Finland is Europe’s second most violent country for women. With the coronavirus epidemic, the financial situation of many families is tightening, causing stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, at the same time, violent behavior may increase.
In many cases, victims of domestic violence have to leave their homes quickly, taking with them only the essentials. Safety homes provide assistance to the victim, but in many cases, the victim may need immediate financial assistance, especially if the partner has also controlled the victim financially. Finland has mainly a good social security system, but it is unnecessarily slow and bureaucratic for the acute need of money for victims of violence.
Would you like to help?
In March 2020, the new fundraising act came into force. The new act allows small-scale fundraising, meaning that group of a minimum of 3 persons (Finnish citizens) are able to arrange a money-collecting twice per year, each collection can be worth of EUR10,000 max.
This brings a lot of new opportunities for individuals willing to roll up their sleeves and make an impact. We Encourage is here to help those looking for ways to help. With our fundraising platform, we make it easy for small-scale fundraisers to create a cause and kick start their fundraising.
How does it work?
We Encourage Fundraising is a digital service that guides you step by step through the process of creating the fundraising cause. With our help, you can estimate the needs for the cause. There is also guidance to fill in the necessary announcement to the police, we even help you with planning the fundraising marketing campaign with our premade marketing package, and We Encourage will help you with marketing the cause! And, the most important, we help with follow-up, how and where the money is being spent.
After the fundraising is done, we require follow-up, where and how the money is being spent, also police need to have a report of how the money was used. In addition to the report, we require pictures and videos to showcase the donors what good has been done with the collected money.
We are looking for pilot testers!
Would you like to be the very first one to start their own causes? If you have always dreamt of making an impact but have not been sure how here is your chance!