Fundraising ideas for PTA's

Fundraising tips and ideas for PTAs. Whether you need new school equipment, sports equipment, trip fundraising, we can help.

wdt_ID Fundraising idea Fundraising type Potential Time required
1 Snack Shop Event High A bit
2 Church film night Event High Fair
3 Expert Night Corporate High A bit
4 Village Sales Event Medium A bit
5 Charity Walk Community High A bit
7 107 Fundraising ideas Variety High A bit
8 Seasonal Church Fetes Seasonal High Lots
9 Sponsored walks Sporty Medium Not much
10 Supper Club Epicurist Medium a little
11 Church Bake off Epicurist Medium Not much

Get your PTA fundraising started

First off, well done for taking the time and effort to be part of PTA. It’s not easy to set aside the time it takes to make sure that PTA run smoothly and with purpose. We want to help you make the most of your time and increase the ability you have as a PTA to gain funds. Check out some of our ideas below.

PTA fundraising ideas

Fund matching

Lots of large businesses will offer fund matching to registered charities and groups as part of their community commitments. It is worth checking if any such schemes are active in your area or if the employers of any parents of the school offer a scheme like this to their staff.


Local sponsorship

Partner up with local businesses such as estate agents or shops, both of whom may be willing to put up adverts for upcoming fundraising events in exchange for being featured as a sponsor of the school or PTA. Some estate agents will even pay sponsorship money to a school if the parents and staff will display boards from the estate agent outside their homes, or on the school premises.

Local charity partners

ome large supermarket stores choose a cause to support each year on a branch by branch basis. One such example is the Sainsbury’s Charity Partner scheme. If your school is chosen for your local branch, then you will receive donations collected through the selling of 5p ‘bags for life’. Many such schemes exist so it is well worth taking a look at what is happening near you.


PTA sales

Organise a cake morning and bring along delicious treats to sell to friends and family. Or perhaps you have a green fingered guru among your parish? 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 the school sale.

Seasonal school fairs

Each season there are plenty of opportunities for fairs and festivals, like Easter, Harvest, Summer, Christmas and many more. You can organise events at the school incorporating games, stalls and more in order to raise money for the group.


Book sales

You could arrange for a book selling company to come to the school and organise a sale for the children and parents, with the commission from the sales going to the PTA. Many such mobile book companies exist, and if your school already has ties with one, then the organising will be even simpler.

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