We aim to provide you with information for all types of funding, from in house events to grants and crowd funding. In a time when school funding is forecast to be reduced further, it is important to look at alternative sources of funding from outside organisations or join together to raise the funds as a school team.
Everybody loves a cupcake so why not raise money by holding a cake sale in your school for parents and the local community. Not only will it raise funds for the school it will also bring people together. Ask for donations from parents or use some school funds to buy each child a cupcake to decorate and then sell. Even ask your local supermarkets and bakeries for donations towards the cake sale.
Nothing goes better than a hot drink and cake so why not make it a cake and coffee morning just for parents and staff. And if the morning isn’t suitable then why not combine it with a school event such as a parents evening. Set up a coffee and cake stall and watch the pennies roll in.
Why not showcase your pupil’s talents by putting on a concert for staff and parents. Bring the whole school together with roles varying from stage production to stage star! Charge an entrance fee and sell some merchandise such as programs, fan flags and even t-shirts.
Get sponsored to do a personal long distance cycle or get the whole school involved in reaching a target number of miles. Whether it is on the road, round a dirt path or in the school foyer on exercise machines, get people cycling for cash.
Christmas Card Sale
There is nothing better than receiving a handmade card so why not use the children’s artistic talents to create some school cards which can be purchased by parents or local shops. Whether it’s a competition that people pay to enter and the winning cards are mass printed for resale or packs of handmade cards are produced by the children, the special designs are sure to raise some extra cash.
Colour Theme Days
Another take on own clothes day, a colour themed day where people pay to come into school all in one colour. The colour could be totally random or be related to a cause to help raise money for the school and a charity.
Crowd funding is a new way to raise money for your project. By using an online site to advertise your project you can then ask for donations which people can pay over the internet. It is a simple way for people to donate and it’s all about getting your project known. By using avenues such as social media, parents, the surround community, local radio and newspapers and business you can make your crowd funding mission known and people can propel you towards your target.
Commercial Sponsorship and Donations
Approaching companies for commercial sponsorship and donations could help boost your fund raising.
You often hear parents complaining that children are growing too fast, so why not make use of those outgrown clothes. Why not host a clothes swap were people can bring clothes that are in good condition that their children have simply grown out of. Charge an entry fee which will go towards your fundraising and supply extras such as refreshments which can also be chargeable. Clothes are donated and in return tokens are given which can then be spent at the event. Economical and also a great way to bring people together and raise money.
The Community Foundation is a national network dedicated to working locally and inspiring people to give. They help people and organisations to invest in local communities where it is most needed and where it will make the most impact. There are around 46 Community Foundations across the country for your local area. They have lots of information about local grants and schemes in your area and may be able to help you in your fundraising efforts.
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