Hold a traditional cake stand at fetes or fairs. Check health and safety regulations.
Design & sell a pictorial calendar for your company. Departments/suppliers may sponsor pages.
Make and sell candles at craft fairs or coffee mornings.
Car boot sale
Cash in your old belongings, or sell pitches. Raise more with bouncy castles, raffles, etc.
Car treasure hunt
Drive from clue to clue in search of the 'treasure'. Teams pay to enter.
Wash cars at shopping centre or office car parks.
Carnival Arrange a colourful carnival for your town, charging for each float entered.
Host a festive concert for your community. Earn extra by selling minced pies & mulled wine.
Get a group to go door-to-door singing. Bigger public displays may require a licence.
Hire gaming tables and a hall for the evening.
Raise sponsorship the sophisticated way. Organise a themed ball with DJ or live music at a hotel or nightclub. Charge for tickets, but boost your earnings with games and raffles.
Get sponsored to cover a set distance in a bed, shopping trolley, bathtub, wheelie bin…
Organise children's parties or activities, but be sure to check relevant childcare practices.
Sell tickets and ask local firms to supply prizes. Check regulations about public draws & raffles.
Classic car show
Well-organised classic car and bike shows are great crowd pullers and fantastic fundraisers.
Coach trips to London, Blackpool, flower shows, etc, are popular. Sell tickets and hold a raffle.
Easily arranged game for traditional fairs. All you need are a few coconuts and wooden balls.
It's open house for the morning. Make extra with raffles, bring and buy sales and cake stalls.
Entertain the crowds with your own recital, or hire bands of musicians.
Invite well-known chefs to share the recipe of their success with a ticket-paying audience.
Ask people to donate their collections of one and two pence pieces.
Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall.
Assemble a team and challenge your county team to a match. Charge spectators.
Compile huge crossword, so punters pay per clue. Each number hides a ticket for prize draw.