RAG (Raising And Giving)
The Students’ Union supports a dedicated charitable fundraising group led by student volunteers, called City University RAG. RAG is short for Raising And Giving, and we make it our mission to make fundraising fun and accessible to all students, whilst also raising lots of money for some great causes. RAG is led by the elected Students’ Union RAG officer, and the group oversees and supports student societies in their charitable work as well as organising charity events in Freshers Week and a big week of activity for RAG Week. Any student can get involved, and being a part of RAG will mean you meet some great people, learn fundraising and event management skills, have a great time at university, and do some good in the world all at the same time. We’re always open to new ideas, so if you have a suggestion or want some help running a charity fundraising initiative yourself, get in touch!
Students: How to get involved in RAG
There are a number of different ways that you can get involved in charity fundraising at City, look at some options below:
A) Apply to be part of the RAG committee. This year we will be partnering up with charities to raise as much money as possible within a week!
You will gain skills and experiences that will look great on your CV. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded people and raise money for great causes. No prior experience required - just enthusiasm!
Interested? Complete this simple application form, and send it to the RAG Officer: email@example.com
B) Register your interest as a RAG volunteer.
Events organised by the RAG Committee usually take place in RAG Week(s) which happen once or twice a year. They include stalls, bucket collections, games, CityBar nights, and fun activities (e.g. Soak-A-Student), all with an aim to collect donations for charity.
Email the RAG Officer firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Interested in RAG Volunteering" and you will be added to the RAG volunteers mailing list, so you can find out about upcoming opportunities.
...& in the meantime, join the City Students' Union's RAG group on Facebook - any student can request to join.
C) Organise your own RAG Project
Want to run a bake sale? A pub quiz? Another fun, low-cost activity which could make a lot of money in donations for a good cause? City Students' Union may be able to support your charitable project. First download the Charity Fundraising Form and email it to Students' Union reception email@example.com with as much detail as possible about your idea and the charity that you'd like to raise for. We will then get back to you to let you know what you need to do.
Charitable Organisations: How to apply for support
Charitable organisations can be added to RAG’s annual fundraising database by filling in our online form (only charitable organisations with a registered UK charity number are applicable)
RAG charities are chosen from the database on a project-by-project basis, by the RAG charities committee as delegated by the CULSU Trustees. Charities will remain in the database until the end of June each year, after which they are encouraged to re-submit their application.
Further enquiries: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org