Lockdown Fundraising Ideas

Low-spirited about lockdown?  Cross about cancellations?  

Here are some fab fundraising ideas to put a spring back in your step and do some good along the way - all from the comfort of your own home!

Let's get quizzical!

Working remotely? Organise a virtual quiz to pit your wits against colleagues at a distance and ask for donations to charity in lieu of an entry fee.

Run for Fun!

It's tricky to find mass participation running events at the moment. 

Instead, why not seek sponsorship to run for fun in your garden, local area, or even in your living room!


Get Gaming!

Challenge friends and family to an online gaming tournament.  To add an extra element of competition, all competitors must donate to the winner's chosen charity!

Be Intrepid in Isolation

In isolation and a bit bored? Why not ask for sponsorship to grow a beard, go make-up free, sport a crazy hairstyle or have a pyjama day, all for a good cause!

We're going on a coin hunt!

We hear that millions of coins are lost in circulation.  Maybe they're hiding down the back of your sofa?! 

Go on a house hunt, searching out hidden treasures, round up the amount you find to the nearest pound and donate it online!


Fundraise on Facebook

Having a lockdown birthday?  Why not organise a Facebook Fundraiser and ask friends and family to donate in lieu of sending gifts?

Donate the difference

Have you saved money by shopping or travelling less during lockdown?  Donate the difference to support those living with young onset dementia.


Climb a mountain...indoors!

Research the height of your chosen mountain and climb that distance by taking steps up your staircase!

Fancy surmounting Snowdon? That'll be 4,610 steps, or 355 flights of stairs (approximately)! 



Clear out that clutter!

Had a lockdown clear out?  Sell unwanted items on ebay or Facebook marketplace and donate the proceeds to YoungDementia UK.

Contribute your commute

Working from home and saving on commuting costs? Consider donating the price of one day's bus/train/tube to YoungDementia UK who are still making a difference out in the community.

Share your skills

Are you a knowledgeable knitter, or a brilliant baker?  Show off your skills in a Facebook Live video and add a link to YoungDementia UK to raise awareness and funds.

A handy reminder?

Hand hygiene is so important right now. 

Put 10p in a jar each time you wash your hands to remind you you're not doing it enough and raise funds at the same time.


Link with a loved one

Want to let a loved one know you're thinking of them, but can't get to the post office to send a card?  Send an e-card instead and let them know you've made a donation to YoungDementia UK in their honour.

Sponsored silence

Need a break from those you're isolating with, or weary of work calls?  This is a great excuse to get some peace and quiet and raise some funds for a good cause at the same time!

Shop 'til you drop!

Can't get to the shops?  Head online instead and give as you shop at AmazonSmile, Easy Fundraising or Give as you Live.  A percentage of your spend will be donated to charity.


Coffee and cake

Host a virtual 'coffee and cake' morning from the comfort of your own home.  Invite friends to join a virtual meet up with cuppa in hand and invite donations from attendees to YoungDementia UK.




Still can't decide? Find more fundraising ideas here!

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