Ending aid dependency in Malawi


Fundraising in the UK

Capacity’s long-term aim is to be financially self-sufficient so that the charity doesn’t rely on external aid. Our Chanju grocery store is the principal means by which funds are raised in Malawi, contributing about a third of the £40,000 a year required to run the Foundation’s programmes.

In the meantime, we still need to fundraise here in the UK – and, owing to the weather events recounted in this blog post, we have urgent need to generate £10,000 between now and Christmas. 

Remember – you’re not alone! 

Here are a few ideas you might like to try. Our fundraising team is available for advice or more information – feel free to get in touch.

We are very happy to work alongside you to publicise your event and give it a ‘Capacity Foundation’ theme. Not only will you be helping the people of Malenga Mzoma – you’ll be having fun at the same time!

Try fundraising for the Capacity Foundation in your own home.

Allow us to use your home for an event

If you want to host a Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea, or something grander, then we can help you with invitations, we can bring Africa-themed merchandise, and the Lead Trustee, Stephen Maund, will be happy to give a short (entertaining) talk on the Foundation and the work it does.

Your friends, neighbours and acquaintances will be enthused and want to know more, so this is a great way to build our community of interest.

Distance Challenge

Following a generous offer by a supporter, we hope to have a runner in Marathon Eryri later in the year.

Many people run, walk or cycle either competitively or for fun.

We can work with you to organise a sponsored event – it could be a walk, a run, a bike ride, a knit-in or any other kind of activity where sponsorship can be attracted.

Runners at Marathon Eryri / Snowdonia Marathon.
Image courtesy of Sport Pictures Cymru.
Handmade face masks.

Art and craft into pounds

Whether you draw, sculpt, mould, paint, photograph, grow, whittle, sew or otherwise make things – your creativity can help the Foundation when you or your friends sell pieces of art and craftwork either among yourselves or to others for a good cause.

If you want to donate items for us to sell at one of our events, please let us know.

Birthday whip-round

Maybe you have a birthday coming up and would normally go out for a meal?

You could ask friends to donate to the Foundation instead – £9 would enable a hungry family in Malawi to make their land productive by using the bokashi method of organic fertiliser.

Birthday cake with candles.

Sponsored live events

A share of the proceeds from events like fitness and yoga classes, quizzes, competitions, craft workshops, gardening or art lessons, and streamed performances – there are many great ways to harness live events to raising funds for the Foundation.

Online lessons and performances really took hold during the pandemic: the Facebook charity fundraiser enables you to hold your event online and share it.

Contact our fundraising co-ordinator to register so that your event can be certified.