Eton Action is an independent charity, whose activities consist primarily in fundraising for and supporting charities other than the College itself, was founded by boys at Eton College many years ago and is still run by our boys today.
Fundraising events, such as a mufti day, sponsored runs and swim-a-thons, run throughout the school year all in aid of the five chosen charities of the year.
Eton Action also run individual funding campaigns. Most recently, Eton Action raised over £40,000 to support the UNICEF Ukraine Appeal. In order to reach this total, the boys organised activities such as, a 24 hour sponge ball game, the sale of boy-designed t-shirts, a classroom ‘sleep in’ and a ’24 marathon’, where boys played 12 sports continuously over 24 hours.
The Eton Action Fair, which takes place in September, is the largest annual fundraising event. This year, in respect of this period of national mourning, after the sad death of Her Majesty the Queen, the Eton Action Fair has been postponed until Saturday 18 March 2023. Visit the Eton Action Fair page for details.
For the academic year 2021/22, Eton Action raised funds for: The Honeypot Children’s Charity, Project Luangwa, St Giles Hospice, Samaritans of Windsor, Slough, and Maidenhead, and World Land Trust.
Eton Action Charities 2022/23
The Eton Action charities are voted for by boys and staff of Eton College during the Eton Action Annual General Meeting.
For a full report of the Eton Action AGM please click here: Eton Action AGM 2022.
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
BBOWT have a bold vision of a wilder Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, with more nature everywhere – for everyone – in towns and rural areas.
OSCAR Foundation is a football for development non-profit dedicated to empowering children and youth in low-income communities in India.
The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust is working to stop UK hunger and poverty. Our network of foodbanks provides emergency food and support to people in crisis.
Fulham Rach Boat Club
Rowing for All. Fulham Reach Boat Club want to give access to rowing to those who are most in need because of financial hardship or social circumstance and help them realise their full potential both on and off the water.
Dusty Yak Foundation
The Dusty Yak Foundation aims to relieve the poverty, advance the education and protect and preserve the health of orphans, neglected, impoverished and/or sick children in need in Nepal and elsewhere in the world.
local charities attend the annual Eton Action Community Fair.
Charities seeking Eton Action’s financial support for next year must submit an email application in the form of a letter attached to the e-mail as a Word document or PDF – not written in the body of the email. The application must include details of the charity’s annual accounts and the registered charity number. Charities are chosen in February, and confirmation will be sent only to successful applicants.