Fundraise with a Charity Auction

Increase donations for a cause you care about with charity auctions

Charity auctions are a fun event that can really bring a great crowd. Whether you choose to keep it simple and low key at your local community centre, or go all out and embrace lots of evening glamour – it’s a fantastic way to raise awareness.

If you’ve considered organising your own charity auction, but have been unsure where to start, we can help.

Your options

The two most popular types of auction are silent and live. In a silent auction, organisers publish a list of items which participants can bid for ahead of the auction date. And the highest bidder wins – it’s as simple as that! This means of auctioning is easy to coordinate as its set between a specific time and, unlike a live auction, it’s far less hectic.

Live auctions are your traditional type of auction, in which an item is proposed on stage and guests bid for it either by calling out or using signs. These are a lot of fun, but have the potential to get a little rowdy.

The type of venue you pick is completely dependent on your auction preference, so choose wisely! Consider refreshments, in-between entertainment and how guests will get their purchases home.

Your options

What’s up for grabs?

When it comes to obtaining items for auction, get in touch with contributors. Be that friends and family, businesses and corporations, or even schools; we’ve no doubt everybody will be eager to get involved. There’s nothing stopping you from getting in touch with local celebs – adding a big name to your guest list can really draw in the crowds.

You could purchase items and sell them at a higher price, but there’s always the risk that this won’t adhere to the policies set out by the Charity Commission. It’s worth double checking here that everything’s above board. Happy auctioning!

What’s up for grabs?

You can raise money by simply shopping online!

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