a pack full of fundraising ideas and tips that you can read here, take a look and let us know what you are doing by emailing fundraising@wearelumos.org or talk to us online at twitter.com/lumos. We hope to hear from you soon.


Our pledge

Lumos pledges to ensure that 100% of public donations will go directly to fund our projects.
With the right resources and support, we can end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050. We cannot achieve this alone. The support of our donors, campaigners and friends is vital, so we want to make sure that we operate an efficient and effective organisation, directing our donors’ money where it is most needed. This is where our 100% pledge comes in.
In 2008, our inspirational founder and President, J. K. Rowling, gave Lumos the gift of the rights to her book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard and the charity has already received over £18m in income as a result. This money is being directed to cover Lumos’ core running costs – including administration, fundraising and office costs. Thanks to the generous support of J.K. Rowling and others, 100% of the money you give to Lumos will go directly to fund our projects that will help change the lives of millions of children.


The following core running costs will be covered by our 100% pledge:

  • Fundraising costs
  • Administration costs
  • Governance costs
  • Rent, service charges and utilities
  • Business rates
  • Insurance
  • Electricity
  • Postage and carriage
  • Telephone and fax
  • Cleaning services
  • Office stationery and expenses
  • IT services
  • Bank charges
  • Recruitment and HR costs
  • Audit, payroll and accountancy fees