Our top fundraising tips

Discover our top tips and advice on fundraising for charity with ideas for everyone to make the most of your fundraising events.

Choose an event you'll enjoy

Choose an activity you will enjoy organising. If people see that you’re having a good time they are more likely to support you. We've got plenty of fundraising ideas to inspire you, including the great charity event ideas in the guide below.

Check out our A-Z guide of ideas

Keep it simple

The best fundraising projects are often the simplest. Be realistic about your time and cost your event carefully.

Keep a checklist so you know exactly what needs to be done at each stage.

Decide on a date

Check the calendar for any clashes such as a big football match or a friend’s birthday!

Work out a budget

Set yourself a fundraising target and make sure it’s around three times as much as you spend.

Tell everyone about your event

Social media is a great and simple way of communicating your event, run or challenge to your friends and family, and can create a real buzz.

Top tips for using social media

If you have a personal reason for supporting us and are happy to share your story add this into your posts and any press releases. It will help your supporters feel connected to you, your event and us.

You can read more about promoting your event here.

Try to keep costs down

Ask local businesses to help out. You could ask if they would donate raffle prizes or cover the cost of printing leaflets or posters about your event.

Thank everyone

After the event remember to thank everyone who helped out or supported you.

Let them know how much you’ve raised and thank them for their support.

Get in touch with us

Register your event so we can support you and provide you with free fundraising materials, like stickers and blank posters with space to write details of your events. 

Register your event here

Send in the money!

Please send in the money you raise quickly so that we can start putting it to use. Thanks!