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.

Access our Small book of Big Ideas to get started.

Fundraising ideas

  • This June, we’re celebrating the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. As well as being the UK’s longest-reigning monarch, she is also the royal patron of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Why not join in the celebrations with a fundraising garden party or street party?
  • Rummage through your fancy dress cupboard and get in character! Hold a murder mystery party for you and your friends. Ask for donations and get guests to place bets on the murderer. 
  • Brave the shave!  Get sponsored to shave your head for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Remember to take before and after pictures. 
  • Organise a quiz for you and your friends! Check out our to help get you started.  GOSH Quiz (2.22 MB)
  • Come Dine with me! Take it in turns amongst you and your friends to host a dinner party. Get competitive and ask guests to pay what they think the meal was worth and see who raises the most. 
  • Get your glad rages on and raise money for a fantastic cause with our handy guide - 

Fundraise at work

Ideas - work
  • Take a look at our fundraising work guide to help get you started!
  • Sign up for a run, cycle or trek with colleagues and create a bit of office competitiveness! 
  • 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! 
  • Order a collection box for your reception desk. 
  • Organise a quiz for you and your colleagues and get your boss to be the quiz master! Check out our quiz night guide to help get you started.  
  • Dress down Friday! Ask colleagues to make a small donation to wear their own clothes. 
  • Get people to donate their services in lieu for sponsorship – you could even get your boss to be the tea lady for the day.  


Fundraise at school

Ideas - schools

We have loads of great ideas to make fundraising at school fun and educational – visit our special schools pages to find out more! 

You can also find out about our inspirational supporters. Read Anna's fundraising story.

Take a look at our gallery below to see some of our amazing fundraisers in action.