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.
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?
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.
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. Choose a date, choose your categories and then advertise it!
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. Set up a JustGiving page so people can donate and the money, including any Gift Aid, automatically gets sent to us.
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! Check out our ideas to help you get selling.
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.
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.
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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.
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.