Gather a team and join

The Seedling Challenge!

Can your team grow £50 in 2 months into life changing support for vulnerable children?

Spring is a time for new beginnings and the perfect chance to come together for a new challenge. Help provide vital support for children in our community and have fun with your colleagues along the way!

What is the Seedling Challenge?

It’s an exciting fundraising initiative that will involve businesses across our community, pitching against each other to grow a ‘Seedling’ £50 cash into the largest amount possible, with a chance to become a Dandelion Time 2024 Seedling Challenge Champion!

  • Who: A team can be any size
  • When: Anytime from 1st April until 31st May 2024
  • How: We lend you £50 – it’s up to you how you grow it! Can you grow £50 into £500?

Why take part?

Directly support children and families in our community

Together you will directly support children and families in our community: With over 50 children currently on our waiting list your help is urgently needed.

Engage your team

It’s a great way to inject some fun into your workplace and the ideal opportunity to encourage teamwork, develop creativity and boost morale amongst staff!

Positive PR

The campaign will be promoted across our website and social channels, as well as coverage within the local press

Increase brand awareness

By linking with an established local charity! You’ll have the opportunity to engage with other local businesses in our community and build your network

Celebrate together

All teams will be invited to our ‘Seedling Celebration’ on the evening of Wednesday 17th July at our magical site in West Farleigh. The event will recognise our wonderful community and will include drinks, nibbles and prizes: ‘Best Team Name’, ‘Most Creative Fundraising Event’, ‘Introducer Award’ for bringing your contacts to Dandelion Time plus overall ‘Seedling Champion 2024’ for the largest amount raised!

Fundraising ideas

Choose whether to raise all your funds in one day or hold a series of events. From Supper Clubs to Sponsored Bike rides there are so many ways you can get together to grow your seedling funds! As long as your fundraising activities are safe and legal you can be as creative as you like.

Download our Seedling Challenge fundraising pack here for lots of inspiration and ideas.

How to get involved

  1. Gather your team: No minimum or maximum group size
  2. Register: Please complete the sign up form by 25th March 2024.
  3. Fundraise: The challenge begins on the 1st of April. Could you be our Seedling Champion 2024?

PS. Don’t forget to introduce Dandelion Time to your own Business Community and involve your partners and suppliers in the Challenge to become our Introducer Champion!

Together the businesses of Kent can make a big difference in helping restore hope to young lives. Thank you for your support!

Terms and Conditions

  • The £50 Seedling payment provided by Dandelion Time is a loan only and must be returned in addition to any funds raised and paid in at the end of the Seedling Challenge
  • All funds you kindly raise for Dandelion Time, including the £50 loan, must be paid in to Dandelion Time by the end of Friday June 28th 2024 via Bank transfer or the Dandelion Time website, using your Team name as Reference
  • You agree to only conduct your fundraising activities between Monday 1st April and Friday 31st May 2024, in line with the period of the Dandelion Time Seedling Challenge 2024.
  • Your fundraising activities for the Dandelion Time Seedling Challenge must be safe, legal and ethical. Please ensure that you conduct any activities in a professional and respectable manner, representing Dandelion Time at all times. For any guidance around this please contact: Fundraising@dandeliontime.org.uk
  • Please be aware that there are laws governing the organisation of raffles, tombolas and collections. Please contact us if you require this information
  • We would like to publicise the Seedling Challenge on Social Media platforms. If you would prefer that your participation in the Challenge is excluded from our media communications please email us.