Fundraising Ideas  
 

Fundraising is a great way for students and clubs to part fund their tour cost. It not only contributes towards the overall cost, but it also helps with team bonding, working towards the same goal. Maybe add a bit of competition to the projects with a prize for the person who raises the most amount of money!

 
 

Below are 10 steps and a potential tally to raising funds for your tour. Ideally you will have someone dedicated to fundraising, who can put in a bit of time and effort to co-ordinate these events!

 

Step 1- Organise a race-night! There is the potential to raise large sums of money by putting on a race night. All you need is a hall/bar/large room, ideally with a bar and some snacks, to keep the betters refreshed. You will then need approximately 8-10 horse race DVD'S which you can play on a big screen.

For more information on your horse/dog race get in touch and we can help you plan yours!

Potential funds:
£1,000 - £2000

   
 

Step 2 - Hold an Auction! Everyone involved in the tour and family and friends donate some items that you were thinking of getting rid of. Maybe you got a new bike for Christmas and your old one is now no good to you. Contact local businesses in your area, they will usually be able to offer some great donations for you to put in your auction. The funds that you raise here will very much depend on the amount/type of items and the volume of people you can get to go to your auction. Remember to put some adverts up, so that you get as many people as possible to attend. This can be a really fun night!

Potential funds:

£500 - £2000

   
 

Step 3 - Bag packing at a local supermarket. If you have the numbers that are willing to put in a days work. These day's can be fun and great experience for students. You can watch the penny's rise, whilst working!

Potential funds:

£400 - £700

   
 

Step 4 - Battle of the bands! It is likely that some of your group or their close friends will be part of a band. Create your own school battle of the bands event charging money for tickets to watch the bands. Turn it into a bit of an X-factor event with the teachers on the panel judging. Don't forget that all these events you can hold raffles to further the fundraising! Ticket prices are usually between £5.00 and £10.00 per ticket!

Potential funds:

£500 - £1500

   
 

Step 5 - Family fun day! Why not organise a sports day festival which could combine some serious tournaments such as 5-aside football and same family fun ones. These could include, dads vs. lad's cricket or crazy golf, alongside mums vs. daughter's rounder's or netball. You could also completely mix it up with a social Touch Rugby Tournament. Each team should enter to play and don't forget to get everyone baking and selling refreshments throughout the day! Or, you could even put on a BBQ and hire a bouncy castle etc.

Potential funds:

£400 - £800

   
 

Step 6 - Sponsorship! Give each person going on the tour a minimum amount to raise, giving them the responsibility of coming-up with inventive ideas of how to raise funds. Give out personal targets to reach. You could also turn it into a bit of a competition so that there is an incentive at the end to raise the most. Consider putting up a chart to follow the progression of each person's fundraising achievements.

Potential funds:

£1500 - £4000

Target between

£50 - £100pp

   
 

Step 7 - International Evening! Hold a themed night representing countries across the world. Decorate your hall with flags from across the globe. Bring an international flavour to the food with different national dishes and entertain your guests with world music. Why not also hold a quiz and test your friends’ geographical knowledge? Charge an entry fee and make your tour destination the focal point.
Potential funds:

£400 - £800

   
 

Step 8 - Tour calendar! Get the team together plan and produce a calendar incorporating the sports that you play and the country that you are visiting! Design each page according to the season and include every member on the tour. Where possible try and get the photography, the design and the printing done for free, which will help you raise more money. Approach your local hairdressers about coming down on the day of your photo-shoot to do hair and make-up for free! A great way for some of their juniors to gain more experience also. Each person in the calendar will want to buy more than one copy for themself plus friends and family. Put them up for sale at the school and ask in your local town calendar shop if they would sell them on your behalf.  

Potential funds:

£500 - £2000

   
 

Step 9 - Tour Brochure! Put together a tour brochure, which will make for a great memorabilia. Try and get as much of the publication done for a reduced cost or even for free if possible. Then put in pictures of your squad/s, profiles of each player, the tour itinerary and any information about certain charities that you will be visiting! Ask each person involved in the tour to contact as many business that they are associated with to pay to put an advert in the brochure. Also contact any local sports teams/shops/schools that might also like to advertise in your brochure. Why not get in-touch with your local sports clubs and sporting heroes to see if they would send you a good luck message! Each copy can then be sold - maybe at your pre-tour dinner gala, which can also be a way to have a last push for spending money out on tour.

Potential funds:

£600 - £4000

   
 

Step 10 - Pre-tour dinner gala! Prior to your tour parents will want to know the final details of the tour so why not combine this with an event. This could be your last push to raise funds. Probably too late to go towards your final balance tour price, but a great way to make some money to pay for those extra excursions or that last night meal out on tour. Here you could put on a dinner, invite a guest speaker, sell raffle tickets and sell your brochure. You could have the students from the FT department put on a buffet or a sit-down meal as part of their project! A great way to all get-together, go over any last minute questions, have a good evening and raise some more funds.

Potential funds:

£300 - £2000

   
  Potentially there is big money to be made in fundraising for your tour. If you have someone dedicated to coordinating these events, this will significantly help. It is great way to come-together as a team/club and raise money which will benefit every-one involved!  

 



 

 

Grand total

 

£5,100 - £19,100