If you want to raise money for ActionAid, but are stuck for ideas, then you’ve come to the right place! Here you will find all the inspiration you need, from doing a sponsored walk to hosting your own event. Everything you raise will change the lives of women and girls living in poverty.
Idea of the month
Set yourself a virtual active challenge this month and take part in Go the Distance! Collect sponsorship online via JustGiving for climbing the equivalent number of steps it takes to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower or cycle the distance from Lands End to John O’Groates. Run a 10k around your your local area or march the length of the Coast to Coast on the spot. The possibilities are endless! Remember to adhere to government guidelines and practice safe social distancing measures when doing exercise outside of your home.
Get active and take part in a sponsored run, walk, cycle, or swim. Check out our sponsored events
Bfor bake sales
Hold a bake sale at your school or work place. Or go virtual with a Zoom coffee morning! Who doesn’t love a sweet treat?
We can provide you with a collection bucket, tin or box, posters and balloons to help make your collection a success.
Dfor dress down
Organise a dress down (or up) day with your school or office. This can be in person or virtual! Everyone just makes a donation to dress casually or in fancy dress.
Take on an endurance challenge. You could get sponsored to do a certain number of squats or hold a plank for as long as you can. Check out our 35 Days Strong press up challenge for inspo!
Ffor First Hand Experience
Join ActionAid on a First Hand Experience! Head abroad on a unique trip of a lifetime. Fund and help to build a project that will change the lives of the community you will be working with.
On your own or with friends, put your video gaming skills to the test and host a 24 hour gameathon! Live stream your gaming marathon and get sponsored!
Are you brave enough to do a sponsored head shave or make a drastic hair change?
Host an international dinner party. Pick a cuisine and treat your guests to an evening of culture. Check out our recipes from across the globe here.
Jfor jumble sale
Hold a jumble sale either with friends or online. One persons' trash is another persons' treasure!
Take on the ultimate challenge and climb Kilimanjaro! Find out more about other treks you could do here.
Lfor lunch & learn
Set a joining fee, pick a topic, and host a weekly lunch and learn club at your school, office, or virtually from home with friends or colleagues.
Mfor matched giving
Ask your employer if they match donations and double what you raise for ActionAid!
Nfor night in or out
Organise a night in or out for your friends. From a night out on the town to a pampered spa evening in, get together with friends to raise money for ActionAid.
Ofor online fundraising
Join our community of online fundraisers and set up a JustGiving page to collect donations with a click of a button.
Pfor pub quiz
Get your quiz master hat on, sell tickets, and put your friends' knowledge to the test. Raise more on your quiz day by playing games and selling raffle tickets for extra prizes.
Get sponsored to give something up! You don’t have to wait for January or Lent to quit something you love.
Hold a raffle or auction. Write to local businesses to see if they will donate items you can put in your raffle. Just get in touch to request a handy template letter ready to send!
Get sponsored to take on a new challenge. Think outside the box such as a 12 hour sponsored silence, a month without chocolate or a 1 hour skipping challenge.
Tfor tea party
Boil the kettle, bake some goodies, and host a tea party or coffee morning. Why not pick a theme like the Mad Hatter's tea party?
Get creative and upcycle! Repurpose, reuse and give something old a new lease of life. From reupholstering an old chair to turning an old jar into a candle holder, the opportunities are endless! Then sell or auction your beautiful creations
Vfor variety show
Put on a ticketed variety show, music concert, or comedy event! This is a great way to showcase your skills and celebrate the weird and wonderful.
Wfor wear it red
Wear it Red – Get everyone to dress up in ActionAid red to raise money and spread awareness.
Xfor x marks the spot
Decide on your treasure, plan your clues or design a map, and organise your own pirate treasure hunt.
Yfor year long
Nominate ActionAid as your school's or company's Charity of the Year. Raise money for ActionAid through different fundraising events all year round.
Get sponsored to hold a zumbathon or collect donations to host a Zumba (or yoga) class for your friends and family. This is a great way to get active!
How your sponsorship helps
Meet Caritas. When Caritas became a widow she was forced to support her family on her own. ActionAid helped Caritas by training her in entrepreneurship, providing her with the skills needed to start her own business.
With her training, Caritas is now economically stable and has invested in her own farming activities. She has been able to buy livestock, which has provided manure, and helped to increase the amount of food she can produce and sell. "I used to produce almost nothing, but now during farming season I employ 10 workers who I pay to support me with my farming."
Because of her increased income, Caritas has now been able to build a new house and installed a solar power system to provide her with electricity. Her two sons are now at school and she told us "With the support of ActionAid I have now gained self-respect at home and in my community."