#UpRising100 Challenge - get involved

#UpRising100 Challenge - get involved

November 9, 2016

UpRising 100 Challenge

Help level the playing field for young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds by donating or raising £100 for the UpRising Alumni programme.

We are calling on all our friends and supporters – from our ambassadors and trustees, to the latest cohort of UpRisers – to take on the challenge of raising at least £100 for UpRising.

The Alumni programme is UpRising’s legacy. It is the living embodiment of our mission and the part of UpRising that we are all proudest of – but the most difficult to fundraise for.

Our target is to raise £30,000 by the end of the year. This will ensure that we can continue to run our Alumni Programme and help us to grow and support thousands more young people on their leadership journeys.

Can you dig deep, climb a mountain, run a marathon, bake a cake, organise a quiz and help raise at least £100?

·         How you can support us

·         Why fundraise for us? The Alumni programme

·         Challenge ideas

·         Where your money goes

How you can support us


Visit our Just Giving page for more details, to donate and get fundraising!

Download #UpRising100 Challenge campaign imagery here and spread the word on social using TwitterFacebook and Instagram . Remember, we need to hit our target by the end of the year so get planning and donating!

Why fundraise for us? The Alumni programme

Over the last eight years, together, we have built a 3,000 strong UpRising Alumni network of new leaders across the UK.

It is this network that we now need support to help grow and develop. The success of our Alumni shows how we are creating the pathways to power that we first set out to achieve. According to Demos, we are genuinely starting to level the playing field for diverse and under-represented groups across Britain.

We want to develop and improve the Alumni offer over the next two years. By donating or raising funds for UpRising you can provide further professional and personal development opportunities to our young leaders, from employment and mentorship to a diverse programme of career boosting events and workshops.

Read more about our Alumni programme offer here.

Challenge ideas

Challenge yourself to change lives. Fundraising with your colleagues, family and friends is great way of doing something fun – and feel good about it at the same time. Why don’t you:

·         Organise a work quiz or games tournament

·         Put on a bake sale

·         Shave that beard off

·         Give up chocolate or alcohol for a month

·         Run a marathon - Complete a triathlon

·         Hiking, cycling

·         whatever it is that takes your fancy

Simply sign-up to our Just Giving site and you can set up your own profile on our page. Assign yourself a fundraising target and start sharing, spreading the word and encouraging people to sponsor you! If you’ve completed your sale, quiz etc, you can deposit your fundraising efforts via Just Giving too!


Where your money goes

Much of the funding we receive is targeted and restricted, which means we can only spend it on the programmes it has been allocated to support. We have reached a point where the Alumni network and support we provide cannot be delivered without additional funds.

Your donation will therefore go towards:

·         Securing support, development and training opportunities

·         Staff costs for managing the programme

·         Training opportunities

·         Annual Alumni leadership conference

·         Helping our Alumni advisory boards with their activities

The success of our Alumni network shows how we are creating the pathways to power that we first set out to achieve. Help us to continue delivering and striving towards our important mission.


If you want to discuss your challenge then just get in touch, Lydia at the office will be able to help you with everything you need lydia.bolwell@uprising.org.uk / 02037457960