4 fundraising ideas
1Host an online activity from home
If you’re after a quiz alternative, try a:
coffee or tea morning like Sue's Virtual Coffee Hour
group singalong inspired by Goldies Sing and Smile
bake off, with help from our how to find cooking and baking inspiration guide
Find more online fundraising ideas at:
To help you get started, read our how to set up an online activity guide.
2Take part in a fitness challenge
Follow in the footsteps of Captain Tom by:
climbing the equivalent of Everest from your stairs
hiking to the moon from home
running a marathon round your living room
lifting the weight of your home doing press-ups
3Teach a new skill
Have you mastered something that others have not? Inspire others to give it a go. It might be a hobby like:
knitting, crochet or quilting
playing an instrument
cooking or baking
painting or drawing
learning a new language
4Game for good
Boardgames, video games and jigsaw puzzle tournaments. It’s the taking part that counts towards your fundraising total.
So, ask each player to collect sponsors and live stream the event to spectators. Win, win.
Out with the old...
Turn clutter into cash
Books, games and DVDs gathering dust? Put your unwanted wares to good use.
Ask people to have a clear out and donate the value of their items to your cause. They can do this online at ziffit.com
In with the new...
Register your activity or group with an online charity shopping website. You’ll receive a ‘thank you’ donation every time a person shops and chooses you as their cause.
You can register your cause at:
“A few groups I know are using the easyfundraising website and PayPal bonus ball to raise funds. It’s working really well.”
Promote your online donation page
To help people understand how they’d be helping, explain what the money could buy for your community group or charity.
If you do not have a donation page, set up yours at Virgin Money Giving and start fundraising.
Add your group to Co-operate, include a link to your donation page and share on your social networks.
Say thank you
Tell donators how much their support means to you by sending a thank you e-card.
Apply for funding
Funds are available to help groups continue to do good in communities during Covid. For a directory of what’s available, and how to apply, visit:
Or read our how to apply for funding guide.
Share your story
Do you have a story about how your community has come together to support each other?
We'd love to share your story on our website to encourage other people to get or offer support.