Raising money for charitable causes.
The University and its staff have a proud tradition of fundraising for charitable causes. Whether it be bake sales, sponsored runs or even abseiling down our tallest buildings, many members of our staff community take part in various activities to raise money for good causes.
As part of our wider civic engagement, we encourage teams across the University to initiate fundraising activities and connect with local organisations.
Below are the official charity partners for Aston University. Discover more about these charities and how you can make a difference to communities across the West Midlands.
The Aston Villa Foundation is the charitable arm of Aston Villa Football Club, which supports initiatives in the community surrounding Villa Park and across Birmingham. The Foundation delivers schemes across sport, health, education, community safety and community relations agendas – including the Villa Vision project delivered in partnership with Aston University. Opportunities to get involved with the Foundation include supporting those with disabilities, young people and improving the health and wellbeing of our local community.
To find out more, visit: https://www.avfc.co.uk/foundation
Aston University’s inhouse project, The Forward Fund brings together many different areas where your help can make a real difference. By making a gift you will be supporting students where there is the greatest need.
To find out more, visit https://go.aston.ac.uk/p/forwardfund
LoveBrum is a charity that engages with hidden gem projects that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.
They support the ‘hard-to-reach’ projects; those causes that do not receive the platform or funding that they probably deserve. They aim to support over 36 projects per year, and to reach out to all corners of our city to remind people how great Birmingham is.
Every penny raised from individual memberships and fundraising stays in Birmingham and goes straight to the chosen causes. They encourage everyone to get involved and unite businesses and individuals across Birmingham.
To find out more, visit: https://lovebrum.org.uk
Feeling inspired? The possibilities are endless, whether its an individual fundraising or your department, here are some ideas to get you started!
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We would love to talk to you about your ideas and we are here to support, if you want to get in touch to discuss please email email@example.com