We aim to provide you with information for all types of funding, from in-house events to grants and crowdfunding. At a time when school funding is forecast to be reduced further, it is important to look at alternative sources to raise the funds as a school or community team.
Do you think you have what it takes to dance for 24 hours straight? If you do, a dance-a-thon, or dance marathon, might be an excellent way for you to fundraise. Participants compete in a competition of endurance, getting their sponsors to support them in their challenge, all the while raising money for your cause. The winner gets a prize of your choosing. A dance-a-thon is competitive fun for the volunteers and spectators alike. If you want to make an extra bit of cash, you can sell entry tickets to spectate and sell refreshments, all while having a blast.
Forget the smart and go straight to the casual. Everyone loves to let their hair down occasionally, and there’s no simpler way to raise funds for the school. Everyone can get involved and strut their stuff - teachers, students, dinner staff, whoever. All they need to do is pay a small fee to take part, and you’ll be on your way to reaching that magic number. The average number of children in a state-funded primary school is now 281. By asking for a £1 donation from each student on dress down day, you could make £281.
If casual is not your thing, why not go in the opposite direction and hold a fancy dress day? People pay a small fee to take part, which they know goes towards helping their school provide better facilities. You can even hold a best-dressed competition, giving the person with the best costume a prize for the effort they have put in. Adults love dressing up just as much as children do so this fundraiser is perfect for schools who need to fund that special project.
There are three things you need to throw an excellent disco: great music, a dance floor, and food. When it comes to throwing a disco for charity, choosing a venue might be simpler than you expect. School halls make great disco rooms with some simple decorations. Also, local businesses like DJ’s and caterers might want to offer their services at a discounted rate if they know the disco is for a charitable cause. Once you’ve got all this, all that’s left to do is to sell the entry tickets.
At the heart of fundraising are the people who give. Whether it’s time, money, services, or goods, fundraising would be nothing without the kindness of the public and local people. It may surprise you at how effective asking for donations is. If you are raising for a good cause, there are people out there that want to help you. You can ask for donations by direct debit, or you can set up donation pages on your website or fundraising websites such as gofundme.com to get your project off the ground.
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