Interested in fundraising but not sure how to do it?
Find inspiration below in our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas!
Get sponsored to abseil down a local landmark or join in a group event and raise funds together.
Why not get fit by organising an aerobics session? Get your family and friends involved too; it's great to fundraise together!
Arts and crafts fair
Creative? Why not hold an arts and crafts fair? Hire pitches to local craftsmen and women and set up activities to do on the day for attendees.
Grab your gavel and start selling. Auctions (virtual or in real life) are a fun and easy way to raise money for charity.
Bad Tie day
Great for offices! Incentivise the scheme with prizes. If you don't own a bad tie, just visit a local charity shop – that way you can help two charities!
Many supermarkets let fundraisers pack bags for charity and allow you to ask their customers for donations. Why not pop in and find out if yours will support you?
Hold a charity BBQ.
Get friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor your next ride. Alternatively, arrange a mass sponsored ride!
Big Fun Runs
No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs!
Already have everything you need? Use Facebook to set up a Birthday Fundraiser so friends and family can donate in lieu of buying presents and cards. It's super easy! Visit our Facebook page and click on the Fundraisers tab.
Too many books and not enough space? Organise a book sale at your village hall or community centre.
Bring and buy sale
Ever popular, the traditional 'bring and buy' sale is a great opportunity to sell any unwanted quality goods and pick up a bargain for yourself. Food stalls always do well – think cakes, cookies, jams and chutneys!
Cake bake and sale
Ask your friends, family, or colleagues to bake a cake to sell. Great for the office, school, church or at home!
Car boot sale
If you've got lots of unwanted items, take them along to a car boot sale and donate the proceeds.
Why not offer to clean cars for a fee, or ask for a donation. You could charge your teachers, friends, and family to wash their cars, or even ask your local supermarket if you can set up in their car park and offer a car wash to customers.
Coffee, tea, biscuits, and cakes make for a great coffee morning! Organise one at home or alternatively find a local village or church hall in which to host. Cake and bric-a-brac stands work well at these types of events.
Dance Off or Disco
Fan of Strictly Come Dancing? Harness your inner Bruno Tonioli and dance off for charity! Or put on those dancing shoes and organise a disco to dance the night away!
Why not hold a darts tournament in your local pub or social club and ask them or a local business to donate a prize for the winner?
Get your mates round for a Come Dine With Me evening. You could ask them to pay what they think the meal is worth and donate the money to charity.
Get competitive with a 'cutest pet' contest at work or school.
Easter egg hunt
Want an idea for school fundraising? Set up an Easter egg hunt with fun clues for the kids.
Egg and spoon race & egg painting competition
Don't crack under pressure! Race your friends and family. Save any unbroken eggs and get creative with your paints!
Fancy dress or Dress down Friday
Themed or just casual, this is always popular at school or work. Onesies, pyjamas, or superheroes are always winners.
Put your creative talents to the test and organise a fashion show! You could charge an entry fee and invite the wider community to see your designs.
Stock up on popcorn and host a film night for friends and family. Sell snacks and drinks and charge an entry fee or ask for a donation.
Whether it’s around the park or something longer, there are plenty of options for every level of fitness.
Why not set up a garage sale at home and then invite people to come along and buy? Don't forget to put out flyers and advertise!
Go pro at a golf club or get silly at your nearest crazy golf course!
Go the distance
Seek sponsorship from friends and family to run, cycle or scoot '10K in May' or 'Around the Moon in June'!
Guess the weight…
Sell tickets to guess the weight of a jar of lego, sweets, a cake or anything else that takes your fancy!
Go bald for YoungDementia UK! We can help with sponsorship forms or you could set up a Virgin Money Giving sponsorship page online.
Share a selfie, donate, then nominate a friend.
Ice cream sale
Perfect for summer!
James Bond Day
Come to work as your favourite Bond villain or girl or as the man himself.
Get rid of all your unwanted items while raising money for charity.
Host a karaoke evening at home or at school. If your local pub is in the mood, they may also support you.
Get crafty. Whether it’s a scarf, tie, Christmas jumper or silly socks this is bound to be a winner.
Grab your partner and dosey doe! Give a prize for best dance partners (and best cowboy hat!) with this fun family event.
Give something back to your local community with a sponsored litter pick afternoon.
Mile of coins
Ask for donations in coins and see how long your line of coins is.
Make the tea
Be everyone's favourite colleague and make tea all day (in exchange for sponsorship of course!)
Test those budding Olympians and hold a mini Olympics. Get silly with office Olympics - fastest typist wins.
Name the teddy
Why not get a local business to donate a big teddy and hold a 'name the teddy' competition? Provide a list of names for entrants to choose from and give the teddy as the prize.
Create your own obstacle course and let the mayhem begin.
Give prizes for best (and worst) pancakes or hold your own pancake race. Don't forget to make extras to boost your energy levels afterwards!
Take a leap of faith in return for sponsorship.
Organise a quiz night. Pubs are often happy to assist and may even give you a percentage of their takings as their contribution.
Hold a raffle and ask for donated prizes from competitors and local businesses.
A great team building activity for the work place.
Challenge your friends to a Scrabble competition. Competitors pay to play.
Want a once in a lifetime challenge? Take a leap of faith in return for sponsorship.
Are you an spectacular speller? Challenge yourself and friends to correctly spell an agreed quantity of words.
Everyone's got a talent - get your friends and family showing off their best skills.
Whether it’s just tea and biscuits or afternoon tea with all the trimmings, this is a winner.
Head to the lanes and challenge your friends, family, or colleagues. Ask for a fee or donation to enter and give a prize to the winner.
Team up with a friend and challenge others to a three-legged race. Each team pays to play.
Get friends and family to donate gifts and organise a tombola. Only ticket numbers ending in 0 or 5 win a prize!
Create a treasure hunt and challenge your friends to find what you have hidden. Pay to play.
Uniform free day
Ditch the uniform for a fee. Easy fundraising for your school!
Put on a show and charge entry to watch.
Are you into cars or motorcycles? Why not hold your own rally? If you are part of a bike or car club why not get them involved too?
Create a themed word search and challenge your friends and family. Remember to charge a fee.
How much would your friends be willing to pay to see this? Challenge them to join you!
Celebrate your talents! Organise your own talent show and invite friends and family too.
Have you got a talent for yo-yoing? Then put your skill to good use and get sponsored!
Get flexible and get fundraising with this stress-busting activity either online or in real life.
Dance and donate with this energetic fundraiser!
Get sponsored to take a ride and challenge friends to join you.