Fundraising ideas from A – Z
Put the FUN into fundraising with our simple A-Z and be
sure to let us hear about your own fundraising
Art exhibition - Charge your friends and family
to look at your works of art!
Bingo - Organise a bingo event, so the kids can
have fun while developing their numeracy skills
Concert - Gather all your talented pupils
together and put on a concert for family and friends
Disco - School disco's are always a winner with
Eating - Eat baked beans with a cocktail stick!
Get a few volunteers per year group and see how many they can eat
in a minute!
Fancy dress - How about a fancy dress football
match, try theming each team… superheroes and villains, Romans and
Game tournament - Everyone loves playing games,
so dig out the Junior Scrabble, draughts and Jenga and let the
games begin… can pay to enter.
Hair horror - Hold a 'bad hair day' and have
fun seeing just how messy their hair can be when they're trying!
Wigs are obviously not just allowed, but almost obligatory…
International evening - Hold a themed night,
decorate your hall with flags and serve food with different
national dishes. Why not hold a quiz to test geographical
Jigsaw marathon - Challenge each year group to
a jigsaw puzzle race and get friends and family to sponsor them
Karaoke - Hold a kids karaoke event after
school, charge for entry and sell refreshments to keep throats
lubricated (and bring some cotton wool!)
Litter pick - Get sponsored for a mass litter
pick and look after your local environment too.
Money boxes - Make your own money boxes by
recycling drinks bottles and ask family and friends to empty their
Non-uniform days - Easy to organise and the
kids always enjoy showing off their fashion sense
Opportunity Knocks! - Hold a talent show, but
rather than singing, encourage the weird and wonderful - how about
gargling the National Anthem, stand-up comedy or keepy-uppy? Charge
an entry fee
Photography competition - Set a theme, such as
'animals' and encourage your happy snappers to bring in their
favourite pictures, then get your local camera club to be on the
Quiet time - Teachers will surely be the first
to sponsor silence in their classroom, but get parents to sponsor
their child. Run it during assembly or extend the time depending on
the age group
Readathon - How many books can you read in a
week? Get sponsored per page (or per book for fast readers)
Swishing - Admire a friend's outfit, then
engage in the new craze of swapping unwanted clothes and hold a
Treasure hunt - Create a treasure hunt in the
grounds, with maps and clues. Teams can be made up across all year
groups to help the younger ones. Kids pay to play.
Ugly face-pulling contest - Set up a photo
booth and charge kids on the way in - they get to pull their
ugliest faces and you can display the results and ask parents to
come in and vote!
Valet - Kids charge their parents to valet the
family car (let's face it, it's their mess after all!)… let the
kids keep half their earnings and ask for the rest to go to the
Walkathon - Hold a sponsored walk and encourage
whole families to join in
X-Factor - Organise your own singing
competition and arrange for a panel of judges to feed back on the
vocal talents of your budding Britney's
Yearbook - Collect the best of your photos and
get a school Yearbook printed. With witty captions for teacher
images, these make an especially lovely momento for those leaving
at the end of the academic year
Zzzz - Sponsored sleepover. Kids bring their
blow-up beds and sleeping bags… don't forget torches and remember
to ensure there's plenty of coffee for the adult supervisors!
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