Are you planning an amazing event to fundraise for Shelter Scotland? From bake sales to fashion shows, there’s loads of great ways you can fundraise for Shelter Scotland. So, whether you’re making some treats or moving your feet, here’s our A to Z guide of community fundraising to help you raise money to fight bad housing and homelessness:
A – Art Trade Fair
Instead of purchasing art, people swap art and find new gems.
B – Bingo
Bingo is a popular and fun way of raising money for a good cause, for both adults and kids.
C – Cake sale
A cake sale is an excellent way to raise money, especially for those with a sweet tooth!
D – Disco
Discos are particularly great for kids and teenagers. You could even add a theme too.
E – Exhibition
Back in 2014, we showed a series of photos taken by Nick Hedges, looking at poverty in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s.
F – Fashion Show
Fancy yourself as Britain’s Next Top Model? Why not host a fashion show then! You could split the clothes into categories like era or occasion.
G – Guess the ?
People can pay a small fee to guess how many sweets are in the jar to win a prize.
H – Half marathon
Get your running shoes on, and organise a sponsored run for charity.
One person’s cast offs are another’s treasure! Donate your unwanted goods to our stores.
J – Jumble sale
There’s nowhere like a jumble sale or clothes swap to find that unique piece your wardrobe has been missing.
K – Karaoke competition
If you’re seeking some recognition of your awesome vocal talents, you could organise your own X-Factor style singing contest.
L – Lunch
Lunch is a great, and delicious, way to fundraise.
M – Music concert
Know a great local band? Get them on board to belt out a few tunes for a good cause.
N – Non-uniform day
You could organise a non-uniform day, where you go to school in your casual clothing instead of school uniform.
O – Open mic night
Are you a budding songwriter? Are you looking to be “discovered,” or like singing covers of other artists? Then an open-mic night is for you.
P – Pet show
If you’ve a perfect pup or a cute cat, enter them into a charity pet show! Categories could include things like waggy-est tail.
Q – Quiz
Do you love a game show? Test your knowledge with a quiz. Make it general knowledge or focus it around a tv program or sport!
R – Raffle
Everyone loves a raffle. You never know what you might win. Donations for the prizes can be obtained by contacting local retailers, services and restaurants.
S – Stand Up Comedy
Last year we hosted an evening of comedy with Ed Gamble, Felicity Ward, Reginald D Hunter, Sofie Hagen and David O’Doherty. Why not run your own comedy event with some comedy sketches or best impressionist?
T – Tournament
Host a tournament of something with a small entry fee. This could be a sport or gaming.
U – University Challenge
If knowledge is your thing, then try a general knowledge quiz with your peers.
V – Variety show
Impress everyone with your talents in a Britain’s Got Talent style event.
W – Wear red day
Red is our favourite colour. Wear it with pride, and donate a small amount of money to wear at work or school for the day.
X – X marks the spot
Embrace your inner pirate, and search for some treasure! (We’ll pass on the rum though!)
Y – Yoga
A sponsored yoga event is the most zen way to relax, de-stress and also raise money.
Z – Zumba-a-thon
Get your dancing shoes on and dance during a Zumba dance-a-thon.
Whatever kind of fundraising event you decide to have, we’re here to support you. Get in touch today for your free fundraising pack, access to our fab fundraising resources, and your very own dedicated member of Shelter Scotland staff to support you every step of the way!
if you’re still not sure how you’d like to support us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a helping hand.