Fundraising Ideas

There are endless ideas for fundraising – your imagination is the limit really! But here are a few ideas to get you started.

A Fun Run!

A well-versed means of raising funds. You could add a little extra flare by making it a dress up or in an unusual location.
Cycling or Triathlon event —cyclists make great fundraisers! Did you know, in Australia, they raise on average $1,600 per fundraiser on charitable giving platform, Everydayhero? Amazing!

Golf tournament

Perhaps approach your local golf course and ask them to donate some less popular hours to your cause!

Paddle race

Host a stand-up paddleboard contest and let beach bystander’s place bets on the winners.

Aussie Rules competition

From a full game of Aussie rules football to handball competitions or most goals kicked, there are plenty of fun competitions that can be had for AFL fans. Ideal for events held in September.

Trivia night

Host a trivia night at a local venue and have participants pay to play. You could even ask the venue to donate a portion of drinks/food sales.

Car wash

The tried and true fundraiser! You could even approach your local school, Scouts, or Guides clubs to help.
A dance-a-thon! A 24 hour live-stream dance marathon!

Bake sale

An oldie but a goodie!

Talent show

A great way to get school students and their families involved with your fundraising.

Skating or Bowling nights

Host a roller skating or ice skating event and charge an admission fee. Or do the same at your local Bowling Alley.

Auction a dinner date

Is there a local celebrity, your CEO, or someone beloved in your community who might volunteer to take the lucky auction winner out for dinner?

Online auction

There are some great online auction sites where you can raffle off donated items, artworks, and all sorts of things. Try https://fundraising-auctions.com.au

Have a night in

Take a load off and host a relaxed, laid-back gathering either at your home with friends or at your organisation. You could set a dress code (like PJ’s!) and ask guests to donate what they would typically spend on a night out.

Film screening

Is there a documentary or a film that might fit our cause? Host a night at the movies replete with popcorn and choc-tops.

Battle of the bands

Invite some musical heroes and give your donors a chance to support your cause and enjoy local music.