Want to help but stuck for fundraising ideas? 

Here are some fundraising ideas to help get you started on your very own fundraiser for Action for Children:

  • Hold an online quiz for Action for Children and ask everyone to donate £5 to join. You can create your quiz online using Quizzler.
  • Set yourself a fitness challenge and collect sponsorship. You can tailor your challenge to your fitness level! How about running 1 mile a day for a month or running a marathon over a week?
  • Host a virtual tea party and ask for a small donation. Add an extra layer of fun and ask your guests to compete in a cake or biscuit decorating competition.
  • Have a go at livestreaming for Action for Children. You can live stream almost anything that you think will be interesting for your audience. Here are a few examples: gaming, online tutorials such as yoga, knitting, baking, or juggling. You could even treat your viewers to a musical performance!
  • Host a work team social – get together with your colleagues for after work social through video chat and donate what you would have spent on drinks and even your commutes.
  • Indoor sports day – host an indoor challenge event for your children. Who can do the most star jumps or cartwheels? How fast can you run around the garden? How many goals can you score in a minute?
  • Host a movie night. Use the Netflix Party Chrome Extension to host a movie night for your friends and ask everyone to donate the cost of a cinema ticket.
  • Host an online dance party. Invite your friends to help create the playlist and make it extra special by including songs which have a shared memory attached to them. Singing and dancing together will create a huge mood boost. Donate what you might have spent on a night out. 
  • Host a birthday fundraiser!  

View our fundraising guide

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Sue marked her 70th birthday by taking on a walking challenge for Action for Children. She walked 13 miles over 5 days and asked friends to sponsor her instead of buying a birthday present.  

This year was my 70th birthday so it was a very special occasion. I had lovely sunny weather for all 5 of my morning walks and I enjoyed doing it very much. As the years go by, I realise more & more that I have everything I want in life and much more than I need, so I’m very pleased that family & friends agree to sponsor me for Action for Children instead of buying me birthday presents,” - Sue  


Raising money online

Even if you don’t spend much time online, a lot of people do! Spread the word so people know what you’re planning. Set up a Facebook event, send out invitations, and message everyone you know.

One of the easiest ways to raise money is by using an online fundraising page – it’s quick, simple and convenient. You can create your own custom page, too. Just click on one of the links below to visit our pages and start raising funds for vulnerable children:

Virgin Money Giving


Find a fundraising event near you

There are loads of activities and events you can involved in! Search to find a fundraising opportunity in your area.