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100 School Fundraising Ideas

100 School Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is an important part of school life in Australia. It helps to fund school programs and activities that would otherwise be difficult to finance. However, coming up with fresh fundraising ideas year after year can be a challenge.

Take a peek at our list of 100+ fundraising ideas for schools in Australia. These ideas are designed to be fun, engaging, and profitable, and we hope they inspire you to come up with creative ways to raise money for your school.

  1. Cake Stall: Sell homemade baked goods to students and parents.

  2. Craft Fair: Host a craft fair where vendors can sell handmade items.

  3. Raffle: Sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a prize donated by local businesses and sponsors.

  4. Sponsored Walk or Run: Organise a walk or run event where participants collect donations or sponsorship from friends and family.

  5. Art Auction: Host an auction where people can bid on artwork created by students and teachers.

  6. Online Fundraising Campaign: Create an online fundraising campaign using platforms like GoFundMe or Kickstarter.

  7. Auction: Host an auction where people can bid on items donated by local businesses and sponsors.

  8. Bingo Night: Host a bingo night where participants can win prizes.

  9. Car Boot Sale: Organise a car boot sale where people can sell unwanted items and donate a portion of the profits to your school.

  10. Charity Auction: Host an auction where people can bid on items donated by celebrities or high-profile individuals.

  11. Christmas Card Sales: Sell Christmas cards made by students and teachers.

  12. Coffee Morning: Host a coffee morning where people can enjoy coffee and cakes and donate to your school.

  13. Dog Show: Host a dog show where people can showcase their pets and donate to your school.

  14. Casual Dress Day: Host a casual dress day where students and teachers can wear casual clothes in exchange for a donation to your school.

  15. Easter Egg Hunt: Host an Easter egg hunt where students can search for eggs filled with candy or small toys.

  16. Fete: Host a fete where people can enjoy games, food, and activities and donate to your school.

  17. Garage Sale: Organise a garage sale where people can sell unwanted items and donate a portion of the profits to your school.

  18. Guessing Games: Host a guessing game where participants can guess the number of jelly beans in a jar or the weight of a cake.

  19. Haircutting Event: Host a haircutting event where people can donate their hair to charity.

  20. Jumble Sale: Organise a jumble sale where people can sell unwanted items and donate a portion of the profits to your school.

  21. Karaoke Night: Host a karaoke night where participants can sing their favorite songs and donate to your school.

  22. Lego Competition: Host a Lego building competition where students can showcase their creations and donate to your school.

  23. Sports Dress Day: Host a day where students and teachers can wear the colours of their favourite sports team in exchange for a donation to your school.

  24. Online Auction: Host an auction online where people can bid on items donated by local businesses and sponsors.

  25. Plant Sale: Host a plant sale where people can buy plants and donate to your school.

  26. Quiz Night: Host a quiz night where participants can answer trivia questions and win prizes.

  27. Recycling Program: Start a recycling program at your school and donate the profits to your school.

  28. School Disco: Host a school disco where students can dance and donate to your school.

  29. Sports Day: Host a sports day with games and activities for students and parents.

  30. Talent Show: Host a talent show where students can showcase their talents and compete for prizes.

  31. Treasure Hunt: Host a treasure hunt where students can search for clues and win prizes.

  32. Unwanted Gift Sale: Host an unwanted gift sale where people can sell unwanted gifts and donate a portion of the profits to your school.

  33. Valentine's Day Raffle: Sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a romantic prize donated by local businesses and sponsors.

  34. Virtual Event: Host a virtual event online, such as a virtual concert or talent show, and accept donations from participants.

  35. Walk-a-Thon: Organize a walk-a-thon where students collect pledges for every kilometre they walk.

  36. Xmas Wreath Making: Host a wreath making workshop for the holiday season, where participants can create their own holiday wreaths and donate to your school.

  37. Yearbook Sales: Sell school yearbooks to students and parents.

  38. Zip Line Challenge: Organise a zip line challenge event, where participants can challenge themselves and donate to your school.

  39. Art Walk: Host an art walk where students' artwork is displayed and sold, with a portion of the profits going to your school.

  40. Battle of the Bands: Host a battle of the bands competition, where local musicians can showcase their talent and donate to your school.

  41. Coin Drive: Host a coin drive, where students and parents donate spare change to support your school.

  42. Dance-a-Thon: Host a dance-a-thon, where participants collect sponsorship for every hour they dance.

  43. E-waste Recycling: Organize an e-waste recycling program, where people can donate their old electronic devices for recycling, and donate a portion of the profits to your school.

  44. Fun Run: Organise a fun run where participants can collect pledges for every mile they run.

  45. Golf Tournament: Host a golf tournament where participants can compete for prizes and donate to your school.

  46. Hat Day: Host a hat day where students and teachers can wear fun hats and donate to your school.

  47. Ice Cream Social: Host an ice cream social where people can enjoy ice cream and donate to your school.

  48. Jigsaw Puzzle Competition: Host a jigsaw puzzle competition, where participants can compete to finish a puzzle the fastest and donate to your school.

  49. Lego Night: Host a Lego night where participants can build their own Lego creations and donate to your school.

  50. Movie Night: Host a movie night where participants can watch a movie and donate to your school.

  51. No Uniform Day: Host a no uniform day where students and teachers can wear their own clothes and donate to your school.

  52. Obstacle Course: Organise an obstacle course event, where participants can challenge themselves and donate to your school.

  53. Pancake Breakfast: Host a pancake breakfast where people can enjoy pancakes and donate to your school.

  54. Photo Contest: Host a photo contest where students can submit their best photos and donate to your school.

  55. Quilt Raffle: Host a quilt raffle, where people can buy tickets for a chance to win a handmade quilt.

  56. Read-a-Thon: Organise a read-a-thon where students collect pledges for every book they read.

  57. Science Fair: Host a science fair where students can showcase their science projects and donate to your school.

  58. Talent Auction: Host a talent auction where people can bid on unique talents offered by students and teachers.

  59. Used Book Sale: Host a used book sale where people can buy and sell used books, with a portion of the profits going to your school.

  60. Variety Show: Host a variety show where students can showcase their talents in various acts and donate to your school.

  61. Wine Tasting: Host a wine tasting event where people can sample different wines and donate to your school.

  62. Christmas Fair: Host a Christmas fair where people can enjoy Christmas-themed activities and purchase holiday gifts, with a portion of the profits going to your school.

  63. Yoga Class: Host a yoga class where participants can relax and donate to your school.

  64. Art Auction: Host an art auction where students can showcase their artwork and sell them to the highest bidder.

  65. Bake Sale: Host a bake sale where people can purchase baked goods and donate to your school.

  66. Car Wash: Host a car wash where participants can donate to have their cars washed.

  67. Dog Walk: Organise a dog walk event, where participants can collect pledges for every mile they walk with their furry friends.

  68. Easter Egg Hunt: Host an Easter egg hunt where people can search for hidden eggs and donate to your school.

  69. Food Truck Festival: Host a food truck festival where people can try different food trucks and donate to your school.

  70. Guess the Baby Photo: Ask staff to provide a baby photo, and students can guess which photo belongs to which teacher for a donation, with the winner receiving a prize.

  71. Holiday Gift Wrap: Offer a holiday gift wrapping service, with proceeds going to your school.

  72. International Food Festival: Host an international food festival where people can try different cuisines from around the world and donate to your school.

  73. Jellybean Counting Contest: Host a jellybean counting contest, where participants can guess the number of jellybeans in a jar and donate to your school.

  74. Karaoke Night: Host a karaoke night where participants can show off their singing skills and donate to your school.

  75. Lemonade Stand: Host a lemonade stand where participants can sell lemonade and donate to your school.

  76. Mother's Day Gift Shop: Host a Mother's Day gift shop where students can purchase gifts for their mothers and donate to your school.

  77. Name That Tune: Host a "name that tune" contest, where participants can guess popular songs and donate to your school.

  78. Online Auction: Host an online auction where people can bid on items, with proceeds going to your school.

  79. Plant Sale: Host a plant sale where people can purchase plants and donate to your school.

  80. Quilt Show: Host a quilt show where people can admire and purchase handmade quilts.

  81. Raffle: Host a raffle where people can buy tickets for a chance to win a prize, with proceeds going to your school.

  82. Science Night: Host a science night where students can showcase their science experiments and donate to your school.

  83. Talent Show: Host a talent show where students can showcase their talents and donate to your school.

  84. Used Clothing Sale: Host a used clothing sale where people can purchase gently used clothing, with a portion of the profits going to your school.

  85. Valentine's Day Grams: Sell Valentine's Day grams where people can send messages and treats to their loved ones.

  86. Wine and Paint Night: Host a wine and paint night where participants can create their own paintings and donate to your school.

  87. Christmas Cookie Exchange: Host a Christmas cookie exchange where people can exchange cookies and donate to your school.

  88. Year-End BBQ: Host a year-end BBQ where people can enjoy food and donate to your school.

  89. Zumba Class: Host a zumba class where participants can dance and donate to your school.

  90. Auction of Promises: Host an auction of promises where people can bid on promises made by students and teachers, such as cleaning cars or baking cakes.

  91. Bingo Night: Host a bingo night where participants can play bingo and donate to your school.

  92. Charity Auction: Host a charity auction where people can bid on unique items or experiences, with proceeds going to your school.

  93. Donation Drive: Organise a donation drive for non-perishable food items, clothing, or school supplies, with donations going to a local charity or your school.

  94. Email Campaign: Create an email campaign where you can reach out to family, friends, and the community to ask for donations to your school.

  95. Family Fun Run: Host a family fun run where participants can run or walk a designated route and collect pledges for every kilometer.

  96. Giving Tuesday Campaign: Participate in Giving Tuesday, a global movement that encourages people to give to their favorite charities and causes.

  97. Hat Day: Host a hat day where students can wear a hat to school in exchange for a donation to your school.

  98. Ice Cream Social: Host an ice cream social where people can enjoy ice cream and donate to your school.

  99. Recipe Book: Create a recipe ebook full of recepies donated by families of your school to sell for a gold coin donation.

  100. Sockable Fundraising Sock Fundraiser: Partner with Sockable to host a sock fundraiser, where you can sell super fun socks, with a portion of the profits going to your school.

What did you think of our 100 fundraising ideas for schools? What ideas would you choose to help your school raise money? Whether you're looking to host a fun event, organize a donation drive, or partner with a company like Sockable for a unique fundraising opportunity, there are plenty of ways to engage your community and support your school. By getting creative and thinking outside the box, you can make a real impact and achieve your fundraising goals. So, start planning your next fundraiser today and watch your school thrive!