A to Z of Fundraising Ideas

A

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!

 

B

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

 

C

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

 

D

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.

 

E

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!

 

F

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.

 

G

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.

 

H

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.

 

I

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.

 

J

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.

 

K

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

L

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

 

N

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

 

O

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

 

P

Parachute jump – get sponsored to jump out of a plane

 

Q

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

 

R

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

 

S

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.

 

T

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

 

U

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

 

V

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

 

W

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

 

X

Xmas hampers – raffle off a hamper at Christmas

 

Y

Yogathon – get sponsored to do yoga for 12 hours

 

Z

Zumbathon – get sponsored to do Zumba for 12 hours