Ideas and inspiration | ActionAid UK

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

Check out our top fundraising ideas to help support women and girls living in poverty, and get tips on planning a successful fundraising event.

Cake sale

Roll up your sleeves, fire up the oven and sell tasty treats to colleagues.

Cake sale


Hold a collection

Take to the streets with a bucket, an ActionAid t-shirt, and a massive smile.

Hold a collection


Dress down day

Pay a pound to dress down, or create your fanciest costume and dress up!

Dress down day


Breakfast club

Sell your croissants or bacon butties to hungry colleagues for sure-fire success.

Breakfast club


Come dine with me

Get together with friends and find out who’s the best host!

Come dine with me


Curry night

Takeaway or haute cuisine, add some spice and ask your friends to donate!

Curry night


Open mic night

Hold a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition and charge entry for your gig.

Open mic night


Pamper night in

Here come the girls! Time to treat yourselves to some relaxation…

Pamper night in


Speed dating

Organise a singles party and let the flirting begin!

Speed dating


Custard wellies

Fill your boots and collect donations as you squelch around for the day.



Get naked!

For those with a truly free spirit – but no breaking the law please!

Naked bike ride


Sing instead of speak

Pretend you’re in an opera for a day, and see who will pay you to stop.

Sing instead of speak day


Sponsored quit

Wine or chocolate — challenge your willpower to last a month.



Shave your head

Show off a drastic new haircut and watch the pennies come rolling in.

Shave your hair


Sponsored zumbathon

Book a group session at your local gym and dance like nobody’s watching.



How to raise more money

raffle ticket

Hold a raffle

Quick and easy – selling raffle tickets at your event works every time.

pint glass

Sell refreshments

Provide guests with tea and biscuits, or wine and snacks – for a fee.


Matched funding

You’ve done the hard work, now ask your employers to double what you’ve raised.

hand and heart

Ask for free stuff

Local companies are often happy to support with prizes - write a letter or give them a call.

Register your fundraising activity

Fill in the form below so we know what you’re up to and can give you any support you might need for your fundraising.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or need more support with your fundraising then please get in touch!

01460 238 000


Page updated 31 May 2019