The annual WHF brings together leaders from global aid and international development world including government representatives, NGOs, INGOs, IGOs, universities, private sector and all forward-thinking organisations. Delegates meet and make lasting connections with peers.

During the Forum delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions to help achieve the objectives and outcomes of the Forum. They hear and are heard by thought leaders.

If you are a leader with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation, then you could be part of the World Humanitarian Forum.

How much money do I need?

World Humanitarian Forum will take place in London, United Kingdom 15-16 April 2020. The fee for a delegate can be found on the registration page.

These fees cover:

  • On-site catering
  • Access to the Forum
  • All hand-outs and support materials
  • Access to the World Humanitarian Forum community
     

Please note that flights and accommodation are not included in the fees. All attendees must organise flights and accommodation themselves. You can benefit from discounted rates through the links provided on our website.

This should be taken into account when planning your fundraising campaign.

Who should I approach for funding?

Local companies and organisations:

We suggest that you only approach local companies, organisations or SMEs who you have a strong connection with e.g. you work for or have previously worked for. Remember that you are making a case, so be sure to share information with your potential funders about why you are making an impact in your community or organisation.

Universities:

Some universities will provide students with funding for courses, training and experiences. Please enquire with your Student Career services. Alternatively, if you have already graduated, you could get in touch with the Alumni Association.

NGOs:

You could approach an NGO that you have a connection with or an NGO whose aims align with your own.

Are there any tools I can use?

There are a few fundraising platforms you can use to help you manage your sponsorship.

Kickstarter: Kickstarter is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Anyone can register and launch a project on Kickstarter as long as it meets Kickstarter guidelines which you can find here: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/guidelines

On Kickstarter you will need to set a funding goal and deadline. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing - unless the funding goal is achieved in the set time no money will be received. All-or-nothing funding might seem daunting, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, 44% of projects on Kickstarter have reached their funding goals.

GoGetFunding: GoGetFunding is a crowdfunding website that lets you raise money for anything that matters to you.

Indiegogo

GoFundMe

How long does it take to secure funding?

Depending on who you ask, funding can take months to be secured.