Fundraising ideas at work
Get your colleagues involved in your fundraising with some tried and tested ideas, from a bake sale to a dress down day, fundraising at work is a piece of cake! Our fundraising team is here to support you every step of the way, so why not request a free fundraising pack to help get you started?
A bake sale is a classic fundraising event and is something that everyone can get involved in, whether they're the baker or the eater. We've got loads of cake sale fundraising tools to help you create the best bake sale possible. However at the heart of every bake sale it's all about the cakes and we've got loads of amazing recipes to suit everyone.
Dress up or down!
Charge a pound or two for dress down Friday. Or you could dress up and make it fancy dress, with an "animal onesie day."
Set up a 24-hour office ban, write a list of funny rules with a pound or two fine. Fine anyone that forgets to make tea or collect their printing. Make sure everyone agrees before!
Hold your own charity game, it could be football, cricket, rounders or whatever takes your fancy. Charge for entry and sell refreshments. Don't forget to look at our our event checklist (PDF 100KB).
Offer to wash cars (PDF 48KB) in the staff car park. Get set up early, grab your sponge and bucket and ask for a donation per car.
Fundraise throughout the year
Use our yearly event planner poster (PDF 3.93MB) to keep track of your fundraising at work throughout the year.
Does your employer offer match giving, it could mean they match what you raise pound for pound? Just ask, you could double what you raise for us.
A quick way to raise some extra pounds - pet sweepstake posters work well in the workplace and help add to your fundraising target. People donate a pound or two for their guess to win a prize. You could offer a hamper of booze or a jar of sweets.
Why not try asking local shops for a donation too! Our events team have ready made sweepstake posters, just email firstname.lastname@example.org including your address and fundraising plans.
Organise a lunch time quiz, we have even come up with some quiz question (PDF 96KB) for you and the answers.
Charge teams £5 to enter, no cheating! Read our our guidance on holding your own quiz (PDF 384KB).
Hold a raffle and ask for donations. You could even ask your boss to donate an extra days holiday around Christmas time. Ask work colleagues to donate that bottle of booze that's been sitting in the cupboard for ages.
Fundraise in your lunch break
Find a quiet space and charge a fee for yoga or pilates class. A great way to maximise your spare time and round up your work colleagues.
Other ideas include a zumba class, treasure hunt or job swap.
Is your company interested in getting more involved? We have great opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships, from strategic partnerships through to charity of the year and corporate volunteering. Contact email@example.com for more information.