Fundraising A to Z
We have plenty of ideas and ways to raise money for charity. Here are some of our best fundraising ideas listed A-Z.
Offer to look after your friends or neighbours pets, dress up as your favourite animal for the day, do a run with your dog, or dress up your pet and trade requests for donations, it’s time to get your furry friends involved.
Fight your fears! Whether it's doing a bungee jump or hanging out with spiders at your local zoo, overcome your phobia and ask for donations.
Invite your friends round for a coffee morning. Ask everyone to bring a sweet treat and all you have to do is provide the coffee and tea. Ask for a donation of the same amount they would have spent in a cafe.
Host a come dine with me event or supper club. People can donate in return for your delicious cooking. If you're not up for cooking the full meal about some baking or a wine tasting evening?
Fundraise and save the environment at the same time. This could be litter picking at a local park, a beach clean, or taking part in tree planting. Either way, everyone wins!
Try whipping up a bush-tucker trial challenge by combining some foods from your cupboard and ask people to donate based on what you eat. Bugs aren't necessary, we're thinking banana milkshake mixed with mackerel?
Fundraising has taken the gaming world by storm, with lots of gamers now using their skills to complete 24-hour gameathons for their chosen cause. Got online gaming buddies around the world? Turn this into a global event that brings you all together.
A fundraising trend that keeps on growing. Take on a new look by shaving it off or dying it a crazy colour, changing your hair is a great way to raise money. The hair doesn't have to be on the top of your head. Why not see how long you can grow a beard or wax a leg?
If there’s one thing you definitely can’t rely on, it’s the weather holding up for your big outdoor event. So why not move things indoors? Indoor sports are a great way to guarantee everyone will have fun, without getting caught out in the rain.
Get your body moving! If you’re a fan of Zumba or dance, organise an event for your class and jiggle your way to fundraising success.
Fundraising with children is tonnes of fun, and a great experience for them too. Think about pram walking events, a fun sports day, a ‘dress your parent’ day or even a baking competition. Let’s get the next generation involved!
What’s special about where you live? A local dance, pie or festival might inspire an idea that makes your community fundraiser special. Wherever you’re from, do something unique to your community and watch those donations roll in…
Music is a wonderful way to bring people together. If you’re in a band (or even if you’re not!) you could record a charity single to sell in exchange for donations. Or put on a live concert and sell tickets.
With the huge success of No Make Up Selfie and the Ice Bucket Challenge, who knows what might kick off the next viral nomination challenge? Make the most of your social media networks and nominate your friends to do something different.
Got a special day coming up? Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, or a milestone like graduation, share the love and ask your family and friends for donations rather than gifts.
Here’s an idea for schools, students and budding poets – think about what your charity means to you and put pen to paper. You could even arrange a poetry recital to celebrate your brilliant work with proceeds going to your cause.
Calling all chatterboxes! Get sponsored to do a 24-hour silence where your friends, family and colleagues can donate to show their appreciation for a bit of peace and quiet…
Races aren’t always for the runners you know. There are lots of ways to organise a race with a difference. How about virtual car racing? Or turn your hobbies like knitting or cooking into a contest, with supporters donating to take part.
Ever dreamed of swimming the English channel? But without going into the cold sea? Set your target distance to reach in one week and swim every day at your local pool in return for donations.
Everyone loves a theme. Host a horror movie night and get people to make donations to vote for the films they want to watch on the night. Or dress up as your favourite character, grab some themed snacks and watch a box set.
We all have our special talents, why not use yours in exchange for donations. If you're good around the house offer to do some DIY, if you're a fitness instructor help someone with a fitness plan, or if you like art teach your friend how to paint.
Offer a helping hand and do jobs for people in return for online donations. Whether it's helping an elderly neighbour, bag packing at your local supermarket or offering to clean a neighbour's car, odd jobs could soon add up to a lot of money for your favourite cause.
Get out of your comfort zone and wear something silly! Dress up, wear a hat or a Christmas jumper and get as many involved as possible. Get as many people involved and ask them to donate for taking part.
It’s never too early to start crafting for Christmas. Homemade crafts make wonderful presents and are a fun way for arty types to raise funds while learning new skills. Sell your crafts with the proceeds going to your charity.
This is particularly fun at work (especially if you can get your boss involved)! Take on a ‘Yes day’ challenge where fundraisers have to say ‘yes’ to everything in exchange for donations. Imagine the possibilities…
Forgo a good night's sleep for your favourite cause by challenging yourself to do something for 24 hours straight. 24-hour Zumbathon anyone?