Are you ever asked why you are fundraising? Some of the responses I’ve come across include “surely the problem will sort itself out”, “someone else should be paying for it” or “you must have enough money already”?

When you come across experiences like these shared by Emily Beater and Aswathy Mohanaprakas and you know that there is always more that can be done. Although the University of Oxford has a vast range of scholarships and bursaries available, the right ones did not exist to help Emily and Aswathy.

If you ever find yourself wondering if your case for support is lacking something, have a look around and see where a situation is not right or fair. These human experiences are the kinds of situations which philanthropy can and should address in order to drive change.