A-Z of Fundraising Ideas & Fundraising Event Ideas
Whether you are fundraising for charity, a club, a school, a church, a PTA, a sports club, college, or any other local organisation or good cause, you are sure to find some ideas here that catch your interest. We score each of these ideas subjectively with from 1 * to 5 stars ***** after profitability, effort : benefit ratio and most importantly fun!
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Otherwise if you feel that you will enjoy organising your own fundraising event; have time on your hands and sufficient committment to see it through; then please select any other event from the list below.
All day event **
Ask your local pub or sports club if they can arrange a 24-hour sponsored fundraising event such as darts, squash or bridge.
Auction of Promises ***
Try to get people to donate a gift, the promise of their time or use of their belongings. You can even ask people to donate themselves as 'slaves for the day'!
Bad hair day **
Hold a bad hair day event and collect a donation from everyone that takes part.
Bag it up *****
Simply ask your local supermarket if you can bag customers' shopping and ask for a donation for your service. This is a great fundraising idea if you have many young hands at your disposal whose time you do not need to cost out. For example it's a perfect fundraising event for a scout or guide group, or a school.
Bingo Night *****
Organise a Fundeo bingo night event. They are easy to organise and a great fun idea. Charge an entrance fee and get friends and businesses to donate prizes. With a Fundeo Bingo pack it's very easy. You just play a DVD and our talking parrot runs the show. Then just pause and award a prize with each 'line' or 'full-house'. Our website tells you how to do it.
Bad taste day **
Ask colleagues or friends to go to work in their worst tie or most bizarre clothes. If they refuse, get them to pay a fine.
Baking day **
Ask someone to help you and your friends bake some cakes. Then hold a bake sale at your work, club or school.
Barbecue Party **
Hold a charity barbecue party event and charge people to come.
Book Sale **
Dig out all those old books and have a book sale event at home or at work.
Car Boot Sale **
Get together with friends and family and clear out unwanted items from your garage, cupboards or loft, then sell them at a car boot sale.
Coffee Morning ***
Get all friends together and have a coffee morning event.
Cheese and Wine **
Hold a cheese and wine party and charge people to come.
Caption Competition ***
Run a caption competition on pictures taken from your last party and collect donations from your entrants.
Car treasure hunt **
Ask someone with local knowledge to set questions so that people have to explore their local area. It’s a great way of finding out more about where you live.
Culture evening **
Get together with friends, family & neighbours for an evening event with singing songs, playing an instrument, reciting poems, telling jokes or any other ideas.
Car Cleaning ****
Get together with your friends to clean the cars in your neighbourhood for a fee. Or clean the cars in the school car park during lunch hour. Great if you have a team of young people prepared to donate their time.
Daring exploits **
Take part in a parachute jump event or sponsored abseil encourage your friends and colleagues to take part.
Double the money *****
If your company matches fundraising donations, ask them to match whatever you raise.
Organise a disco or 70's night event.**
Donate day’s wage **
Donate a day's wage and encourage others to follow your example. You could designate a specific date of national or local importance.
Dress down day **
Organise a dress down day and collect a donation from all those that take part, and double that amount from those that don't participate.
Eating competition **
Set up a line of people and bet who will finish a bowl of food first - baked beans are a favourite.
Fashion day **
Ask your parents/friends to donate their old clothes and hold a 'recycled' fashion show for your school or neighbourhood.
Fun run event **
Organise a sponsored fun run event. Requires energetic fit people but a lot of supervision.
Promote your event via Facebook, or any other social networking site. Invite friends, family and colleagues to your fundraising event. Facebook is a fantastic tool for promoting fundraising event. Fundeo as a matter of course promotes all our fundraising events on our Fundeo Racing facebook pages and also on our own website within our events section.
Fast for 24 hours **
Want to loose weight? Then hold a sponsored 24-hour fast.
Golf Match **
Organise a charity golf day.
Grow your Own **
Buy a packet of seeds, plant them and let them grow. Then sell off the plants, flowers, vegetables or fruit for a profit.
Halloween Ball **
Sell tickets to a fancy dress ball or party.
Ice Skating **
Get people to sponsor you for how many times you can go around the ice skating ring without falling over or needing support.
Jumble Sale Event ***
Organise a jumble sale.
Set up a Justgiving page. Email everyone you know to publicise your event and ask them to support you by donating via your fundraising page. Great opportunity to bolster funds from any fundraising event ideas on this page. Justgiving take care of the financial side too by facilitating tax deductions for donations from HMCE and administering the financial transactions. They charge a fee of just 5% (after credit card charges).
Karaoke Night **
Ask a local pub or bar to host a Karaoke night for you perhaps in a function room then charge people to take part.
Lunch Money **
Ask all your colleagues to bring in sandwiches for their lunch and donate the money they saved to charity.
Lunchtime Quiz Event ***
Stimulate the mind before heading back for the afternoon slog. Get teams together and charge to take part.
Match pet to owner competition **
Ask your colleagues to bring in one photo of themselves and one of their pet. Charge a fee to try and match up the photographs.
Night in **
Stay in on a Saturday night and donate the money you save. Probably not the most popular of ideas and a little boring.
Open Day **
If you have a colourful garden, let all those garden lovers come and admire, for a charge.
Office Olympics **
Organise a competition to become an Office Olympic champion. Think up events such as speed typing, synchronised chair swivelling, bin basketball, longest paperclip chain in a minute, punching the most holes in a sheet of A4 or chair-racing.
Send a press release to all your local papers describing your event, your good cause and asking for sponsorship from companies and individuals.
Photography competition **
Invite your friends to get their baby photos out and charge to 'guess the baby'.
Quiz Nights ****
Organise a quiz night at home at work, in a club or in your local pub or bar. Charge a fee to answer 50 questions. The winner gets half the money and the rest goes towards your fundraising target.
Quit it **
Are you a smoker? Or do you have any other bad habits? Quit for a month and get everyone to sponsor your efforts.
Race night *****
Hold a race night event. A Fundeo race night is very easy to organise and great fun it makes a great social event too. It can be run as a family event, or as an 'adults' only night - you just choose a film category ('U', '12' or '15' age group), personalise it as much as you wish and order online in our shop. It could'nt be easier. Ideal for club, school, PTA, corporate, church or charity fundraising.
Ransom and release **
All you need are some willing VIP’s (very important prisoners) and somewhere to hold them captive. Then it's up to the VIPs to get friends, family and colleagues to stump up the cash for their release.
Swear box **
Put a swear box in your office, home or local social club to raise money for charity. Get them to pay each time they curse.
School dinners **
Organise a party with the theme of school dinners. Get them to dress up in school uniforms and serve up bangers and mash.
Shopping trips ***
Offer to shop for elderly neighbours or run other errands for them in return for a small donation
Sponsored silence **
Hold a sponsored silence. Ask your parents and neighbours to sponsor you to keep quiet. You could ask them to sponsor you for the whole day or per hour.
Shave it **
Get sponsored to shave your head, your chest, your armpits or any other hairy bits.
Run a sweepstake on how many times your boss gets a cup a tea or how may times your colleague leaves their desk during the day. Charge a fee to have a go.
Sponsored stair climb **
If you work in a high-rise building, get sponsored to take the stairs for a month.
Treasure Hunt **
A challenge event for people, and a fun way to raise big money.
Theme days/nights **
Jazz up the winter months and hold a themed event.
Get some raffle tickets and persuade your friends and colleagues to donate prizes.
University Challenge *
Organise teams who attend the same or nearby universities and hold a challenge to see which university or team comes top.
Variety Show **
Round up your talented friends and put on a show, charging for admission.
Wine Tasting Event **
Invite an 'expert' or local wine dealer to bring along a few cases of wine and donate some of the proceeds to charity. Or invite colleagues to taste some 'home made' cocktails and charge an entry fee per person. Makes for a great social evening but if you are the host try not to drink too much . . . Hic!
X-Files party **
Hold an X-files party.
Yorkshire pudding eating **
See how many you can eat. Get your friends to run a sweepstake.
Zoo quiz **
Organise a zoo quiz
Zombie party **
Organise a zombie party and charge an entrance fee.
If you think there is nothing above to suit you and are still looking for fundraising ideas for your school, club, charity, church, PTA, sports club, social club, or corporate event then please do check out our 'how to raise funds' sections for our Fundeo Snail Race Night or Bingo Night fundraising ideas. Not many ideas are so much fun and so profitable as these. You will be in good company too. Thousands of others have enjoyed their success. Try one yourself!