Fundraising ideas

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 for Women’s Aid.

Bake sale

A bake sale 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.

3 peaks challenge team

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. Ask people to sponsor your efforts and watch your total mount up – just like those metres.


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.

Hanging clothes

Rags to riches

Sell your unwanted clothes or items on e-Bay, or at a car boot sale, and use the money earned to boost your fundraising target.  You can also sell your old books on Amazon too. You will be surprised at the sorts of things that people are willing to buy!

Feminist movie night

Find a great venue (or do it at home), choose your favourite films and charge a £5 donation at the door. Thelma and Louise anyone?


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.

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 violence and abuse. You could even get sponsored to dye your hair purple!

Other ways to fundraise

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! Find out more here.

To request a University Pack and chat about how we can work together, email us on [email protected] or call 0117 983 7132.

This is such an easy and effective way to raise vital funds for Women’s Aid.

Organise an event, ask your employer to match your donation, put a fundraising ask on your work intranet – these are all great ways to help strengthen our movement.

Our brilliant team are always on hand to help. Email us on [email protected] or call 0117 983 7132.

Contact us

If you are thinking about fundraising for Women’s Aid, we’re always on hand to help.  Please call our dedicated Fundraising Team on 0117 983 7132 or drop us an email.

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