The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) is not responsible for organising, supervising or hosting your fundraising activities in aid of BRIT and our Charity Partners. All activities are at the organisers and participants own risk. If you have any further questions, please contact us at

The health and the safety of all our supporters is really important to us. Please keep safe and follow the Government guidelines, including any local lockdown requirements, when doing any fundraising in aid of BRIT and our Partner Charities. 

For full guidelines please check the Chartered Institute of Fundraising website to ensure you are familiar with what is required of you, the fundraiser, during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may also wish to check the latest regional guidance for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.




Information on fundraising terms, liability, risk and guidance are often hidden in the small print on websites. We have ensured our Terms & Conditions and advice are accessible, clear and helpful.


Before registering a team or fundraising as a participant, key points you must read and understand are;

  • Where representatives of Universities, Colleges or Student Unions have registered for the Event on behalf of their organisation, they represent and warrant that they have full authority to register for the Event on their behalf. By registering, they are informing BRIT that they are coordinating their Event to raise funds in aid of BRIT and our Charity Partners.

  • We are not responsible for organising your participation in your Event.  It is your responsibility to do this in conjunction with your team members and the organisation (university, college or student union) you belong to.

  • You are participating in your BRIT 2021 Challenge entirely at your own risk.

  • You understand that your Challenge may be physically challenging and could result in injury or death. You must be satisfied that you are physically capable of participating in your BRIT 2021 Challenge

  • You must seek prior medical advice if you have any concerns about your ability to safely participate in your BRIT 2021 Challenge.

  • We do not undertake fitness tests and you are responsible for your own training.

  • Each and every participant must read our Terms and Conditions prior to participating in their organisation’s Event.



  • Take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of all those participating in, involved with or attending their BRIT 2021 Challenge activity.

  • Accept that any risks arising out of their BRIT 2021 Challenge fundraising activity are their responsibility, including any liability for any injury which may occur to their students and staff, helpers or guests.

  • Comply with any applicable laws and regulations relating to their fundraising activity, including obtaining any necessary licences, consent or permissions.

  • Acknowledge that The British Inspiration Trust’s insurance policy will not cover their fundraising activity and always consider whether they need appropriate insurance cover for their fundraising activity. If necessary, they should carry out a risk assessment and make sure participants are fully briefed about their BRIT 2021 Challenge activity; be that on campus or at home.

  • Not do anything that threatens reputation or name of The British Inspiration Trust or any of our Partner Charities. If they do, The British Inspiration Trust has the right to ask them to stop their fundraising activity immediately.

The liability for all students and staff participating in the BRIT 2021 Challenge belongs to their university, college or student union.  They are to;



If every university, college and student union takes part in the BRIT 2021 Challenge and reaches a £2,021 target, together they would raise almost £1million. The impact their efforts would have on the support our partner charities provide to improve student and young adult mental health has the potential to be extraordinary. 


We urge every institution and Student Union to enter a team, encourage as many students and staff to take part and follow these three steps before fundraising;



Every University, College and Student Union registering for the BRIT 2021 Challenge is being directed to set up their own BRIT 2021 Challenge Virgin Money Giving Page.  

  • If anyone under 18 is involved in the fundraising in any way, please make sure that they have permission from their parent or guardian and are properly supervised by a responsible adult.

  • Under 18s’ should never approach strangers about fundraising.

  • Even if COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations were not in place, we do not permit house to house collections as we are not authorised to fundraise in this way.


By using Virgin Money Giving, all donations will be equally shared with our Charity Partners.  Their Giving Platform allows for up to five charities to be included as recipients of donations raised.


We recommend that all student and staff fundraisers share the link to their fundraising page so that;

  • All fundraising materials (e.g. posters and digital images) include the line; "in aid of" followed by our approved image of all 5 charity logos.

  • Your fundraising materials do not suggest that you represent us, only that you are fundraising in support of us.

  • All fundraising money collected through your BRIT 2021 Challenge fundraising efforts are paid online so the handling of cash is avoided.

  • We can claim Gift Aid on donations as long as we receive a Gift Aid declaration from each eligible person who gave money. This is an option on the Virgin Money Giving site.

  • Collecting money in a public place is avoided by all fundraisers.

  • Any type of lottery (such as a raffle, tombola or sweepstake) is avoided as there are strict rules about what you can do.

  • All personal data held by us will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws.


If you provide photographs or videos taken during your fundraising activity that may be used by The British Inspiration Trust for commercial and/or fundraising purposes, we will ask you to enter a release form or other similar documentation through your university, college or student union before any materials are used by us.


Your safety and well being are our primary concern when you fundraise in support of BRIT and our Partner Charities.


Register your team(s)


Universities, Colleges and Student Unions are requested to register their team(s) with us so we know you are taking part.  If you want to enter more than one team, we recommend one central Virgin Money Giving Page to combine your fundraising efforts. 


Encourage participation


Please encourage all your students and staff to participate in your team's 2,021 mile challenge and fundraise in aid of BRIT and our Partner Charities.


Read our terms and advice


Institutions and Team Coordinators are to ensure everyone participating in their BRIT 2021 Challenge is signposted to read our Terms and Conditions and Fundraising Advice page. 


The funds raised through our UK-wide campaigns and events, will provide vital support to students & young adults through existing and proactive health, wellbeing and mental fitness programmes and services.


The BRIT 2021 Challenge has been designed with the flexibility for students, and staff, to participate on campus or at home so they can improve their mental health and fitness during these difficult times.

We are grateful to everyone taking part in the BRIT 2021 Challenge in order to improve young adult mental health.  Please read this page before starting any activity. Thank you. 


Permission Granted - Danielle Brown MBE

BRIT’s vision is to support young adult mental health through their UK-wide events. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the mental health challenges that young adults face and, due to restrictions, is affecting their participation in sporting and fundraising activities. Sport has the power to drive change.


In February 2021, BRIT is inviting the 450 UK universities and colleges to embrace the BRIT 2021 Challenge and share this exciting feelgood fundraising opportunity with their students so they can take part safely, be that on campus or at home. I hope every Student Union will champion and take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge.”

Danielle Brown MBE

Double Paralympic Gold Medallist 

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) invites universities, colleges and student unions to coordinate their own annual BRIT Challenge for their students and staff to fundraise in aid of BRIT and our Charity Partners. We have engaged with all our charity partners to ensure the advice we are providing is relevant and agreed upon. Our next fundraising opportunity

 is the BRIT 2021 Challenge. 



Are you to struggling to cope? Need to talk to someone?



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If you need medical advice you can book an emergency GP appointment with your GP surgery.​


​If you need urgent medical advice call the NHS 111

(England & Wales) or NHS 24​(Scotland) -

T: 08454 242424

If you need immediate medical help or attention call 999 or visit Accident & Emergency (A&E).

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The BRIT 2021 Challenge