As we're a charity we talk about fundraising rather than costs. This means you can raise the money for your expedition through donations from family, friends and supporters. Fundraising can come in all kinds of forms, from running a cake sale to doing a sponsored run or setting up a JustGiving page. We recognise that fundraising might be new to you. It is more popular in some countries than others. At Raleigh International we will support you with fundraising wherever you are based.

You don’t have to fundraise for the cost of your entire expedition. You can raise this money in any way you like, although we encourage you to do as much fundraising as possible. Not only does fundraising raise awareness of Raleigh International as a charity but by speaking to people and running fundraising activities, you will start to have a better understanding of our work. Plus, you’ll develop lots of new skills - communication, creativity and organisation to name just a few!

Fundraising targets
10 week expedition £3,150
7 week expedition £2,350
5 week expedition £1,850

Please note, we will be increasing the fundraising targets for our 7 and 5 week expeditions for applications made after the 7th November. As of this date, the target for the 7 week programme will be £2,550 and the target for the 5 week programme will be £1,950.

Inflation rates in the countries we operate have increased over the past 2 years. Unfortunately, we now have to ask our volunteers and other supporters to help us continue providing the highest quality of expedition by making a little bit more of a fundraising effort.

Find out how Raleigh International raises and spends its funds

The Raleigh Bursary Award

Raleigh volunteers come from all different backgrounds. We recognise that not everyone's personal situation is the same, and as a charity we work hard to offer bursaries to young people who are unable to fundraise the full amount.

We offer bursaries to UK citizens, giving young people a fair chance of taking part in a Raleigh expedition.

Find out more and check eligibility

If you are from Malaysia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua or Tanzania and are aged 17-24 you may also be eligible for a bursary.

What is provided during expedition?
  • Travel and Medical insurance (excluding personal belongings cover)
  • Full training and support both pre- expedition and when on programme
  • Food and accommodation
  • Specialist equipment
  • In-country transport
What is not provided for expedition?
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal belongings (For example rucksack, walking boots, sleeping bag etc). We encourage venturers to reuse and borrow as much as possible. As a Raleigh participant you'll receive a 10% discount at Nomad Travel Store.

Don’t know where to start with your fundraising? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Once you’ve signed up for an expedition we’ll send you an email packed full of information and ideas about fundraising. We’ll also give you some messages to use when you are fundraising to help communicate the contribution and impact you will be making whilst on an expedition. For more information on the impact of Raleigh’s work please take a look at our 2012 Impact Report

Our volunteer delivery team is always happy to discuss your fundraising activities and ideas and we’ll send you any materials that will help you achieve your goals. Here’s a quick list of ideas to get you started:

  • Set up a JustGiving page
  • Run a bake sale
  • Write a press release for local media
  • Organise a quiz
  • Complete a sponsored walk/run/cycle
  • Contact your local supermarket to do a bag packing day
  • Writing letters to organisations and individuals for support

Remember, play to your strengths, if you’re enjoying the activities and possess some skills in a certain area then utilise this to the full. People will be much more likely to donate if they see you are taking pleasure in what you’re doing and that their money will be supporting a valuable and worthwhile organisation. So smile and have fun!

Find out more

If you have any questions relating to costs and fundraising please call our recruitment team on +44 (0) 207 183 1286