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eBay UK announces £1.7m funding & training support package to boost charity online retail

By June 29, 2020National News

From UK Fundraising

eBay UK today launches a package of financial support and training to help more charities use online retail to raise funds with the pandemic still impacting activities.

eBay UK will be providing unrestricted grants of £1.7million to 250 of the charities most affected by declines in online revenue on its platform, to help make up for the shortfall in sales as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

To upskill charities, it has also announced plans to launch Charity Connect, a training programme to support at least 500 UK charities, including those not yet on eBay, to help them raise more money through more effective online sales. Charity Connect will help charity retailers build an effective online presence through dedicated customer service, onboarding assistance, promotional support and a tailored eBay training programme.

It will begin next month with a series of free weekly webinars for new and existing charity sellers on how to boost sales on eBay, including follow up 1:1 sessions with e-commerce experts. Training will begin from Tuesday 7 July and charities can book free by visiting here (opens in a new tab)

For more information go to the UK Fundraising website (opens in a new tab)

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