Have a RAG idea?

We're here to help inspire and support student fundraising. Do you have an idea for a RAG event but need some help? We’re here for you. This page will run through key aspects of running a successful activity. 

  1. Planning & Applying
  2. Fundraising
  3. Donating the money
  4. Rules & Reg's
  5. Resources & Contacts

 


 

1. Planning & Applying

To get started you need to tell us who you want to fundraise for and why.

  • Think about the charity you want to fundraise for and why.
  • Think about when and where your fundraising will take place.
  • You'll need to complete our RAG Fundraising Form and submit it for approval.
  • Your application will be reviewed by our RAG team; the process normally takes a couple of weeks.
  • If your application is successful, you'll be granted supported from TSDSU.
  • You'll need to make sure your fundraising follows the rules and reg's listed below. 

 


 

2. Fundraising

Now it is time to put your plan into action and start fundraising.

  • You should deliver your fundraising as outlined in the planned. 
  • You must follow all the points in the rules and reg's below. 
  • Make sure you collect money using the security marked charity tins (we'll provide these).
  • Make sure that all the money is counted by two people. 
  • Make sure you safely store the money. 
  • Bring the money to TSDSU within 7 days of the event finishing. 

 


 

3. Donating the money

  • Once you've counted the fundraised money, you'll need to bring it to us within 7 days. 
  • You'll need to tell us how much money you've counted. 
  • We'll recount the money and confirm the amount with you.
  • We'll bank the money into our bank account. 
  • Once banked, we'll make payment to your chosen charity using the details you provide;
    • Charity bank details
    • Link to donations page on charity website.
  • We'll send you confirmation of the donation. 

 


 

4. The Rules & Reg's 

The Do's

  • All fundraising must be done in an ethical, transparent and legal manner.
  • You must be polite and professional.
  • You must not unfairly criticise or insult other people or organisations.
  • All donations should be collected in the secure collection tins provided.
  • All fundraised money must be counted by two members of your team.
  • All fundraised money must be brought into TSDSU within 7 days of the end of the fundraising activity.
  • You must securely store the fundraised money until it reaches TSDSU.

 

The Do Nots

  • Act in a way that might cause high levels of stress to members of the public.
  • Be dishonest or manipulative.
  • Act in way that might damage the reputation of TSDSU or the charity you're fundraising for, this might be;
    • Smoking or drinking whilst fundraising.
    • Taking or being under the influence of illegal drugs.
    • Being lewd, aggressive or swearing.
    • Putting undue pressure on members of the public to donate.
    • Exploiting your position for personal gain.
    • Exploiting the personal circumstances of an individual.
    • Expolit someone who cannot fully comprehend the situation.
    • Request donations from someone under 18 years of age.
  • You must avoid causing an obstruction, congestion or being a nuisance to the public.
  • You must not obstruct, interfere with or disrespect members of staff from local businesses.

 

The Three-Step Rule

  • Whilst fundraising, you must meet the ‘three-step’ rule.
    • You must not take more than three steps alongside the person or to follow them.
    • If the member of the public has not come to a stop within the three steps, you must end your attempt to talk to them.
    • You must not follow a person beyond the 'three-step' rule.

 


 

5. Resources

We’ve got some online resources to help you get started; 

 

Book a room 

https://www.tsdsu.co.uk/roombookings 

 

Book a minibus 

https://www.tsdsu.co.uk/minibus 

 

Plan an event or trip 

https://www.tsdsu.co.uk/main-menu/opportunities/resources/events-and-trips 

 

Risk assessment 

https://www.tsdsu.co.uk/main-menu/opportunities/resources/risk-assessment 

 

View all resources 

https://www.tsdsu.co.uk/student-resources 

 

 

 


 

 

Still need help.

We’re always available to chat about your idea. Send an email to your Student Engagement Assistant or Campus President to set up a meeting or to ask about; 

  • General advice and guidance 
  • Sourcing and borrow equipment. 
  • Booking a room or space. 
  • Help you with transport. 
  • Advice around sourcing funding. 

 

 

Contacts

Laura Yates

Student Engagment Assistant (Carmarthen)

laura.yates@uwtsd.ac.uk

 

Laura-Cait Driscoll

Student Engagment Assistant (Lampeter)

laura-cait.driscoll@uwtsd.ac.uk 

 

Andrew Jones

Student Engagment Assistant (Swansea)

andrew.g.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

 

Becky Ricketts

Group President

becky.ricketts@uwtsd.ac.uk

 

Elis Allsopp

Carmarthen Campus President

elis.allsopp@uwtsd.ac.uk

 

Martha Warren

Lampeter Campus President

martha.warren@uwtsd.ac.uk

 

 

Carmarthen

01267 676 876
TSDSU, College Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP

 

Lampeter

01570 422 619
TSDSU, College Street, Lampeter, SA48 7ED

 

Swansea

 01792 482 100

TSDSU, Llys Glas, 1 Alexandra Rd, Swansea, SA1 5AL

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