Fundraise for Antibiotic Research UK

Raise money for the world’s only charity dedicated to overcoming the challenges posed by antibiotic resistance. With your help, we can help educate the public, support patients and fund research into new antibiotics.

Antibiotic-resistant infections kill people every day. Thank you for supporting our work.

Great University Science Quiz – undergraduate students

We are inviting all students in the UK to take part in the inaugural Great University Science Quiz a fun event that you can take part in from the comfort of your sofa whatever the restrictions. Pit your wits against students from other universities to see who will be crowned winner.

The quiz is taking place on Wednesday 18th November at 7pm on Zoom. You can have up to 6 people in your team, they should all be undergraduates and your university/society can enter as many teams as you would like. Tickets are £5 per head and each team member needs their own ticket, there are prizes for the winning teams.

There will be 5 science rounds (10 questions per round) and confirmed presenters so far are: Monica Grady presenting the space round and Jim Al-Khalili presenting the chemistry round.

You can buy your tickets here:

The Great University Science Quiz has kindly been sponsored by Shionogi and MSD.

Organise an event

If sports aren’t really your thing, why not get creative and organise something a little more ‘you’? Check out our list of ideas below, or come up with your own. Remember, you’ll need to be able to collect donations from people for taking part.

Casual clothes day at work – or fancy dress!

Savoury bake sale or coffee morning (or go all out with a Great British Tea Party).

Sponsored ‘something’ – whether it’s giving up talking for a day or sweets for a month.

A picnic, breakfast or brunch with one dish from each attendee

A jumble sale or clothes swap.

Open your home and garden for an afternoon of food, drinks and games.

Hold a film screening or TV series marathon.

Festive fundraising! Create a gingerbread village, with prizes for the best and worst entries.

Get a fundrasing pack

Request your fundraising pack today and start planning your challenge. Your pack will contain materials explaining antibiotic resistance and how we’re fighting it.

Set up a fundraising group

Our Local Volunteer Fundraising groups do amazing work to support Antibiotic Research UK by raising lifesaving funds and spreading the word in their local area. If you’re interested in setting up your own group, we can help you get started.

Setting up or joining a Local volunteer brings amazing opportunities, including:

  • Meeting new and inspiring people in your area
  • Gaining new skills in volunteering, event organisation and charity work
  • Bringing together your community
  • Making an incredible difference to the lives of people with an antibiotic resistance infection
  • And, of course, having a great time too
What does a fundraising volunteer group look like?

Most groups are made up of between 5 and 10 people, but they come in all shapes and sizes!

How does a Local Fundraising group work?

Members form a committee and meet regularly to help plan fundraising and awareness events. They organise everything from bucket collections to raffles, golf days to quiz nights, awareness talks, co-ordinating collection tins in local businesses and even hosting balls.

Try getting local businesses or social groups involved in a fundraiser. Perhaps through your network you could find a ‘Charity of the Year’ membership or get a story in the local press. The world’s your oyster!

If you’re stuck for ideas, you could start with a fantastic ANTRUK Great British Tea Party in your area! We’ll provide you with the materials you need to get going with fundraising and to explain the critical importance of fighting antibiotic resistance.

What does Antibiotic Research UK provide?

Local Volunteer groups have the support from their Regional Fundraiser, who will be on hand to help every step of the way. From offering advice to sending out free materials.

Download our guide

We've created a handy downloadable guide featuring practical tips to help you get your group up and running.

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Register today

Register your interest in setting up a group and our fundraising team will give you all the support you need to get started. Just click the button and register your details, or contact Jayne or Claire on or if you have a questions or would like to chat about setting up a group.

Go viral

Got a great idea for achieving your fifteen minutes of fame? From the ice-bucket challenge to #NoMakeupSelfie, we all know the power of a good viral challenge. Come up with a (safe and fun) challenge of your own, get a few friends involved and spread the word on social media – with a link to donate to ANTRUK, of course!

Why fundraise for ANTRUK?

Antibiotic-resistant infections can affect anyone, and they can be devastating.

We’re committed to funding research to stop antibiotic resistance in its tracks and educating the public about the issue. We’re also dedicated to supporting everyone affected by antibiotic resistance, now and into the future.

It’s important work, but it costs money. We’re grateful for every penny we receive, and we’ll ensure it’s put to good use.