FAQ: Fundraising and Getting Involved

I am a current Rhodes Scholar in Oxford. How can I get involved with RSSAF?

How can Rhodes Scholars who have gone down be involved in RSSAF?

Can Oxford students outside the Rhodes community be involved in RSSAF?

I’d like to get more involved in the RSSAF committee. What positions are available and who do I contact?

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I am a current Rhodes Scholar in Oxford. How can I get involved with RSSAF?

  • Join the committee

  • Be a reviewer

  • Encourage organisations to apply for a grant

  • Participate in one of our fundraising events

  • Participate in one of our talks or awareness events

  • Help organise a fundraising event

  • Help organise a talk or awareness event

  • Donate to RSSAF via stipend deduction

  • Come to the final grants selection meeting

  • Follow RSSAF through our website, Facebook, or email list


How can Rhodes Scholars who have gone down be involved in RSSAF?

  • If you are leaving Oxford, consider donating items for the welcome auction!
    • Drop-off times:
      Thurs 27th June 4 – 5pm
      Tues 2nd July 4 – 5pm
      Thurs 4th July 4 – 5pm
    • If these times don’t work for you, or if you have large items that need to be transported by car, please contact Tariq Parker (tariq.parker@linacre.ox.ac.uk) or Alex Von Klemperer (alex.v.klemp@gmail.com) to arrange times.
  • Encourage an organisation you know to apply! We send out an email at the beginning of every grant cycle to the Rhodes list – please forward this on to organisations and encourage them to apply! If you are not on this list, you can follow us on Facebook, join our RSSAF mailing list, or simply forward on the link to our website.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or repeated donation, follow the instructions here [coming soon!].
  • Scholars who have gone down but are still in Oxford are welcome to be part of the RSSAF committee and the grant review process. Please keep an eye on the Rhodes email list, website, and Facebook page for more details.
  • Follow RSSAF’s progress on our website, Facebook page, or email list.

Can Oxford students outside the Rhodes community be involved in RSSAF?

  • Oxford students who are not Rhodes Scholars are welcome to encourage organisations they know to apply for a grant.
  • All Oxford students are welcome at our talks and discussion events.
  • We are looking for more ways to involve the rest of the Oxford community in RSSAF – if you have ideas, please drop us a line at rssafgrants@gmail.com.


I’d like to get more involved in the RSSAF committee. What positions are available and who do I contact?

  • Please contact the RSSAF Convener(s), Karen Mumba (karen.mumba@new.ox.ac.uk) and Nomfundo Ramalekana (nomfundo.ramalekana@lmh.ox.ac.uk), and they will be glad to let you know how to get more involved!

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