The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) is not responsible for organising, supervising or hosting your fundraising activities in aid of BRIT and the second charity of your choice. All activities are at the organisers and participants own risk. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

The health and the safety of all our supporters is really important to us. Please keep safe and follow the Government guidelines, including any COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, when doing any fundraising in aid of BRIT and the second charity of your choice. 

For full guidelines please check the Chartered Institute of Fundraising website to ensure you are familiar with what is required of you, the fundraiser, during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may also wish to check the latest regional guidance for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

GUIDANCE

FOR

FUNDRAISERS

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) invites universities, colleges, specialist colleges and Students' Unions to coordinate their own annual BRIT Challenge for their students and staff to fundraise in aid of BRIT and a second charity of their choice.

 

We are offering the BRIT Challenge as a UK-wide feel-good February fundraiser and inviting teams to choose a second charity to raise funds for, alongside BRIT, to support local, regional and national charities

KEY POINTS

  • Where representatives of universities, colleges, specialist colleges or Students' Unions have registered for the BRITChallenge on behalf of their organisation, they represent and warrant that they have full authority to register on their behalf. By registering, they are informing BRIT that they are coordinating their BRIT Challenge fundraising activity in aid of BRIT and the second charity of their choice.

  • We are not responsible for organising your BRIT Challenge fund-raising activity.  It is your responsibility to do this in conjunction with your team members and the organisation (university, college, specialist college or Students' Union) you belong to.

  • You are participating in your BRIT Challenge fundraising activity entirely at your own risk.

  • Each and every participant must read our Terms of Use prior to participating in their organisation's (team) BRIT Challenge fundraising activity in aid of BRIT and the second charity of your choice.

Before registering a team or fundraising as a participant, key points you must read and understand are;

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • You are responsible for organising, supervising or hosting your fundraising activity or for your participation in such activity (“Activity”).

  • ​You are responsible for ensuring that your Activity does not pose a danger to yourself or others. If you have a medical condition, have concerns as to the level of your fitness, or are unused to exercise, please consult your doctor before engaging in any Activity. If you experience any health issues while undertaking any Activity, please stop and consult with a medical professional immediately. The British Inspiration Trust is not responsible for any health problems that may result from any Activity. If you engage in any Activity, you agree that you do so at your own risk and that you are voluntarily participating in such Activity.

  • ​Please be aware The British Inspiration Trust does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage, or for any death or personal injury, arising out of any Activity including liability as a result of negligence (except death or personal injury caused by The British Inspiration Trust’s negligence).

Each university, college, specialist college or Students' Union is responsible for their team’s fundraising activity in aid of BRIT, and the second charity of their choice, ensuring every individual taking part in their BRIT Challenge reads our Terms of Use.

 

UNITE WITH US

If every university, college, specialist college and Students' Union takes part in the annual BRIT Challenge in February 2022 and reaches a £2,022 target, together they would raise almost £1million for local, regional and national charities, alongside BRIT. The collective impact their efforts would have on the charity sector has the potential to be extraordinary. 

 

We invite every university, college, specialist college and Students' Union to register a team, encourage as many students and staff to take part in their annual BRIT Challenge fundraising activity and follow these three steps before fundraising;

 

KEEP IT SAFE

Every university, college, specialist college and Students' Union registering for the BRIT Challenge will have their own Team BRIT Challenge Fundraising Page.  

  • If anyone under 18 is involved in the fundraising in any way, please make sure that they have permission from their parent or guardian and are properly supervised by a responsible adult.

  • Under 18s’ should never approach strangers about fundraising.

  • Even if COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations were not in place, we do not permit house to house collections as we are not authorised to fundraise in this way.

 

By using the Gofundme Fundraising Platform, all donations will be equally shared between BRIT and the second charity of your choice.  

 

We recommend that all student and staff fundraisers share the link to their fundraising page so that;

  • All fundraising materials (e.g. posters and digital images) include the line; "in aid of" BRIT and the second charity of your choice.

  • Your fundraising materials do not suggest that you represent us, only that you are fundraising in support of us.

  • All fundraising money collected through your BRIT Challenge fundraising efforts are paid online so the handling of cash is avoided.

  • We can claim Gift Aid on donations as long as we receive a Gift Aid declaration from each eligible person who gave money. This is an option on the Gofundme site.

  • Collecting money in a public place is avoided by all fundraisers.

  • Any type of lottery (such as a raffle, tombola or sweepstake) is avoided as there are strict rules about what you can do.

  • All personal data held by us will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

Thank you for all your support and good luck with your BRIT Challenge fundraising activity.

1

Register your team(s)

Universities, colleges, specialist colleges and Students' Unions are requested to register their team(s) with us so we know you are taking part. The next step is to choose a second charity to raise funds for, alongside BRIT, and set up a Team Fundraising Page. 

2

Encourage participation

 

Please encourage as many of your students and staff as possible to participate in your team's BRIT Challenge  and fundraise in aid of BRIT and the second charity of your choice. We hope students and staff of all abilities will take part in many different ways to improve their mental health and fitness.

3

Read our

Terms of Use

 

Institutions and Team Coordinators are to ensure everyone participating in their BRIT Challenge is signposted to read our Terms of Use and

Fundraising Advice page. All activities are at the organisers (every university, college, specialist college or Students' Union) and participants own risk

SUPPORT TO LOCAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHARITIES

As a collaborative charity, BRIT are delivering the BRIT Challenge as a UK-wide feel-good February fundraiser and inviting teams to choose a second charity to raise funds for, alongside BRIT, to support local, regional and national charities.

 
 
 
 

Information on fundraising terms, liability, risk and guidance are often hidden in the small print on websites. We have ensured our Terms of Use and advice are accessible, clear and helpful.

LIABILITY

  • You will take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of all those participating in, involved with or attending your activity.

  • You accept that any risks arising out of your fundraising activity are your responsibility, including any liability for any injury which may occur to you, your helpers or guests.

  • You acknowledge that The British Inspiration Trust’s insurance policy will not cover your fundraising activity. You should always consider whether you need appropriate insurance cover for your fundraising activity. If necessary, carry out a risk assessment and make sure participants are fully briefed about the activity.

  • You will not do anything that threatens The British Inspiration Trust’s reputation or name. If you do, The British Inspiration Trust has the right to ask you to stop your fundraising activity immediately.

Your BRIT Challenge fund-raising activity in aid of BRIT and the second charity of your choice.