Fundraise For Us

Give a young athlete the chance to succeed in sport by making SportsAid the chosen charity for your next fundraising event of challenge. We will be with you all the way!

Fundraising group

Each year, a large number of talented young athletes are nominated to SportsAid. Unfortunately, not all of them are able to receive financial awards. It is our ambition is to ensure every nominated athlete is given the support they deserve. Fundraising is absolutely pivotal to us achieving this and there are lots of ways you can make a direct impact! Are you looking to fundraise for us but not sure what to do? We've got lots of quick and easy ideas - as well as fun things you can do at work or with friends.



Set a target

Set a target and make a plan to achieve it. Your friends and family will want to see you succeed, so keep them updated and don’t be afraid to ask for their help.

Online fundraising

Set up a fundraising page on Just Giving. Make it eye-catching by using photos, SportsAid’s logo, a passionate personalised message and our SportsAid film.
Share updates on the status of your target and once you reach it, increase it!

Tell your story

Explain why you are fundraising for SportsAid, how much you want to raise and how people can help you. Tailor your message to your different audiences to make it relevant and to achieve greatest impact.

Use Social Media 

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are ideal websites to promote your fundraising. Make sure yo share regular updates with links to your fundraising page. Don't forget to tag @TeamSportsAid and


Gift Aid

If your supporters are UK taxpayers get their address and ask them to Gift Aid their donations so SportsAid can claim an extra 25p for every £1 raised.

Matched Funding

Many employers offer matched funding to employees. Make sure to ask as they may be able to help you to reach your target.

Gather Helpers

Get everyone you know to support you with your fundraising, whether it is by making a donation or by helping to organise an event. The more people involved, the bigger the difference you can make.

Fundraising run

Use SportsAid’s logo, posters, sponsorship forms, balloons and other fundraising resources to spread the word. Please contact us via if you would like these.

SportsAid Week

SportsAid Week is a key annual fundraising drive to support the next generation of British sporting heroes. Each year, we see commercial partners, individual fundraisers, alumni, currently supported athletes, sports clubs, schools, colleges and universities come together to put on a range of activities.

Challenge Events

Missed the ballot? Every year SportsAid has guaranteed places for the London Marathon, RideLondon, the Great North Run and Royal Parks Half. Alternatively, choose your own event and run, cycle or swim for SportsAid. Every step, every pedal, every stroke makes a difference.

Lunch Clubs

You can meet talented young athletes, hear the incredible stories of our alumni, listen to guest speakers, network with like-minded business people and see the tangible results of your support….all at our local Lunch Clubs. Why not attend an event and help raise funds for the charity?  

Susannah in Antartic

“I was lucky enough to work with the team at SportsAid when I was at Betfair between 2008 and 2014 so I’ve been aware of the charity’s great work for many years. We all get such a thrill from watching GB’s superstars but without SportsAid so many of them probably wouldn’t get the chance to fulfil their potential which means we’d all lose out. To be able to support the next generation of British athletes seemed such an obvious fit for the 777 challenge!”

SportsAid fundraiser Susannah Gill won the women's title at the World Marathon Challenge after completing seven marathons across seven continents in seven days. Susannah, who was one of only two British competitors in the field, completed the 183 miles (295km) in a time of 22 hours, 50 minutes and 42 seconds – setting a new world record in the process. The challenge saw her travel 55,000 miles as she overcame courses in Antarctica, Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago and Miami.

Susannah started and finished the challenge by donning her SportsAid running vest in Antarctica, where temperatures dropped as low as -35C, and Miami. She was burning up to 5,000 calories a day and won six of the seven legs to secure her place on top of the podium. Susannah’s passion for running was fuelled by completing the London Marathon in 2009 and she has since notched up over 45 marathons and a handful of ultras, including 100km, 100 mile and 24-hour races.

Get In Touch

Get In Touch

For more information about fundraising for SportsAid, and to get sponsorships forms, etc:

Download our fundraising guide
Call SportsAid on 020 8017 2320 
Email SportsAid on

Ways to fundraise