Every year the Oxford University Student Body elects two local and two national or international charities for RAG to raise money for.

Information for Charities

How do I become one of Oxford SU RAG's 4 Annual Beneficiaries?

RAG supports four charities every year voted for through the cross-campus RAG Charity Ballot, which takes place in Hilary Term (Jan-March). We support two national/international charities and two local charities who we raise money for throughout the year.

To be shortlisted for the selection, charities must be nominated by a current student at Oxford University during the nomination period in early Hilary Term. All nominated charities must be registered in England and Wales in order to be supported by Oxford SU RAG. Our next Charity Ballot will be taking place Hilary Term (January-March) 2019.


I missed out on the RAG Charity Ballot, how can I work with RAG to raise money for my charity?

Although all of our central events and projects raise money for the selected charities, we also support college charity representatives to deliver their own fundraising events, other student fundraising projects, as well as carry out collection ‘raids’ in Oxford and elsewhere. Please contact our Charities Liason Officeror our Raids Officer for more information. 


Our Charities

The Porch is a day centre in Cowley, Oxford, open 6 days a week to the homeless and vulnerably housed, targeting 5 key areas of support: housing, health, wellbeing, education, and employment.

Aspire Oxford is an award-winning employment charity and social enterprise. They support highly disadvantaged people with a background of homelessness, substance misuse, offending histories or mental health issues to move into and towards employment. They do this because finding employment is the best way to break the complex cycles of homelessness, offending, poverty and disadvantage.

Education Partnerships Africa work with rural communities in East Africa to improve the quality of secondary education, empowering schools to provide young people with quality teaching, through a partnership with UK universities.

IntoUniversity is a national charity that aims to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds become more aware of their future options and to achieve their aspirations. They do this through a variety of programmes that offer a long-term, pastoral model starting with students aged 7 and continuing with them on their educational journey up to the time that they finish school aged 18.