Ideas and inspiration | ActionAid UK

If you want to fundraise for ActionAid, but are stuck for ideas, then you’ve come to the right place!

Check out our top 'fundraising at home' ideas and free resources below. There you will find lots of creative and fun ways you can support women and girls living in poverty - all from the comfort of your own home.

Register your fundraising activity


Online Quiz

Host a virtual quiz or scavenger hunt and charge an entry fee to take part. Stuck for questions? Try out our ActionAid quiz in the resources section below. 

Online Quiz

Fundraise Online

Set up a JustGiving page to easily collect donations online. Once set up, spread the word to friends and family on social media. 


Hold a masterclass

From yoga to baking, use your favourite hobby to livestream a virtual masterclass in exchange for a donation.


Walk, run or cycle the distance

Get sponsored to walk the equivalent number of steps to climb the Eiffel Tower, cycle the distance from Lands End to John O'Groats, or run your own half marathon? 


Competition time

Challenge your friends to a fitness competition. Whoever does the highest number of sit-ups, squats or cartwheels in a minute wins! Each pay to take part and split the winnings between the champ and ActionAid. 


Family Marathon walk

Team up with your household and walk the distance of a marathon within a week. You could walk together or divide the miles between you!

Family walk

Donate Your Haircut

Letting your locks grow or braving a 'home haircut'? Donate the amount you would usually spend on a trip to the hairdressers.


Donate Your Commute

Working from home at the moment? Donate the money you may be saving on your commute. 


Donate Your Round

Switched pub trips for virtual nights in? Donate the cost of a pint, glass of wine, or even a whole round! 


Big Me - at home

Encourage children to dress up as their dream job and spend the day exploring their future hopes and aspirations. Find out more here. 

Big Me

Discovery Days

Download our engaging educational materials that combine games, facts and stories based on real children in communities where we work. Find out more here

Online Discovery Days

Acts of kindness

Collect donations from friends and family for completing acts of kindness with your children. For example - delivering shopping to a neighbour in need. 


Our supporters

John and Rosie

Meet John and Rosie

John and his dog Rosie are running the distance of 10 marathons during lockdown to raise money for ActionAid. John said: ‘Some people don’t have any means to wash their hands and certainly no means of social distancing. So I am raising money to support ActionAid's response to the coronavirus pandemic in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email or call 01460 238 000.


Page updated 25 August 2020