The official race beneficiary for the Standard Chartered Great City Race is Futuremakers, a global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people in our communities. By taking part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race, *one third of the entry fee from all participants will be donated to the Standard Chartered Foundation and will help to fund Futuremakers’ education, employability and entrepreneurship programmes around the world. What’s more, Standard Chartered is matching funds raised** for Futuremakers, doubling the impact of your participation!
Globally, more than 200 million young people – often disproportionately impacted by the challenges of inequality – are out of work or live in low-income poverty, and that’s just not good enough. Futuremakers will be inviting disadvantaged young people – especially girls and the visually impaired – to gain new skills and expertise to improve their chances of getting a job or starting their own business. Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is hoping to raise USD75 million by 2023 to tackle inequality and increase economic inclusion for young people in low-income communities.
Through Futuremakers programmes, we can make a difference in promoting economic inclusion and empowering our next generation to learn, earn and grow.
Why not fundraise for Futuremakers at the 2021 Standard Chartered Great City Race and help empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow.
Once you’ve got your place in the Standard Chartered Great City Race, pick a charity to raise money for. Raise funds for Futuremakers or choose a cause you’re passionate about so you can connect with would-be donors when talking about how your fundraising will help the charity.
Take your fundraising efforts to the world wide web and set up an online giving page. Here you can add a profile photo, tell everyone your story, why you’re running for your chosen charity, and state your fundraising target.
Thanks to social media, it has never been easier to reach out to your family, friends and now followers. Post regularly about your training progress and fundraising efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and make sure you link to your e-giving page.
From raffles and auctions to bake sales and coffee mornings, there is no shortage of ways to give your fundraising a boost. Fundraisers have also put on pub quizzes and curry nights in the past – don't be afraid to reach out to companies and business owners for help with prizes!
Ramp up your fundraising efforts in the final days before the race and make sure you've reached out to as many people as possible. And don't forget to post about your race after the event – you could bring in some extra donations that take you beyond your target.
DISCLAIMER: *£5 from each entry to the virtual run and £10 from each entry to the race event for the Standard Chartered Great City Race 2021 will be donated to the Standard Chartered Foundation (registered charity in England and Wales charity number 1184946, company number 11968592) and support Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion.
**All funds raised for Futuremakers by Standard Chartered will be matched by Standard Chartered PLC up to a limit of USD5 million per year.
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