Take on the Big Carr Gomm Challenge! #BigCGChallenge
Help us raise £25,000 to help combat isolation and loneliness throughout Scotland.
As part of our 25th birthday celebration, we hope to raise £25,000 to continue our great work of helping combat isolation and loneliness in Scotland, and we want you to get involved!
From climbing Kilimanjaro or crossing the Sahara Desert, to bake sales and hosting a School Disco for adults – our Carr Gomm supporters and staff have done some really great things to help us stomp out loneliness over the last 25 years.
Are you ready to take on a fundraiser challenge and help us achieve even more?
This fundraising challenge is about bringing people together and creating memories while raising money for community projects which do just that!
You can complete a sponsored walk, host an afternoon tea, abseil from a bridge, or complete a jigsaw puzzle every day for a week. Whatever challenge you take, do it with others. So get your friends, family, neighbours, or community involved.
The money you raise will go directly towards setting up and running community projects across Scotland, giving people opportunities to meet new people and feel connected in their community.
In our 25 years of supporting people and communities, we have seen how bringing people together and providing opportunities to make meaningful connections can be transformational.
Be part of that transformation – begin your fundraising journey today.
For tips, advice and inspiration on fundraising for Carr Gomm, visit our fundraising pages below.
Andrew’s Fundraising Story
21st February 2023 marks 10 years to the day since Team Carr Gomm tackled Africa's highest peak. Andrew Thompson, Senior Operations Manager for Carr Gomm, reflects on his adventure conquering Mount Kilimanjaro. Exhausted. Hungry. Cold. But absolutely exhilarated,...
Helena’s Fundraising Story
In 2019, Carr Gomm did its Team Carr Gomm “Stomp Out Loneliness” Campaign. I decided to play my part. The aim was to do a virtual tour of Scotland using whatever means you liked, and most importantly, doing it with other people so as to break down social isolation and...
Fundraising to bring people together in Glasgow South
People supported in Glasgow South have been putting on their trainers and casting their line as they take part in the walking and fishing groups set up and fundraised by the Glasgow South Service. These groups are the inspiration of Support Practitioner and...
What We Do With Your Money
Fundraised money is distributed through our Futures staff initiative programme. This allows staff to make suggestions for groups, activities or events that will help to combat isolation and loneliness throughout Scotland.
For examples of some of our groups that supported through fundraising, see below:
Erin Barker, Forth Valley West service, suggested we start an organisation-wide group for people looking to champion and talk about LGBT+ issues.
Healthy Kitchen Group, Dundee
The group encourages local people we support to learn more about nutrition, plan healthy meals, learn to cook more and get involved in growing their own food.
Club Fun, Forth Valley
Club Fun is a project led by people we support in Forth Valley. It tackles loneliness and isolation by offering opportunities for people to come together, build friendships and experience new things.
Men In Sheds
Our Men in Sheds project is a dedicated, friendly, and welcoming meeting place where local men experiencing loneliness and isolation come together to share skills, build self-esteem, and forge friendships.
Craigmillar Community Grows
Our community growing projects use gardening and outdoor activities to actively tackle health and social inequalities.
Keep Warm Boxes
As a response to the cost of living crisis, Keep Warm Boxes were assembled and delivered to residents across Argyll and Bute to help people keep warm in emergencies.
Make a donation or set up a fundraiser using the links below: