Easy earners

Whether you run these alongside, or instead of, a main fundraising event, here are our top ideas to ensure guaranteed income for very little effort.

Easy fundraising ideas

After a few initial steps, sit back and watch the money trickle in steadily throughout the year with these easy fundraising ideas

Quick and easy events for the whole school year

Woman with hourglass

Keep your PTA pot topped up with these simple fundraising ideas

Step-by-step guide: 100 Club

A 100 club can be run as a private lottery and is an easy way for parents to support the PTA!

Shopping affiliate schemes

Little trolley with parcels next to a laptop

Earn free money by simply shopping online through an online shopping affiliate scheme.

Secondhand uniform

Red shirts hanging on a rail

Whether you’re a parent after a bargain, or having to balance your household budgets, a PTA-run secondhand uniform service can be invaluable.

Profit from personalised printed products

Make profits from personalised printed products by running one of these fundraisers.

Recipe book fundraiser

Raise funds through your own school recipe book, complete with meals devised by the children.

Family photoshoots

A family photoshoot

Raise money and create lasting visual memories with a family photo fundraiser.

Yearbook gifts

As children leave school, give them a gift to remember by putting together a school yearbook.

Silver Smarties

Rows of 20p pieces

Silver Smarties is a simple fundraising idea, that is easy to organise, with the promise of chocolate, too!

Recycling schemes for schools

Recycling logo with small hands

Encourage the families at your school to have a good clear out by setting up some recycling schemes.

FAQs textile recycling

Pile of used clothing

Textile recycling is popular with PTAs, but many schemes are now downsizing and/or paying out less. We speak to the TRA to find out why.

Pennies in a bottle

one large penny

Ask your children to fill a plastic bottle with coins. Fundraising doesn't get simpler than this!

How to run a surprise gift room

Lots of wrapped presents

Encourage the gift of giving while raising money for your PTA with a surprise gift room!

Cake poems

Plate of iced cupcakes

Increase donations at your bake sale or cake stall by sending this poem out to parents.

Mother's Day gifts

Bunch of flowers

Treat mums and raise funds by creating these Mother's Day gifts for your pupils to buy.

Memories worn with pride

Father's Day gifts

Man wearing stripey socks

Boost profits and give dads a memorable gift, by creating these Father's Day gifts for your pupils to buy.

Top 5 Father's Day fundraisers

Croissants and pain au chocolate

From football scratch cards to mug decorating, we've selected five of our favourite fundraisers for Father's Day.

Christmas card fundraising for your school

child painting a christmas card

Get the whole school involved with a Christmas card project that combines art and education with fundraising.