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Fundraising Ideas A-Z

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Searching for a fundraising idea? Try this extensive list of simple, creative, and kooky concepts. Sort by theme to find something to strike your fancy!

                                               What kind of fundraiser are you?

The Auctioneer Fundraiser

Clear out some of your old clutter and raise money to save sight

  • Auction
  • Book sale
  • Car boot sale
  • Celebrity auction
  • Christmas fair
  • Plant Sale

The Chef Fundraiser

Show off your culinary skills, host a dinner party or BBQ in the name of saving-sight

  • Barbecue
  • Cake sale
  • Cookbooks – produce a community cookbook that you can sell
  • Cooking contest – e.g. Come Dine With Me

The Creative Fundraiser

Hold a fancy dress day at work, sell your home-made jewellery, your imagination is the limit

  • Arts and crafts sale
  • Art shows
  • Burns night
  • Dance marathon
  • Donkey derby
  • Face painting
  • Photography competition

The Dare-Devil Fundraiser

Walk on hot coals, jump out of a plane or don a moustache for a month. Dare-devils make great fundraisers

  • Abseil
  • Beard or moustache growing/ shaving
  • Bungee Jump
  • Expedition
  • Sky dive

The Gym Fundraiser

Keeping healthy can make a big difference for sight

  • Aerobics marathon
  • Badminton tournament
  • Bike marathon
  • Dance marathon
  • Fun run
  • Fitness classes
  • Netball match
  • Weight lifting competition
  • Yoga marathon
  • Zumba marathon

The Homely Fundraiser

You don’t need to  jump out of a plane to  raise money for a good cause

  • Book sale
  • Bridge or card game tournament
  • Coffee morning
  • Garden party
  • Hair beading/plaiting/shaving
  • Pancake breakfast

The Office Fundraiser

Wear your jeans to work day, an office swear box or a inter department cricket match are great ways to get to know your colleagues better

  • Cake sale
  • Collection boxes
  • Competitions
  • Cricket match
  • Football tournament
  • Netball match
  • Sweet shop or tuck shop
  • Who’s that baby? – Everyone brings in photos of themselves as babies

The Socialite Fundraiser

A bit of glam goes a long way! Hold a ball, fashion show, a concert, a dance-off, or all of the above. Get in contact to find out how we can help

  • Barn dance
  • Bingo
  • Burns night
  • Concerts – or recitals, plays, and shows
  • Dance marathon
  • Dinner dance or ball
  • Disco or club night
  • Fashion show
  • Film show or premiere
  • Galas
  • Game night
  • Garden party
  • Jazz night
  • Karaoke night or competition
  • Midsummer masked ball
  • Quiz night

The Sweet-toothed Fundraiser

Holding a bake sale is a classic, not to mention delicious way to raise money for charity and show off your recipe for the perfect cupcake

  • Baking classes
  • Cake sale
  • Cake-off
  • Sweet shop or tuck shop

The School Fundraiser

Get students and teachers involved in saving sight

  • Blindfolded feast
  • Blindfolded nature walk
  • Christmas fair
  • Scavenger hunt
  • School fair
  • School play
  • Talent show

                           Need more suggestions on a theme for your activity?

                   Then check our A-Z list below, or please call 020 7608 7260

                           or send us an e-mail at community@orbis.org.uk

A-Z Fundraising Ideas

  • Aerobics marathon
  • Arts and crafts sale
  • Auction
  • Badminton tournament
  • Barbecue
  • Barn dance
  • Beard shaving
  • Bingo
  • Book sale
  • Bridge tournament
  • Burns night
  • Cake sale
  • Car boot sale
  • Card game tournament
  • Car washes
  • Caroling
  • Celebrity auction
  • Charity shop – open one lunchtime a week to sell donated items
  • Christmas cards – making and selling them, or selling bought cards
  • Christmas fair
  • Clay pigeon shoot
  • Class collections
  • Coffee morning
  • Collection boxes
  • Competitions
  • Concerts – or recitals, plays, and shows
  • Cookbooks – produce a community cookbook that you can sell
  • Cooking contest – e.g. Come Dine With Me
  • Cricket match
  • Cycle-a-thon
  • Dance marathon
  • Dinner dance or ball
  • Disco or club night
  • Dig show or walk
  • Donkey derby
  • Easter party
  • Expedition
  • Face painting
  • Fairs
  • Fashion show – with clothes made by pupils or donated by local shops
  • Film show or premieres
  • Flower or fruit sales
  • Football tournament
  • Fun run
  • Galas
  • Game night
  • Garden party
  • Gladiators
  • Go-karting
  • Golf match
  • Gymkhana
  • Hair beading, plaiting, shaving
  • Halloween party
  • Hot-dog or burger stand
  • Ice skating show
  • Jazz night
  • Jog-a-thon
  • Judo competition or demonstration
  • Karaoke night or competition
  • Lawn mowing
  • Luncheon
  • Marathons - table tennis, dancing, badminton, running
  • Midsummer masked ball
  • Midnight films
  • Musicals
  • Netball match
  • New Year's Eve party
  • Obstacle course
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Parties – birthday, anniversary, etc.
  • Photography competition
  • Plant sale
  • Polo match
  • Pram push
  • Pub games
  • Quiz night
  • Races
  • Raffles
  • Rugby match
  • Read-a-thon
  • Saints’ Day party or theme day
  • Santa’s grotto
  • Scavenger hunt
  • School fair
  • Silly games afternoons – egg and spoon race
  • Skateboarding demonstration or competition
  • Sports competitions – teachers vs. students
  • Squash tournament
  • Stalls at fairs – with cakes, plants, books
  • Strawberries and cream tea party
  • Talent show
  • Tea party
  • University RAG week
  • Unwanted gift sale
  • Volleyball tournament
  • Wacky races
  • Window cleaning
  • Wine tasting
  • Who’s that baby? – Everyone brings in photos of themselves as babies
  • Yacht race
  • Yoga marathon
  • Zany parties

 

Want some advice on how to organise your activity? Contact us and we'll do all we can to help make your fundraiser a success.