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A-Z Fundraising Ideas

10 pin bowling night (team vs team)
3 Peaks Challenge
5-aside football tournament
A themed Ball / Party  – like a colour or Alice in Wonderland theme
Abseil
Afternoon Tea 
Auction / Silent Auction 
Battle of the bands 
Break a world record
Bungee jump
Cake Sale
Car boot sale 
Car cleaning services / Car Wash
Coffee Morning 
Casino Night 
Cheese and Wine nights
Climb the equivalent height of a landmark 
Clothes Swapping 
Coffee morning   
Collection month for specific items: stock for charity shop or items regularly used by organisation 
Come dine with me for charity  
Craft fair
Dance / Theatre show
Donate a regular spend : daily coffee, trip to cinema, night at the pub etc
Dress down day
Dye your hair
Fancy dress day
Fashion Show 
Get the boss  -pop the boss in the stocks and pay to throw wet sponges at them
Give up chocolate or similar
Give up smoking
Give up your voice
Golf Day 
Great British Bake Off with categories and then sell the cakes afterwards
Grow bizarre facial hair
Guess the baby picture
Guessing games- coins in the jar etc
Hire out Theme Park /Sell Tickets 
Host themed parties  –  Avon / Jamie Oliver / Scentsy 
Hot Coal /Glass Walking
Indoor Skydiving
Inflatable 5k
Karaoke nights
Mini music festival 
Poker Tournament
Polar Bear Plunge 
Pub Olympics
Pub Quiz
Rollerskating event 
Shave your head
Silent Disco
Skydive
Speed dating  
Sponsored walk over the 02
Stand-up comedy
Talent contests
Tough Mudder
Virtual Balloon Race
Virtual online Bootsale 
Virtual Snail Racing
Walk a distance 
Wax chest Hair
Wing Walk

 

Local Fundraising Opportunities

Foulness Bike Ride

The Colourthon 

The Fun Walk Trust 

Lotteries

Basildon Borough Community Lottery 

The Essex Lottery 

Online Donation Giving

Amount passed on by sites for a £10 donation + Gift Aid
(if debit card used)
AMOUNT GIVEN
DIRECTLY TO CHARITY
TRANSACTION FEES
CHARGED TO THE CHARITY
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP
FEES CHARGED TO THE CHARITY
EveryClick £12.02 4.8% fee on donation £0
Everyday Hero £12.03 4.25% transaction processing fee + 1.6% card processing fee £0
Global Giving
(Oversees Charities)
£11.25 5-7% service fee + 3% processing fee £0
Golden Giving £12.22 2-3% donation charge (2) £0
Just Giving £11.74 1.25% card processing fee + 5% fee on donation + gift aid £15 – £39 – monthly 
PayPal Giving Fund
(Donate and fundraise through online sales)
£12.50 None £0
The Big Give
(Donations Matched)
£12.00 4% processing fee £0
Virgin Money Giving £12.15 2% transaction fee + 1.5% card processing fee (2) £150 plus VAT – one-off 

Shopping / Store points donations

Amazon Smile
Easy Fundraising
For good Causes UK
Give as you Live
The Giving Machine

Selling Donated  Items

(An excellent opportunity for volunteers to assist with)

CEX
Depop
Ebay
Facebook Marketplace 
Gumtree
Music Magpie
Preloved 
Shpock
Vinted 

Corporate Resources for Fundraising

B&Q Donation Scheme 
In Kind Direct 
Krispy Cremes
McDonalds
Mecca Bingo

Supermarket Fundraising and Opportunities

ASDA
Co-op
Greggs
M&S
Making a Difference Locally 
Morrisons
Sainsbury’s
Tesco
Waitrose 

 

 

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