The Big Collection

Our annual appeal to help communities across the UK.


Donate to The Big Collection and help someone in need today. Every penny supports people who are vulnerable or marginalised across the UK.

The Big Collection is our annual fundraising challenge for our churches which raises money for our social and community programmes. This includes supporting people who are experiencing homelessness, providing specialist support for adult survivors of modern slavery, caring for older people in our residential care homes, and offering tailored support to help people become job-ready through Employment Plus.

Our local fundraisers take on the challenge in many ways – from bike rides, bake sales and fun runs, to supermarket and door-to-door collections.

You can donate online or by getting in touch with your local Salvation Army church to find out how they are fundraising this year 

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We helped Tony overcome his alcohol addiction and get back on his feet after he became homeless.

An image of someone putting money into a Salvation Army collection tin.

Big Collection resources

If you’re a Salvationist and are looking for fundraising resources, visit

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In the community

We work at the heart of communities transforming lives in the name of Jesus

Challenge events

Run, hike, swim or bike for #TeamSallyArmy to help us raise funds and transform lives.


Help us be there to support the most vulnerable members of society.

Corps officers sleep out in Big Collection fundraiser

This year, due to the pandemic, corps are thinking imaginatively about how they raise funds.