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?

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Bake sale

Recruit some keen bakers, set the date, then shout about it. We have cake sale fundraising tools including event posters, event invitations, cake flags and bunting to help get you started. And, of course - you'll need some cakes, but don't worry, we've got you covered.

Fundraising cake bake recipes

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."  

Office etiquette

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!

Charity game

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).

Car wash

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.

Match giving

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.

Sweepstake poster

A quick way to raise some extra pounds - pet sweepstake posters work well in the workplace and help add to your fundraising target. People pay 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 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

Other ideas include a zumba class, treasure hunt or job swap.

Case Study: Harris + Hoole

Harris + Hoole coffee shops in Tesco stores across the South took part in our annual fundraising week, raising money with the help of their customers. Staff sold merchandise, had fun dressing up and organised guess the name of the badger competitions! Thanks to their amazing efforts, Harris + Hoole raised hundreds of pounds to help turn around the lives of animals in need.