Fundraising Ideas

Looking for ideas and inspiration for running a fundraiser?

Here is a list of some of the different kinds of fundraising events that you could organise.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

A

Antique Fairs

Art Exhibitions

Athletic meetings

‘A-thons’

Auctions

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B

Bad Hair Day

Bad Tie day

Bag Packing

Bake sale

Barn Dance

BBQ

Beard Shaving

Bingo

Blind Date

Breakfast event

Bungee Jumping

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C

Cake sale

Car boot sale

Car Wash

Carol Singing

Casino night

Casual day at work/school

Children’s sports day

Christmas Day Swim

Churchgate Collection

Coffee mornings

Coin collections – fill a container or cover a street for SVP

Community Clean up - could be sponsored by residents/businesses

Concert

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D

Dance-a-thon

Dinner Party

Disco

Do door-to-door collections

Dog Walking

Donations in lieu of presents

Duck Race - Sell numbered rubber ducks and race them down a stream.

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E

Egg & Spoon Race

Embarrass the management/teacher

Exercise Bike Marathon - set a target distance and work in shifts

Exhibitions

Expeditions

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F

Fancy dress

Fashion show

Fasting

Festivals

Fifty fifty raffle (half money goes to prize, other half to SVP.)

Fine box

Five-a-Side Sporting Event

Football tournament

Fun run

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G

Garden party

Gigs

Girls V Boys Day / Event

Give up something for Lent and get it sponsored!

Golf Tournament

Greyhound meeting

Guess the Height / Weight / Amount etc

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H

Halloween fancy dress

Head and beard shaving

Hill Walking / Running

Human Chain

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I

Indoor Football Tournament

Indoor Games Night

Inter School Debate

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J

Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Joke Competition

Juggling Challenge

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K

Karaoke

Knitting Challenge

Kris Kindle

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L

Lawn mowing

Leg Waxing

Litter Collection - sponsored per item/black sack

Local Pub Quiz

Lottery

Luncheons

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M

Make-Up makeover!

Marathon - get fit and run a marathon and get people/businesses to sponsor you

Matched giving from companies for employees

Mountain climbing

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N

New Year’s Eve party

Night In - Donat the money you would have spent on a night out

No Vices for a day (smoking/chocolate etc.)

No uniform day

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O

Obstacle Course

Odd Clothes Day

Odd Jobs

Oiche Gaelach - Irish Night (Can be done for any nationality)

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P

Pancake breakfast

Parachute Jumps

Pave your street with coins

Payroll deduction

Penalty Shoot-out

Personalised Items - Tshirts, Mugs etc.

Pet Show

Pram Race - do not include the babies!

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Q

Quiz Night - General Knowledge or themed

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R

Race Night (horse/greyhound racing)

Raffle

Rag weeks

Read-a-thon

Role Reversal Day

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S

Shave heads/legs/backs

Silent Auction

Sleep-out

Sponsored anything - cycle, walk, run, swim, silence etc

Sports day

Street Collections - You will need a Garda permit

Street party

Swear box

Sweepstakes

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T

Talent competition

Tea party

Tennis tournament

Themed evening/event

Treks

Tug-o-war

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U

University Challenge

Unwanted Christmas Gifts Sale

Used Book Sale

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V

Valentine’s Day event - Sell off dates with people

Valentine's Disco

Valet Services

Variety Show (sketches, song, dance, readings)

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W

Window cleaning

Wear Wellies

World record beating attempt

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X

Xmas Pantomime

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y

Yard Cleaning

Your own thing!

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Z

Zany Ideas

Zoo Trips

Zebra Party - Black and White Theme

Zzzzz – a sponsored sleep/stay awake

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