Where your money goes

150% of the money you raise will go to your chosen Scottish Charity.

Funding The Kiltwalk Events

The Kiltwalk events are funded by walker registration fees, Gift Aid, corporate sponsorship and The Hunter Foundation, who underwrite the Kiltwalk Platform. All individual fundraising is kept completely separate, this is how we ensure that 100% of all funds raised by our Kiltwalkers (plus the 50% top up) go to their chosen Scottish Charity. All money raised by Kiltwalkers must come through the Kiltwalk before we pay out the funds to your charity as this is the only way we can gather an accurate figure on how much has collectively been raised, which is vital in order to add the 50% top-up. This also allows us to claim any eligible Gift Aid. The Kiltwalk retains Gift Aid in order to make our platform sustainable and guarantee that 150% of fundraising can go to your chosen charity*. Please note, that if funds do not come via the Kiltwalk, the additional 50% boost from The Hunter Foundation cannot be paid to your charity. This is part of our terms and conditions and vital to ensuring the sustainability of the Kiltwalk.

How Charities Receive Their Fundraising

All funds raised by Kiltwalkers, plus the 50% top-up* (both online via JustGiving and offline sponsorship via the Kiltwalk sponsorship form) are paid to the benefitting charities no later than three months after the event.

Qualifying For The 50% Top-Up*

All funds raised by Kiltwalkers must come through the Kiltwalk before being sent on to their selected charity with the 50% top-up. Funds must be received by the Kiltwalk no later than two months after the event. 

Donor Fees 

The Kiltwalk is charged transaction fees by online fundraising platforms (fees vary depending on the online provider). Donors (where applicable) may be asked if they would like to cover this transaction fee. If they choose to do so, this helps to ensure the sustainability of the Kiltwalk. If donors decide not to cover the transaction fee, The Kiltwalk will cover the fee, ensuring that 100% plus the 50% top-up*, goes to the fundraiser's chosen charity. Got a question? Contact us.

Top 20 Charity Beneficiaries In 2018

Biggest Beneficiaries

Fundraising Total

40% top up from The Hunter Foundation

Fundraising Total inc 40%

Walker Numbers






The Kiltwalk (Distributed via STV Children’s Appeal)





Calum's Cabin





It's Good 2 Give!





Beatson Cancer Charity





Alzheimer Scotland










The British Heart Foundation





Who Cares? Scotland





MND Scotland





Cancer Research UK










MacMillan Cancer Support










Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation





SAMH Scottish Association for Mental Health





The Haven





The Brain Tumour Charity





Marie Curie





Multiple Sclerosis Society





*The 50% fundraising top up limit for this current year 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021 is £5000 per walker or donor. This is a cumulative limit for all Kiltwalk events in the above period. All fundraising top ups are subject to deadlines and Trustee approval.