Fundraising Events and Ideas

When it comes to fundraising, it helps to be creative. There are lots of different ways your group could try to raise money – using more than one method can increase your chances of success. This section provides ideas about different ways you could raise money for your group. It also provides tips about what to think about when planning and running a fundraising event.

If you are planning a fundraising event, you might also find it useful to look at our information on organising events and activities.

Click on the Links tab above for useful local contacts for event planning.

The Resource Centre has lots of low cost fundraising equipment available for hire, such as games for fetes and fairs, candy floss machines and a bouncy castle. Click on the Equipment tab above to find out more.

  • Event planning checklist

    However big or small your event is going to be, planning it will follow the same general pattern – and include some common pitfalls!

  • Fundraising from local businesses

    This information sheet aims to help you get started with applying to local businesses for small amounts of money or items that are useful to your group, such as raffle prizes or equipment you need for an activity. It includes advice and tips about asking local businesses for donations, and some sample letters.

  • Fundraising ideas

    This sheet aims to help you work out the best strategy for raising money for your group.

  • Hiring equipment from the Resource Centre

    Answers to the most frequently asked questions about our equipment hire service.

  • Licensing and regulations for events

    Basic information about whether you need to register or apply for a licence for your event

  • News release

    Tips on writing a news release

  • Public Liability

    Information to help you decide whether you need public liability insurance for your events.

  • Running a crèche

    Information for community groups about providing childcare at a one-off community event.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Other services you might find useful