Fundraising ideas at school

If you're looking for a fun and inventive way of getting the kids involved in fundraising for a good cause, take a look through our list of ideas to help inspire you. To receive advice from our events team about your own fundraising event, send off for our fundraising pack today!

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Supermarket collection

A great way to raise funds in just one morning is a supermarket collection, who can say "no" to having their bag packed!? Read our guidelines for booking with your local supermarket (PDF 128KB) as each supermarket is different.

Fashion show

Dream of working in fashion, want experience in organising your own event? Hold your very own fashion show, read our  fashion show guideline (PDF 108KB), charge an entrance fee and invite local designers.

Battle of the bands or talent contest

A battle of the bands or a talent contest is a fun and different way to help raise money. Charge an entrance fee for family and friends to watch the performances. You could even ask some of the teachers to judge.

The Apprentice

Challenge teams to raise as much as they can, starting with just £10. You could buy the materials to sell something, perhaps make something to eat or drink or even charge for a service, such as a car wash (PDF 48KB).

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" or "animal character day" everyone goes wild, with face paint and stripes. Share animal facts and have competitions to raise extra funds. 

Throw sponges

If you're feeling brave why not ask pupils to donate in return for getting to throw soapy sponges at the teachers.

Seasonal party - Halloween, Easter, Christmas

Hold your own Halloween, Easter, or Christmas party. A great way to get friends together. You could make it fancy dress, make ghostly cupcakes, or hold an Easter egg hunt. Charge an entrance fee and/or per game.

Sweets in a jar

Fill a jar with sweets - ask for a pound donation to guess the number of sweets and the closest answer wins the treats.

Teacher baby photo competition

Staff or children bring in a photograph of themselves as a baby, along with a recent photo. Then mix all the images up, match the baby photo, and pay a donation for each guess.

Other ideas

Other ideas include a disco, guess the name of the teddy, sponsored silence or University challenge.