12 top Christmas fundraising ideas for PTAs
Natalie Keeler reveals the best fundraisers for PTAs in the run up to Christmas
A successful grant application meant we could start a cycle library
I wanted more families to be able to enjoy the school run by bike. With some encouragement and the right grant, the plan grew and grew, says PTA secretary Anna Scott
Grants and a community appeal helped us hit our fundraising target
Our MUGA which will benefit nearly every family in the village, says Anna Baker, PTA chair at Alderley Edge Community Primary School in Cheshire
Celebrate your school anniversary
Your school's anniversary is the perfect opportunity to bring the community together for a year of celebration and fundraising. Here are some of our favourite ways to mark the occasion
Christmas card fundraising
A Christmas card fundraiser is an easy, enjoyable way to make money safely, whatever your circumstances
Step-by-step guide: 100 club
How to set up this hassle-free fundraiser and keep the money flowing into your PTA kitty
Father's Day gift ideas
Give dads a memorable present by creating these Father's Day gifts for pupils to buy
Easy fundraising ideas
Raising money for your school isn't just about running big events - and, once set up, passive income streams will take care of themselves...
Recycling schemes for schools
Encourage the families at your school to have a good clear out by setting up some recycling schemes.
A simple and easy way to boost profits is by having a 100-square grid at your event, with no need to buy any prizes.
Encourage support from teachers by linking your fundraising events with the National Curriculum.
Recipe book fundraiser
Raise funds through your own school recipe book, complete with meals devised by the children.
Give your families the opportunity to get studio-quality images and create lasting memories with a family photoshoot
Silver Smarties fundraiser
Silver Smarties is a simple fundraising idea, that is easy to organise, with the promise of chocolate, too.
Pennies in a bottle
Ask your children to fill a plastic bottle with coins. Fundraising doesn't get simpler than this!
Mother's Day gifts
Treat mums and raise funds by creating these Mother's Day gifts for your pupils to buy.
With so many personalised product fundraisers avaliable, there's bound to be one perfect for you school.
Five Father's Day fundraisers
From football scratch cards to mug decorating, we've selected five of our favourite Father's Day fundraisers...
Shopping affiliate schemes
Your PTA could be earning commission from money spent online by signing up to a shopping reward scheme. Sign up today and spread the word!
Sponsored matchbox challenge
A matchbox challenge is a simple yet fun sponsored event, that all children will enjoy!
Textile recycling FAQs
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.