Commitment to standards in fundraising practice
As a non-profit organisation founded in Ireland, The Undergraduate Awards is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising as outlined by the ICTR.
The Statement exists to improve fundraising practice, promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public, and provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support. More information about the fundraising principles is available on the ICTR website.
The Undergraduate Awards is registered in Ireland as a company limited by guarantee. We have structured a varied funding model consisting of the following four streams:
- Administrative fees from our Affiliate Universities, which allow us to promote our programme internationally;
- Tickets to the UA Global Summit sold to qualifying universities and individual entrants (NB: UA covers the cost of these tickets and travel for our Global Winners);
- Corporate, university, and appropriate State agency partnerships;
- Philanthropic donations and grants from individuals and organisations.
Unless otherwise requested, we acknowledge our donors, Partner and Affiliate Universities on our website with sincere thanks for their support.
We have considered the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and believe we meet the standards it sets out. You can read our Public Compliance Statement here. Our Donor Charter is also available here. We welcome your feedback on any element of our performance via any of the contact points provided. You can also check out our Feedback and Complaints procedure here.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Undergraduate Awards is open about whether those seeking donations on our behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or are third-party agents.
Anyone fundraising on behalf of The Undergraduate Awards must ensure the prospective donors are aware of our status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third-party agents.
If you would like to donate to, or partner with, The Undergraduate Awards, and help us to support and encourage collaboration among the world’s smartest students, get in touch with our Executive Director, Dr. Brenda Cullen:
+353 (0)1 443 44 55