Fundraising

About Fundraising

Everyone at the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk wants to raise as much money as possible for the charities who need our support. Thanks to being underwritten by The Hunter Foundation, every penny raised through our events goes to your choice of Scottish charity.

About Fundraising

Thanks to you and your fundraising efforts, thousands of people in Scotland benefit from funds raised by taking part in a Kiltwalk event.

And it doesn’t stop there! Behind the scenes, everyone involved in the running of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk aims to raise as much money as possible for YOUR chosen charity.

New for 2017

  • Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, who underwrite The Kiltwalk, and the monies raised at The Hunter Foundation President Obama Dinner, all charities taking part in Kiltwalk 2017 will receive an additional 40% fundraising boost (30% from The Hunter Foundation’s President Obama Dinner plus a further 10% top up). So YOUR charity now gets 40% extra back! Please note, this fundraising boost is subject to deadline as outlined below. Find out more.
  • All Scottish Charities can take part – we started out putting our best feet forward for Scotland’s bravest children and have grown to support all kinds of charities from all over Scotland
  • Everyday hero is the Kiltwalk’s new online fundraising platform, ensuring 100% of your fundraising goes to your charity plus the additional fundraising boost.
The costs of our events are underwritten by Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.
The costs of our events are underwritten by Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.

Turbocharging fundraising in Scotland

The mission of The Hunter Foundation, The Kiltwalk, its Trustees and key partners is clear – to make the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk the most powerful fundraising platform in Scotland for all charities, big and small, to raise significant funds for the people that need it most.

Sir Tom Hunter, Scottish Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Hunter Foundation, came in to underwrite the Kiltwalk charity in 2015. Since then, the Kiltwalk has grown from strength to strength. In 2016, the Kiltwalk supported over 282 children’s charities in Scotland, raising in excess of £860,000.

Our fundraising model

Our model has been designed to maximise your fundraising efforts whilst making the Kiltwalk a sustainable platform for fundraising in Scotland.

All funds raised by supporters must come through the Kiltwalk before we send out to your charity as this is the only way we can gather an accurate figure on how much has collectively been raised and allows us to claim any eligible gift aid. Please note, that if funds do not come via the Kiltwalk, the additional 40% boost from the Hunter Foundation cannot be paid to your charity. This is part of our terms and conditions and vital to ensuring the sustainability of the Kiltwalk.

2017 Fundraising deadlines

Glasgow Kiltwalk deadline  – 30th June
Aberdeen Kiltwalk deadline – 31st July
Dundee Kiltwalk deadline – 20th October
Edinburgh Kiltwalk deadline – 17th November

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity walkers at last year's Glasgow event.
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity walkers at last year's Glasgow event.

Funds will be paid to charities within 3 months of the event. Any funds received after this time will be paid on a monthly basis. Charities can track their funds on the Charity Dashboard.

  • Kiltwalk events are funded by …. If you have been involved in the Kiltwalk before, you will know that they are fantastic events that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to organise and run for charities and Kiltwalkers alike. The events are funded by your registration fees, gift aid, corporate sponsorship from our key sponsors and Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.

Our online fundraising platform – Everyday Hero

Everydayhero is a fundraising platform transforming how people give, fundraise and connect online with the causes they care about most. Thanks to the multitude of tools available to our Kiltwalkers, the Everyday Hero online platform makes fundraising at the Kiltwalk as easy as possible.

Find out how you can boost your online fundraising with our – Everyday Hero top 5 tips (Coming soon)

Official Grant Making Partner – STV Children’s Appeal

The STV Appeal Team at last year's Glasgow Event.
The STV Appeal Team at last year's Glasgow Event.

If you choose to walk for a charity of your choice, every penny (plus 40%!) you raise will go straight to them, helping those who need it most. If you choose to walk for the Kiltwalk, every penny you raise will be donated to the STV Children’s Appeal, who will distribute it to projects helping children all over Scotland.

 

Where your Money Goes

Want to know how we raise money to put on our fantastic events? Click here for this information and more on how the Kiltwalk charities raise and spend their money.

How to Fundraise

Click here to find more information about how to maximise your fundraising and get the most from your Kiltwalk experience.