A-Z of Fundraising Ideas
Struggling to find inspiration for your next fundraiser? Here's our A-Z to help you raise money for charity.
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It can be hard to choose something unique to support your fundraising efforts but don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve got a list of fundraising ideas from A-Z that you can get involved in. From auctions to Zoom events and so many more in between, we’ve got you covered to help raise money for charity and keep their services going.
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70 Ways to Raise Money for Charity
We’ve listed out 70 ways to raise money for charity, all in alphabetical order to make it easy for you to find what you need. Get everyone involved and share on social media to spread the amazing work your doing for a great cause.
Test your bravery by signing up to take on an abseiling challenge. There are many organised abseils you can get involved in or if you’re wanting to organise this for yourself or a group, let us know!
From vintage clothing to signed celebrity prints, an auction is a great way to get people involved in the cause you’re supporting and raise some funds.
If you have a special anniversary on the horizon, why not take the opportunity to ask for donations rather than flowers or gifts.
Car boot Sale
Raising money from unloved items is a great way to fundraise. Choose your location, arrive early, set up your stall and don’t forget to have banners and collection buckets to let them know where their money is going.
If there’s one chore that takes a lot of time, it’s keeping cars clean. Why not arrange a car wash service in lieu of donations? Get a group of you together to complete more cars quicker and don’t forget your wellies!
If you’re looking for a seasonal fundraiser then Christmas Carol singing is a fun one. A tradition that seems to have been lost in modern times but gets people in the festive spirit whilst raising awareness.
Casual work dress
If you have an office attire, then why not see if you can do a casual dress day in aid of The Air Ambulance Service. Spend the day in casual clothes to help raise monies and spread awareness.
One of the biggest challenges you can do is the channel swim and it takes some serious strength to complete. Some incredible people have recently completed the challenge in aid of the Children’s Air Ambulance.
Easter bonnet competition
Another seasonal fundraiser that can be perfect for community events such as schools, children’s clubs, and childminders. See who can create the best Easter Bonnet, don’t forget to charge for entry!
Earth, Wind,Fire challenge
Ever fancied taking on a 3 in 1 challenge? You can sign up for the Earth, Wind and Fire challenge that is sure to test your endurance. This could consist of tackling Earth by hiking to the top of Mount Snowdon, Wind abseiling down your local Cathedral and for the most daring, walking across Fire.
Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo, whatever the gaming console, organise a fundraiser that tests patience and endurance whilst having a blast.
Guess the ? competition
Guessing the weight of an object, the volume inside a jar or the name of a teddy is a great little fundraiser that takes limited prep but is sure to draw the crowds in. Run the competition over a few weeks to build up the excitement and announce the winner in a big way.
Give Your Time
Your time is precious so give this up to help others and raise some money. Whether it’s shopping, gardening, cooking or babysitting, ask for donations to help with your fundraising efforts.
Everyone loves a themed party, so why not host your own ‘out of this world’ party and escape to somewhere far, far away to fundraise.
Instagram take over
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so giving control of your Instagram is a big deal, and one that’s got to draw in the funds. Ask a friend, parent, or colleague to run your account for the day.
Keep fit challenge
Fancy a zumbathon? How about a spin class challenge? Organise a keep fit challenge that will test your endurance and get those donations in.
Get out on the water and plan a kayaking trek across the amazing waterways the UK has to offer.
Kids Fun Day
Get the family involved with a kid’s fun day and raise money whilst having a great time. Arrange face painting, party food and see if you can get a bouncy castle donated to make it fun for all ages.
Whether it’s the big London event or a locally organised run the effort to take on 26 miles by foot is one of the toughest challenges you can do.
Murder Mystery Evening
Plan a murder mystery evening for something a little fun. Get people to dress as their characters and put on an evening people won’t forget.
Make do and mend masterclass
Upcycling is a great way to reduce waste and something that is being encouraged world over. If you have the skills to help others make do and mend unloved items, why not take your own masterclass whilst raising funds.
Proud of your gardening efforts? Why not host an open garden to show off your incredible grounds and provide refreshments to those who visits to make it a full event?
Whether it’s odd shoes, walking backwards or having your meals in the wrong order, see if you can undertake an opposite day as your fundraiser. A great way to get the kids involved in fundraising.
Get involved in a quiz night whether this is a virtual event or at your local pub. It’s a great way to get people together and have some fun.
Reach for the sky with a challenge that will test your nerves. There are many arranged sky dives that you can sign up for, just get in touch.
If you’re a chatterbox, then this may be the fundraiser for you. Get sponsored for a silence challenge that sounds easier than it is.
If there’s people you know who could do with watching their Ps and Qs then why not set up a challenge of a swear box.
These swap shops are a great way to fundraise. Ask people to bring along a selection of items they’re happy to give away, ask for a donation to attend and let people swap their items amongst each other. Clothes, books, homeware are all great items that others may love.
Upcycle and sell
Anything can be upcycled, so get creative and start unleashing new life into unused items that could find the perfect home for a donation to charity.
Ugly Jumper Day
Got a jumper that just isn’t your taste? Make it a day where everyone can get involved by donning their ugly jumper, shoes or hat all in aid of charity.
Work Party Donation
Many work parties can work out expensive. Why not fundraise by foregoing your summer or Christmas party and giving the monies to charity instead? Get everyone to donate what they’d have spent on outfits, dresses and drinks and collect this for charity.
Walk a Marathon
Don’t underestimate the effort it takes to walk 26 miles. If you’re not a runner, then walk a marathon to help support a great cause.
Why not have a day of saying ‘Yes’ and raise money for your favourite cause.
Yellow Outfit Day
In support of The Air Ambulance Service, why not arrange a day wearing yellow with your friends, family, or colleagues.
Fundraise In Memory
Fundraising in memory is an incredible way to keep the memory alive of someone you love, whilst also helping a charity close to your heart. If you’re looking to fundraise in memory of someone, then we can ensure you have everything you need to make your fundraiser a success.