FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Stands for ‘Raising and Giving’ because that’s exactly what we do! We raise money and then give donations to good causes.

Bummit is a sub-committee of Sheffield RAG who organise two charity hitchhiking events every year.

To find out more about Bummit, check out their website: www.bummit.co.uk

This is where, with a license from the council obtained by the Collections committee member or with permission from management if in a privately owned building, students as groups or individuals take RAG charity buckets and ask for donations from the public.

Email streetteaming@sheffieldrag.com for more info.

The selling of glow sticks at Students’ Union nights out.

Email streetteaming@sheffieldrag.com for more info.

A student who isn’t part of RAG Committee but still wants to get involved. This can be through helping to organising and promote events or stewarding at an event like Spiderwalk- they can get involved as much or as little as they like and, if they attend at least one RAG Reps workshop and do 10 hours of activity they are eligible for a HEAR award.

Email ragreps@sheffieldrag.com for more info.

This is the process by which clubs, societies, committees or individuals run their own fundraising events with RAG’s assistance for a charity or charities of their choice. Clubs and societies have the choice to claim back up to 45% of their fundraising for their society or club.

Email adoptacharity@sheffieldrag.com for more info.

85%. We cannot guarantee that we will donate 85% locally each year, due to student groups who choose to fundraise with us having the freedom to choose the charity they support regardless of whether that charity is local or not. However, we ensure as much as possible of our fundraising is local by choosing to support local causes through our own events such as Spiderwalk, Bummit etc.

10%. This pays for resources such as equipment (e.g. buckets), merchandise (e.g. glow sticks), stationary and staff support. We keep 10% because we don’t receive funding from the Students’ Union.

We have a full time staff member who work towards helping with budgeting, finance, risk assessments, insurance, event-planning and other fundraising legalities.

RAG is also a working committee consisting of 17 volunteers who can all help you in your fundraising. We can assist you with designing publicity and advertising your events using our Facebook and Twitter pages. Our ‘Adopt a Charity’ team are designated to helping you with ideas creation and booking spaces around university for your society to use.

We can sort out more formal things as well, like permits from the council for RAG RAIDS, setting up Virgin Money Pages online and giving you the pink buckets for you to collect money in. We’re also here to help with any general fundraising queries and to guide you through your event – by the end of the year you’ll be doing it like second nature!

Our ethos is that we are student lead, with fundraising done by students for the causes that they care about. We find that most of the students who choose to fundraise with us come to us with an organisation in mind already that they want to support. However, for the few that are unsure we keep a Charity Database that we share with them of organisations who have approached us. 

If you would like to add your organisation to our database please fill out the form by clicking here.

Email rag@sheffield.ac.uk for more info.

RAG buckets can be collected from the Welcome Desk during their opening hours. Their opening hours can be found here. Our Adopt a Charity team will pass this and lots of other information along once you’ve filled out the ‘Adopt a Charity Event Enquiry’ form and your request has been approved.

Here’s a short video to explain Gift Aid:

Email rag@sheffield.ac.uk and we’ll do our best to answer your question.