© 2017 Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal

Company Reg No.SC260224, Scottish Charity No.SC035064. 

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How we can help

ESCA provides support and advice to any student or group of students at any higher education institution in Edinburgh and the Lothians who wants to fundraise for any UK Charity.


The following is a list of the ways in which we can support students, but IT IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. There may be other ways we can help, so even if you can’t see what you need on this list, please get in touch.


  • General support and advice

  • Event planning documentation and advice, e.g. risk assessments

  • Lend buckets and cans for collections

  • Marketing support, including sharing on social media

  • Provide glow-sticks to sell at club nights, and book free slots to sell them at the Big Cheese

  • Count any money raised and pay it out to the chosen charity(ies)

  • We are building an ‘Edinburgh Venue Directory’ to help students find the best venues for their events

  • Fundraising opportunities through Edinburgh RAG events, e.g. Race 2 Paris and Meadows Marathon

  • Volunteering opportunities with our RAG committee.

  • Training workshops to develop students’ fundraising skills

  • Provide financial support through our Fundraising Grant


ESCA Fundraising Grant

Grants are available for creative and innovative fundraising projects and events. Find out more and download the application form below. 

Please ensure you read the guidelines BEFORE applying


We provide glowsticks for you to sell at the Big Cheese for a charity of your choice. Click below to find out more and book a slot