A-Z of Fundraising ideas

Dublin Simon Community - Fundraising

A

Auction of Promises
Antiques Fair/Valuation Day
Aerobics/ sponsored workout
American Tennis Tournament

B

Baby show/glamorous grannies!
Ball
Balloon race
Banquet
Barn dance
Bath in baked beans /jelly etc. (Sponsored)
BBQ
Bean eating (sponsored)
Beetle drive
Badminton tournament
Bed pushing
Bottle stall
Boules/Petanque competition
Bowling
Bridge Tournament
Beach Clean (sponsored)
Bell ringing (sponsored)
Book Sale 
Break out for a day
Bad Taste Evening
Bike rides (sponsored)
Bring and Buy
Bingo

C

Car Treasure Hunt
Cabaret Night
Cake sale
Clay Pigeon shoot
Car wash (sponsored)
Carol marathon
Carnival
Ceilidh
Challenge events
Christmas Fair
Coins in a Fountain
Coin chains
Caption Competition
Conker competition
Country Fayre
Coin chains
Crossword marathon (sponsored)
Charades evening
Concerts
Caption Competition
Conker competition
Country Fayre
Coin chains
Crossword marathon (sponsored)
Charades evening
Concerts

D

Disco (themed) - 70s, Abba, Punk
Disco dancing Competition
Donkey Derby 
Dance Marathon 
Dutch Auction
Demonstrations - Cake icing, painting, floral, cookery, beauty, yoga etc.
Do it yourself Dinner/ball
Diminishing coffee parties
Dinner dance
Duck race

E

Egg Eating competition
Easter Parade
Easter egg hunt
Egg and spoon race
Evening of song
Exhibition -Art/craft/photography/flower arranging/children's work etc
Egg Eating competition
Easter Parade

F

Fashion show
Fast party - people pay not to attend
Fete/Fair
Film premier/film show
Firework display
Flower show
Flower arranging evening
Five a side football competition
Fancy Dress night
Fortune telling and horoscopes
Fun run
Folk night

G

Garage sale
Give something up e.g. smoking, chocolate etc. (sponsored)
Golf tournament
Go karting
Garden open day
Garden Trail
Gladiators
Gymkhana

H

Half marathon (sponsored)
Halloween Night
Holiday photo competition
Honesty box
Head shave (sponsored)
Hunger lunch
Horse race night

I

It’s a knock out
Indoor games evening
Ice skating competition
Irish dancing marathon

J

Job swap (sponsored)
Judo demonstration/competition
Jogging (sponsored)
Jazz evening
Jail and Bail
Jigsaw marathon (sponsored)
Jumble sale

K

Karaoke
Karate demonstration/competition
Knitting marathon (sponsored)

L

Lawn mowing (sponsored)
Lotteries
Lecture lunch
Lent collections
Long distance walk/cycle (sponsored)
Luncheon

M

Make up party
Magic show
Match with special teams (bosses vs. staff, boys vs. girls, mothers vs. sons)
May fair
Midsummer Ball
Mini Golf tournament
Musical evening (summer/winter)
Mystery tour
Mountain bike race

N

Nearly new sale
No uniform day

O

One-day fasts (sponsored)
One price stall
Open house/open garden
Opera evening
Own clothes' day

P

Pancake race
Penalty kick competition
Pub crawl
Plant sale/stall
Pantomime
Pudding event
Pet show
Photography competition
Puppet show
Promises auction

Q

Quiz night

R

Race Night
Raft race
Regatta
Road fun run
River boat trip
Rugby match
Running (sponsored)

S

Sand castle competition (biggest/most wacky)
Safari suppers
Santa's grotto
Scrabble evening
Supper quiz
Snooker competition
Sing for supper
Supermarket trolley dash
Sponsored swim, slim, non-smoke, silence etc.
Silent auction
Skittles evening
Scrabble evening
Summer fair
Sports day
Story telling/reading (sponsored)
Spellathon
Swimming gala
Sixties/seventies night
Sunflower growing

T

Table top sale
Talent night
Teddy Bear's picnic
Three legged race
Ten pin bowling
Tennis tournament
Themed (party/dance)
Trampoline marathon (sponsored)
Tea dance
Toddle (sponsored)
Tractor display
Trading places for the day
Treasure hunt (on foot or in car)
Trivial Pursuit Challenge
Tug of War

U

Non uniform day

V

Valentine party
Visitors book
Volleyball competition

W

Water aerobics (sponsored)
Walking (sponsored)
Wheelbarrow race
Window cleaning (sponsored)
Wind surfing (sponsored)
Wine tasting/wine and cheese
Who dunnit/murder evening
Whist drive

X

Xmas Cards
Xmas fair/party

Y

Yard of ale competition

Z

Zany ideas

 
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