Fundraising ideas

Looking for fundraising inspiration? Browse through our bright ideas and download handy tips and materials.

We've got everything you need to kick-start your fundraising.

Download our small book of big ideas to get started. 


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Top Christmas fundraising ideas

Download our Christmas fundraising ideas sheet, or read on for festive inspiration!

  • Invite your friends over for some mulled wine and mince pies. Ask for a small donation for these festive favourites.
  • Take advantage of the busy Christmas shopping period and bag pack at your local supermarket. Ask customers for a small donation for your generous assistance.
  • Encourage colleagues to wear their favorite Christmas jumper in the office for a small fee. Give a prize to the person with the most garish jumper!
  • Christmas is the season of giving! Get in touch for advice on organising a street collection in your local town over the festive period. 
  • Are you a budding baker? Whip up a Christmas cake and get people to donate to guess the weight – the closest guess wins!
  • Make up and sell your own Christmas hamper with all profits going to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  • Struggling to write your Christmas list? Ask for donations instead of Christmas presents this year.
  • Struggling to get into the Christmas spirit? Order a Decorate and Donate pack and get creative!
  • ​Get started early this year and beat the crowds by starting your Christmas shopping at Great Ormond Street Hospital!
  • Don a Santa Suit and take part in our brand new festive fun run  – Santa Dash on Sunday 6 December! 

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Ideas - work

Fundraise at work 

  • order a collection box for your business
  • office sweekpstake
  • quiz night
  • dress differently for a day
  • challenge the boss
  • raffle
  • make your colleagues lunch
  • static bike ride
  • team challenge
  • Ask your boss to donate a day off of work for one lucky employee. Get colleagues to enter a raffle to be in with a chance of winning! 

Check out more ways to get your colleagues involved in fundraising, with our handy How to fundraise at work guide.

Ideas - schools

Fundraise at school

  • fun run or sporty challenge
  • Peter Pan play
  • teacher challenge
  • non-uniform day
  • end of term concert
  • sponsored walk to school

Check out more ways to fundraise at school and download teaching resources

Still stuck for ideas?

Download our small book of big ideas or take a look at our gallery to see some of our amazing fundraisers in action.

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