Organise a Socially Distanced Christmas Market at Your School

Many schools and charities have sadly found raising funds to be extremely difficult this year. Due to social distancing, many events were unable to go ahead however, now the rules have been relaxed a little its time to get creative with your plans. Sometimes a shakeup can be just what your fundraising needs – we can get so stuck doing the ‘same old’ because we know it works, which is fantastic and its great to stick to what works. However, … Continue reading

Five Old-School Fundraising Ideas For This Unique Year

Covid-19 has made it harder for traditional fundraising practices, like school fetes, challenging this year. This doesn’t mean that fundraising for the new school canopy or computer room has to stop however. There are still some old-school fundraising ideas that can be useful for your setting. Here are five old-school fundraising ideas for you this year. 1. Sponsored Reading A classic for most children is offering them a sponsored reading event. Children can be paid per book they read during … Continue reading

Ideas To Turn Your School Website Into A Fundraising Powerhouse

Whether you’re raising funds for a new school canopy or perhaps a new computer room, fundraising in this day and age has become more challenging. Sponsored events, school fetes and other activities have ground to a halt. That doesn’t mean that you’re unable to hold fundraising events, it just means you have to change strategy. One strength of a school that is often ignored is the potential of the school website. Very few educational institutions take advantage of their website … Continue reading

How To Fundraise In The Age Of Social Distancing

Just a year ago, fundraising was an easier time. You could organise fun runs, cinema evenings and lots of other activities that could help raise funds for important school investments like school canopies, new computers and more. However, all that has changed. Covid-19 is due to be with us for a long time and the need for schools to invest has not gone away. That’s why school fundraising options need to be found. Fundraising ideas now need to consider social distancing … Continue reading

6 Ways to Raise School Funds During a Lockdown

The current situation has no doubt had a huge impact on your fundraising plans and therefore your funding levels. However, instead of putting your plans on-hold, have you thought about changing them? The COVID-19 pandemic has taught a lot of people, in a lot of different situations to be creative and find alternative ways of achieving their goals. So, how can you raise funds whilst adhering to social distancing during and after a lockdown? Here’s a few ideas to get … Continue reading

Find Additional Revenue Streams With School Clubs

It is well known that schools are finding it challenging to balance the books at the moment. Some schools have taken drastic action, such as cutting the school week to four-and-half days a week to save on supply teacher costs to help with budgets. But this is only a temporary solution. Instead of finding ways to save on costs, schools should be looking for ways to increase incomes. While fund raising events for equipment or building projects, like a free … Continue reading

Your Guide to a Cracking Christmas Fair – Part 2

Two weeks ago I brought you ‘Your Guide to a Cracking Christmas fair – part 1’. Well today I am bringing you part two. These tips will help you run a Christmas fair that will succeed, pleasing teachers, students, parents and guests alike. It will also help you raise funds for important projects across your school. If you use these tips for your fair, or any fundraising event, you will find the process and event much easier to manage. Hopefully … Continue reading

Your Guide to a ‘Cracking’ Christmas Fair – Part 1!

Christmas is a traditional time of the year for everyone to get together for charitable events. One of the most popular ones for schools is the annual Christmas fair! They’re also a great place for parents to buy gifts and decorations for Christmas. Here’s a checklist to help you hold a cracking Christmas fair that will brighten up the faces of your guests with joy and raise lots of funds for your PTA. You Need Volunteers Establish who would like … Continue reading

Christmas Fundraising Ideas For 2018

The run up to Christmas is an excellent way to raise funds for projects in the new year. Children, parents and others get really excited about this time of year and it’s traditional to also give to good causes. There are many Christmas fundraising options for your school or preschool that you can try. Here are some of the best. School Fete This is a traditional way to raise funds, and with a fete comes many opportunities for those involved … Continue reading

Last Minute Fundraising Ideas To Help You Out!

Fundraising is such an important part of a school community. However, running the same idea time and again is often counter productive. There are only so many times parents want to participate in non-uniform days, tombolas and raffles. You need to look at new and innovative ways to raise funds for school projects. If you’re struggling for ideas, but want something fairly quick to arrange, here are some last minute fundraising ideas for you. Bike-a-thon Great for exercise and something … Continue reading