Fundraising for your Placement Fees


If you’re heading out to India this year with DiA we’re here to support you all the way in raising those vital placement fees as well as promoting the great work you will be doing. Several members of the committee have been on placement in India and so are well positioned to give you advice and support.

£900 can seem a lot to raise, but don’t panic- the fundraising team are here to help! The fundraising team have vast experience of putting on fundraising events and also gaining corporate funding and grants from trusts.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Cake sale
  • Sponsored run/dive/dress up – so many things that can be sponsored!
  • Music event
  • Car boot sale
  • Quiz

Once selected, DiA will send you an in-depth fundraising pack designed to get you started with numerous tips, advice, ideas, and other resources. The fundraising team will also be present at the UK training day to deliver fundraising training and respond to any personal email enquiries you have – please get in touch by emailing

We hope you will find fundraising enjoyable and a great learning process (a number of our past India interns have even gone on to a career in fundraising).