The Rusty Rally, though an exhilarating adventure, serves a core purpose. It's a vital fundraiser for The Outward Bound Trust, enabling young people to attend life-changing adventures. We kindly request that each participant raises or donates a minimum of £5,000, with teams consisting of a minimum of 2 drivers and a maximum of 4.
Successful teams have reached and exceeded this amount through a combination of corporate sponsorship, holding fundraising events and using professional and personal contacts. With a few clever ideas and bit of hard work, your goal of £5,000 per participant is easier to reach than you may think. Please contact us for a chat about what fundraising methods would work best for you.
The money raised will go towards funding our important bursary programme to enable disadvantaged young people to attend a life changing Outward Bound course in the outdoors. We focus on improving young peoples’ confidence, tenacity and resilience - key skills which young people need to thrive in education, employment and throughout their life. With your help, we can make a positive and profound difference to huge numbers of young people from across the UK who would never get such an opportunity to realise there is more in them than they think.
Here are some ideas to get you started, but download our complete Rusty Rally Fundraising Guide here too.
Ask friends, family, clients and local businesses for support.
Approach clients, suppliers & local businesses to sponsor your team. Offer to brand your car with their logo.
Ask for a specific donation in exchange for a logo on your car (e.g. £500 or £1000 per logo).
Incentivise companies to sponsor you by offering to mention them in any social media that you are doing to promote your participation before and during the event.
Host a fundraising event – a dinner, a quiz, a race night.
Plan an auction or raffle event. Ask suppliers and local businesses to donate a prize (items, services or experiences can be auctioned!).