Fundraising Ideas For Schools

Fundraising Ideas for Schools

Sell Students’ Crafts Online – The Online School Craft Fair!!!

 

Traditional Fundraising Ideas for school can be great for students and teachers alike. However, they tend to be one-off events, thereby limiting the potential impact for your school. Additionally they can never have a global reach – limiting your audience. On this page we present a list of awesome, fun, challenging, and novel fundraising ideas – which you can make and sell online to raise money for your school. Visit www.school-craft-fair.com.

 

68 Amazing and Inspirational Fundraising Ideas for Schools.

  1. Heart Shaped Box. This beautiful heart shaped box is made by weaving wool or yarn between pre-positioned wooden sticks. Individuality can be expressed by choosing your own yarn colours, adding beads or other accessories. This box is easy to make and would be perfect for storing jewellery, makeup, odds and ends. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/763782418024226119/
  2. Celtic Cross / St. Brigid’s Cross.
  3. Hand Hammered Copper Jewelry. This is a very simple and beautiful craft to make. The techniques used here essentially date back thousands of years. Get copper wire of different diameters from your local DIY store. Then bend and twist the wires into your desihttp://school-craft-fair.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=146&type=image&TB_iframe=1red shape, and hammer flat.
  4. Cribbage Table. OK, I know, this seems very advanced for a school craft fair. But I think this would be a really cool woodwork project for high school students, and maybe your class could make one or two extra to sell for your school. Finished properly, I bet someone would be more than willing to pay several hundred dollars forthis.
  5. Woodworking Table
  6. Woodworking Bench
  7. Schoolhouse Chair and Writing Desk. Another beautiful example of what can de done with wood. This chair incorporates a writing desk, with storage beneath for books. Again, woodwork teachers, if your students are making craft projects of this calibre – then make some extra ones and sell for your school.
  • Two Drawer Chest – See it on our Pinterest
  1. Dining Room Bench With Storage – See it on our Pinterest
  2. Woodwork Stool
  3. Handmade Bookmarks. Handmade bookmarks are easy to sell, cheap to make and easy to ship. Why not personalise them with your school logo or motto. You can find a great tutorial here.
  4. Earphone Holder. From com. By the way this is a top class website, full of great ideas.
  5. Recycled Cardboard Portrait
  6. High School Graduation Display Cabinet
  7. High School Art Wire Sculpture
  8. Cardboard 3D Art
  9. Magnet Projects
  10. Medieval Illuminated Letters
  11. Picasso Art – Art
  12. Four Views Of An Animal – Art
  13. Japanese Trees – Art
  14. Metal Tooling – Art
  15. DIY Newspaper Weaving Basket
  16. Square Know Wave Bracelet
  17. Starbucks USB
  18. Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Board
  19. Nesting Trays
  20. Ping Pong Ball Launcher
  21. Woodwork Coffee Table
  22. Woodwork File Holder
  23. Woodwork Bottle Holder
  24. Woodwork Birdhouse
  25. Woodwork Bed
  26. Split Portraits – Art
  27. Stress Ball
  28. Sun In Hand – Art
  29. Origami
  30. Holiday Lanterns
  31. School Book Covers
  32. Pinch Pot Monsters – Pottery
  33. Papercut Portraits – Art
  34. Symbolic Self Portrait – Art
  35. Cubism – Art
  36. Ceramic Coil Built Vase
  37. Mason Jar
  38. Light Bulb Aquarium
  39. Pretty Swirly Ring
  40. Burlap Bags
  41. Big Bead Flower Bracelet
  42. Embroidery
  43. Candy Maze Carpentry
  44. Woodwork Candle Holder
  45. Child’s Bureau – pour les petites
  46. K-cup storage
  47. Woodwork Clock
  48. Woodwork Desktop Ornaments – Owl
  49. Safety Pin Bracelet
  50. Ceramic Gourd Birdhouse
  51. 2 Pictures in 1
  52. Phone Prison Desk Organiser
  53. DIY Balloon Bowls
  54. Weaved Bracelets
  55. Popsicle Stick Bracelets
  56. Wire Wrap Pendants
  57. Olive Wood Goblet
  58. Plastic Picnic Table

You can find all of these and many more wonderful fundraising ideas on our Pinterest Board. So come on, get inspired!

 

Fundraising for your school is made easy with our online school craft fair http://school-craft-fair.com. School-craft-fair.com is a place where you can easily showcase and sell your students’ crafts online.

 

 

 

Other Fundraising Ideas for Schools

If you would like alternative fundraising ideas, I have compiled an extensive list below. Please browse through them and make comments if you wish.

50/50 Raffle

A 50/50 raffle is a really simple, effective way of fundraising. Put simply, half the money raised in the raffle is retained while the other half is given as prizes. It can also be a really simple addition to another event such as a school concert or fun day.

 

70’s/80’s/90’s Night

70’s/80’s/90’s nights are a really fun way of fundraising. Simply collect an entry fee at the door, have a bar and some music. Maybe also have some spot prizes donated by local businesses for the best dressed.

 

Abseil

 

All Saints Day Cleanup

Our towns and neighbourhoods can always benefit from a cleanup – especially after Halloween. So, organise a sponsored All Saints day cleanup.

 

Angel Festival

 

Antique Fairs

Antiques fairs are a great way to spark conversation and interest amongst teachers, parents and students.

 

Art Auction

 

A fundraising art auction can incorporate art from students, teachers, and parents.

 

Art Exhibition

Showcase art created by students, teachers or parents and sell or auction them. You may discover the next Picasso!

 

Arts and Crafts Demonstrations

Fundraise by getting students to show off their arts and crafts, with the option for attendees to buy. Also a great way to clear out the art room at year’s end.

 

Athletic meetings

Encourage fitness and raise money at the same time.

 

Baby and Kids Clothes Resale

Hold a baby and kids’ clothes resale in your community. Alternatively, just collect used clothes and partner with a company which specializes in clothes recycling.

 

Baby Rave

A unique interactive dance and music event for babies, children under 4.

 

Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction

Fundraise by auctioning your most eligible bachelors/bachelorettes.

 

Bad Hair Day

Fundraise for your school by asking students to bring in some change in exchange for letting them get inventive with their hair. Seeing the kids with their mad hair can also raise awareness throughout the community.

 

Bad Tie Day

 

Bag Packing

Fundraise by joining forces with your local supermarket and collect money by packing groceries.

 

Bake Off

 

Bake Sale

A bake sale is a really great way to fundraise, and parents love to get involved. It is a really positive addition to any school event.

 

Baked Bean Bath

 

Balloon Fundraising

There are loads of companies which offer custom made balloons for fundraising events.

 

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

 

Baloon Popping

 

Barefoot Books Fundraising Programme

 

Bargain Basement Evening Gowns

 

Barn Dance

Fundraise by holding a barn dance in your local community centre.

 

Battery Recycling

Batteries are full of precious metals which have a real recycling value. There are many companies which specialize in battery recycling and will be more than happy to provide you with collection boxes etc. Just place the boxes in prominent place such as the entrance to your school.

 

Battle of the Bands

 

BBQ

Be combined with any number of other activities. Fairtrade products may be promoted.

 

Beach Cleanup Day

 

Beard Shaving

 

Bedding Plants Sale

 

Beetle Drive

 

Big Truck and Tractor Rally

 

Bike Ride

 

Bingo Night

Organize a fundraising fun bingo night for families. You can purchase special books and have a parent or teacher be the caller for the night.

 

Blind Date

 

Board Game Tournament

 

Host a board game tournament a great way to learn and fundraise.

 

Bobbing for Apples

 

Bonfire Night

 

Book Blitz

 

Book Club Fundraiser

 

Book Fair

 

Host a book fair where parents and families can donate unwanted books. You can then fundraise by charging a small amount for each book.

 

Book Reading

Educational and fun. Children get sponsored to read as many books as possible in a set amount of time.

 

Book sale

Both of these need good quality, brand new prizes, or alternatively, items of unique

 

Bottle Drive

 

Bowling Tournament

 

Break the Balloon

 

Breakfast Event

 

Brick Fundraising

 

Bridge/ Whist/ Beetle Drive

 

Bring and Buy

 

Bring-a-Book Sale

 

Buckets for Donations

 

Bungee Jumping

 

Busking / Street Choir

 

Butler Auction

 

Butler for a Day

 

Buttons / Badges

 

Cake Sale

 

Calendars/Wall Planners

We all need calendars and wall planners to track family activities. Schools can team up with companies who create these to fundraise.

 

Candle Fundraisers

 

Candy Bar Fundraising

 

Candy Sale

 

Car Boot Sale

Set up a car boot sale involving the whole community. Parents, teachers and local residents are invited to declutter their homes with all proceeds being donated to the school.

 

Car Wash

 

Caroling / Singing

 

Cash for Clobber

 

Casino Night

 

Casual Day

 

Cell Phone Recycling

 

Challenge and Sporting Events

 

Charity Concert

 

Charity Dinner

 

Charity Election

 

Charity Head Shave

 

Charity Quilts

 

Cheese and Wine

 

Children’s Sports Day

 

Children’s Art Exhibition

 

 

Chinese Raffles

 

Christmas Cards

 

Christmas Day Swim

 

Christmas Party

 

Christmas Wreaths

 

Church Gate Collection

 

Church Hymns

 

Cinema Outing or Film in School Hall

 

Class Photos

 

Clothes For Cash

 

Clothes Recycling

 

Clothing Collection

 

Coffee Morning

 

Coin Collections

 

Colour Run

 

Colouring Wall

 

Community Cake Sale

Ask local shops or businesses to sell cakes made by your students or their parents.

 

Community Clean up – could be sponsored by residents/businesses

 

Computer Knowledge

 

Concert

If your school or club have talented musicians or an amazing choir, run a concert for friends and family to attend and charge a small fee.

 

Concert/Reading

 

Cookbook Fundraising

 

Cookie Dough Fundraising

 

Cookie Sale

 

Cooking Demonstration

 

Costume Contest

 

Cotton Candy Maker

 

Count The Candy / How Many Sweets In The Jar

 

Cow Patty Bingo (and Cock-A-Doodle-Poo)

 

Craft Fair

 

Create and sell a CD

 

Create and sell a coupon book with deals from local businesses

 

Crockery Smash

 

Cuppa & Cake Coffee Morning

 

Cycle

 

Cycle-a-Thon

 

Cycling Events

As another great fundraising idea, you can get on your bike and take part in a sponsored cycle!

 

Dance / Ball

 

Dance marathon

 

Dance-a-Thon

 

Dancing

 

Darts

 

Dessert

 

Dinner dance or disco

A really great way for parents, teachers and locals to meet and get to know each other.

 

Dinner Party

 

Disco

 

Door-to-Door Collections

 

Dog Show

 

Dog Walking

 

Donation Bucket

 

Donations in Lieu of Presents

 

Double Decker

 

Dress Down Day

 

Duck Race

 

Duck the Teacher/Leader

 

Easter Egg Hunt

 

Easter Egg Roll

 

Eating Contest

 

Egg & Spoon Race

 

Embarrass the Teacher

 

Employer Matched Giving

Many employers have a charity or community fund and offer matched-giving to their employees. Whatever fundraising idea you decide to undertake, make sure to ask your employer if they’ll match your fundraising total.

 

Endurance Challenges

 

Endurance Test (e.g. staying awake, standing up, reading)

 

Entertainment

 

Exercise Bike Marathon

 

Exhibitions

 

Expeditions

 

Facepainting

 

Fall Fundraising Trends for Schools

 

Fancy dress

 

Farmer’s market

 

Fashion Show

 

Fasting

 

Ferret Racing

 

Festivals

 

Fete

 

Fine Box

 

Firewalking

 

Five-a-Side Sporting Event

Flamingo Flocking

 

Flower Bulb Fundraising

 

Food Tasting

 

Football Competition

Hold a five-a-side football competition in your school. Ask local businesses to sponsor the event. Structure it like a world cup and get some eye catching signage made.

 

Football Match

 

Football Tournament

 

Fortune Cookies

 

Fortune Telling

 

Fun Quizzes

 

Fun Run

Set a fitness goal by organising your own fun run in your local park or town path.

 

Fundraising Letters

 

Fundraising Officer

 

Furniture Donations

 

Gala Event

 

Games Day or Evening

 

Games/Sports and Tournaments

 

Garden Party

A garden party is a great way for teachers and parents to get to know eachother. Just ask for donations or an entry fee.

 

Gardening

 

Get Artistic

Hold an arts and crafts fair in your school in which all parents and teachers can contribute.

 

Get Gaming

 

Get Pampered

 

Gift Wrapping

 

Gigs

 

Girls V Boys Day / Event

 

Give up something for Lent and get it sponsored!

 

Go without (e.g. drinking, smoking, chocolate, texting)

 

Go-Kart Derby

 

Golden Egg

Golf events are a great form of fundraising. It’s easy to find people who love to play golf and there are lots of simple, fun ways to raise money through competitions, games and challenges.

 

Golf tournament

Approach your local golf club and arrange a date for a golf tournament. Involve your local businesses, hotels and restaurants by asking them to donate a prize and invite them to enter a team.

 

Greyhound Meeting

 

Greyhound Racing

 

Grocery Bagging

 

Guess the Height / Weight / Amount etc

 

Guess the number of sweets in a jar

 

Haircut

 

Halloween Fancy Dress

 

Halloween Fundraisers – 31st October

 

Halloween Party

 

Harvest Suppers With A Difference

 

Head and Beard Shaving

 

Head Shave

 

Heads or Tails

 

Hill Walking / Running

 

 

Holiday Babysitting

 

Hook a Duck

 

Hoopla

 

Horse Racing

 

Hosting a Barbecue Contest

 

Human Chain

 

Human Fruit Machine

 

Indoor Football Tournament

 

Indoor Games Night

 

Innocent Big Knit

 

Inter School Debate

 

International Cuisine Dinner Party

 

Jailbreak Travel Contest

 

Jellybean Count

Great fun for the kids. Fill a jar with jellybeans and everyone takes a guess. Whoever guesses closest to the actual number wins!

 

Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

 

Joke Competition

 

Juggling Challenge

 

Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale: you want tins, jars, handicrafts, bric a brac. Don’t be afraid to refuse jumble

 

Junior Entrepreneur Event

 

Karaoke

 

Kidnap a Teacher

 

Kids Bikes

 

Kissing Booth

 

Knitting

 

Kris Kindle

 

Lawn mowing

 

Layout

 

Learn a New Skill Day

 

Leg Waxing

 

Litter Collection – sponsored per item/black sack

 

Local Pub Quiz

 

Local Supermarket Bag Pack

 

Lollipop Fundraisers

 

Lottery

Many clubs use specialist companies to run an ongoing lottery as a fundraiser. People can sign up by direct debit or can pay weekly/monthly to be included. The school or club gets a percentage of the profit.

 

Lucky Birthdays

 

Lucky dip

 

Luncheons

 

Mad hair day

 

Magazine Fundraisers

 

Make a class gingerbread house and raffle/auction it off.

 

Make and Sell Greeting Cards

 

Make and Sell School Calenders

 

Make-Up Makeover

 

Marathon

 

Matched Giving From Companies for Employees

 

Meet-a-Celeb Night

 

Midsummer Day – 24th June

 

Mountain Climbing

 

Movie Night

Give your friends something to look forward to with a special screening of an old favourite or a recent must-see. Serve a few treats, a nice cuppa or a glass of bubbly (in exchange for a donation) and your guests just won’t want to leave!

 

Mud runs

 

Mystery Box

Mystery Boxes

 

Nail Painting

 

New Year’s Eve Party

Everyone loves New Year’s Eve Parties and at that festive time of year people tend to feel more generous. I suggest that you don’t hold it on Dec 31st – perhaps instead the second or third week in December.

 

Night In

Swap a night out for a night in. Invite your friends around for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. If you’re stuck for time, try tapas or pizza. Your night in could also be a pyjama and pamper party. Guests can make a contribution towards Oxfam’s work.

 

Non Uniform Day

Not only will you help support cancer research, but you will also bring your friends and families together for a great, fun day out!

Not sure what you want to do? Browse some event ideas below.

Notes to keep in mind:

Number all your ducks, in such a way that the numbers won’t come off in the water.

 

Obstacle Course

 

Occasion Cards

 

Odd Clothes Day

 

Odd Jobs

 

Oldies Disco Night

 

Online Charity Auctions

 

Painting

 

Pajama day

 

Pamper Day

Organise treats in your office for your colleagues such as a pop-up nail bar, mini massages, yoga class etc.

 

Pancake Breakfast

 

Paper Aeroplanes

 

Paper Chase, Clean Up

 

Parachute Jump

 

Patriotic Flags Fundraiser

 

Pave Your Street With Coins

 

Pay Day Breakfast

Treat your colleagues to a scrumptious breakfast on payday. Ask a local shop or supplier to come on board by donating food or offering a discount. Your colleagues will soon be asking about the next date!

 

Payroll Deduction

 

Pedal Cents

 

Penalty Shoot-Out

 

Penny Drive

 

Penny Wars

 

Personalised Items

Tshirts, Mugs etc.

 

Pet Show

 

Photography Exhibition

 

Photos/DVD’s

School photos and DVD’s of special events are great fundraising ideas. The school earns money and the families get to remember special moments in their child’s life.

Remember permission is needed from parents before recordings or photos can be taken.

 

Pizza Fundraiser

 

Plant Sale

 

Play/Talent Show

Charge a small fee to families to attend the annual play or talent show. And sell raffle tickets, have a heads and tails game or a silent auction on the night.

 

Ponsietta Sale

 

Popcorn Fundraiser

 

Power of Change

 

Pram Race

 

Pub quiz

 

Public Collections

 

Quick and easy events

 

Quiz Night

A pub quiz is another much-loved and successful fundraiser. Arrange your venue well in advance, source prizes, a good MC and promote your event through colleagues, friends and at the venue.

 

Race Day/Night

 

Race Night (horse/greyhound racing)

Race Night/ Casino Night

 

 

Raffle

A raffle is often held in conjunction with a bake sale/yard sale or other fundraising event. Ask for donations from parents and local businesses and price your tickets according to the range of prizes on offer.

 

Rag Weeks

 

Rainbow Festival

 

Read-A-Thon

Get sponsors or people in the community to pay for each book or chapter read for a specific time period.

 

Recycle Ink Cartridges

 

Recycle Mobile Phones

 

Recycling

 

Reverse Raffles

 

Role Reversal Day

 

Rubber Duck Race

 

Rubber Wrist Bands ( Awareness Bracelets )

 

Run

 

Santa Run

 

Santa’s Grotto

 

Scarecrow Day

School Book Offers

 

School Calendar

 

School Cookbook

Students and staff submit their all time family favourite recipes, along with a photo and this is turned into a cookbook.

 

School Diary

 

School Fair

 

School Hoodies

 

School Idol

 

School Lottery

 

School Sleepover

 

School Yard Sale

 

Scratch Card Fundraiser

 

Scrip Fundraising

 

Secret Santa

 

Sell calendars

 

Sell Crafts / Handmade Items

 

Sell Greeting Cards

 

Silent Auction

 

Silent Auction

 

Singing Contest

 

Skating Party

 

Skill Games

 

Skills Auction

Ask parents to donate their skills and time in a skills auction.

 

Skipathon

 

Skydive

 

Slave Auction

Sleep-out

 

Spelling Bee

 

Spin-a-Thon

Get your lycra on for a great cause! Ask a local gym or a friend if you could borrow a stationary bike and have co-workers sign up to take a shift on the bike. Set a goal, like the distance from Cork to Dublin!

 

Splat The Rat

 

Sponsered Cycle

 

Sponsered Walk

 

Sponsored Activities

 

Sponsored Dance

Organise a dance, or disco for your students where each pays an entry fee.

 

 

Spot the Baby Photo Competition

Ask people to submit a baby photo and have a ‘guess who?’ competition! Charge an entry fee and offer a prize to the person who gets the most right.

 

Street Charity Collections

 

Street Party

 

Strictly Come Dancing Event

 

Sweepstakes

Organise your sweepstakes around a big sporting event – golf, football or a horse race. Agree the prize for the winner in advance and the remainder raised can be donated Oxfam.

 

Swim

 

Table Quiz

 

Talent Competition

 

Tea Party

 

Tea Towels

 

Teacher Baby Photo Competition

 

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Run a fun teddy bear’s picnic and charge a small amount for teddies to attend. You could run this in conjunction with a bake sale or get everyone to bring their own picnic and have some treats available to the teddy bears.

 

Theme Days

 

Themed Evening/Event

 

Themed Fundraising Party

 

Tombola

is similar to a raffle, except that tickets are allocated to prizes in advance.

A very popular form of event in many areas: Try to get an established quiz given over

 

Trash and Treasure

 

Travel Abroad

 

Treasure Chest Raffle

Treasure Hunt

 

Tug-o-war

 

Tupperware Fundraising

 

University Challenge

 

Unwanted Christmas Gifts Sale

 

Used Book Sale

 

Valentine’s Day event – Sell off dates with people

 

Valentine’s Disco

 

Valet Services

 

Variety show

 

Variety Show (sketches, song, dance, readings)

 

Vintage Party

Walk

 

Walk Down Memory Lane Night for Parents

Choose music from a particular era. Incorporate meal and refreshments.

 

Walk-A-Thon

 

Washing cars, packing shopping trolleys in supermarkets, sweeping or gardening,

 

Wax a body part

 

Wear Wellies

 

Welly Wanging

 

Wet Sponge Wipeout Wheelbarrow Race

 

White Collar Boxing Night

 

Who Wants to be a Thousandaire

 

Who’s that baby? Photo Competition

People submit baby photos. Each participant pays an entry fee, with prizes given to those who guess most correctly

 

Wild West Day

 

Window Cleaning

 

Wine & Cheese Party

A very easy (and tasty) fundraiser! Simply choose a date that suits your circle and ask your guests for donations. Approach local off-licenses and supermarkets to enlist their support. It may well become an annual fundraising event.

 

Wine Tasting

 

Winner’s Choice Raffle

 

Winners Choice Option

 

World Music Event

 

World Record Beating Attempt

 

Worm Charming

 

Wristband Sale

 

Wristbands

Team up with  a specialist company to create a unique writstband for your school or club that can be sold to raise funds.

 

X Factor

You’ve seen it on the telly – now it’s your turn! Give local talent a chance to shine on stage. Secure a good local venue, charge admission on the door and include a raffle to boost your fundraising total.

 

Xmas Pantomime

 

Yard Cleaning

 

Yearbook

Zany Ideas

Zebra Party – Black and White Theme

Zoo Trips

Zzzzz – a sponsored sleep/stay awake

 

Sell Students’ Crafts Online – The Online School Craft Fair!!!

 

Traditional Fundraising Ideas for school can be great for students and teachers alike. However, they tend to be one-off events, thereby limiting the potential impact for your school. Additionally they can never have a global reach – limiting your audience. On this page we present a list of awesome, fun, challenging, and novel fundraising ideas – which you can make and sell online to raise money for your school. Visit www.school-craft-fair.com.

 

68 Amazing and Inspirational Fundraising Ideas for Schools.

  1. Heart Shaped Box. This beautiful heart shaped box is made by weaving wool or yarn between pre-positioned wooden sticks. Individuality can be expressed by choosing your own yarn colours, adding beads or other accessories. This box is easy to make and would be perfect for storing jewellery, makeup, odds and ends. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/763782418024226119/
  2. Celtic Cross / St. Brigid’s Cross.
  3. Hand Hammered Copper Jewelry. This is a very simple and beautiful craft to make. The techniques used here essentially date back thousands of years. Get copper wire of different diameters from your local DIY store. Then bend and twist the wires into your desihttp://school-craft-fair.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=146&type=image&TB_iframe=1red shape, and hammer flat.
  4. Cribbage Table. OK, I know, this seems very advanced for a school craft fair. But I think this would be a really cool woodwork project for high school students, and maybe your class could make one or two extra to sell for your school. Finished properly, I bet someone would be more than willing to pay several hundred dollars forthis.
  5. Woodworking Table
  6. Woodworking Bench
  7. Schoolhouse Chair and Writing Desk. Another beautiful example of what can de done with wood. This chair incorporates a writing desk, with storage beneath for books. Again, woodwork teachers, if your students are making craft projects of this calibre – then make some extra ones and sell for your school.
  8. Two Drawer Chest – See it on our Pinterest
  9. Dining Room Bench With Storage – See it on our Pinterest
  10. Woodwork Stool
  11. Handmade Bookmarks. Handmade bookmarks are easy to sell, cheap to make and easy to ship. Why not personalise them with your school logo or motto. You can find a great tutorial here.
  12. Earphone Holder. From dreamingindiy.com. By the way this is a top class website, full of great ideas.
  13. Recycled Cardboard Portrait
  14. High School Graduation Display Cabinet
  15. High School Art Wire Sculpture
  16. Cardboard 3D Art
  17. Magnet Projects
  18. Medieval Illuminated Letters
  19. Picasso Art – Art
  20. Four Views Of An Animal – Art
  21. Japanese Trees – Art
  22. Metal Tooling – Art
  23. DIY Newspaper Weaving Basket
  24. Square Know Wave Bracelet
  25. Starbucks USB
  26. Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Board
  27. Nesting Trays
  28. Ping Pong Ball Launcher
  29. Woodwork Coffee Table
  30. Woodwork File Holder
  31. Woodwork Bottle Holder
  32. Woodwork Birdhouse
  33. Woodwork Bed
  34. Split Portraits – Art
  35. Stress Ball
  36. Sun In Hand – Art
  37. Origami
  38. Holiday Lanterns
  39. School Book Covers
  40. Pinch Pot Monsters – Pottery
  41. Papercut Portraits – Art
  42. Symbolic Self Portrait – Art
  43. Cubism – Art
  44. Ceramic Coil Built Vase
  45. Mason Jar
  46. Light Bulb Aquarium
  47. Pretty Swirly Ring
  48. Burlap Bags
  49. Big Bead Flower Bracelet
  50. Embroidery
  51. Candy Maze Carpentry
  52. Woodwork Candle Holder
  53. Child’s Bureau – pour les petites
  54. K-cup storage
  55. Woodwork Clock
  56. Woodwork Desktop Ornaments – Owl
  57. Safety Pin Bracelet
  58. Ceramic Gourd Birdhouse
  59. 2 Pictures in 1
  60. Phone Prison Desk Organiser
  61. DIY Balloon Bowls
  62. Weaved Bracelets
  63. Popsicle Stick Bracelets
  64. Wire Wrap Pendants
  65. Olive Wood Goblet
  66. Plastic Picnic Table

You can find all of these and many more wonderful fundraising ideas on our Pinterest Board. So come on, get inspired!

 

Fundraising for your school is made easy with our online school craft fair http://school-craft-fair.com. School-craft-fair.com is a place where you can easily showcase and sell your students’ crafts online.

 

 

 

Other Fundraising Ideas for Schools

If you would like alternative fundraising ideas, I have compiled an extensive list below. Please browse through them and make comments if you wish.

50/50 Raffle

A 50/50 raffle is a really simple, effective way of fundraising. Put simply, half the money raised in the raffle is retained while the other half is given as prizes. It can also be a really simple addition to another event such as a school concert or fun day.

 

70’s/80’s/90’s Night

70’s/80’s/90’s nights are a really fun way of fundraising. Simply collect an entry fee at the door, have a bar and some music. Maybe also have some spot prizes donated by local businesses for the best dressed.

 

Abseil

 

All Saints Day Cleanup

Our towns and neighbourhoods can always benefit from a cleanup – especially after Halloween. So, organise a sponsored All Saints day cleanup.

 

Angel Festival

 

Antique Fairs

Antiques fairs are a great way to spark conversation and interest amongst teachers, parents and students.

 

Art Auction

 

Art Exhibition

Showcase art created by students, teachers or parents and sell or auction them. You may discover the next Picasso!

 

Arts and Crafts Demonstrations

Get students to show off their arts and crafts, with the option for attendees to buy. Also a great way to clear out the art room at year’s end.

 

Athletic meetings

Encourage fitness and raise money at the same time.

 

Baby and Kids Clothes Resale

Hold a baby and kids’ clothes resale in your community. Alternatively, just collect used clothes and partner with a company which specialises in clothes recycling.

 

Baby Rave

A unique interactive dance and music event for babies, children under 4.

 

Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction

 

Bad Hair Day

 

Bad Tie Day

 

Bag Packing

Join forces with your local supermarket and collect money by packing groceries.

 

Bake Off

 

Bake Sale

A bake sale is a really great way to fundraise, and parents love to get involved. It is a really positive addition to any school event.

 

Baked Bean Bath

 

Balloon Fundraising

 

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

 

Baloon Popping

 

Barefoot Books Fundraising Programme

 

Bargain Basement Evening Gowns

Barn Dance

 

Battery Recycling

 

Battle of the Bands

 

BBQ

Be combined with any number of other activities. Fairtrade products may be promoted.

 

Beach Cleanup Day

 

Beard Shaving

 

Bedding Plants Sale

 

Beetle Drive

 

Big Truck and Tractor Rally

 

Bike Ride

 

Bingo Night

Organise a fun bingo night for families. You can purchase special books and have a parent or teacher be the caller for the night.

Blind Date

 

Board Game Tournament

 

Bobbing for Apples

 

Bonfire Night

 

Book Blitz

 

Book Club Fundraiser

 

Book Fair

 

Book Reading

Educational and fun. Children get sponsored to read as many books as possible in a set amount of time.

 

Book sale

Both of these need good quality, brand new prizes, or alternatively, items of unique

 

Bottle Drive

 

Bowling Tournament

 

Break the Balloon

 

Breakfast Event

 

Brick Fundraising

 

Bridge/ Whist/ Beetle Drive

 

Bring and Buy

 

Bring-a-Book Sale

 

Buckets for Donations

 

Bungee Jumping

 

Busking / Street Choir

 

Butler Auction

 

Butler for a Day

 

Buttons / Badges

 

Cake Sale

 

Calendars/Wall Planners

We all need calendars and wall planners to track family activities. Schools can team up with companies who create these to fundraise.

 

Candle Fundraisers

 

Candy Bar Fundraising

 

Candy Sale

 

Car Boot Sale

Set up a car boot sale involving the whole community. Parents, teachers and local residents are invited to declutter their homes with all proceeds being donated to the school.

 

Car Wash

 

Caroling / Singing

 

Cash for Clobber

 

Casino Night

 

Casual Day

 

Cell Phone Recycling

 

Challenge and Sporting Events

 

Charity Concert

 

Charity Dinner

 

Charity Election

 

Charity Head Shave

 

Charity Quilts

 

Cheese and Wine

 

Children’s Sports Day

 

Children’s Art Exhibition

 

 

Chinese Raffles

 

Christmas Cards

 

Christmas Day Swim

 

Christmas Party

 

Christmas Wreaths

 

Church Gate Collection

 

Church Hymns

 

Cinema Outing or Film in School Hall

 

Class Photos

 

Clothes For Cash

 

Clothes Recycling

 

Clothing Collection

 

Coffee Morning

 

Coin Collections

 

Colour Run

 

Colouring Wall

 

Community Cake Sale

Ask local shops or businesses to sell cakes made by your students or their parents.

 

Community Clean up – could be sponsored by residents/businesses

 

Computer Knowledge

 

Concert

If your school or club have talented musicians or an amazing choir, run a concert for friends and family to attend and charge a small fee.

 

Concert/Reading

 

Cookbook Fundraising

 

Cookie Dough Fundraising

 

Cookie Sale

 

Cooking Demonstration

 

Costume Contest

 

Cotton Candy Maker

 

Count The Candy / How Many Sweets In The Jar

 

Cow Patty Bingo (and Cock-A-Doodle-Poo)

 

Craft Fair

 

Create and sell a CD

 

Create and sell a coupon book with deals from local businesses

 

Crockery Smash

 

Cuppa & Cake Coffee Morning

 

Cycle

 

Cycle-a-Thon

 

Cycling Events

As another great fundraising idea, you can get on your bike and take part in a sponsored cycle!

 

Dance / Ball

 

Dance marathon

 

Dance-a-Thon

 

Dancing

 

Darts

 

Dessert

 

Dinner dance or disco

A really great way for parents, teachers and locals to meet and get to know each other.

 

Dinner Party

 

Disco

 

Door-to-Door Collections

 

Dog Show

 

Dog Walking

 

Donation Bucket

 

Donations in Lieu of Presents

 

Double Decker

 

Dress Down Day

 

Duck Race

 

Duck the Teacher/Leader

 

Easter Egg Hunt

 

Easter Egg Roll

 

Eating Contest

 

Egg & Spoon Race

 

Embarrass the Teacher

 

Employer Matched Giving

Many employers have a charity or community fund and offer matched-giving to their employees. Whatever fundraising idea you decide to undertake, make sure to ask your employer if they’ll match your fundraising total.

 

Endurance Challenges

 

Endurance Test (e.g. staying awake, standing up, reading)

 

Entertainment

 

Exercise Bike Marathon

 

Exhibitions

 

Expeditions

 

Facepainting

 

Fall Fundraising Trends for Schools

 

Fancy dress

 

Farmer’s market

 

Fashion Show

 

Fasting

 

Ferret Racing

 

Festivals

 

Fete

 

Fine Box

 

Firewalking

 

Five-a-Side Sporting Event

Flamingo Flocking

 

Flower Bulb Fundraising

 

Food Tasting

 

Football Competition

Hold a five-a-side football competition in your school. Ask local businesses to sponsor the event. Structure it like a world cup and get some eye catching signage made.

 

Football Match

 

Football Tournament

 

Fortune Cookies

 

Fortune Telling

 

Fun Quizzes

 

Fun Run

Set a fitness goal by organising your own fun run in your local park or town path.

 

Fundraising Letters

 

Fundraising Officer

 

Furniture Donations

 

Gala Event

 

Games Day or Evening

 

Games/Sports and Tournaments

 

Garden Party

A garden party is a great way for teachers and parents to get to know eachother. Just ask for donations or an entry fee.

 

Gardening

 

Get Artistic

Hold an arts and crafts fair in your school in which all parents and teachers can contribute.

 

Get Gaming

 

Get Pampered

 

Gift Wrapping

 

Gigs

 

Girls V Boys Day / Event

 

Give up something for Lent and get it sponsored!

 

Go without (e.g. drinking, smoking, chocolate, texting)

 

Go-Kart Derby

 

Golden Egg

Golf events are a great form of fundraising. It’s easy to find people who love to play golf and there are lots of simple, fun ways to raise money through competitions, games and challenges.

 

Golf tournament

Approach your local golf club and arrange a date for a golf tournament. Involve your local businesses, hotels and restaurants by asking them to donate a prize and invite them to enter a team.

 

Greyhound Meeting

 

Greyhound Racing

 

Grocery Bagging

 

Guess the Height / Weight / Amount etc

 

Guess the number of sweets in a jar

 

Haircut

 

Halloween Fancy Dress

 

Halloween Fundraisers – 31st October

 

Halloween Party

 

Harvest Suppers With A Difference

 

Head and Beard Shaving

 

Head Shave

 

Heads or Tails

 

Hill Walking / Running

 

 

Holiday Babysitting

 

Hook a Duck

 

Hoopla

 

Horse Racing

 

Hosting a Barbecue Contest

 

Human Chain

 

Human Fruit Machine

 

Indoor Football Tournament

 

Indoor Games Night

 

Innocent Big Knit

 

Inter School Debate

 

International Cuisine Dinner Party

 

Jailbreak Travel Contest

 

Jellybean Count

Great fun for the kids. Fill a jar with jellybeans and everyone takes a guess. Whoever guesses closest to the actual number wins!

 

Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

 

Joke Competition

 

Juggling Challenge

 

Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale: you want tins, jars, handicrafts, bric a brac. Don’t be afraid to refuse jumble

 

Junior Entrepreneur Event

 

Karaoke

 

Kidnap a Teacher

 

Kids Bikes

 

Kissing Booth

 

Knitting

 

Kris Kindle

 

Lawn mowing

 

Layout

 

Learn a New Skill Day

 

Leg Waxing

 

Litter Collection – sponsored per item/black sack

 

Local Pub Quiz

 

Local Supermarket Bag Pack

 

Lollipop Fundraisers

 

Lottery

Many clubs use specialist companies to run an ongoing lottery as a fundraiser. People can sign up by direct debit or can pay weekly/monthly to be included. The school or club gets a percentage of the profit.

 

Lucky Birthdays

 

Lucky dip

 

Luncheons

 

Mad hair day

 

Magazine Fundraisers

 

Make a class gingerbread house and raffle/auction it off.

 

Make and Sell Greeting Cards

 

Make and Sell School Calenders

 

Make-Up Makeover

 

Marathon

 

Matched Giving From Companies for Employees

 

Meet-a-Celeb Night

 

Midsummer Day – 24th June

 

Mountain Climbing

 

Movie Night

Give your friends something to look forward to with a special screening of an old favourite or a recent must-see. Serve a few treats, a nice cuppa or a glass of bubbly (in exchange for a donation) and your guests just won’t want to leave!

 

Mud runs

 

Mystery Box

Mystery Boxes

 

Nail Painting

 

New Year’s Eve Party

Everyone loves New Year’s Eve Parties and at that festive time of year people tend to feel more generous. I suggest that you don’t hold it on Dec 31st – perhaps instead the second or third week in December.

 

Night In

Swap a night out for a night in. Invite your friends around for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. If you’re stuck for time, try tapas or pizza. Your night in could also be a pyjama and pamper party. Guests can make a contribution towards Oxfam’s work.

 

Non Uniform Day

Not only will you help support cancer research, but you will also bring your friends and families together for a great, fun day out!

Not sure what you want to do? Browse some event ideas below.

Notes to keep in mind:

Number all your ducks, in such a way that the numbers won’t come off in the water.

 

Obstacle Course

 

Occasion Cards

 

Odd Clothes Day

 

Odd Jobs

 

Oldies Disco Night

 

Online Charity Auctions

 

Painting

 

Pajama day

 

Pamper Day

Organise treats in your office for your colleagues such as a pop-up nail bar, mini massages, yoga class etc.

 

Pancake Breakfast

 

Paper Aeroplanes

 

Paper Chase, Clean Up

 

Parachute Jump

 

Patriotic Flags Fundraiser

 

Pave Your Street With Coins

 

Pay Day Breakfast

Treat your colleagues to a scrumptious breakfast on payday. Ask a local shop or supplier to come on board by donating food or offering a discount. Your colleagues will soon be asking about the next date!

 

Payroll Deduction

 

Pedal Cents

 

Penalty Shoot-Out

 

Penny Drive

 

Penny Wars

 

Personalised Items

Tshirts, Mugs etc.

 

Pet Show

 

Photography Exhibition

 

Photos/DVD’s

School photos and DVD’s of special events are great fundraising ideas. The school earns money and the families get to remember special moments in their child’s life.

Remember permission is needed from parents before recordings or photos can be taken.

 

Pizza Fundraiser

 

Plant Sale

 

Play/Talent Show

Charge a small fee to families to attend the annual play or talent show. And sell raffle tickets, have a heads and tails game or a silent auction on the night.

 

Ponsietta Sale

 

Popcorn Fundraiser

 

Power of Change

 

Pram Race

 

Pub quiz

 

Public Collections

 

Quick and easy events

 

Quiz Night

A pub quiz is another much-loved and successful fundraiser. Arrange your venue well in advance, source prizes, a good MC and promote your event through colleagues, friends and at the venue.

 

Race Day/Night

 

Race Night (horse/greyhound racing)

Race Night/ Casino Night

 

 

Raffle

A raffle is often held in conjunction with a bake sale/yard sale or other fundraising event. Ask for donations from parents and local businesses and price your tickets according to the range of prizes on offer.

 

Rag Weeks

 

Rainbow Festival

 

Read-A-Thon

Get sponsors or people in the community to pay for each book or chapter read for a specific time period.

 

Recycle Ink Cartridges

 

Recycle Mobile Phones

 

Recycling

 

Reverse Raffles

 

Role Reversal Day

 

Rubber Duck Race

 

Rubber Wrist Bands ( Awareness Bracelets )

 

Run

 

Santa Run

 

Santa’s Grotto

 

Scarecrow Day

School Book Offers

 

School Calendar

 

School Cookbook

Students and staff submit their all time family favourite recipes, along with a photo and this is turned into a cookbook.

 

School Diary

 

School Fair

 

School Hoodies

 

School Idol

 

School Lottery

 

School Sleepover

 

School Yard Sale

 

Scratch Card Fundraiser

 

Scrip Fundraising

 

Secret Santa

 

Sell calendars

 

Sell Crafts / Handmade Items

 

Sell Greeting Cards

 

Silent Auction

 

Silent Auction

 

Singing Contest

 

Skating Party

 

Skill Games

 

Skills Auction

Ask parents to donate their skills and time in a skills auction.

 

Skipathon

 

Skydive

 

Slave Auction

Sleep-out

 

Spelling Bee

 

Spin-a-Thon

Get your lycra on for a great cause! Ask a local gym or a friend if you could borrow a stationary bike and have co-workers sign up to take a shift on the bike. Set a goal, like the distance from Cork to Dublin!

 

Splat The Rat

 

Sponsered Cycle

 

Sponsered Walk

 

Sponsored Activities

 

Sponsored Dance

Organise a dance, or disco for your students where each pays an entry fee.

 

 

Spot the Baby Photo Competition

Ask people to submit a baby photo and have a ‘guess who?’ competition! Charge an entry fee and offer a prize to the person who gets the most right.

 

Street Charity Collections

 

Street Party

 

Strictly Come Dancing Event

 

Sweepstakes

Organise your sweepstakes around a big sporting event – golf, football or a horse race. Agree the prize for the winner in advance and the remainder raised can be donated Oxfam.

 

Swim

 

Table Quiz

 

Talent Competition

 

Tea Party

 

Tea Towels

 

Teacher Baby Photo Competition

 

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Run a fun teddy bear’s picnic and charge a small amount for teddies to attend. You could run this in conjunction with a bake sale or get everyone to bring their own picnic and have some treats available to the teddy bears.

 

Theme Days

 

Themed Evening/Event

 

Themed Fundraising Party

 

Tombola

is similar to a raffle, except that tickets are allocated to prizes in advance.

A very popular form of event in many areas: Try to get an established quiz given over

 

Trash and Treasure

 

Travel Abroad

 

Treasure Chest Raffle

Treasure Hunt

 

Tug-o-war

 

Tupperware Fundraising

 

University Challenge

 

Unwanted Christmas Gifts Sale

 

Used Book Sale

 

Valentine’s Day event – Sell off dates with people

 

Valentine’s Disco

 

Valet Services

 

Variety show

 

Variety Show (sketches, song, dance, readings)

 

Vintage Party

Walk

 

Walk Down Memory Lane Night for Parents

Choose music from a particular era. Incorporate meal and refreshments.

 

Walk-A-Thon

 

Washing cars, packing shopping trolleys in supermarkets, sweeping or gardening,

 

Wax a body part

 

Wear Wellies

 

Welly Wanging

 

Wet Sponge Wipeout
Wheelbarrow Race

 

White Collar Boxing Night

 

Who Wants to be a Thousandaire

 

Who’s that baby? Photo Competition

People submit baby photos. Each participant pays an entry fee, with prizes given to those who guess most correctly

 

Wild West Day

 

Window Cleaning

 

Wine & Cheese Party

A very easy (and tasty) fundraiser! Simply choose a date that suits your circle and ask your guests for donations. Approach local off-licenses and supermarkets to enlist their support. It may well become an annual fundraising event.

 

Wine Tasting

 

Winner’s Choice Raffle

 

Winners Choice Option

 

World Music Event

 

World Record Beating Attempt

 

Worm Charming

 

Wristband Sale

 

Wristbands

Team up with  a specialist company to create a unique writstband for your school or club that can be sold to raise funds.

 

X Factor

You’ve seen it on the telly – now it’s your turn! Give local talent a chance to shine on stage. Secure a good local venue, charge admission on the door and include a raffle to boost your fundraising total.

 

Xmas Pantomime

 

Yard Cleaning

 

Yearbook

Zany Ideas

Zebra Party – Black and White Theme

Zoo Trips

Zzzzz – a sponsored sleep/stay awake

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