There are lots of ways you can get involved with fundraising whether you're an individual, school, company or community group we can help you with ideas.

  1. 24 Hour Event - A fundraising event that lasts 24 hours! A test of strength, stamina and who can drink the most coffee! A 24 hour event could be anything from a 24 hour football match right through to karaoke.
  2. Dress Down Day - Ideal for places with strict dress codes such as offices and schools. People donate to charity in return for wearing casual clothing.
  3. Charity Head Shave - Charity head shaves have long been a popular way of raising cash for good causes. The idea is simple and a great attention grabber, guaranteed to attract publicity.
  4. Quiz Night - If jumping out a plane isn't your thing and prefer to limit social recreation to an evening down the pub for the weekly quiz- then consider organising your own one for charity! 
  5. Raffles - A great way to raise money. If you can get businesses to donate prizes even better. Much like the lottery, raffles interest people as they have a chance of winning and if they don't win their money is going to a good cause.
  6. Sweepstake - Run a sweepstake in the office on how many times your colleague leaves their desk during the day or how many times your boss gets a cup of coffee. Charge for entry with the nearest guess winning a prize. A simple, yet effective way to raise money.
  7. Garage Sale - One person's trash is another person's treasure. Why not organise a garage sale? You can spring clean your home and offload unwanted presents/items whilst raising money.
  8. Cake Sale - Bake some cakes and set up a cake and bake sale at your home/work place or school. You could also serve hot and cold drinks to increase revenue. Remember to cook a wide selection of different cakes to cater for all tastes.
  9. Charity Auction - A lucrative fundraiser that can raise lots of money for your chosen charity. The key to a successful charity auction is having a great selection of products and speak to local businesses to see if they are willing to donate in return for free advertising at the event.
  10. Sky Dive - Raise money for your chosen charity by launching yourself out a plane at 15,000 feet! Ensure you plan in advance so that you raise enough money to cover the cost of the jump and the cause. When people pledge to donate make sure you have their contact details so you can chase them down if they don't cough up the cash.
  11. Office Lottery - Run this fundraiser as a weekly event and watch the charity kitty build up. You need 20 people to enter, with each person paying £1 for a lottery number (1-20). If their number gets picked out of the hat they win half the money and the other half is donated. Not a big money maker but if you do this every week the money soon adds up. You could also increase the number of entrants if you work in as large office.
  12. Charity Fun Run - Organise a charity run in your local area, make sure to promote the event in advance so athletes can gain sufficient sponsorship for the event. It is also important to choose a route which matches the ability of the runners.
  13. Easter egg hunt - This fundraiser is very seasonal but you can always replace Easter eggs with another product. Select a venue with plenty of space and lots of hiding places! Then charge each participant a set fee for entering the hunt. You could even write out riddles or a treasure map to make the search more exciting.
  14. Bike Ride - Organise a bike ride and get your friends and family to sponsor you. Great routes include London to Brighton or, if you're feeling slightly more ambitious, maybe London2Paris?
  15. Food and Wine Tasting - For a more adult themed food event then run a food and wine tasting night. Buy in bulk from your local supermarket or better still, approach your local off-license and see if they will donate wine in return for free advertisement at the event. So how do I make money? I hear you ask, well you either charge guests a flat fee to attend or you can ask for voluntary amounts at the end of the evening. You could also run a raffle to win a bottle of wine on the night too.
  16. Charity Race Night - Don't worry you don't need to book the local racecourse! A charity race night is an exciting and fun way to raise money for your chosen charity and can be organised on a budget. 
  17. 70s Night - Organise a 70s inspired disco, and give prizes for the best dressed. Enquire with venue owners and DJ's to see if they will give you a discounted rate as you are hosting the event for a charitable cause. Charge party goers an admission fee, you could also sell food and drink at the event to raise even more money!
  18. Football Tournament - Organise a charity football match or tournament. Charge local teams an entry fee to take part. You could also charge participants a fee for watching. Present the winning team with a shield- turning this fun and exciting fundraiser into an annual event.
  19. Karaoke Evening - Host your very own Eurovision song contest. Each participant picks a country out the hat and has to dress in the style and character of that country. Elected judges will then award prizes to the best dressed and the best voice! You can raise funds by charging an admissions fee. If you are hosting it in a local pub, you could propose a cut on the drinks takings for the evening if you have a large enough party.
  20. Bad Dress Day - Encourage people to come to work or school in bad dress. Think, 80s jump suits or Hawaiian shirts. Charge those who take part £1.00 and those who don't pay a fine of £2.00
  21. Summer Fete - Why not organise a charity fete in your local area? This fundraising idea will take some planning and lots of organisation but the end result will be lots of money for your chosen charity. There are lots of way you can raise money at a fete, from running different attractions to selling food and drink.
  22. Sweets/10p's in a Jar - A quick and easy fundraiser, simply fill up a jar with sweets or 10p coins (remember to count how many you put in) and charge people a small fee to guess how many there are. The person who gets closest to the figure by the end of the days wins the lot!
  23. Charity Cookbook - Cookbook fundraising is a definite recipe for success. Writing a charity cookbook is easy and straightforward. They can be great money-makers thanks to the low overheads and high profit margins. You can adapt the cookbook to fit any type of audience or theme. For example, ask work colleagues to submit family favourite recipes.
  24. Coffee Morning - Why not throw on the kettle and bake a cake, all in the name of charity? With a little outlay, this fundraiser is a guaranteed success, simply ask your friends, family and work colleagues for a donation in return for coffee and slice of homemade cake.
  25. Plant Sale - A plant sale is an easy to organise fundraiser and is great excuse for those of you who are keen gardeners to get together and raise lots of money for charity. Ensure you plan the event well in advance so people have time to sow seeds and cultivate plants.