Fundraising Event Ideas

Fundraising Event Ideas

Are you looking for fundraising event ideas?

Special days and holidays give all sorts of opportunities for a great fundraiser.

They provide inspiration for fantastic charity event ideas and convenient hooks around which you can raise money for the causes close to your heart.

With a bit of work well known special days such as Easter, Valentines, Halloween can become great money-makers for your organisation.

But do not overlook either some of the other quirky little days of the year.

  • Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) - Cries out to have an after school pancake race.
  • Shakespeare's Birthday April 23rd - What a great day for a Book Fair.
  • Boxing Day 26th December - Time for a sponsored dip in the sea!

The year is full of these sorts of days.

Saint Anthony

Is your school, church, hospice or local hospital named after a saint?

And you're not using that saint's day for a fundraiser? What's wrong with you?

The calendar is stuffed full of great excuses to put on an entirely new event or add a twist to something you are already doing. Pretty much any day can be turned into a brilliant event if you use a bit of imagination.

Still can't find a date for an idea that works for you?

Invent one of your own. What about:

  • Chocolate Day
  • The Superhero Festival
  • The Hot Chilli Fiesta
  • The Battle of The Buskers

    Give it a year or two and any of these could become a regular fixture on your town's social calendar.

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    So take a good look at the diary and look for a day that's just begging for a crack fundraising team like yours to get their hands on it.

    Click on the links below to see some more great fundraising event ideas:

    Complete list of fundraising event ideas

    Burns Night - 25th January

    Valentines Day - 14th February

    St Georges Day - 23rd April

    Summer Solstice / Midsummer Day - 21st/24th June

    Halloween Fundraisers - 31st October

    Pumpkin Pandemonium - Halloween
    (Note the challenge to grow a pumpkin needs to be in late April)

    Bonfire Night - 5th November UK (Any date in rest of world)

    St Andrews Day - 30th November

    Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras

    Christmas Fundraisers

    Fundraising Ideas For Christmas Fairs

    Easter Fundraising Ideas

    Angel Festival


    Dog Show

    Easy Fundraisers For The Beach

    Firefighters Charity Climb

    Firewalking For Charity

    Harvest Suppers With A Difference

    Lyme Regis Carnival Duck Competition

    Potato Challenge Fundraiser

    Rainbow Festival

    Santa Run

    Scarecrow Festival

    Space Hopper Racing

    Terrier Racing

    Teddy Bears Picnic

    Wild West Day

    Wine Tasting Fundraiser

    3 Saint's Days With A Difference

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    How to use Eventbrite to sell tickets and run your fundraising events

    A different way to raise funds from an event - The Snowball Challenge

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