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Fundraising with us

Fundraising is a great way to join together with friends, family and colleagues to support the Foothold community.

This is your one stop shop for all the information you'll need to ensure your fundraising efforts reach their potential. With everything from ideas to help get you started, resources to ensure you have everything you need to maximise awareness and donations, to tips and guides to keep your fundraising safe, and details of all the different ways you can support our work.

However you choose to fundraise you can be sure your donations will ensure no engineer, or their family has to face life’s challenges unsupported.

An A to Z of fundraising ideas to help you decide how to support us. Learn more

Downloadable resources to help your fundraising efforts. Learn more

Tips and guides to help keep your fundraising safe, and maximise donations. Learn more

A list of all kinds of physical activities you can take part in to raise funds. Learn more

Community fundraising

Hold your own fundraising event in your community. Learn more

Get your business involved in some corporate support. Learn more

Use your local IET Network to fundraise for Foothold. Learn more

Leave a gift in your will, or fundraise in memory of a loved one. Learn more

Give a regular gift to Foothold and help us continue to support engineers. Learn more

Our upcoming events


Everest Base Camp Trek

This world-renowned trek takes you from Lukla through the world’s highest mountain range, encompassing the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine.

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Climb Kilimanjaro

If you’re looking for the ultimate trekking challenge, then look no further and achieve something incredible!

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Inca Trail Trek

Conquer the one and only Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the world’s most important archaeological find and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!

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Volunteering Opportunities

Marketing and communications volunteer

Marketing and communications volunteer

Interested in volunteering with Foothold? Find out if our Marketing and Communications Volunteer role is right for you and apply today.

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Support volunteer

We are looking for friendly volunteers who are able to provide support on the phone and in person to members of the engineering community.

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Service development volunteer

Our Service Development Committee works to make sure the way we support people is relevant, helpful and in the best interests of our community.

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Jenna Corker, author of Raising £23,000 with Gattaca to fund vital wellbeing support

Raising £22,950 with Matchtech to fund vital wellbeing support

Foothold colleague Jenna shares how our collaboration with Matchtech has helped us make a difference to the wellbeing of the engineering community.

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Engineer and coach Lorraine West

Human engineering: How I learned to be the best version of myself – and you can too

Engineer and coach Lorraine West reveals how human engineering helped her learn how to thrive – no matter the challenges she faces in life.

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Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support students and apprentices to achieve their career goals

In this blog, we explore how we can support engineering students and apprentices through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme.

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