Last Minute Fundraising Ideas

Last Minute Fundraising Ideas

The school year soon comes to a close, and although you have been fundraising all year, you might have reached your fundraising target. So what can you do in this case? The worst-case scenario is to just transfer the funds over to the next year but you should let everyone know how close you are to reaching the target and your plans.

However, you could arrange some last-minute fundraising events to see if you can reach your target to purchase that all-important item for your school. This might be new picnic benches or a school canopy, for example. Here are some ideas for last-minute fundraising ideas.

School Prom or Disco

A school disco or prom night can be fairly easy to set up. Apart from arranging the music, you’ll need to print tickets and ask volunteers to sell these at school pick-up time. You’ll need parents to volunteer to help on the night as well. The food and drink can be quite simple, with snacks like sandwiches and crisps available.

Crowdfunding for Your Project

Crowdfunding is a great way to collect funds for your school project on an ongoing basis. You will need to set up an account with a crowdfunding platform but It means people can donate during the summer holidays. It is a much easier way for businesses to offer donations as they can pay directly through the crowdfunding platform.

Ensure your crowdfunding project is well advertised and ask people to reach out to others and encourage them to donate towards your school fundraising project. You can advertise on social media and produce leaflets.

Family Fun Sports Activity Day

You have so much sports equipment and many families would love to play sports with other like-minded families so consider setting up a family fun sports day. You can charge for tickets and then parents can join the activities they like when they arrive.

Ask families to bring friends and family to increase ticket sales. You can also set up a picnic area to avoid having to arrange catering for a last-minute event. You could always invite a local ice cream van for a donation!


In this article, we share with you three ideas that you might not have thought of as last-minute fundraising ideas. With a little extra work, you can have additional funds in no time and hopefully reach your target fundraising goal for the year. Good luck!

Download our A-Z Fundraising Guide for even more ideas from A right through to Z!


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