With the challenges of both the Cost of Living crisis and the long term impact of Covid19, many organisations are now struggling to cover their day to day running costs. One organisation who needed help was Watford Velmurugan Trust, opened and run Watford first Hindu temple for the past 10 years.

Earlier this year and in partnership with W3RT, they launched a public appeal to support them with the costs of running the temple including the rent. In supporting them, W3RT hosted their fundraising appeal on its website, managing the whole process so the Trust could focus on fundraising. After a few months, the initial target was hit and including Gift Aid, £2,395.03 was raised for the Trust.

Vice Chair of the charity Senthuren Sathiyabalasingam, thanks W3RT for their support in hosting this appeal page and added that ‘with a straightforward process and low charges when compared to other crowdfunding platforms, we recommend W3RT’s platform to any organisations looking to run a public appeal.’ Adding to this, he added ‘by hosting this appeal for us, W3RT has allowed us to bring in a significant number of donations which will allow us to continue to support our community in Watford and the surrounding areas’.

If your organisation would be interested in running your own fundraising campaigns, please speak to the W3RT CVS team by contact [email protected] and one of the team will be in touch to discuss this further with you.

W3RT CVS is funded by Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council to support voluntary sector organisations to become more welcoming, effective, accountable and sustainable. For more information, click here. Watford Velmurugan Trust are a registered charity who celebrate all Hindu and Tamil festivals, holidays and occasions in Watford. For more details about the charity, click here.

Alex Murray


Lead for W3RT CVS in Watford. Helping to strengthen and support the local voluntary sector.