Top tips: How to win

Below are a few suggestions on how to make the most of the programme:

 Be enthusiastic! 
This is about passion, not just confidence. The judges want to see how well the class have engaged with your charity, not whether you are the most confident member of your class!

Getting to know your charity… 
Visiting your charity in person is a great way to get a real feel for the charities work. When your charity visits your class, you could ask them about arranging this.

 Practise, practise and practise some more! 
Almost without exception, the team that wins is the team that practises the most (and has engaged with their charity!)

Your social action  
Try to help your charity in multiple ways - doing some fundraising for them, raising awareness about their work. Ensure you speak about all the class have done in detail during the presentation!

 Involve everyone 
Make sure the judges see that every team member is engaged in the presentation.


Ask your teacher to have a look at the basic commitment criteria and then fill out the eligibility quiz and agreement form.

We ask that teams are between 4 and 6 members.

If it is registered with the Charity Commission and has a local office or project that you can visit, you can choose it!

We are not currently able to consider unregistered charities. Please note grants cannot be given to projects that promote religion.

Your teacher may decide to partner with the second choice of charity instead, or you may talk to the charity via Skype or email – ask your teacher about this.

Please avoid a simple download and make your own. The judges will give extra credit to teams that show their creativity and commitment to their charities.

For the same reasons outlined above please use your own experience and passion to advocate for your charity.