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A to Z of Fundraising Ideas


Afternoon tea – whether at home or work you can bake up a storm and ask people to make a donation in exchange for a cup of tea and piece of cake

Auction – ask businesses if they can donate prizes that you can auction off.  If it is something that money can’t buy you could raise thousands!



Battle of the bands - contest for unsigned bands, where audience votes on the winner. Charge bands to enter, offer cash prizes and invite record producers. Sell tickets and set up a paying bar.

Beer Festival – ask your local pub to host a beer festival and then sell raffle tickets



Car wash - wash cars at shopping centre or office car parks.

Charity ball - raise sponsorship the sophisticated way. Organise a themed ball with DJ or live music at a hotel or nightclub. Charge for tickets, but boost your earnings with games and raffles.

Christmas jumper day – pay £1 to wear your Christmas jumper to work or school



Disco - spin the decks or hire a DJ to stage a themed disco night.

Dog show - charge proud pet-owners to show off their pooches. Ask pet shops to sponsor the event.



Easter egg hunt - Edible hide and seek. Charge entry fee and ask confectioners to provide the eggs.

Eyebrows - get sponsored to shave them off - they grow back eventually!



Fashion show - ask businesses to sponsor venue, outfits or catwalk. Charge admission and sales commission.

Football tournament - Schedule fixtures and charge teams to enter. Ask local businesses for prizes.



Garage sale – get rid of all your old junk and clothes that no longer fit. Put up posters or use social media to promote to locals

Garden party – open your gardens up to the public and ask for a donation on entry and sell cakes or other homemade goodies.



Head shave - sick of bad hair days? Go bald for charity.

Halloween party - another excuse to dress up and party. Charge entrance fees and raise money trick or treating.



Ironing - offer your ironing services in exchange for a donation.

It’s a knockout - revive the 80s game show by inviting teams to compete in silly games in silly costumes.



Jailbreak - dump teams in the middle of nowhere. With no money or transport, see who gets back to base first. Charge entrance fees and offer prizes.

Jewellery making - buy your own beads and get threading. Sell your products at markets and craft fairs.



Karaoke – charge contestants an entry fee and invite the audience to bid for them to sing again or, if they are terrible, to stop.


Line dancing - It's all the rage. Just make sure you have a caller and plenty of drink!



New Year’s resolution - get sponsored to stick to your new year's resolutions.



Outward bound – from fell races to mountain biking, pick a route and then ask for sponsorship money



Parachute jump – get sponsored to jump out of a plane



Quiz night – ask for a donation to enter and ask local businesses to donate prizes for brainiest team



Roll a coin – ask a local shop to donate a bottle of whiskey and place in the middle of the office/dance floor and invite people to roll £1 to see who can get the closest.  Once the first person rolls they sit in a chair, then only if someone gets closer do they give up their seat.  Once the allotted time is up the person in the seat wins the bottle.

Raffle – sell raffle tickets around the office or to friends and family



Sit in a bath - get sponsored to spend the day in a bath of beans/maggots/tea, etc.

Swear box - spend a £1 for every $@*£$! uttered. Put a box at home, at work and at the pub.



Tuck shop – sell sweets, crisps and other treats to colleagues and donate the profit to charity



Unwanted presents – ask friends or colleagues to donate their unwanted Christmas presents and then sell or raffle them off



Variety show - comedians, magicians, singers, dancers & musicians all under one roof.



Walks – get sponsored to take part in a walk or run your own event and charge an entry fee

Wine and cheese – charge for tickets and hold a raffle on the night



Xmas hampers – raffle off a hamper at Christmas



Yogathon – get sponsored to do yoga for 12 hours



Zumbathon – get sponsored to do Zumba for 12 hours

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