Stuck for fundraising ideas? Check out our list below for some inspiration!
List of fundraising ideas
Setting up an online fundraising page with Bravehearts takes less than five minutes and is an easy way for people to donate. Simply register and you are ready to go!
Do you love to run, swim, cycle or play sports? Why not join an organised race or set up your own sports day and get everyone involved?
Wear purple to work for one day and organise a gold coin donation to Bravehearts.
Get your workplace or community involved and organise a raffle. Ask local businesses to donate the prizes.
Kick a bad habit for a month, do something good for your health and protect Aussie kids! Whether you quit sugar, alcohol, smoking, caffeine or junk food, no doubt your friends and family will be there to back you with donations along the way!
Do you have a birthday, wedding or anniversary coming up? Is Christmas just around the corner? Whatever the occasion, ask for a gift that gives back to a good cause. Get your friends to make a donation to Bravehearts instead of giving presents. Don’t forget to create a fundraising page where they can make the donation!
Your Business can get involved by fundraising as a workplace. How about donating a percentage of sales or a percentage of wage via workplace giving?
Organise your own fundraising BBQ or sign up for a Bunnings BBQ. Approach local supermarkets, butchers and bakeries to see if they will donate your sausages, bread, sauce, napkins and cans of soft drinks/water.
Ask your company to match the amount of donations you receive from your fundraiser.
Ask your favourite local establishment to host a fundraising dinner for you. They supply a deal on food and drink and you supply the donation forms or tins!
Organise a dinner party and ask your friends to contribute a donation for your invite.
Host a breakfast, high tea or cocktail party with a set ticket price to cover any costs and make some profit.
Speak with everyone in your office or workplace and get them to challenge each other to raise the highest amount. Give the ‘winner’ a prize.
Ask your company to allow a ‘dress down day’. For the privilege employees make a donation.
Executives participate in an all-day contest to end the day with the shortest tie. Employees donate to cut an inch off their favourite executive’s tie, the ugliest or most ties. Ties can be bought from Op Shops for a couple of dollars.
How a charity wine tasting evening for your friends. Approach a local winery to donate the wine.
Host a fundraising fitness challenge at your local gym.
Approach your local Park Run – they will often dedicate a morning run to a particular charity and members will donate.
Call the local famer market, flea market, night market etc, to see if they will donate a ‘table’ (space) to you. Decorate the space with posters letting people know you’re raising money for Bravehearts.
Host a bake sale at work. Bake some sweet treats and ask your workmates to do the same.
Know all that stuff that’s been hanging out in your garage? Gather it up and ask your friends to do the same. Put it in your front yard and sell, sell, sell! Put all the money raised toward your financial target to support the work of Bravehearts.
Host a car wash. Ask a local Super Cheap Auto or similar to donate the cleaning products, put up signs, and wash away.
Fill a large jar with lollies (try to get them donated) and get your workmates to guess how many in the jar for a gold coin donation. Prize is the yummy jar full of lollies!
Ask your local cafés or shops to place a donation box on their counter. Check with the manager/owner. They may be willing to place the box in a high-traffic area so lots of customers can see it. Simple!
Ask your friends or family to donate a block, box or bag of chocolates and make up some gift baskets to be raffled off. Great around Easter Time!
Ask your hairdresser to donate $2 for every haircut they complete over one week. Or, have your hairdresser put a donation tin on their counter with a small flyer. Hairdressers are great at talking things up and spreading the message.
Ask churches or service clubs with which you are involved, for gifts of $100 or more – If you are an active donor or member this is very effective. You can usually be successful with a simple proposal and presentation.
Plan a fun night of bowling at your local lanes. Ask the owner to discount the cost of bowling and you can collect the difference.
This is a very simple way to raise money and you can set this up via Facebook.
Create these little boxes or jars for your friends, family or workplace. At the end of the day they can drop their spare change in the box.
A lot of people will donate to watch you do something (like shaving your head or one eyebrow, etc).
Have a silent auction for an item you are able to get donated – from gift baskets to paintings to gift certificates.