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Jan. 24, 2024

50 Ways to Fundraise

Fundraising for charity can be a great way to make a difference to a cause that means something to you.

By Penny Day

Whether you’re doing it alone, or with colleagues, friends or family, it can be feel-good and very fruitful. Most of all, fundraising should be fun - the clue’s in the name!

To help you identify the perfect fundraising activity for you, we’ve compiled this list of 50 fabulous ways to fundraise. There’s sure to be something here for everyone so grab a cuppa, take a look through and see what catches your eye. Then head over to our website to find out how to get started!

Set Yourself a Challenge.

Collect sponsorship to…

  • Skydive
  • Complete a marathon event – this needn’t necessarily involve running! How about dancing, knitting or reading for 26.2 hours? What about cycling, scooting or skating the 26.2 miles?
  • Complete a sponsored silence
  • Give something up – whether it’s chocolate, wine, trash TV or social media.
  • Shave your head
  • Do a Polar Plunge – immerse yourself in a body fo cold water!
  • Take on a physical challenge – complete the Three Peaks Challenge, swim from pier to pier or row the Channel.
  • Make This a Year to Remember – do something for 365 days of the year. Maybe you could commit to 1 good deed every day? Maybe you could spend 15 minutes learning a new skill?

Host an Event among Friends.

Ask friends to donate to take part in a…

  • Coffee morning
  • Zumba party
  • Barbeque
  • Pamper day
  • Crafternoon
  • Garden party
  • Games night
  • Karaoke night

Organise a Community Event.

Charge guests an entry fee to attend or take part in a...

  • Summer fete
  • Sporting match – think football, rugby or darts, for example.
  • Dress-down day at work
  • Black tie soirée
  • Auction – online or in person.
  • Quiz night
  • Bingo
  • Litter pick

Organise a Competition.

Ask participants to pay an entry fee to take part in a…

  • Race
  • Bake-off
  • Guess the name of the teddy
  • Tug of War
  • How many sweets in the jar?
  • Sunflower-growing competition
  • Come Dine With Me
  • Easter Egg Hunt

Offer a service.

Charge a flat rate to…

  • Baby-sit
  • Walk dogs
  • Paint faces
  • Wash cars
  • Mow lawns
  • Tutor – teach someone a foreign language, an instrument or another skill
  • Offer a cleaning service
  • Offer a meal-delivery service

Run a stall.

Raise money by selling…

  • Homemade lemonade
  • Cakes
  • Raffle tickets – give half the earnings to the winner and save half for Settle, or collect prizes from friends, family and the local community.
  • Homemade arts and crafts
  • Second hand items at a car boot sale
  • Gift hampers
  • Homemade jewellery

Collect Donations

  • Run a facebook fundraiser
  • Ask for donations in lieu of birthday/Christmas/wedding presents
  • Go bucket collecting