Fundraising ideas

Stuck for ideas?  Then check out the sections below for a host of ideas that you can do to raise funds for SBS 

Schools

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  • Dress Down Day Ideal for places with strict dress codes such as offices and schools. People donate in return for wearing casual clothing.
  • Bad Dress Day Encourage people to come to work or school in awful clothes. Think sparkly 80s jumpsuits and Hawaiian shirts. Charge those who take part £1 and those who don't pay a fine of £2
  • Charity Car Wash A fundraising car wash is simple to organise, fun to do, and is a great way to raise funds for SBS.
  • Sponsored Silence Get your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you to remain silent for the entire day. Especially lucrative if you are normally a chatterbox! A free and simple way to fundraise!
  • Sponsored Litter Picking Whether it is your local park, beach or country road there always seems to be litter. Help the environment, have fun and raise some funds by collecting as much as possible – perhaps being sponsored by the kilo collected?  Get your friends, family and neighbours together and have a prize for the biggest stash?
  • Table Top Sale, Bring and buy or Jumble Sale Get the community or school together and have a rummage for charity! Advertise for second hand goods (clothes, ornaments, household goods), get a group together to help sort and organise the goods then sell, sell, sell!  Offer refreshments or a tombola as an extra way to make money.
  • Quiz Night A fun evening in the school hall testing your knowledge. Charge people an entry fee or even a levy on every wrong answer. Contact local business to see whether they can donate a prize for the winning team. Quiz nights are a great way to raise cash whilst having fun at the same time.
  • Talent Show Why not encourage budding thespians, musicians and all round entertainers to strut their stuff in aid of charity? Each participant pays a fee to enter the competition with the winner receiving a prize. This can be hosted at school, the workplace or even at a social club. If you want to raise even more cash for SBS then you could charge an entry fee for spectators.
  • Battle of the Bands or Rock Concert Give local artists a chance to show off in public, raise some awareness for SBS and fundraise all at the same time. Get sponsorship, prizes, venue and logistics donated for free advertising.  Tickets and donations on the day will raise funds.
  • Paper Planes A very simple yet highly effective fundraiser! All you need is plain paper and an area to throw the paper planes. The aim of the game is to see who can throw their paper plane the furthest. You can charge participants a fee to take part with the winner receiving a prize.
  • Charity Auction This fundraiser that can raise lots of money for SBS. The key to a successful charity auction is having a great selection of products. Speak to local businesses to see if they are willing to donate in return for free advertising at the event.
  • Charity Fun Run Organise a charity run in your local area, make sure to promote the event in advance so athletes can gain sufficient sponsorship for the event. It is also important to choose a route which matches the ability of the runners.
  • Easter egg hunt This doesn’t have to be Easter eggs – it could be a Robin hunt (Ruby Robin badges or cut outs), a gold coin hunt (the sort with chocolate), or a candy cane hunt. Select a venue with plenty of space and lots of hiding places! Then charge each participant a set fee for entering the hunt. You could even write out riddles or a treasure map to make the search more exciting.
  • Sponsored nature hunt Go for a nature hunt; get sponsorship per different tree, plant, insect, bird, mammal, cloud, you can spot and photograph – get extra money if you can name them all! Fundraise, learn about nature and enjoy time outside all at the same time.
  • Bike Ride or Walk Organise a bike ride or walk or ramble and get your friends and family to sponsor you. Choose a route and time frame which is suitable for the participants.  Schools could use a circuit of their local area. The adventurous could choose an off-road mountain or moorland trail.
  • Book Sales Dig out your old books and have a book sale at work, home or school. You could even ask friends and family to donate books to the cause.
  • Charity Cookbook This is a recipe for success. Writing a charity cookbook is easy and straightforward. Ask for people to submit favourite family recipes.  It can even be on a theme. Once compiled, print and sell to friends, family and local community.
  • Karaoke Evening Host your very own Eurovision song contest. Each participant picks a country out the hat and has to dress in the style and character of that country. Elected judges will then award prizes to the best dressed and the best voice! You can raise funds by charging an admissions fee.
  • Christmas Carols It is SongBird Survival after all and we love the songs!  Carolling never fails to please.  Get cash donations or ask people to donate via mobile or website
  • Sweets/10p's in a Jar A quick and easy fundraiser, simply fill up a jar with sweets or 10p coins (remember to count how many you put in) and charge people a small fee to guess how many there are. The person who gets closest to the figure by the end of the days wins the lot!
  • Beat the goalie Have a go game where people pay to join in. Have a prize for the person who scores the most goals.
  • Recycling There are numerous companies that will pay for recycled goods. Put up some posters at your work place, school or around your neighbourhood advertising for people's rubbish. You will receive money for broken phones, old ink cartridges and scrap gold to name but a few. Click here for companies we already work with. 

Communities

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  • Charity Fun Run Organise a charity run in your local area, make sure to promote the event in advance so athletes can gain sufficient sponsorship for the event. It is also important to choose a route which matches the ability of the runners.
  • Football Tournament Organise a charity football match or tournament. Encourage people to make up teams from their workplace, school or college. Charge local teams an entry fee to take part. You could also charge participants a fee for watching. Present the winning team with a shield turning this fun and exciting fundraiser into an annual event.
  • Obstacle course Organise an obstacle course or other challenge event (Mud snorkling? High ropes?) Charge for entrants or get them to be sponsored. Have prizes, refreshments (& first aiders just in case!).  Find local business sponsorship in return for advertising.
  • Charity Race Night A charity race night is an exciting and fun way to raise money and can be organised on a budget. So how do you organise the event? First you need to buy a DVD with races on which you then project on to a large screen at your local social club or town hall; you could even do it in your home. You can make money from charging an admissions fee on top of this there is also the opportunity of raising cash by becoming the bookie for the evening and keeping a percentage of the takings.
  • Eating Competition How many (insert food item here) can you eat in 5 minutes? Charge to compete with the winner receiving a prize. You could also charge spectators for watching.
  • Arm or Toe Wrestling Tournament Whether it be pub, club or lunch room; get some teams and some supporters and charge them for competing.  Hold a tournament and have prizes for the winners.
  • Plant Sale A plant sale is an easy to organise fundraiser and is great excuse for those of you who are keen gardeners to get together and raise lots of money for charity. Ensure you plan the event well in advance so people have time to sow seeds and cultivate plants.
  • Cake Sale Bake some cakes and set up a cake and bake sale at your home/work place or school. You could also serve hot and cold drinks to increase revenue. Remember to cook a wide selection of different cakes to cater for all tastes.
  • Sweet Sale Use the power of the sweet tooth to raise funds. Set up a sweet shop at your school or workplace. This fundraiser has minimal overheads and requires little planning. It is also worth speaking to local shops to see if they will donate some sweets for the cause.
  • Charity Cookbook This is a recipe for success. Writing a charity cookbook is easy and straightforward. Ask for people to submit favourite family recipes.  It can even be on a theme. Once compiled, print and sell to friends, family and local community.
  • Coffee Morning Why not throw on the kettle and bake a cake, all in the name of charity? With very little outlay, this fundraiser is a guaranteed success, simply ask your friends, family and work colleagues for a donation in return for coffee and slice of homemade cake.
  • Sponsored Litter Picking Whether it is your local park, beach or country road there always seems to be litter. Help the environment, have fun and raise some funds by collecting as much as possible – perhaps being sponsored by the kilo collected?  Get your friends, family and neighbours together and have a prize for the biggest stash?
  • Pool or Darts match/tournament Pub goers will love this one. Ask the pub permission and see if they will help in any way. Sell entry tickets as well as ask for donations from spectators. Have a great prize for the winner.  Maybe this could become an annual event?
  • Garage Sale or Car Boot One person's trash is another person's treasure. Why not have a garage sale or take everything to a car boot – perhaps get the whole community involved and organise a whole event with lots taking part?
  • Table Top or Jumble Sale Get the community or school together and have a rummage for charity! Advertise for second hand goods (clothes, ornaments, household goods), get some friends to help sort and organise then sell, sell, sell!  Offer tea and cake as an extra way to make money.
  • Food and Wine Tasting For a more adult themed food event then run a food and wine tasting night to raise money. Buy in bulk from your local supermarket or better still, approach your local off license and see if they will donate wine in return for free advertisement at the event. So how do I make money? I hear you ask, well you either charge guests a flat fee to attend or you can ask for voluntary amounts at the end of the evening. You could also run a raffle to win a bottle of wine or champagne on the night too.
  • Come dine with me Why not get a group together and hold a dinner competition in the style of the tv programme? Everyone pays to enter and each hold their party with the others as guests, then vote. The winner gets half of the money and SBS gets the other half.
  • Christmas Carols It is SongBird Survival after all and we love the songs!  Carolling never fails to please.  Get cash donations or ask people to donate via mobile or website
  • Karaoke Evening Host your very own Eurovision song contest. Each participant picks a country out the hat and has to dress in the style and character of that country. Elected judges will then award prizes to the best dressed and the best voice! You can raise funds by charging an admissions fee. If you are hosting it in a local pub, you could propose a cut on the food and drinks takings for the evening if you have a large enough party.
  • 70s Night Organise a 70s inspired disco, and give prizes for the best dressed. Enquire with venue owners and DJ's to see if they will give you a discounted rate as you are hosting the event for a charitable cause. Charge party goers an admission fee, you could also sell food and drink at the event to raise even more money!
  • 40s Night Organise a 40s or WW2 themed evening with music and décor of the era, and give prizes for the best dressed. Enquire with venue owners and DJ's to see if they will give you a discounted rate as you are hosting the event for a charitable cause. Charge party goers an admission fee, you could also sell food and drink at the event to raise even more money!
  • Talent Show Why not encourage budding thespians, musicians and all round entertainers to strut their stuff in aid of charity? Each participant pays a small fee to enter the competition with the winner receiving a donated gift. This can be hosted at school, the workplace or even at a social club. If you want to raise even more cash for charity then you could charge an entry fee for spectators.
  • Battle of the Bands Give local artists a chance to show off in public, raise some awareness for SBS and fundraise all at the same time. Get sponsorship, prizes, venue and logistics donated for free advertising.  Tickets and donations on the day will raise funds.
  • Easter egg hunt This doesn’t have to be Easter eggs – it could be a Robin hunt, a gold coin hunt, a candy cane hunt. Select a venue with plenty of space and lots of hiding places! Then charge each participant a set fee for entering the hunt. You could even write out riddles or a treasure map to make the search more exciting.
  • Charity Auction This fundraiser that can raise lots of money for your chosen charity. The key to a successful charity auction is having a great selection of products. Speak to local businesses to see if they are willing to donate in return for free advertising at the event.
  • Slave Auction Like a conventional auction but people bid to have a slave for the day. The highest bidder wins, the slaves are auctioned off for various tasks such as ironing, cooking, gardening etc
  • 24 Hour Event A fundraising event that lasts 24 hours! A test of strength, stamina and who can drink the most coffee! A 24 hour event could be anything from a 24 hour football match, karaoke marathon, pool marathon or sponsored silence.
  • Charity Car Wash A fundraising car wash is simple to organise, fun to do, and is a great way to raise funds.
  • Book Sales Dig out your old books and have a book sale at work, home or school. You could even ask friends and family to donate books to the cause.
  • Swear Box Stick a swear box in the office, home or social club to raise money for charity. Every time someone swears they have to put a £1 in the box, it will soon add up!
  • Quiz Night A fun evening down the pub or community centre and test your knowledge. Charge people an entry fee or even a levy on every wrong answer. Contact local business to see whether they can donate a prize for the winning team. Quiz nights are a great way to raise cash whilst having fun at the same time.
  • Raffles A great way to raise money. If you can get businesses to donate prizes even better; you could offer them sponsorship acknowledgement? Much like the lottery, raffles interest people as they have a chance of winning and if they don't win their money is going to a good cause.
  • Golf Match Organise a charity golf match. Entice a golf club to provide a discount or host the event free in return for free advertisement on all the promotional material associated with the event. You can charge each player a fee to enter the tournament with the winner received a prize or trophy. If it's a success you can easily turn the charity golf match into an annual event.
  • Recycling There are numerous companies that will pay for recycled goods. Put up some posters at your work place, school or around your neighbourhood advertising for people's rubbish. You will receive money for broken phones, old ink cartridges and scrap gold to name but a few. Click here for companies we already work with.

Kids

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  • Pack Shopping Bags Offer to pack peoples shopping bags at the local supermarket in return for a donation. This is a great fundraiser and is ideal during the Christmas period. Ensure you arrange this with the supermarket before promoting the event.
  • Charity Car Wash A fundraising car wash is simple to organise, fun to do, and is a great way to raise funds.
  • Christmas Carols It is SongBird Survival after all and we love the songs! Carolling never fails to please.  Get cash donations or ask people to donate via mobile or website
  • Cake Sale Bake some cakes and set up a cake and bake sale at your home/work place or school. You could also serve hot and cold drinks to increase revenue. Remember to cook a wide selection of different cakes to cater for all tastes.
  • Odd Job Go around your local community offering to give a helping hand in return for a charitable donation. A great way to fundraise, especially if you enjoy DIY. You could do anything from weeding or mowing someone's lawn to building flatpack furniture.
  • Sponsored Silence Get your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you to remain silent for the entire day. Especially lucrative if you are normally a chatterbox! A free and simple way to fundraise!
  • Paper Planes A very simple yet highly effective fundraiser! All you need is plain paper and an area to throw the paper planes. The aim of the game is to see who can throw their paper plane the furthest. You can charge participants a fee to take part with the winner receiving a prize.
  • Worm Charming That’s right, you read that correctly. A grassy area is divided into parts, on which each participant must bring out worms and collect them. The person with the maximum number of worms wins a prize. Charge an entry fee. You can also create funds by selling jars and instruments for the game. Participants could get sponsorship.
  • Easter egg hunt This doesn’t have to be Easter eggs – it could be a Robin hunt, a gold coin hunt, a candy cane hunt. Select a venue with plenty of space and lots of hiding places! Then charge each participant a set fee for entering the hunt. You could even write out riddles or a treasure map to make the search more exciting.
  • Bike Ride or Walk Organise a bike ride or walk or ramble and get your friends and family to sponsor you. Choose a route and time frame which is suitable for the participants.  Schools could use a circuit of their local area. The adventurous could choose an off-road mountain or moorland trail.  
  • Sponsored nature hunt Go for a nature hunt; get sponsorship per different tree, plant, insect, bird, mammal, cloud, you can spot and photograph – get extra money if you can name them all! Fundraise, learn and enjoy time outside all at the same time.
  • BMX/Skater display If you or your friends are becoming expert with these then perhaps arrange to hold a display for the local community. Advertise it well and charge an entry fee for spectators, an entry fee for any competitions between riders, have refreshments and bunting etc; make a fun day of it.  Make sure to get permission from the owner of the venue and wear all protective gear possible; make sure to have a first aider on hand in case of accidents.

Workplaces

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  • Sweepstake Run a sweepstake in the office on how many times your colleague leaves their desk during the day or how many times your boss gets a cup of coffee. Charge for entry with the nearest guess winning a prize. A simple, yet effective way to raise money!
  • Office Lottery Run this fundraiser as weekly event and watch the charity kitty build up. You need people to enter by paying for a set lottery number. Every week the numbers are drawn out of a hat. If their number gets picked out of the hat they win half the pot of money and the charity gets the other half. If you have 20 people involved at £1 each that’s a £10 prize and £10 for charity - do this every week the money soon adds up. You could also increase the number of entrants if you work in a large workplace.
  • Swear Box Stick a swear box in the office, home or social club to raise money for charity. Every time someone swears they have to put a £1 in the box, it will soon add up!
  • Eco fines Pop an eco-box in the office or home and raise even more. Every time someone forgets to turn the light out or tv off or leaves a tap dripping they have to put £1 on the box.  Good for funds, even better for the environment!
  • Sweets/10p's in a Jar A quick and easy fundraiser, simply fill up a jar with sweets or 10p coins (remember to count how many you put in) and charge people a small fee to guess how many there are. The person who gets closest to the figure by the end of the days wins the lot!
  • Arm or Toe Wrestling Tournament Whether it be pub, club or lunch room; get some teams and some supporters and charge them for competing.  Hold a tournament and have prizes for the winners.
  • Charity Auction This fundraiser that can raise lots of money for your chosen charity. The key to a successful charity auction is having a great selection of products. Speak to local businesses to see if they are willing to donate in return for free advertising at the event.
  • Slave Auction Like a conventional auction but people bid to have a slave for the day. The highest bidder wins, the slaves are auctioned off for various tasks such as ironing, cooking, gardening etc
  • Talent Show Why not encourage budding thespians, musicians and all round entertainers to strut their stuff in aid of charity? Each participant pays a small fee to enter the competition with the winner receiving a donated gift. This can be hosted at school, the workplace or even at a social club. If you want to raise even more cash for charity then you could charge an entry fee for spectators.
  • Dress Down Day Ideal for places with strict dress codes such as offices and schools. People donate in return for wearing casual clothing.
  • Bad Dress Day Encourage people to come to work or school in awful clothes. Think sparkly 80s jump suits or Hawaiian shirts. Charge those who take part £1.00 and those who don't pay a fine of £2.00
  • Lunch Money A simple, yet effective way to raise funds for your chosen cause. Ask your work colleagues or school friends to bring in a packed lunch for the day and donate the money they would have spent on their lunch to charity.
  • Book Sales Dig out your old books and have a book sale at work, home or school. You could even ask friends and family to donate books to the cause.
  • Charity Car Wash A fundraising car wash is simple to organise, fun to do, and is a great way to raise funds.
  • Sponsored Litter Picking Whether it is your local park, beach or country road there always seems to be litter. Help the environment, have fun and raise some funds by collecting as much as possible – perhaps being sponsored by the kilo collected?  Get your friends, family and neighbours together and have a prize for the biggest stash?
  • Sky Dive, Bungee Jump or Abseil Raise money by launching yourself out a plane at 15,000 feet! Or take the plunge with a bungee jump or Abseil. There are lots of places that run activities like these and they will love to help you raise money for charity.  Ensure you plan in advance so that you raise enough money to cover the cost of the jump and still raise money from lots of sponsorship.
  • Office Mini Olympics Challenge Get everyone at your work involved in this fun filled fundraiser. Think up some fun competitions such as chair-racing or who can punch the most holes in a sheet of A4 paper in a minute. You can charge participants an entry fee with the winners receiving prizes
  • Football Tournament Organise a charity football match or tournament. Encourage people to make up teams from their workplace, school or college. Charge local teams an entry fee to take part. You could also charge participants a fee for watching. Present the winning team with a shield turning this fun and exciting fundraiser into an annual event.
  • Golf Match Organise a charity golf match. Entice a golf club to provide a discount or host the event free in return for free advertisement on all the promotional material associated with the event. You can charge each player a fee to enter the tournament with the winner received a prize or trophy. If it's a success you can easily turn the charity golf match into an annual event.
  • Raffles A great way to raise money. If you can get businesses to donate prizes even better; you could offer them sponsorship acknowledgement? Much like the lottery, raffles interest people as they have a chance of winning and if they don't win their money is going to a good cause.
  • Cake Sale Bake some cakes and set up a cake and bake sale at your home/work place or school. You could also serve hot and cold drinks to increase revenue. Remember to cook a wide selection of different cakes to cater for all tastes.
  • Beat the goalie Have a go game where people pay to join in. Have a prize for the person who scores the most goals.
  • Sweet Sale Use the power of the sweet tooth to raise funds. Set up a sweet shop at your school or workplace. This fundraiser has minimal overheads and requires little planning. It is also worth speaking to local shops to see if they will donate some sweets for the cause.
  • Recycling There are numerous companies that will pay for recycled goods. Put up some posters at your work place, school or around your neighbourhood advertising for people's rubbish. You will receive money for broken phones, old ink cartridges and scrap gold to name but a few. Click here for companies we already work with. 

Individuals

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  • Sky Dive, Bungee Jump or Abseil Raise money by launching yourself out a plane at 15,000 feet! Or take the plunge with a bungee jump or Abseil. There are lots of places that run activities like these and they will love to help you raise money for charity. Ensure you plan in advance so that you raise enough money to cover the cost of the jump and still raise money from lots of sponsorship.
  • 24 Hour Event A fundraising event that lasts 24 hours! A test of strength, stamina and who can drink the most coffee! A 24 hour event could be anything from a 24 hour football match, karaoke marathon, pool marathon or sponsored silence.
  • Food and Wine Tasting For an adult themed food event then run a food and wine tasting night to raise money. Buy in bulk from your local supermarket or better still, approach your local off licence and see if they will donate wine in return for free advertisement at the event. So how do I make money? I hear you ask, well you either charge guests a flat fee to attend or you can ask for voluntary amounts at the end of the evening. You could also run a raffle to win a bottle of wine or champagne on the night too.
  • Dinner Party If you are feeling adventurous and are confident in your own culinary skills, then why not throw your own dinner party? You can ask you your guest for donations when they arrive. You could also see if local business will donate prizes so you can have raffle during the evening too.
  • Come dine with me Why not get a group of friends together and hold a dinner competition in the style of the tv programme? Everyone pays to enter and each hold their party with the others as guests, then vote. The winner gets half of the money and SBS gets the other half.
  • Coffee Morning Why not throw on the kettle and bake a cake, all in the name of charity? With very little outlay, this fundraiser is a guaranteed success, simply ask your friends, family and work colleagues for a donation in return for coffee and slice of homemade cake.
  • Charity Film Night This is a quick and easy fundraiser which doesn't require too much organisation. Simply invite your friends and family over to watch the latest blockbuster in return for a donation.
  • Karaoke Evening Host your very own Eurovision song contest. Each participant picks a country out the hat and has to dress in the style and character of that country. Elected judges will then award prizes to the best dressed and the best voice! You can raise funds by charging an admissions fee. If you are hosting it in a local pub, you could propose a cut on the food and drinks takings for the evening if you have a large enough party.
  • Charity Head Shave The idea is simple and a great attention grabber, guaranteed to attract publicity and sponsorship.
  • Swear Box Stick a swear box in the office, home or social club to raise money for charity. Every time someone swears they have to put a £1 in the box, it will soon add up!
  • Eco fines Pop an eco-box in the office or home and raise even more. Every time someone forgets to turn the light out or tv off or leaves a tap dripping they have to put £1 on the box. Good for funds, even better for the environment!
  • No Smoking/Swearing/Chocolate/Alcohol Get people to sponsor you to give up smoking, lose weight or going without your favourite tipple for as long as possible. Possibly get sponsorship for every day that you don’t eat chocolate or manage not to swear!
  • Garage Sale or Car Boot One person's trash is another person's treasure. Why not have a garage sale or take everything to a car boot – perhaps get the whole community involved and organise a whole event with lots taking part?
  • Odd Job Go around your local community offering to give a helping hand in return for a charitable donation. A great way to fundraise, especially if you enjoy DIY. You could do anything from weeding or mowing someone's lawn to building flatpack furniture.
  • Cake Sale Bake some cakes and set up a cake and bake sale at your home/work place or school. You could also serve hot and cold drinks to increase revenue. Remember to cook a wide selection of different cakes to cater for all tastes.
  • Door to Door Food Selling If you are fundraising on a small scale consider door to door sales to raise some money for your chosen charity. You can bake some homemade cakes and cookies and sell them in your local neighbourhood. Remember to take proof of the charity you are collecting for and carry around leaflets to hand to people to explain more about where their money is going. Not only will you raise cash but awareness too.
  • Sweet Sale Use the power of the sweet tooth to raise funds. Set up a sweet shop at your school or workplace. This fundraiser has minimal overheads and requires little planning. It is also worth speaking to local shops to see if they will donate some sweets for the cause.
  • Gift Wrapping Service Another great Christmas period fundraiser, this time you can offer to wrap up peoples’ presents in return for a fee. Make sure your fees cover the cost of materials to ensure a profitable and successful fundraiser
  • Bike Ride or Walk Organise a bike ride or walk or ramble and get your friends, family, colleagues and businesses to sponsor you. Choose a route and time frame which is suitable for the participants. Schools could use a circuit of their local area. The adventurous could choose an off-road mountain or moorland trail.  Famous routes include London to Brighton and if you're feeling slightly more ambitious Land's End to John O'Groats.
  • Sponsored Litter Picking Whether it is your local park, beach or country road there always seems to be litter. Help the environment, have fun and raise some funds by collecting as much as possible – perhaps being sponsored by the kilo collected? Get your friends, family and neighbours together and have a prize for the biggest stash?
  • Car Rally If you like road trips then this is the fundraiser for you. Get people to sponsor you to drive from A to B - The more extravagant the better! Popular routes include driving through Europe or round the east coast of America.
  • Recycling There are numerous companies that will pay for recycled goods. Put up some posters at your work place, school or around your neighbourhood advertising for people's rubbish. You will receive money for broken phones, old ink cartridges and scrap gold to name but a few. Click here for companies we already work with.

Summertime

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  • Barbecue Set up a charity BBQ and ask people who attend to donate (or pay entry per head). Just make sure you cover overheads! Combine this with more fundraising activities on the day such as a raffle or eating game?
  • Sports Day Organise a summer sports day for the local community, you can lay on a host of different events from egg in spoon races to welly throwing. This is a great way to fundraise especially if you can do a range of different events that cater for all ages. You can charge people an entrance fee to take part in the different events with the winners getting a medal or prize. You could even set up a refreshments stall, tombola, raffle or table top sale to bring in more money!
  • Summer Fete Why not organise a charity fete in your local area? This fundraising idea will take some planning and lots of organisation but the end result will be lots of money and awareness. There are lots of way you can raise money at a fete, from running different attractions to selling food and drink, tombolas and raffles to cakes stands and races. Click here for a full guide.
  • Beat the goalie Have a go game where people pay to join in. Have a prize for the person who scores the most goals.
  • Worm Charming That’s right, you read that correctly. A grassy area is divided into parts, on which each participant must bring out worms and collect them. The person with the maximum number of worms wins a prize. Charge an entry fee. You can also create funds by selling jars and instruments for the game. Participants could get sponsorship.
 

Christmas

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  • Christmas Carols It is SongBird Survival after all and we love the songs! Carolling never fails to please.  Get cash donations or ask people to donate via mobile or website
  • Pack Shopping Bags Offer to pack peoples shopping bags at the local supermarket in return for a donation. This is a great fundraiser and is ideal during the Christmas period. Ensure you arrange this with the supermarket before promoting the event.
  • Gift Wrapping Service Another great Christmas period fundraiser, this time you can offer to wrap up peoples’ presents in return for a fee. Make sure your fees cover the cost of materials to ensure a profitable and successful fundraiser
  • Table Top or Jumble Sale Get the community or school together and have a rummage for charity! Advertise for second hand goods (clothes, ornaments, household goods), get some friends together to help sort and organise then sell, sell, sell! Offer tea and cake as an extra way to make money.


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