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.
Standard Chartered believe everyone deserves the opportunity to realise their potential. Yet globally, more than 200 million young people are out of work or live in low-income poverty.
Through Futuremakers programmes, we can make a difference in promoting economic inclusion and empowering our next generation to learn, earn and grow.
£5 from each entry fee to the 2020 Standard Chartered Great City Race will be donated to Futuremakers* and all money raised for the initiative from this year’s event will go toward education, employability and entrepreneurship programmes for disadvantaged young people around the world.
Why not fundraise for Futuremakers at the 2020 Standard Chartered Great City Race and help empower the next generation.
We’ve put together some top fundraising tips to help you get started.
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.
*£5 from each entry to the Standard Chartered Great City Race 2020 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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