Top tips: How to win

Below are a few suggestions on how to make the most of the programme:

 Be enthusiastic! 
This is about passion, not just confidence. The judges want to see how well you’ve engaged with your charity, not whether you are the most confident member of your class!

 If at first you don’t succeed… 
It can be really frustrating when you can’t get in contact with your charity. There are so many charities that need help and support, if you can’t reach your first choice, have a Plan B.

 Practise, practise and practise some more! 
Almost without exception, the team that wins is the team that practises the most (and has engaged with their charity!)

 Be creative but professional  
You should use a range of techniques to engage your audience and get your message across. But remember – it’s not The X Factor.

 Involve everyone 
Make sure the judges see that every team member is engaged as this is a team challenge.


Ask your teacher to have a look at the basic commitment criteria and then follow the link on the School Page to get in touch with us.

We ask that teams are between 4 and 6 members.

If it is registered with the Charity Commission and has a local office or project that you can visit, you can choose it!

We are not currently able to consider unregistered charities. Please note grants cannot be given to projects that promote religion.

(e.g. if the charity deals with domestic violence or ex-offenders) Sometimes it is not appropriate for you to visit the premises of a charity. If this is the case, please ask them to come and meet you at the school.

It may well be that teams in different classes get passionate about the same cause and charity, but please don’t choose a charity if you know another team in your class is already representing it.

Please avoid a simple download and make your own. The judges will give extra credit to teams that show their creativity and commitment to their charities.

For the same reasons outlined above please use your own experience and passion to advocate for your charity.