There are lots of interesting and easy ways to fundraise, but it can sometimes be difficult to find something that suits you. So here’s a list of our favourite fundraisers.
WITH YOUR OFFICE
The office is a great place to set up simple but effective fundraisers to bring colleagues together and spark some fun competition.
Get competitive and ask your colleagues to donate £5 to guess the Grand National, Ryder Cup or Six Nations outcome – whoever guesses correctly gets 50% of the winnings and you donate the rest.
Set up a weekly breakfast or lunch club where members take it in turns to cook and bring a dish into the office and everyone else donates to eat their delicious meal.
PHONE A FRIEND
Lock a group of your colleagues in a meeting room for 20 minutes and challenge them to raise as much money as possible using only their phone contacts.
Set up a 24-hour treadmill, cycle or step challenge, booking people in for half an hour slots. Put buckets in your reception, set up a JustGiving page and work together to make a big impact.
WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY
Organising a get-together with a difference is the perfect way to get your family and friends on board with a fundraiser.
COME DINE WITH ME
Ask your friends round for dinner, provide the entertainment and then ask them to donate what they think the value of the meal was!
TRIVIA & GAMES NIGHT
Organise a board games championship or perhaps a quiz in your local pub – charge your friends to take part by enticing them with 50% of the winnings.
WINE & CHEESE NIGHT
Tell everyone to bring along their favourite wine (or gin!) and provide them with some delicious cheese. If everyone donates £10, you can raise a bit of money whilst enjoying your friends’ company!
Bring a group of friends and family together by hosting a film club or even a marathon of your favourite TV series. Provide the popcorn and ask your guests to make a small donation to come along!
WITH LITTLE TIME
We understand how time-consuming fundraising can be – so here are some ideas that can make a huge impact with minimal effort.
% OF WHAT YOU CHARGE
If you perfected a new skill in lockdown or have always taken pride in your homemade gifts, start selling what you make online or host a workshop. You can list your items cheaply on Etsy or sell tickets on Eventbrite to help raise extra funds.
Is your birthday coming up, or perhaps your wedding anniversary? Set up a simple fundraiser on Facebook and you’ll be surprised at how generous people can be! Here’s some tips to get started.
Do you have clothes that you never wear? Or furniture that you want to get rid of? Why not sell them on GumTree, Facebook Marketplace or Ebay and donate what you get. You could even up-cycle your unworn clothes and sell it to make some profit!
Raise money whilst you shop online! Click here to register and when you use easyfundraising to shop with over 4,000 retailers, they will make a small donation to us. It couldn’t be easier!
WITH A TWIST
Being outside the box with your fundraising can really inspire people to donate.
Get creative and compile your favourite recipes into a book, then ask your nearest and dearest to donate in order to have a copy for themselves. A great Christmas fundraiser!
Join the millions of people doing good while they game by organising a gaming event through JustGiving. It is super simple and a great way to get your online community involved in your fundraising.
Set yourself a personal challenge by either running 10km a day for 10 days or cycling continuously for 12 hours – you could live stream it on Zoom or YouTube and ask friends to bet on how long it will take or far you will go!
Create your own treasure hunt in your local park and invite your friends, family and neighbours to donate and take part in hunting down some exciting prizes!
HOW YOU’LL BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
It’s totally up to you what you want to raise – big or small, it will make a huge difference.
could enable a parent and guardian to become a member of a savings and loans group set up through our Village Investors Programme and provide them with training in community banking, business and financial skills. This will empower them to set and and grow their own business, save regularly and safely, and transform their family’s future.
could provide a Kids’ Club with play equipment such as footballs, netballs and pumps, and also with materials such as rope to make psychosocial support games. Reducing children’s isolation and improving their confidence through sports and team building games, this will help them to open up and receive vital support.
could provide a Child Rights Club with seeds, buckets, watering cans and other gardening equipment, enabling them to set up and manage their own food garden. Using the profits from the sale of their produce, they then pay for school fees and materials for vulnerable children in their community.