How to fundraise at school

Are you a school student who has a cause or charity close to your heart?

If you’re looking for fun and easy ways you can support them, look no further because we’ve put together our top tips for raising money at school:

  1. How much fun is it playing sport?

    How much more fun would it be if you could play sport AND raise money for your chosen charity? Hosting a mini sports tournament (soccer, cricket etc) is a great way to receive donations by just charging a small fee to take part as well as giving everyone a really fun day!

  2. Reckon you could be quiet for a whole day?

    If you are up for the challenge why not get people to sponsor you to keep silent? Ask your classmates to join you as well to help raise even more money.

  3. Do you go to school with people who enjoy eating cake?

    GREAT! With permission from your teachers simply ask a few of your friends (or friends parents) to help you bake up some cupcakes to take into school to sell to increase the amount of dollars on your fundraising page.

  4. Does your school often put on concerts or plays?

    Why not ask if you can charge an entrance fee to support your cause, or even serve drinks in the interval with all profits to go to your fundraising page?

  5. Who doesn’t like wearing their own clothes?

    Very few people, which is why asking if you are able to have a ‘Non uniform day’ at school is a great idea! In return for a small contribution to your fundraising page all your classmates get to wear their own clothes to school.

If you’re planning to fundraise for charity at school, don’t forget to first create on online fundraising page using everydayhero. Share your page using email or social media with family and friends to ask them to donate online OR collect cash offline and deposit it onto your page using the ‘Give Now’ button.

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Let’s face it, often the hardest part about raising money for your favourite cause is the most important part – asking people for donations.

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Want to challenge yourself for a cause you love? Simply choose your challenge whether it be run, ride, walk, trek, swim or dance, select your charity and you’re good to go!

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Stuck for ideas on how to make a difference for your favourite cause? Check out our fundraising ideas over on the everydayhero Fundraising Hub.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Everydayhero?

Everydayhero is a secure online fundraising platform which empowers people just like you, all over the world, to fundraise for the causes closest to their hearts.

We’re here to make giving easier, more accessible and more enjoyable.

How do I create my fundraising page?

Simply click the ‘Start Fundraising’ button above to create your fundraising page in just a few seconds. You’ll need to enter details such as your chosen cause and a fundraising target so have a think about this as you register.

How do the donations people make to my page get to the charity?

Everydayhero securely processes and receipts all donations made to your fundraising page then deposits the funds directly into your charity’s nominated bank account. Your friends and family can easily make a donation to your page using the ‘Give Now’ button and leave a message of support for you at the same time!

I’ve never raised money before… do you have any tips or fundraising ideas?

Of course! Fundraising is super easy, all you have to do is spread the word about what you’re doing to your friends and family by email and social media and ask them to help you. See our fundraising tips above to get started, but if you’d like to talk to someone about how to get the most out of your fundraising, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

I have a question about using my page, where can I get help?

You can get 24/7 help through our Sidekick online help center which has answers to the most frequently asked questions along with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. If you need further assistance, contact us via email.