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Stuck for fundraising ideas? Browse our A to Z list and be inspired.


  • Abseil
  • Art exhibition
  • Auction


  • Bake Off
  • Barbecue
  • Battle of the bands
  • Big Blue Day – celebrate our ocean for one day
  • Bike ride
  • Birthday – ask for donations instead of gifts
  • Board games night
  • Bowling tournament


  • Cake sale
  • Car wash
  • Charity of the year – fundraise all year round with your business, school or club
  • Christmas cards – make and sell your own
  • Christmas presents – ask for donations instead of gifts
  • Crafts – start a craft group and sell what you make to raise money


  • Dance-a-thon
  • Dinner party – make a sustainable fish supper using our Good Fish Guide and ask diners for donations
  • Dog show
  • Dog walking


  • Egg hunt
  • Egg race
  • Endurance challenge – back-to-back marathons, exercise for 24 hours


  • Face painting
  • Fancy dress day – at school or work
  • Fashion show – hold a ‘trashion show’ by making outfits from waste and showing them off on the catwalk
  • Fete
  • Film night – turn your home, school or village hall into a private cinema
  • Flower sale
  • Football match/tournament
  • Fun run


  • Gala evening – host a black-tie event with a fundraising auction or raffle
  • Gaming night
  • Garden party – host an afternoon tea with sparkling wine and strawberries
  • Guess the weight/number/name


  • Haircut – cut it all off, go for something dramatic or dye it a bright colour
  • Half-marathon



  • Jailbreak – teams compete to get as far away as they can without spending any money
  • Jumble sale



  • Leave a legacy


  • Marathon – join an organised event or choose your own route
  • Masterclass – teach a skill yourself, or hire a guest speaker and sell tickets
  • Matched giving – ask your employer to match any donations you get, either in full or up to a certain amount
  • Mountain climb
  • Mud run
  • Murder mystery
  • Music concert or festival


  • New Year’s resolution – donate every time you break a resolution
  • Non-uniform day (see Big Blue Day)


  • Obstacle course
  • Odd jobs – hire yourself out to help with gardening, DIY or painting
  • Office collection – put one of our collection boxes at work


  • Pamper day – invite friends for a day of pampering, makeovers, manicures and face masks
  • Pancake race
  • Party time – throw a party with a theme, dressing up and games
  • Payroll giving – ask your finance department about this way to give at work


  • Quiz night


  • Raffle – see our Fundraising questions answered page on how to keep it legal
  • RAG Week – use your university RAG week to raise money
  • Ramble – set your distance and route and get walking in the great outdoors
  • Row – cross the English Channel (or even the Atlantic) on a rowing machine
  • Rugby match


  • Sponsored silence
  • Sports day
  • Swear box
  • Sweepstake – ask people to donate to guess the outcome of an event like Eurovision or Wimbledon and award the winner a prize
  • Swim – swim a mile (or more) or take a dip in the icy sea


  • Talent show
  • Teddy bears' picnic
  • Treasure hunt
  • Triathlon – join an organised event or set your own challenge


  • Unwanted gifts sale


  • Valentine's singles' night
  • Veggie sale – grow your own vegetables and sell them to raise funds
  • Volleyball match


  • Wax – legs, armpits, eyebrows...
  • Wine/whiskey tasting


  • Yoga


  • Zipline
  • Zorbing
  • Zumba