Connecting Charities and Schools

How it works: 

charity-selectionCharity selection

A class of students choose a charity to support 

making-contactMaking contact

A charity representative is invited to come and speak to the class about their work 

social-actionSocial action

Students spend the next few weeks raising awareness and fundraising for their charity as well as making presentations

school-finalSchool Final

The school hosts a School Final where students deliver their presentations in teams to a panel of judges and an audience of parents and charities

win-1kWin £1,000

The class who scores highest for their presentation and social action wins £1,000 for their charity 


  • Win a £1000 grant towards your work
  • Engage a class of young people with fundraising or volunteering

  • Develop relationships with local schools and your community

  • Build a new generation of supporters


  • Use case studies to demonstrate the impact of your charity
  • Help students come up with fundraising activities to support you
  • Explain what £1,000 could do for your charity
  • Provide examples of how students could volunteer with you
  • Keep in touch and support them with their social action

Attend the School Final

This is a big school celebration to find our winners for the year. Parents, teachers and charities are invited to attend the School Final where one charity will win £1,000.

Students from across the year group will pitch their charities in front of a panel of judges. They will use this platform to tell the audience about their chosen charity, the work they have done for them and, if applicable, the money they have raised for them.

At the end of the 90 minute event, judges will decide on who will win the £1,000 in grant money. Students and their winning charity will be invited on stage to collect their certificates and the £1,000 cheque!