Do your own fundraising

Do your own fundraising

Whether this is your first time or you’re a seasoned fundraiser, everyone needs a little inspiration to get started. From bake sales and film nights to fun runs and sponsored silences, there are lots of creative ways to raise money to help end domestic abuse.

Check out our A-Z of fundraising ideas

Not sure where to start with fundraising? Our A-Z is the perfect place to get some inspiration. 

Get quizzing

Simple and fun, hosting a quiz night is a great way to raise money. Our free pack has quiz questions so you don’t have to spend lots of time trawling the internet for ideas!

Cold water swimming

Brave the chill!

Ready to freeze for a fiver? Then download our pack and organise a cold-water swim fundraiser. Grab your friends, brave the chill and show your solidarity with women experiencing abuse.

Host a feminist film night

Our free pack has everything you need to organise your film night. Find a great venue (or do it at home or work), choose your favourite films and charge a £5 donation at the door – you could even add a bit extra for a carton of popcorn. If you’re struggling for film suggestions, our pack has got some great ideas – Thelma and Louise anyone? You can download our ready-made social media posts below:

Bake sale

A bake sale or coffee morning is a classic way to make money and is always a winner! Whether at home, school or work – baking is a great way to fundraising success. Maybe set up a Bake Off style challenge and get everyone involved. Choose a date, choose your categories and then advertise it! You can download our ready-made social media posts below:

Feminist book club

Not sure where to start organising a book club? Let us help! We’ve developed a pack with lots of top tips and book ideas, it’s free to download and will hopefully give you everything you need to get reading and get fundraising at the same time! It’s got some posters to help you promote your book club too.

Take on a virtual challenge

You could climb the 8,848m of Everest, using the stairs or a climbing wall. Divide the challenge by 10 people with each person climbing the equivalent of 884.8m. Check out The Conqueror Events app for ideas on exciting virtual challenges you can participate in. Ask people to sponsor your efforts and watch your total mount up – just like those metres. Set up a JustGiving page so people can donate and the money, including any Gift Aid, automatically gets sent to us.

Want to do the real thing? We’ve got lots of in person challenge event ideas too.

Clothes

Rags to riches

Sell your unwanted clothes or items on e-Bay, or at a car boot sale. You can also raise money for us when you shop using easyfundraising. Signing up is simple, and every time you shop, we receive a donation.

You will be surprised at the sorts of things that people are willing to buy! Check out our ideas to help you get selling. If you donate your unwanted clothes to Re-fashion, an online charity shop, they will donate a proportion of the proceeds to us.

Donate your plate

With a group of friends or colleagues, take it in turn to host a dinner party, with guests scoring the parties to crown the dinner party champion! Each guest makes a donation to Women’s Aid equal to the amount they would pay for a meal out.

We’ve got great recipe ideas from Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, Meera Sodha and Madeleine Shaw to get you started.

Go purple for the day

Add a purple theme to your fundraising by organising a dress-down day at work/college with everyone donating £1-£2 to wear purple. Purple is the internationally recognised colour to raise awareness of domestic abuse. You could even get sponsored to dye your hair purple!

Whatever you choose, setting up a donation page via Just Giving is a great way of providing a safe and easy way for people to donate.

 

Hold a virtual event

From a gaming marathon to hosting an online gig – holding a virtual event is a great way of raising money. You can livestream directly from your Just Giving page which can keep things simple and means that people are automatically linked with your donation page. Other options include Facebook LiveStreamYard and Zoom. If you are advertising your event via Eventbrite then you can connect your event to Zoom so that attendees are sent the link to your event when they register.

Online classes

Sharing your skills via a virtual class is a great way to fundraise from the comfort of your own home. Whether its a craft workshop, baking session, or fitness class – everyone has something to offer. One of the most important things to consider for your online class is the platform to host it from. This needs to be a platform that you feel comfortable with.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan for your event and get the message out there to increase attendees and donations!

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Charity football match

Bring a competitive element into your fundraising by organising a charity football match or 5-a-side tournament. Each team pays to enter, with extra forfeits for anyone who’s given a red or yellow card.

Spectators can join in the fun by holding a sweepstake to predict the winning team.

Other ways to fundraise

Student fundraising

As a student you are in a brilliant position to fundraise with so many accessible platforms and like -minded people around you. Not only is it a great way to meet people, it also looks fab on your CV! To request a university pack email us on fundraising@womensaid.org.uk

Fundraising at work

Workplace fundraising is an easy and effective way to raise vital funds for Women’s Aid. We’ve got lots of ideas and tips to get you started. From payroll giving through to fancy dress, whether simple or lots of activities – we can help find the perfect way to get your staff involved in fundraising.

Fundraising support

Whether you do a skydive, a bake sale or a swimathon, every pound you raise will help more women escape abuse. We’re always on hand to help you – from fundraising tips to resources.

Tips and resources

If you’re a first time fundraiser or an experienced supporter, you can find useful advice on how to get fundraising.

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Contact us

If you are thinking about fundraising for Women’s Aid, we’re always on hand to  help. Contact our dedicated Fundraising Team by dropping us an email

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