What if our team is spread out across different locations?
It is not uncommon for one Million Makers team to be spread out across the UK and it can be a great way to encourage multi-site team work. We recommend ensuring you are using conferencing platforms for your meetings and that everyone engages in those calls. Speak to your internal mentors about the possibility of meeting up throughout the competition to keep momentum going.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment required for Million Makers will vary team by team depending on the nature of your activities and how well you work together. Time management is one of the key skills that you can develop during the competition – think about time vs. outcome when you are choosing initiatives.
As a very rough average we estimate the competition will take one day, per team member, each month. Some companies allow an allocation of paid time to take part in the competition, however this is not a requirement.
Why does the competition have set dates?
The Million Makers competition runs in an annual cycle with key stages taking part at specific moments during the year. The six months fundraising takes place 1st July – 31st December each year. This allows teams to compete nationally as well as regionally, and ensures that the support The Prince’s Trust provides is always relevant and targeted to the needs of teams at each stage in their journey.
This is our first time taking part, is there any additional support you can provide?
We know that there can be quite a few things to set up if this is your first time taking part. Our Million Makers staff are on hand to provide plenty of support, and many of our more experienced companies are also willing to provide advice.
What if our team doesn’t raise £10,000?
Whilst we ask teams to aim to raise a minimum of £10,000 profit over six months, we do not penalise them if they don’t. As a charity we rely on the fundraising generated from the competition and ask teams to do their best as well as use the guidance and support provided.
Can you organise for a Celebrity Ambassador to speak at our event?
We have lots of great ambassadors in the public eye that support The Prince’s Trust, however we cannot organise for them to attend your events. We are happy for you to approach celebrities about support, however please check in with us first and make sure the it is clear that the ask is coming from your team/company and not The Prince’s Trust.
How do we get more fundraising merchandise?
At the Launch Day, we set you up with your fundraising merchandise starter pack. If you require more resource, we suggest you use your seed funding to order more. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the Fundraising Resource page.
Can The Prince’s Trust book a venue/ order a product for us, so that we can receive the charity discount?
The Prince’s Trust is not able to order or book services for the team to ensure a discount is incurred. Use your negotiation skills to haggle a discount and provide the Letter of Authorisation that your team was provided, as evidence that you are fundraising for The Prince’s Trust.
What is our Unique Reference Number?
At the start of the competition, your team would have been given a Unique Reference Number to quote when sending money into The Prince’s Trust. This number ensures that the money you deposit to the charity is counted towards your team’s final total. Forgotten your reference number? Just email your Prince’s Trust contact and they can send it to you.
How many CPD points or hours does Million Makers account for?
We haven’t allocated a certain amount of hours or CPD points to Million Makers, but in line with other CPD accredited programmes, are allowing the participants to review their learning experience and the amount of time spent on the project.