How to Fundraise

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Raise & Give covers all the Students' Union's charity fundraising activity, including Clubs, Societies and student groups. As the Students' Union is a UK registered charity it is subject to legislation contained in the Charities Act, this means that all charity fundraising must go through the RAG account due to rules around one charity donating to another charity.

Here is your fundraising toolkit to help you raise lots of money for charity, if you have any questions e-mail us on su-rag@qmul.ac.uk.


For all RAG queries, to share any fundraising you are doing and to support you in your RAG activity please e-mail su-rag@qmul.ac.uk

For most booking requests you will need to contact the relevant reception, more information about what you need to provide is given in this toolkit.

 
Students' Union Hub

su-qmsu.reception@qmul.ac.uk
020 7882 8030

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 9:30pm
Weekends: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed


BLSA

su-blsa.reception@qmul.ac.uk
020 7882 7368

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm
Weekends: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

Check out what other student groups have been up to on our RAG round-up. Or why not take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas?

You can book a bucket from the Students' Union Hub or BLSA reception, all you need to do is e-mail su-QMSU.reception@qmul.ac.uk or su-BLSA.Reception@qmul.ac.uk with these bits of information:

 

  • Date you need the bucket for (you can loan one for up to 48 hours)
  • Charity name
  • UK Registered charity number
  • Charity logo
  • Your name and student group

Your collection bucket will be prepared and sealed by our reception team – make sure you follow our simple dos and don’ts when raising money.

? Do clearly display the charity name and number at all times

? Do cash in all money raised as soon as possible at the Students' Union Hub or BLSA reception

? Always cash in any money raised to the RAG account (never into a personal account)

? Don’t shake buckets when collecting money

? Don’t break the seal on the bucket – this way no money is unaccounted for and all the money you have raised is sent to the charity

As a student group there are plenty of spaces that cater to different fundraising events that you can book here at QMSU and in the University. Please note that the minimum notice needed when booking a room is:

 
University Rooms
2 Weeks (10 working days)

Guidance Form
Booking Form


Students' Union Rooms (Including Library Square stalls)
1 Week (5 working days)

Booking Form

More information on room bookings can be found here.

To take online donations you must set up your event through us. We are currently in the process of setting up a new online fundraising platform. Please email us if you have any questions on su-rag@qmul.ac.uk.

Fundraising that takes place outside of the RAG account e.g. setting up your own Just Giving page does not count in your RAG total and goes against government legislation.

Raffles are regulated by the Gambling Commission as they count as a form of lottery. While you normally need a licence to run a lottery some are exempt as detailed below:

  • None of the sums raised are to be used for private gain.
  • Tickets MUST only be sold during the event, on the premises where the event is held.
  • The draw MUST take place during the event.
  • Deductions from profits going to good causes should not exceed £100 in costs and £500 in prizes.

All societies and student groups do not need a licence to run raffles for their own members or as a one-off at a single event. For more information about Raffles & Lotteries contact us on su-rag@qmul.ac.uk.

If you want to run a collection off-campus you are required to have a permit. You can apply for these by using the following links.

For more information on fundraising in the UK please visit The Institute of Fundraising webpage.

Contact Us

Email:su-rag@qmul.ac.uk

Elected Officers:
ME: Cheryl Chiang
BL: Mathew Rabathan