Everyone worries about how they’ll raise sufficient funds for their charity adventure. You’ll be amazed at how generous people can be when they find out about the amazing cause you have chosen to support.
Your employer may also be able to help through ‘fund-matching’ and ‘give as you earn’ schemes so do reach out and let them know what you’re doing.
Here are a few great fundraising ideas if you’re looking for inspiration.
- Cake or Biscuit sale
Get your bake on and sell at work or an event.
- Car wash
Ask everyone in your street if you can wash their car
- Sponsored walk
- Sponsored give up
- Babysitting or odd jobs
Ask friends and family if you can do their odd jobs
- Auction of Promises
Try to get people to donate a gift, the promise of their time or use of their belongings. You can even ask people to donate themselves as butlers or personal assistants for the day!
If you enjoy keeping fit – or want to start – why not get people to sponsor you over a certain time?
- Bring a Pound into Work
Simply ask your colleagues to each bring a pound into work in aid of the charity you are raising money for.
Hold a charity barbecue and charge people to come to your party.
- Book Sale
Dig out all those old books and have a book sale at home or at work.
- Car Boot Sale
Get all those unwanted items stashed in the back of cupboards or in your loft, and sell them at a car boot sale.
- Coffee Morning
Get all friends together and have a coffee morning, it’s a great way to catch up on all the gossip!
- Dinner Dance
Have a band, good food, organise a raffl e and/or an auction
Organise a disco or 70’s night – with fancy dress!
- Dress Down Day
Ideal if you work in an offi ce environment where your colleagues might be keen for an opportunity to work in jeans.
- Golf Match
Organise a charity golf day.
- Football Tournament
5-a-side or full teams.
- Karaoke Evening
Ask a local pub to host a Karaoke night for you and charge people to get in or take part.
- Murder Mystery Evening
Loads of great info on planning these is available online.
- Masked Ball
Everyone wears a mask of his or her choice – wine, dine & fundraise.
- Open Day
If you have a colourful garden, let all those garden lovers come and admire in return for a donation.
Send a press release to all your local papers asking for sponsorship from companies and individuals.
- Quiz Nights
Always a favourite whether it is at home, at work, in a club or in your local. Charge people to take part.
- Race Night
Hold a race night and get guests to support their favourites with a donation.
- Shocking Sock/Tie Day
Those who take part are asked to donate £1, those who don’t pay a forfeit of £2.
- Treasure Hunt
A challenge event for people, and a fun way to raise big money.
- Theme days/nights
Jazz up the winter months and hold a themed event/dinner/dance.
- Tombola or Raffle
Get some raffle tickets and persuade your friends etc to donate prizes.
- Variety Show
Round up your talented friends and tread the boards, charging for admission.
- Lucky square
Charge people £1 a square on a sheet of 50/100 then get a prize for one lucky person to win a prize.
- Onesie day
Everybody loves a onesie and you can even do it at work.
- Pennies in a bottle
Give your supporters a bottle or sweet tube to fill with pennies. So simple.
- Bingo event
Everyone loves a game of bingo!
Contact us for fundraising support at any time.