How to run a fundraiser in School Diversity Week 2022

by Just Like Us
May 2022

Fundraiser ideas for School Diversity Week

Running a school fundraiser during School Diversity Week is a brilliant way to get staff and pupils engaged, show visible allyship and fundraise to support LGBT+ young people.

School Diversity Week takes place 20-24 June across the UK, opening up much-needed conversations about LGBT+ inclusion and acceptance.

There are many different ways you can run a fundraiser for Just Like Us at your primary or secondary school – from Rainbow Ribbons to film screenings and Rainbow Friday on Friday 24 June.

Our fundraising pack is full of ideas to help you get inspired, plus posters you can print and display around your school.

Sending in donations from your fundraiser

Thank you so much for supporting LGBT+ young people! You can send in donations from your fundraiser via an online donation, cheque or BACs transfer.

Details on how to do this are in our fundraising pack.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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Close up: Rainbow Ribbons
A fundraiser with Rainbow Ribbons

We always love to hear how primary and secondary schools have been celebrating School Diversity Week and running their own unique fundraisers.

Please send updates and photos of your celebrations or tweet @JustLikeUsUK with #SchoolDiversityWeek.

Why fundraise for Just Like Us?

Just Like Us is the LGBT+ young people’s charity. We work with schools across the UK to improve the lives of LGBT+ young people.

Fundraising is a brilliant way to support LGBT+ young people and engage pupils across year groups in School Diversity Week.

Why do LGBT+ young people need support?

Sadly, growing up LGBT+ is still unacceptably tough. Half (48%) of young people have had little to zero positive messaging about being LGBT+ at school in the last 12 months.

The result is increased rates of bullying and poor mental wellbeing – LGBT+ young people are twice as likely to have been bullied and twice as likely to suffer from depression as their non-LGBT+ peers.