Ideas and inspiration
If you want to fundraise but you’re stuck for ideas then you’ve come to the right place! Check out our top fundraising ideas to help support women and children living in poverty, and read our top tips on how to plan a successful fundraising event.
Idea of the month
Flip up a frenzy for ActionAid
Lemon and sugar, chocolate spread or fruit and cheese? Whatever your pancake topping tipple, you can change lives for good on 28th February. Set up a pancake stall at work, or host a who-can-flip-the-highest contest at home. Simply tell us what you're planning, order your fundraising materials and get flipping!
Roll up your sleeves, fire up the oven and sell tasty treats to colleagues.
Hold a collection
Take to the streets with a bucket, an ActionAid t-shirt, and a massive smile.
Dress down day
Pay a pound to dress down, or create your fanciest costume and dress up!
Sell your croissants or bacon butties to hungry colleagues for sure-fire success.
Come dine with me
Get together with friends and find out who’s the best host!
Takeaway or haute cuisine, add some spice and ask your friends to donate!
Open mic night
Hold a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition and charge entry for your gig.
Pamper night in
Here come the girls! Time to treat yourselves to some relaxation...
Organise a singles party and let the flirting begin!
Fill your boots and collect donations as you squelch around for the day.
For those with a truly free spirit – but no breaking the law please!
Sing instead of speak
Pretend you’re in an opera for a day, and see who will pay you to stop.
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.
Book a group session at your local gym and dance like nobody’s watching.
Advice and inspiration…
Make the most of your fundraising event with these additional ways to raise awareness and more money.
How to raise more money
Hold a raffle
Quick and easy – selling raffle tickets at your event works every time.
Provide guests with tea and biscuits, or wine and snacks – for a fee.
You’ve done the hard work, now ask your employers to double what you’ve raised.
Ask for free stuff
Local companies are often happy to support with prizes - write a letter or give them a call.
How to spread the word
Share on social media
Invite your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and ask them pass it on. Share photos of your event and tag us!
Put up posters
Create posters to put up at work, at school, and around the community.
Send out a press release
Use our template to contact your local journalists and get in the news!