Charity Fundraising Ideas to Inspire

If you would like to raise funds for the SOS Africa Charity, but need some inspiration, you have come to the right place! Whether you want to carry out a quick and easy fundraising activity, raise funds with your friends, class mates or work colleagues, take on a personal active challenge or set-up your very own SOS Africa event, we are here to help. But before you begin browsing, don't forget that fundraising is not just about making money! Whether you are looking to conquer a fear, organise a get together or add another skill or achievement to your CV, you can tailor your fundraising event to make a positive impact upon your life!

Good luck with your search, and when you have found the activity or event which is right for you, click here and we will guide you through the next steps of the fundraising process...

Quick and Easy Charity Fundraising Ideas

Some ideas for quick and easy fundraising events to raise money for charity in a hurry... #QuicknEasy

Quick and Easy Charity Fundraising Ideas

  • Charity Bake Sales - This is always a popular choice with a huge range of baking recipes and designs to chose from!
  • Charity Lemonade Stands - Perfect for a hot summers day.
  • Charity Plant Sales - Growing your own plants and selling them for charity is also a fun and cost effective way to raise money.
  • Donate Items to the SOS Africa Charity Shop - From clothes to electrics and bric-brac, why not clear out any unwanted items?
  • Making Charity Cards and Crafts - We all love to buy and sell arts and crafts! Get creative and set up a stall at your local fair.
  • Give Charity Gift Vouchers as Gifts - SOS Africa charity gift vouchers make the ideal present for the person who has everything!
  • Sell on eBay - Sell items on behalf of SOS Africa on eBay.
  • Donate as you Buy through Easy Fundraising - Register with Easy Fundraising and thousands of online companies will donate direct to SOS Africa for every item you sell.

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Ideas for charity fundraising with friends

Looking to organise charity fundraising events with friends but need inspiration? This section is for you... #FriendsWhoFundraise

Ideas for charity fundraising with friends

  • Themed Parties - From street and garden parties to "girly nights in," this definitely puts the "fun" in fundraising with your friends!
  • Hairy Challenges - Not for the faint hearted, why not dare your friends to participate in a sponsored "wax, grow or dye challenge" for SOS Africa?
  • Movie Nights - Why not hire out your local cinema or transform your garden into a big screen and host a movie marathon with your friends.
  • Jumble Sales - Declutter and raise money at the same time by organising a jumble, car boot or garage sale with your friends.
  • Break a Record - Why not lay down the ultimate sponsorship challenge to your friends and attempt to break a Guinness World Record?
  • Dress Up Car Wash - Emanate the legendary "Boys in Bras" and carry out a sponsored charity car wash with your friends.

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Charity Fundraising at School

Some ideas for fundraising events which you can organise with your classmates and teachers at school... #Fundraising@School

Charity Fundraising at School

  • Non-Uniform / Fancy Dress Days - Organise a themed fancy dress day, e.g. Imagine if everyone at school dressed up as Lego characters... #EverythingIsAwesome
  • Art Competitions - Inter-class / inter-school art competitions
  • Talent / Fashion Shows - A favourite among staff and teachers.
  • School Dance - Challenge your classmates to a "Disco Dance Off!"
  • Challenge your Headmaster - Sponsor your headmaster to complete a challenge, e.g. dress up as a clown.
  • Krispy Kremes - Sell doughnuts to your classmates as part of the "Raise the Dough" Scheme.
  • Penny Drive - Everyone brings in their spare pennies.
  • Abseiling - We can help you organise an abseil fundraiser from a building at your school - contact us.

... Or join SOS Africa's "School Sponsorship Scheme"

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Charity Fundraising Ideas for the Office

Brighten up those seemingly endless hours spent at the office with some fantastic office fundraising activities... #OfficeFundraising

Charity Fundraising Ideas for the Office

  • Office Sweepstakes - Why not increase your office banter by organising a charity sweepstake before a big sports competition?
  • Office Raffle - Organise a charity raffle with some great prizes, e.g. 1 days paid holiday (with the bosses permission of course).
  • Sponsor me to... - Your colleagues could sponsor you to do a job swop, a sponsored silence or even make coffee for the entire office.
  • Sports Tournaments - Inter-office or inter-business sports tournaments can be great fundraising and team building exercises, e.g. five-a-side football or touch rugby.
  • Dress Down Day - Your colleagues could also all donate to SOS Africa for the privilege of "Dress Down Day."
  • Office Swear Jar - Punish your naughty colleagues by enforcing a strict donation punishment for swearing or any other misbehaviours.
  • Give as you Earn - Most large companies offer a "Give as you Earn Scheme" whereby they match donations taken from employees pay cheques each month. CAF provides such a scheme.

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Active Charity Fundraising Challenges

Why not put your mental and physical stamina to the test and take on an active challenge for SOS Africa... #Fit4Fundraising

Ideas for charity fundraising with friends

  • Distance Running - From 5k Races to Ultra-Marathons, you pick the distance and your friends sponsor you to complete it, e.g. 5k Park Runs.
  • Cycling - Organise or participate in a sponsored cycle.
  • Sky Diving - A challenge for the adrenaline junkies which is definitely worthy of sponsorship!
  • Mountain Climbing - Scale the 3 peaks of the UK, Kilimanjaro or even Everest for an unforgettable challenge.
  • Abseil / Zip Wire - Join one of SOS Africa's annual abseil or zip wire fundraising challenges. Click here to see our upcoming events.
  • Distance Swimming - Set yourself a distance target in your local pool or join a local or national swimming event.
  • Kayaking - Kayak distances or around iconic landmarks, e.g. Kayaking around Mauritius

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Host a charity fundraising event

If you want to organise your very own fundraising event for SOS Africa, here are some possibilities... #FundraisingEvents

Host a charity fundraising event

  • Sports Tournament - There are a vast range of sports tournaments you could organise involving schools, businesses and societies from your local community.
  • Quiz - Team up with a local pub and organise a charity quiz.
  • Bingo - Charity bingo is a great way to involve people of all age ranges particularly if there are prizes to be won!
  • Tea Party - From Mad Hatters to Vintage High Tea, you never need an excuse to throw a tea party!
  • Fire Works - Whether it is bonfire night or New Year's Eve, fire works displays are sure to draw large crowds on winter evenings.
  • Mouse Racing - Mouse racing events are hugely entertaining and a great way to raise funds for SOS Africa.
  • Fetes, Fayres and Festivals - Combine live entertainment with food and stalls and you have the perfect summer fundraising event. 

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