About Fundraising

Thanks to being underwritten by The Hunter Foundation, 150% of all funds raised through the Kiltwalk go to the charities and causes you care about.

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 Kiltwalk aims to raise as much money as possible for YOUR chosen charity.

150% boost!

  • Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, who underwrite The Kiltwalk, all charities taking part in Kiltwalk 2019/20 will receive an additional 50% fundraising boost. The 50% uplift to your fundraising is funded by The Hunter Foundation (THF). Please note, this fundraising boost is valid up to £5,000, subject to deadline and trustee approval, as outlined below.
  • 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 online fundraising platform, ensuring 100% of your fundraising goes to your charity plus the additional 50% fundraising boost.
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 2019 the Kiltwalk raised more money than ever before! £7 million pounds was raised for over 1,300 charities all over Scotland.

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. The Kiltwalk retains gift aid in order to make our platform sustainable and guarantee that 150% of fundraising can go to your chosen charity. Please note, that if funds do not come via the Kiltwalk, the additional 50% 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.

Donor fees

The Kiltwalk is charged transaction fees on most online fundraising platforms (fees vary depending on the online provider). Donors (where applicable) may be asked if they would like to cover this transaction fee. If they choose to do so, this helps to ensure the sustainability of the Kiltwalk fundraising platform. If donors decide not to cover the transaction fee, The Kiltwalk will cover the fee, ensuring that 100% plus the 50% top up, goes to the fundraiser’s chosen charity.

*The 50% fundraising top up will be granted up to a limit of £5,000 per walker or donor. Subject to deadline and trustee approval.

Fundraising Deadlines

To ensure your fundraising receives the 50% boost* from Sir Tom and The Hunter Foundation, please have your fundraising in by no later than two months after your chosen event. 

*Please note that the 50% fundraising boost applies up to a limit of £5,000 per walker and subject to trustee approval.

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.

  •  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. Donors can also support our costs by opting to cover the online fundraising transaction fee (see Donors fee section for more information). 

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.

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 50%!) 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.