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  • Date:
    6th - 10th June 2022

Hills Road Social Action Week 2022

Social Action Week is your opportunity to get out into your local community to really make a change for the world around you. You will be working with a charity of your choice to proactively raise money as well as contribute directly to the cause through social action. Social Action Week is now in its 5th year, taking place from 6th – 10th June.

In two teams within your tutor group, you have been set the challenge to raise £200 as a minimum for a chosen charity.

You will then have to create a project plan that highlights how you are going to reach your fundraising target. The project plan will outline your preparation, your execution and evaluation once you have reached the minimum target.

Watch this video to see highlights from previous years.

Preparation – week commencing 23rd May

Ahead of Social Action Week itself, please complete the two tasks below so that you are as prepared as possible before the 6th June. By completing these tasks, you will be ready to make a big difference!

Task 1 – Understanding Social Action

Social Action is a term that has gained a great deal of traction over the last few years but what does it actually mean? It turns out that millions of us across the world take part in social action every day and don’t even know it.  This is because there are various terms that are often used interchangeably and that all refer to social action.

Watch the video and consider:

  1. What the term ‘social action’ means
  2. What ways a person can participate in social action
  3. Researching any groups or organisations who promote social action on an ongoing basis

Task 2 – Charities

Research at least three charities that you think you might be interested in helping to make a difference. They can be any charity; local, national, or international. Below are links to some of the charities that previous Hills students have chosen to help. These are just some examples, you can research any charities of your choice.

Here are some key questions for you to consider:

  • Who/what does the charity support?
  • Do you have a personal connection to the charity or their cause?
  • How much of an impact can you / your group have if you were to work with them?
  • Will the charity help you to support them? e.g. providing branded resources
  • How might you raise money and actively support the cause? 

On Monday 6th June

You will be physically in college attending a tutor session to plan and prepare for the week ahead. This will be with your normal tutor, another member of Hills staff, or someone from the Unloc team. We will tell you everything you need to know in this session.

Your Challenge!

In two teams within your tutor group, you have been set the challenge to raise £200 as a minimum for a chosen charity. We can’t wait to see how you make a difference and an impact for your chosen charity.

Team Roles

Take a look at the roles below and decide who in your team is best placed to carry out each of the team roles. You will be asked about this in the Project Plan form below.

Project Manager

Good communicator

Good leader

Able to delegate

Able to motivate their team

Project Plan Team

Understanding of project

Knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation

Good researcher

Good collaborative worker

Comms Team

Knowledge of communication platforms

Able to download and store project evidence

Presenting Team

Creative writer

Able to write a script

Confident speaker

Able to delegate (everyone in the team needs to contribute to the pitch!)

Fundraising Team

Problem Solver

Team player

Good time management

Able to identify fundraising activities

Finance Coordinator

Keeping track of the money spent/raised and predicting the total amount for the week within their team

Project Plan to be completed on Monday 6th June

This form is to be completed (one per team) during your Monday tutor session. 

During The Week #HillsSocialAction

Let the world know about your efforts by posting photos (at least a few times a day) of your activities and achievements and using the hashtag #HillsSocialAction. We will be monitoring this hashtag feed throughout the week and engaging with you!

Please contact either your college or Stacey (stacey@unloc.org.uk) from the Unloc Team if you are having any problems or challenges during the week.

Prepare Your Presentation

On Friday you will be presenting in your tutor groups via Teams. You should prepare your presentation during the week and attend your Friday session ready to present. Remember, there are awards and prizes up for grabs so make sure you spend good time on this in the week.

On Friday 10th June…

You will be sent information via Email/Teams to join a digital tutor session where you will be presenting your pitches. You will also need to submit the following form below with your group information and total money raised. Please make sure this is updated Friday before your presentation!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Most creative and innovative project – decided by Hills Road staff
  • Project most linked to the cause – decided by Hills Road staff
  • Most money fundraised –  awarded by the Unloc Team
  • Group showing the best teamwork – decided by Hills Road staff
  • Best social media campaign – decided by the Unloc Team
  • Best presentation – decided by Hills Road Staff and the Unloc Team

Celebrating Your Success!