We're here to help inspire and support student fundraising. This page will run through key aspects of running a successful activity.
Why fundraise as a part of RAG?
Any fundraising that's a part of our RAG programme is eligible to support from the Students' Union. This includes;
- General advice and guidance
- Sourcing and borrow equipment.
- Booking a room or space.
- Help with transportation.
- Advice around sourcing funding.
To get started you need to tell us who you want to fundraise for and why.
- Think about the charity you want to fundraise for and why.
- Think about when and where your fundraising will take place.
- Talk to the charity and get permission to fundraise for them.
- You'll need to complete our RAG Fundraising Form and submit it for approval.
- Your application will be reviewed by our RAG team; the process normally takes a couple of weeks.
- If your application is successful, you'll be granted supported from TSDSU.
RAG Fundraising Form
Now it is time to put your plan into action and start fundraising.
- You should deliver your fundraising as outlined in the planned and follow the rules and regs.
- Make sure you collect money using the security marked charity tins provided. You must include the charity number on each tin.
- Make sure that all the money is counted by two people and you safely store the money.
- Bring the money to TSDSU within 7 days of the event finishing.
- Once you've counted the fundraised money, you'll need to bring it to us within 7 days.
- You'll need to tell us how much money you've counted.
- We'll recount the money and confirm the amount with you.
- We'll bank the money into our bank account.
- Once banked, we'll make payment to your chosen charity using the details you provide;
- Charity bank details
- Link to the donations page on the charity website.
- We'll send you confirmation of the donation.
- All fundraising must be done in an ethical, transparent and legal manner.
- You must be polite and professional.
- You must not unfairly criticise or insult other people or organisations.
- All donations should be collected in the secure collection tins provided.
- All fundraised money must be counted by two members of your team.
- All fundraised money must be brought into TSDSU within 7 days of the end of the fundraising activity.
- You must securely store the fundraised money until it reaches TSDSU.
The Do Nots
- Act in a way that might cause high levels of stress to members of the public.
- Be dishonest or manipulative.
- Act in a way that might damage the reputation of TSDSU or the charity you're fundraising for, this might be;
- Smoking or drinking whilst fundraising.
- Taking or being under the influence of illegal drugs.
- Being lewd, aggressive or swearing.
- Don't shake the tin.
- Putting undue pressure on members of the public to donate.
- Exploiting your position for personal gain.
- Exploiting the personal circumstances of an individual.
- Exploit someone who cannot fully comprehend the situation.
- Request donations from someone under 18 years of age.
- You must avoid causing an obstruction, congestion or being a nuisance to the public.
- You must not obstruct, interfere with or disrespect members of staff from local businesses.
The Three-Step Rule
- Whilst fundraising, you must comply with the ‘three-step’ rule.
- You must not take more than three steps alongside the person or follow them.
- If the member of the public has not come to a stop within the three steps, you must end your attempt to talk to them.
- You must not follow a person beyond the 'three-step' rule.
We’ve got some online resources to help you get started;
Book A Room
Book A Minibus
Advice for planning an event or trip
Risk Assessment Advice & Template
View All Resources