Why do a Charity Challenge for Anza?
We’ve found Charity Challenges are a great way of getting students excited and involved in fundraising. They’ve become a hugely popular way to raise money for a good cause, and at Anza it’s no exception with 50% of Anza’s fundraising coming from our Charity Challenges. By offering Charity Challenges we are able to secure funding to start social businesses in Tanzania.
As a Charity Challenge participant you do a lot more than just fundraising, you raise awareness for the work that Anza do in universities and at home, this is invaluable to us. So the Charity Challenge at the end of the year is a thank you. It’s also a chance for you to push yourself further than you ever have before. Our Charity Challenges are not easy, you will be doing regular training to make sure you are ready to take on the final challenge.
As a challenge participant you will work alongside a student ambassador and a team of your fellow students for one academic year. You will raise awareness for Anza and fundraise for your charity challenge. 50% of your fundraising total will go towards challenge costs and 50% will go to support Anza social businesses.
Would you like to lead a team? Learn more about becoming a Student Ambassador
After you’ve registered for your challenge you will receive loads of resources from Anza, including:
- A welcome email from Anza
- A programme info Pack
- Details on your fundraising deadlines and a spreadsheet to plan your year with suggestions on how to break the target up
- A fundraising toolkit
- Access to My Anza for all your fundraising resources including event plans and Anza posters
- Seasonal Fundraising Packs (Christmas and Valentine’s Day)
- Access to our Facebook group where you can speak with challenge participants from across the UK
- You will receive support from your Student Ambassador throughout the year at regular team meetings and one to one sessions
Gain Real Skills
You will gain practical, transferable skills in event management, marketing and communications, and fundraising.
CV and Reference
This is an opportunity to make your CV stand out. You’ll be able to show future employers that you’re proactive, hardworking, have strong teamwork skills and can lead a group. We will provide you with a reference to show your participation.
Challenge of a lifetime
Whilst on your challenge you’ll create memories and friendships for a lifetime. This is an amazing opportunity for you to soak up new cultures and experiences.
Choose your challenge
Our current challenges:
Charity Challenge FAQ
Where can I learn more about my Charity Challenge?
Click on the challenge you are interested in above and you’ll be directed to the Challenge Info Pack, as well as information on packing, flights, health and culture.
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee is non-refundable and goes onto some of the immediate costs including ground transport and accommodation, and of course secures your place on the Charity Challenge.
When are the fundraising deadlines?
You will have 4 fundraising deadlines spaced throughout the year, this allows us to make all necessary payments on time, and means you don’t leave everything until the last minute! Keep an eye out for an email from Anza with the dates. The final deadline for international Charity Challenges is 6 weeks before departure, for the Skydive Charity Challenge it’s 2 weeks before the jump.
What if I can’t reach my fundraising target?
You will be given a fundraising pack that will advise you how to go about fundraising, as well as access to My Anza, our online fundraising portal. Your Student Ambassador will organise events to support you, and you can always contact the Student Fundraising Manager if you need advice. If you haven’t finished fundraising by the final deadline, you may not be able to participate in the Charity Challenge.
I can’t go on the Charity Challenge, how else can I get involved?
We have student groups and societies at universities across the UK, we’d love to have you join us as a member to fundraise and raise awareness for Anza on your university campus. You could even apply for to be on the society committee, and could take on the role of marketing director, recruitment officer, or creative director, depending on what your interests are. If you aren’t sure how to get in touch with your Student Ambassador, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to organise my own insurance?
You have to organise insurance for our international Charity Challenges. Anza is affiliated with WorldNomads.com to keep you safe on your Charity Challenge. WorldNomads.com Travel Insurance is designed for independent and adventurous travellers, with coverage for overseas medical expenses, cancellation, baggage and other expenses. You can learn more about them and get a quote here.
Insurance for the Skydive is included in the fundraising total so you don’t have to do anything.
Do I need to get any injections?
We strongly recommend that you visit a travel clinic at least two months before departure for your international Charity Challenge for advice to stay healthy while you’re away. Read the health document on each Charity Challenge page for more information on what you might need.
Where can I learn more about the work that Anza does?
You can read about our programmes here.