Eton Action is an independent charity whose activities consist primarily of fundraising for and supporting charities other than the College itself. It was founded by boys at Eton College many years ago and is still run by our boys today. 


Fundraising events, such as sponsored runs and swim-a-thons, run throughout the school year in aid of the five chosen charities of that year. 

Over 2022-23, we have raised £75,365 for charity through Eton Action. This figure doesn’t include the over £7,000 that was raised by pupils and staff outside of Eton Action; nor does it include various individual fundraisers that pupils and staff have organised and participated in throughout the academic year.

Of the over £75,000 raised through Eton Action:

  • £40,636 was raised for our 5 charities (Trussell Trust, Fulham Reach Boat Club, Oscar Foundation, Dusty Yak Foundation, BBOWT)
  • £31,662 was raised for other charities such as Unicef, Save the Children, Music and the Deaf, United World Schools, Hands Up Foundation, and the DEC.
  • £3,067 was raised for Slough Mencap through our annual Mufti/Casual Change Day

Everyone always comes together to make the Eton Action Fair happen. We are honoured to host the fair each year and we are so proud of all the boys and staff who volunteer their time. 

Eleanor Chownsmith, Eton Connect Coordinator

The Eton Action Fair, is the biggest fundraising event of the year and the next event will be held on Saturday 16 September 2023. Visit the Eton Action Fair page for details.  

Eton Action Fair September 2023 Highlights

Eton Action Charities 2023/24

The Eton Action charities are voted for by boys and staff of Eton College during the Eton Action Annual General Meeting.

Siobhan’s Trust

Siobhan’s Trust, with a team of volunteers, feed and support internally displaced refugees across the whole of Ukraine.

Action Cerebral Palsy

Action Cerebral Palsy aims to spread awareness of cerebral palsy and the issues facing children and young people living with cerebral palsies and their families.

ABC to read

ABC to read supports hundreds of children a year who are struggling to read by working with them in primary schools across Berkshire.

Alzheimers Research UK

The UK’s leading dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research charity

Windsor Food Share

Provides short term weekly non-perishable foods, bread, eggs, fresh fruit, and vegetables as well as toiletries and cleaning products to any local household who needs it.


local charities, businesses and artisans attended the latest Eton Action 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 should apply by end of December to be considered for the following academic year. Confirmation will be sent only to successful applicants during the Lent term.