A-Z of Fundraising Ideas

Colour code: I = Individuals;   G = Group;   W = at Work;   = Why not get sponsored for this!

Fundraisers you can get sponsored for              Fundraisers for schools, groups or workplaces


Afternoon Tea – Tea and cucumber sandwiches anyone? Host with friends, family or at work.   G, W

Arm Wrestling Contest – Who is the champion? Host with friends, family or maybe at work (if the boss allows)!   G, W


Bake Sale – Who isn’t inspired by Mary? Showcase your talents and let everyone enjoy some delicious treats!  G, W

Bingo - Who will be the first to check off all their numbers on the night?  G, W

Birthday Giving – Ask your loved ones to donate instead of giving.   I


Cocktail Night – From Sea Breeze to a Boozy Woozy - create a charity cocktail evening for friends or colleagues.  G, W

Coffee Morning – Obviously include cake! Come together for a lovely chat and cuppa.  G, W

Challenge Events – Why not look at challenge events local to you?  You could, ride, swim, run, abseil – and lots more!   I, G, W, S


Darts Contest – Can you beat Bully?  Pay per round and divide the donations between the winner and Reedham Children’s Trust.  G, W

Dinner Party – Why not theme it and host your own charity dinner.   I, G

Dog Show – Best in show, prettiest pup – there are lots of ways your pooch can take part.  G, W

Drawing Contest – Get the kids involved, £1 entry, winner receives a prize with the rest of the money donated.   G


eBay – Sell unwanted items on eBay.   I

Eurovision Party -  The UK are hosting.  Why not make it the best party this year?  Attendees dress as a country and make a donation to attend.   G, W


Facebook Fundraising - Use Facebook to fundraise and share.  I, G, W

Fancy Dress Day – This could be at school and quite fun at work!  G, W

Film Night – Could be hosting at home, at a local hall, or a meeting room – just don’t forget the popcorn!  G, W

Football Match -  Host a football match and sponsor the number of goals scored or saved!   G, W, S


Games Night – Host a fun games night with friends or your local group and ask participants for a donation to take part (perhaps some of the entry fee could be prize money too)!   G, W

Give Something Up - Would your friends and family sponsors you to forgo one of your pleasures?   I, G, W, S

Guess How Many? - A great one for children of all ages.  Guess how many sweets in a jar. £1 entry - but the winner gets to keep all the sweets!   G

Goalie Saves - Why should the goal scorer get all the glory?  Get sponsored for all the saves you make!   I, G, S


Donate an Hour’s Earnings.   IW

Hiking - Feeling like a real challenge?  Why not undertake a sponsored hike with friends, family or co-workers.  G, W, S


Ice Cream Tasting event.   G, W

Improv Night -  Let your members or work colleagues flex their skills.   G, W

International Food Party -  Participants bring a different dish and charge a nominal tasting fee!   G, W



Joke-a-Thon – Tell your best jokes to exchange laughs for donations, or have a competition to find the best joke.   G, W

Jumble Sale – See what unwanted items you have and sell them.   G, W


Keepy-Uppy Challenge – Who can keep the ball up the longest.   G, W, S

Knitting – Use your knitting skills to create some items to sell.   IG, W

Kick–a-Habit – Get sponsored to kick that bad habit - you know you should!   IS


Learn a New Skill – And get sponsored in the process.   IS

Lego Contest – See who can build the most impressive Lego creation.  Charge a nominal fee for entry with the winner getting some of the prize money.   G, W

Litter Pick – Raise money whilst helping keep your local community clean.   G, W, S

Loose Change Collection – Ask people to donate the loose change they have.   IG, W


Mobile Free Day – Sponsor anyone willing to go without their phone for the day.  IG, W, S

Music Concert – Hold your own music event.   G, W


Name the Blank - Challenge people to name a song or movie OR bring in their baby pictures and see who can guess correctly.  G, W

Netball Tournament – Why not set up some charity netball matches?  G, W, S

Night Time Sponsored Walk.   IG, W, S


Obstacle Course – This could be physical or a mental challenge – who can complete the fastest?   G, W, S

Original Recipe Challenge – Who can be the best and win the challenge.   G, W


Penalty Shoot-Out Tournament!   G, W, S

Press-Up or Plank Challenge – Who has the strength to win?   G, W, S

Poker Night – But with the winnings donated to charity.   G, W


Quickest Time Contest – This could be for nearly anything! See who can complete a challenge the fastest   G, W, S

Sponsored Quiet Time – Set yourself a set time to stay quiet with 50p donated for every noise made during quiet time.   IG, W, S

Quiz Night – Always a firm favourite.  Test everyone’s knowledge and raise money in the process.   G, W



Read-a-Thon – Challenge friends, family, students or co-workers to get reading for charity.   IG, W, S

Run – Test out your endurance by signing up to a sponsored charity run or set up a race day with your friends.   IG, W, S


Sponsored... Anything! - Silence, run, read, swim… as long as it’s challenging you can be sponsored.  IG, W, S  

Sports Day – Host at school or recreate the egg and spoon race at work.  G, W, S

Superhero Day – Come dressed as our superhero and save the day.   G, W, S



Talent Contest – Sing, dance, show-off your magical talents and host a fantastic night.   G, W, S

Teddy Bear Picnic – Host a teddy bear picnic for families to enjoy.   G

Tombola – Run a tombola with fun prizes to help raise vital funds.   IG, W

Treasure Hunt - This could be themed and held at school or even in the workplace.   G, W


Uniform Free Day – Skip the uniform or the office attire in return for a small donation.   G, W

University Challenge – Host your own university challenge style event.   G, W, S

Unplug Day – What about a technology free day?  We bet you could get sponsored for that (although checking for donations wouldn’t be allowed during the day)!   IG, W, S


Variety shows – Host a local variety show and enjoy an evening of entertainment.   G, W, S

Video Game Competition – Who is the best gamer?   G, W

Vintage Sale – Find your vintage items to sell.   I



Walk a Dog Day! - Walk a friend or neighbour’s dog for a small charge that you can donate to charity.   IG, S  

Wine Tasting (adults only) – Enjoy some delicious drinks whilst becoming a connoisseur.   G, W 

World Record Attempt – Challenge yourself or others to try and break a world record.  IG, W, S

X, Y and Z…

Xmas Party - Xmas in July anyone?   G, W

Yo-Yo Wars – Crown the yo-yo champion.   IG, W

Dress Up as a Zebra Day!   IG, W

Zip-Line for Charity!   IG, W, S