Fundraising ideas for your community group

Interesting and fun ways to raise money for your community group. Whether you need to raise money to buy new equipment, sort out a new kit, or fund a trip to an event or tournament, GoRaise can help you find the funds to take your community group to the next level.

wdt_ID Fundraising idea Fundraising type Potential Time required
1 Bag packing at supermarkets Event High A bit
2 Community socials Event High Fair
3 Plant sales Event High A bit
4 Silent Disco Event Medium A bit
5 Scavenger Hunt Community High A bit
6 125 Fundraising Ideas Community High A bit

It’s all about Community

Whether you are looking to fund a trip away, buy new equipment, sort out some new uniforms or help to cover your group’s running costs, GoRaise can help you find the funds to keep your community group going from strength to strength.

If you haven’t yet started using GoRaise to collect funds for your group then head to this page to set your group up as a cause and start raising funds every time you and your group members shop online.

Here are plenty of great ideas which you can use to add to the funds collected through GoRaise:

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Bag packing at supermarkets

Do you have an army of members at your disposal? If so, get in touch with a local supermarket and arrange to spend the day helping to pack groceries at the checkout in return for donations to your group.


Plant sales

Do you have any green fingered gurus among your members? It is easy to nurture a few different species of flower, herb or vegetable plants to adulthood and then sell the plants in small pots at a community sale..

Community socials

The options are limitless, coffee mornings, group meals, games nights, quiz evenings. Simply set a ticket price, and put the proceeds towards your community goals..


Silent Disco

Ask everyone to bring along an iPod and hold a silent disco in your meeting room. Dim the lights and get a disco ball involved for extra atmosphere.

Scavenger Hunt

This one is great around Easter or Christmas time. Hide some themed, edible treats around the office and give each team some clues to try and find them. The fastest team to gather the most items wins and gets to eat what they’ve found.


Exercise Classes

If your local hall has a gym attached to it, ask one of the trainers to run an exercise class for charity. Charge everyone a little bit more than the class would normally cost, but all of the extra money goes to charity. You could hold a couple of different classes, like yoga, boxing and dance, so that there’s something for everybody to attend..

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