A to Z of fundraising ideas
A to Z
Abseil, Afternoon tea party, Anniversary Donations, Antiques fair, Arts & Crafts stall/exhibition/fair, Auction.
Barbeque, Barn dance, Birthday Donations, Bike ride, Bingo night, Board game tournament, Book sale, Bottle stall, Bridge tournament, Bring and buy sale.
Cake and coffee morning, Car boot sale, Car wash, Carol singing, Cheese and wine party, Chess challenge, Computer games marathon, Concert.
Dance marathon, Dinner dance, Disco, Dog walking, Drawing competition.
Easter egg hunt, Egg and spoon race, Egg painting, Exhibitions, Expert talk
Face painting, Fairs, Fancy dress party, Fashion show, Fete, Film show, Fireworks party, Flower show/sale, Foam party, Football tournament, Fun run.
Gala evening, Garden party, Gigs, Go-karting, Golf tournament, Guess the height/weight/amount/name.
Halloween party, Head shaving, Horse race evening, Hug-athon.
Icing biscuits competition, International food dinner party, It’s a knockout.
Jazz festival, Jigsaw puzzle, Jumble sale.
Karaoke, Keep fit-athon, Knitting.
Leg waxing, Line dancing, Lottery, Ladies lunch.
Marathon, Masked ball, Murder mystery event, Music Event.
Name the bear/toy, Nature walk, Netflix party, New Year’s party, No smoking day, Non-uniform day.
Obstacle course, Odd jobs, Open garden.
Parachute jump, Parties, Pet sitting, Photo competition, Plant sale.
Quality cake sale, Quickstep contest, Quilling, Quiz night.
Races, Raffles, Rock ‘n Roll night, Rugby match.
Santa’s Grotto, School fair, Skittle evening, Snooker tournament, Sponsored Challenge (slim, bike ride, run, walk, silence etc.), Stalls at fairs, Sunflower growing competition, Swear box.
Tea party, Teddy bears picnic, Tennis tournament, Theme day/evening, Tombola, Treasure hunt, Trivial pursuit evening, Tug of war.
Uniform day, University challenge, Unwanted gift sale.
Valentine ball, Variety show, Vegetable competition, Virtual Challenge.
Wellie throwing competition, Wedding donations, Wheelbarrow racing, Window cleaning, Wine tasting evening.
Xmas card sale.
Yogathon, Yo-yo competition.
Zodiac reading, Zumbathon.
Working from home / virtual fundraising ideas
Working from home is an adjustment for many – but you and your colleagues can still take part in some workplace fundraising! Skype and Zoom offer a host of fundraising opportunities: how about a small fee for the colleague always last to the call or a sponsored work-in-your-onesie day?
Host long distance film nights via Netflix Party. It synchronizes streaming and creates a group chat so you can have that movie marathon with your friends without leaving your sofa! Ask your moviegoers to donate to your fundraising page – even small amounts make a big difference.
Hold an online quiz night
Just because you can’t go to the pub doesn’t mean you should forego a good old quiz! Tools and apps such as Mentimetre.com and Heads Up! make online quizzing a doddle.
‘Guess the baby’
Collect baby photos from friends or colleagues and charge £1-£2 to match names to faces – with a prize to the person who gets the most right.
Celebration card amnesty
Ask your loved ones to make a small donation instead of buying you a card. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 via Facebook Birthdays – just follow the Facebook prompt – or alternatively add a donate button to your timeline to share with your network.