PTA mind map download
Use our visualisation tool as inspiration for your fundraising activities this term - from an original idea by Ruth Presswood
Assess your strategy
The benefits of holding events are far-reaching. Fundraising consultant Helen Alderson explains why they work so well for schools, and looks at how we can prepare for success in 2021
Young volunteers FAQs
Encouraging children to assist at events will spread the workload, teach new skills and inspire charitable awareness. But what should you bear in mind when getting children to help?
Reuse and recycle
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Here’s how to reuse and recycle unwanted items to help the school and the planet.
Online raffles FAQs
With event restrictions still in place, you might want to run your Christmas raffle online instead. We asked the Gambling Commission to explain how.
Event planning checklist
Whether you're trying an event for the first time or you simply want a reminder of key considerations, PTA+ are here to help.
Catering for dietary requirements
Get as many visitors and volunteers as you can on board by making sure everyone can be fed at your events.
Buy wholesale with Booker
Offering refreshments at your event can really help boost profits. Through our partnership with Booker, PTAs can stock up for less.
FAQS Temporary Event Notices (TENs)
Event licensing regulations can be complicated, so we asked licensing officer Jon Bryant from Mid Sussex District Council to answer the most frequently asked questions relating to TENs.
FAQs inflatables and bouncy castles
Inflatables and bouncy castles are a popular attraction at summer fairs, but what legal requirements should PTAs be looking out for?
FAQs second-hand sales
Second-hand sales are a popular way for PTAs to raise funds, but don't fall foul of legal requirements.
FAQs licensing for film events
If you are screening a film for entertainment purposes such as running a film night, you need a licence. But which one do you require?
FAQs first aid
Keep everyone safe at your next event by following this guidance from the British Red Cross...
FAQs pet shows
When carefully planned, a pet show introduces a wide range of welfare issues to children in a meaningful way. Here is some helpful guidance from the RSPCA...
Licensing guide: all you need to know
Cut through the red tape and avoid getting caught out with our guide to common licences and the circumstances in which you'll need them.
As raffles fall under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005, we asked the Gambling Commission - what rules do PTAs need to know?
How to find great raffle prizes
Boost ticket sales by sourcing appealing raffle prizes - remember: if you don't ask, you don't get...
Raffle tips and advice
Find out how much other PTAs charge, where to have raffle tickets printed and get tips for pulling out winners...