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Fundraising events explained

Please read this quick guide to the terms & conditions of our events.

Registration fee

This needs to be paid in full when you book your event. It covers your application to join the event and is non-refundable. The registration fee is paid directly to the company organising the event, or is used to cover administration costs.

All event registrations are subject to availability and Build Africa reserves the right to refuse an application from any individual.

Minimum sponsorship

This is an important commitment made by you to Build Africa. You agree to raise the minimum sponsorship required for your event. If you are unable to meet the minimum sponsorship, you must make up the balance yourself. Gift Aid is not included in your sponsorship total.

For all events, the full minimum sponsorship amount must be received by Build Africa within six weeks of the event date.

Health and fitness

You must ensure that to the best of your knowledge your general state of health and fitness is good. You should discuss any known medical conditions with a doctor, and you take full responsibility for any training you undertake.

You take part in any event at your own risk. If you sustain an injury and are no longer able to take part, you should notify Build Africa as soon as possible.

Overseas and trekking events

If you're taking part in an overseas or trekking event for Build Africa, you should be aware that we are unable to take responsibility for your health or wellbeing on these trips. You will need to arrange your own health and travel insurance before your departure to cover theft, travel disruptions or medical emergencies.

You should direct any questions about your trip to the third party organiser that you have booked with - e.g. Discover Adventure.

There are usually two options to fund your challenge event:

  • Minimum sponsorship: You agree to raise the minimum amount, and pay 80% of it by a set date (sometimes 10 weeks before departure). If you are unable to raise the funds, you will be unable to take part in the event.
  • Pay the trip cost: You pay for the cost of your trip upfront. This will cover (where applicable) flights, meals, permits, accommodation, experience leadership, medical back-up and more. By choosing this option, 100% of your fundraising will go to Build Africa.


By taking part in an event you agree that your name, and any images, videos, or quotes taken during the event can be used to publicise future Build Africa events. We won't use the details of anyone under the age of 16 without the consent of their legal guardian.

If you have any questions about taking part in a Build Africa event, please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1892 519 619. We'll only use the information you provide to deal with your request.