Events Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question about our events? Take a look at our frequently asked questions.
We are here to help you fundraise every step of the way and with our support we know you can achieve your goals. Check out our Fundraise for us section for our top fundraising ideas, resources to get you started and answers to frequently asked questions about fundraising for The Prince's Trust.
The easiest way is to set up a JustGiving page:
- Visit JustGiving.com
- Select ‘The Prince’s Trust’ as your charity
- Personalise your page with a photo, then explain what you’re doing for The Prince’s Trust – and why
- Share your link on Facebook and Twitter, and in an email to all your contacts
We prefer you to use JustGiving. Over 21 million people have raised £1.5 billion for charity on JustGiving. The site makes fundraising simple, fast, effective and fun. If you would prefer to use another provider please speak to us so we can ensure we’ll be able recognise your fundraising efforts
Fundraising targets are different for each event and are put in place as we incur costs by being involved in third party events. We believe with a little bit of commitment and plenty of time you shouldn’t have any difficulty reaching your target. The key is to start early on and get creative. Our Fundraise for us page has plenty of top tips to help get you started. And don’t forget the events team are on hand every step of the way to help keep you motivated and inspired, so if you’re struggling to reach your target, do get in touch and we can provide ideas and advice to make sure you reach it!
Gift Aid is a fantastic way for The Trust to raise additional funds as the UK Government adds an extra 25p to every £1 your friend or family donates (providing they’re a UK tax payer). The easiest way to Gift Aid your sponsorship donations is to fundraise online, for example through JustGiving. If you don't want to fundraise online, you can still tell us that you're eligible for us to gift aid your donations by completing the form here.
Please remember it can take 8-10 weeks for a Gift Aid claim to be processed and for the HMRC to send us the money, therefore it isn’t possible for Gift Aid to be included towards your fundraising target. But Gift Aid is still a fantastic way to help The Trust to raise much needed extra funds, so do encourage your supporters to tick the Gift Aid box when donating online or on your paper sponsorship form. That way your fundraising efforts can keep on giving even when your event has long been completed!
Absolutely, it is sometimes easier to fundraise if you team up with someone else. However, as each #TeamPrincesTrust member makes an individual fundraising pledge to us, you will both need to ensure you reach your personal fundraising target. If you’re sharing an online fundraising page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can ensure our records are up to date. Please note this does not apply if you have secured your own places in an event directly through the race organisers.
If you registered for a place with us and paid our registration fee then this is non-refundable and your registration fee will be kept as a donation to The Prince’s Trust. If you are an ‘own-place’ participant having purchased your place directly from the race organisers instead then you might be able to get a refund, but every event is different and you will have to speak directly to the organisers.
JustGiving is a fantastic way to fundraise for charity; its online system is very user-friendly and the money is transferred directly to us. Over the years JustGiving has helped raise £1.5billion for charities. However there is a cost for using this excellent service and therefore refunding individuals who have sponsored you would actually cost The Prince’s Trust more money.
Whilst we are sorry that you are no longer able to be part of #TeamPrincesTrust we hope that your generous friends and family are happy for their support to be kept as a donation to our work, helping some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.
You can download a sponsorship form on our fundraising resources page. Once filled out please send it to:
Prince’s Trust House
9 Eldon Street
London, EC2M 7LS
Absolutely, find out how by reading our Fundraising FAQs..
You can send any sponsorship that you have collected to the following address:
The Prince's Trust Events Team
Prince's Trust House
9 Eldon Street
London, EC2M 7LS
Please don’t send cash in the post. Please make sure cheques and charity vouchers are made payable to 'The Prince's Trust' and remember to include your full name and a postal address so we know which fundraising total to allocate the money to.
The money that you will raise will go to the areas that need it most. This allows us to be more efficient with your fundraising meaning we can help reach more young people.
There is a special ‘Raising funds in support of The Prince’s Trust’ logo which you can download from our Fundraising resources page.
We have balloons, collection tins, posters and t-shirts. Find out all the details here.
When you sign up to an open challenge event for The Prince's Trust, you can choose your payment option. When a registration fee is required, you will pay this directly to the event supplier upon booking and usually online. This is generally non refundable, is part of your event cost and will be in addition to the costs below.
- Self payment option: the tour cost is the amount you will need to personally pay directly to the event supplier, so you are paying 100% of the event cost yourself. The Prince's Trust then asks you to fundraise as much as you can as a donation to the charity, and a suggested minimum is £500 although the more you raise the more we can help disadvantaged young people.
- Fundraising option: the fundraising target is a minimum sponsorship commitment that you fundraise for The Prince's Trust if you choose a challenge event. The Prince's Trust fundraising team will help you every step of the way to ensure you achieve this, but time and careful planning is the key. From the total amount you have raised The Prince's Trust will pay the tour cost of your event and the remaining amount you fundraise will come into us as a donation. Most treks require 80% of your fundraising target to be reached 10 weeks before departure, and if you have not reached this amount by then you may risk losing your place on the event.