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100 Free Fundraising Ideas Guide by Gopak

Here at Gopak, we have a wide variety of quality products to help you set up a successful fundraising event. Whether you need light folding tables, superb portable staging or easy stacking chairs and benches, we can provide them all at a very affordable price.

We hope to fire up your imaginations by providing you with 100 fundraising suggestions. From sponsored activities to staging special one-off events there is bound to be something that takes your fancy. Happy fundraising!


Sponsorship is a popular way of fundraising for charity. Have a look at our list below for some fun ideas on what to get your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you for.

  1. Swimming - based on lengths swam
  2. Head shave
  3. Chest wax
  4. Fasting
  5. Silence
  6. Record-breaking attempt (e.g. standing on one leg, jumping up and down)
  7. Moustache/beard growing
  8. Hula hooping
  9. Running
  10. Online donations (if it's a good cause)

Fundraising Physical Activities

Get fit, have fun and raise money for charity at the same time! Set up a physical activity and make it an event. Raise money by charging for entry and by rewarding the winner with a prize.

  1. Football game
  2. Ballroom dancing
  3. Breakdancing
  4. Three-legged race
  5. Paintballing
  6. Aerobics class
  7. Sports day
  8. Mud wrestling

Fundraising at Work

Who said it is all work and no play? Here are some creative ways to fundraise during work time.

  1. Auction favours; tea making, etc.
  2. Mufti day
  3. Swear box

Fundraising Competitions

Everyone loves a bit of good healthy competition, especially when it involves food or drink and the proceeds actually go to a good cause.

  1. Cake eating
  2. Cake baking
  3. Beer drinking
  4. Fancy dress
  5. Beauty
  6. Omelette making (fastest/tastiest)
  7. Bodybuilding
  8. Biggest vegetable
  9. Come Dine With Me (dinner party contest with voting)
  10. Chess tournament
  11. Computer games tournament
  12. Football keep-ups
  13. Tennis/Table tennis rally

Fundraising Teaching and Workshops

Teaching people a new skill is a great way of fundraising. Simply charge them for entry and ensure you are offering some sought-after skills. This is a fun way to raise money, make friends and learn something new at the same time.

  1. Circus skills (juggling, stilt walking)
  2. Magic workshop
  3. Cookery
  4. Weight watchers
  5. Art workshop
  6. Business workshop
  7. Training
  8. Balloon modelling
  9. Origami
  10. Flower arranging
  11. Guitar
  12. Computer skills for older people

Fundraising Services

You could sell services to fundraise. Simple tasks you can offer to friends and family. If you ask with a smile on your face and it is a task they are not particularly keen on, how can they possibly turn you down?

  1. Car washing
  2. Dog washing
  3. Lawn mowing
  4. Window cleaning
  5. After-school club
  6. Face painting
  7. Babysitting

Fundraising Fairs & Sales

One of the easiest ways of raising funds is to sell things. Ask friends and family for junk donations and rather than throwing away the things you have no use for anymore, sell them at a boot fair or jumble sale. Just think, you can clean out that attic, de-clutter the house and raise money for your favourite charity all at the same time!

  1. Silent auction
  2. Car boot sale
  3. Garage sale
  4. Record sale
  5. Jumble sale
  6. Bake sale
  7. Tabletop sale
  8. Book fair
  9. Computer games fair
  10. Clothes swap (books, records)

Fundraising Clubs

Here are ideas for regular club nights which could be used as fundraising opportunities. Don't be shy. Just ask people to participate and tell them they can have fun and raise money at the same time.

  1. Cheese and wine club
  2. Wine tasting
  3. Book club
  4. Art club for amateur artists to meet & work

Fundraising Events

Let your imagination run wild and set up fundraising events you know your friends and family would love to be a part of.

  1. Fashion show
  2. Poetry recital
  3. Karaoke evening
  4. Art exhibition
  5. Battle of the bands
  6. Comedy
  7. Murder mystery
  8. Open mic night
  9. Quiz
  10. Raffle
  11. Church bazaar
  12. Waste exhibition/auction
  13. Scavenger hunt
  14. Themed Evening e.g. Indian at bar/ restaurant.
  15. Club night
  16. Themed Ball
  17. Seeds of change (pay for and plant seeds)
  18. Sleepover
  19. Snail race
  20. Doggy day
  21. Banqueting/birthdays
  22. Science project
  23. Sponsored music event
  24. Recycled fashion show
  25. Rock concert
  26. Play performance
  27. Wine tasting
  28. Funday
  29. Extreme sports
  30. Father & son egg & spoon race
  31. Musical chairs
  32. Barbecue
  33. Film day
folding tables at fundraising events

Serve refreshments for thirsty participants on our easy to set up folding tables.

fund raising fetes fairs with folding tables

Folding tables are prefect for a village fete.

fundraising at work

Stacking chairs are perfect for any fundraising event, indoors or outdoors.

fundraising workshops with folding tables

Stylish bistro tables for the popular cheese and wine evening.

fund raising refreshments on folding tables on sponsored-walks

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fundraising wine tasting with bistro tables

Easily stack and store our bench seating after your fundraising event.

fundraising with portable staging

Our ultra-light portable stages are perfect for fundraising fashion shows, school plays and more.

There are so many great charities and causes out there and everyday people just like you are finding inventive ways of generating funds. We hope this guide has been helpful and please do get in touch should you require any more information event. We are always happy to help.

Our folding tables, stacking benches and portable staging are of exceptional quality and will be delivered swiftly to your door. And don't just take our word for it. Read some of our customer reviews. Over 700 happy customer reviews can't be wrong.

'Really good delivery time and exactly as advertised.' Sue Shillam - Blofield

Gopak supply folding tables, stacking benches and portable staging that can be used for fundraising.