Fundraising can be an essential part of school life. Whether you’re fundraising for an awesome field trip, a special event, a favorite charity or simply for some new supplies for your school, there’s always something that you need to raise money for. But fundraising doesn’t have to be boring; you can make it as fun as you like. Really, you can turn pretty much anything into a fundraising event. And we have a few exciting fundraising ideas to inspire you and get you started.
Sponsored Dog Walk
A sponsored dog walk can be a great way of raising money. Plus, everyone gets to bring their dogs along. Even if you don’t have a dog, you could borrow one or simply join in the fun without one. Everyone in your family can get involved and it’s a fun way of getting active together.
Simply set out a route and a distance and use fundraising scratch off envelopes to gather your donations together. People can donate as little or as much as they want for this type of event, so it can give your sponsors more freedom. You could even raise more money if you let people dress up in costume – kids especially will love dressing up and it could encourage them to join in. Dog costumes and onesies could work particularly well for this.
Afternoon Tea/Bake Sale
Bake sales are pretty popular fundraising methods but to spice it up a bit you could combine it with our scratch off fundraising envelopes. Get everyone to bake treats and goodies to sell at the event but also serve tea, lemonade and sandwiches. Older kids could act as servers.
You could set prices for each item but keep it affordable to encourage people to spend their cash.
You could even give your tea party a theme, such as, a royal garden party, where everyone could dress up in dresses and suits, or a Mad Hatter’s tea party, where the decorations are mismatched and everything looks whimsical.
Host your own America’s Got Talent and charge an entry fee for each participant and for each audience member. Pass our scratch off fundraising envelopes around during the show. If you’re able to use the school gym or assembly hall, even better.
Everyone loves a quiz and this can be a fun way to get everyone together. You could charge for team or individual entry and have a small prize at the end. Try to attract local businesses to your event and they might want to donate a prize or offer their services. Send each business home with a fundraising envelope, tell them you will collect it in a week.
This can be a good event for families to work together. Theme your questions and make sure there are some questions in there that younger kids should know.
Dances are excellent ways to fundraise, especially for schools. Find out if you can use the gym hall and you won’t have to worry about a venue. To keep costs low, ask parents, students and teachers to make decorations and tickets for the event.
There are lots of themes you could choose for your dance. You could even make it an old fashioned dance and take inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries. Or go back to the 70s for a disco theme.
Another thing you could do to raise extra funds is have a dance competition during your event. Both kids and adults will enjoy showing off their moves and competing against each other.