Fundraising Ideas for Community Groups

Looking for fundraising ideas for Community Groups? We’ve got lots of community fundraising ideas to help you support local initiatives you feel passionate about. Whether you’re organising a sponsored walk to raise money for a local hospice, or knitting blanket squares for the homeless, easyfundraising can help.


Fundraising while you shop.

Right at the heart of community fundraising is the community – your supporters, volunteers and their families, friends and neighbours. With easyfundraising, you and your local community can raise donations for your cause simply by shopping online!
We offer a great way for people to raise funds for good causes by shopping online with any of our easyfundraising retailers. It is an entirely free service, where your supporters can raise donations for your charity or cause when they shop with retailers like Argos and Amazon. All you have to do is register your cause and retailers will make donations as a thank you for shopping with them! It’s a quick and easy way to fundraise for your community group.

There are lots of other more traditional fundraising ideas for communities groups too.


Theatre or movie evening

This is a great idea that appeals to a broad audience and can help raise much needed funds for your community group. Enlist the help of your supporters who have an interest in acting and put together a performance of a well-known play or pantomime. Alternatively hire a local space at your town hall or school and put on a special screening of a film. Either way, charge a fee for entry to cover the event costs and raise a donation. Sell snacks like popcorn and ice cream and hold a raffle after the show to raise extra funds! A great opportunity for your supporters and local community to get together and help a cause that’s local to them.

Running challenges

Local running challenges are a great way to build up community spirit, whether it’s a half marathon or a family fun run. Ask friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to join you or to sponsor your efforts.


Swap shop

Organise a swap shop at your local town hall, school or community centre for people to swap clothes or items they no longer need. Charge an entry fee and people can swap clothes they no longer want for in return for a donation to support your community group. Members of the community leave happy with some new additions to their wardrobe or home and you will have raised much needed funds for your group!


You can raise money by simply shopping online!

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