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Community Fundraising Ideas

25 great ideas to inspire you to raise funds…


Have a fine box – donations have to be made for being late or mobiles ringing in meetings.


Hold a non-uniform, ‘dare to wear’ or dress down day each month.


Have collection boxes in the bar or by the coffee machine.


Donate your last hour’s pay each week or month (easy and effective).


Dine with a difference – arrange a fuddle and share lunch together donating your usual lunch money to NDS


Create a cookbook from recipes, bind them and sell the books.


Carry out a world record attempt, eg longest chain of paperclips or line of coins http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com


Organise a sweepstake for an upcoming sporting event or reality TV show.


Get sponsored – to reach one of your personal goals.


Organise a quiz night charging an entry fee for each team.


Have a game of Bingo and donate the proceeds.


Payroll Giving – nice and easy giving organised with your payroll department.


Workplace Pension Giving can be organised easily through your pension.


Turn your hobby, be it cake making or crafts, into a fundraiser by selling your handiwork at a local craft fair.


Get your school involved – learn a song in sign and perform it in assembly, have a non uniform day.


Hold a raffle and ask local businesses to donate prizes.

25 great ideas to inspire you to raise funds…


Organise a sports competition eg a football or netball tournament.


Be adventurous and try an abseil down your company building or parachute jump.


Have a team 24-hour workout or dance-a-thon.


Hold a Retro Sports Day with sack race, egg & spoon and rounders.


Have a Tug of war.


Virtual challenge in the gym –run to New York or cycle to the Moon.


Organise a sponsored walk or swim and link it to the 1-2-5 campaign – 12.5 miles, 125 metres.


Hula-hoop keepie-uppie – who can keep going the longest?


Up for a challenge? Get your friends to decide on a challenge for you to complete then get sponsored for it.

How To Maximise Your Donations

  • Matched giving – offering to match any donations your employees make sets a great example and shows them that you are supporting their efforts.
  • Gift Aid – donations from individual tax payers are eligible for Gift Aid, which is an additional 25p in every £1. We can advise you of the best way to donate your fundraising money so that we are eligible for the Gift Aid.
  • Collection Tins – nominate a couple of people who are responsible for encouraging donations at each fundraising activity.
  • Ask for volunteers to be the charity champions to distribute emails, put up posters and be the main point of contact.
  • Set up a JustGiving page to allow easy donations online.
  • Set a company fundraising target for everyone to reach together so you can countdown to your goal.