Posted on 18 October 2019
Giving Day is part of our York Unlimited fundraising campaign supporting our life-changing, world-changing initiatives. It takes place on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 November, and we’ll be asking staff, students, alumni, businesses and the community to help us create change.
Every penny counts, and all donations are welcome, but there are lots of ways that you can get involved and help us to make a success of this event - even if you can’t afford to give money this time.
Deckchair selfie competition
From Friday 18 October until the end of Giving Day, we’re running a competition on Twitter and Instagram. To be in with a chance to win an iPad mini, find our giant deckchair on campus and post a photo of yourself publicly with a message of support and include the #YorkUnlimited hashtag.
Help us unlock more donations!
Some of our donors have offered to match donations £ for £, or to give more when we reach a specific target - so even small gifts can make a big difference:
- York Opportunity Scholarships: two US alumni will match every £1 given up to £4,115, and will give an extra £4,115 once we receive 25 donations from international alumni to this fund.
- York Futures Scholarships: alumni Alan Eynon will match every £1 given up to £2,310.
- Mentally Fit York: University Council Member Philip Carpenter will match every £1 given up to £2,500. He’ll also give an additional £2,500 challenge gift if we receive 50 donations to this fund from our students and staff.
- Mental Health Nursing Scholarships: TSYS Payment Solutions will match every £1 given to the Mental Health Nursing Scholarship fund up to £6,000.
The York Unlimited campaign prioritises four causes, with two main themes.
Right now, you can get involved in three ways:
Your support in the run up to Giving Day, as well as on the day itself, is vital in helping us achieve incredible things for you, for your classmates and for the wider community. Please help us today, and join us as we countdown to 6 and 7 November!