From bake sales to bike rides, every effort makes a difference and every penny counts.

You are in the best position to come up with the ideas, why not get together a team of Charity Champions together to lead your fundraising? Now’s your chance to get creative, think outside the box and come up with those fun ideas. Here’s a few ideas from us

Tuck shops

Ever fancy a sweet treat whilst you’re working hard? Set up an office tuck shop by heading to a wholesaler and buying everyone’s favourite snacks. You can take it in turns to buy the stock and sell everything for a small donation to Rainbows, keeping everyone happy whilst supporting a good cause.

A selection of sweets

Merchandise sales as a fundraising idea

Merchandise sales

Do you work with stock or manufacture goods? Any leftover stock or merchandise could be sold or raffled off to staff to make the most of the unused goods. You could even hold an auction and bring out everyone’s competitive side.

Dog Show

Employees could pay to enter their pets into the following suggested categories (feel free to add your own), with one very special animal crowned Best in Show at the end of the judging:

  • Prettiest female / most handsome male
  • Best puppy dog eyes
  • Best trick (video submissions encouraged)
  • Most unusual pet (get your chickens, reptiles, and llamas ready!)
  • Best outfit
  • Naughtiest pet
  • Pet that looks most like their human (or vice versa!)
  • Best action shot

Quiz Fundraising

Quiz Night

Looking to hold an event at your work place? Our quiz pack makes it easier than ever to put on your own quiz night. Host it remotely or in the office. The quiz is full of questions on music, sport, entertainment and more to bring out your competitive side. You can also find some tips on how to run your event in person or virtually and how to do some fundraising alongside. Get in touch for your pack today.

Run a raffle

A really simple way to kick off your fundraising – why not ask your local business contacts, staff and friends to donate prizes and hold a raffle or auction? We can help to provide you with prizes and support you with the legal requirements around raffles to make it as easy as possible.

Raffle Tickets

Rainbows Lottery

Encourage your staff to join our Rainbows Lottery for the chance to win great prizes each week, and to make a real difference to local children and families who need our help the most. Join from just £1 a week! We can provide a lottery canvasser to come into the work place to meet the staff and ask for their sign up.

You mean business, and so do we. Together, we can support local children and young people

Still working remotely? Check out our fun ideas for online ‘office’ fundraising

Virtual Bake Sale

We’ve already mentioned a bake sale but don’t think being at home means you can’t do one! Send photos of your best bakes in for judging and then sell the slices to your family and friends. Or why not have a recipe exchange – perhaps your colleague who makes the most amazing brownies will share their secret recipe with you for a donation to Rainbows!

Cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles

Magnifying glass looking at objects

Scavenger Hunt

This is great fun to play online! For an entry fee, get everyone to find the list of items you call out in their house – last person to get back to their seat is out! You can make this as easy or difficult as you like, some fun ideas include:

  • A houseplant
  • Something that has three different colours
  • A triple-A battery
  • Something with your name printed on it
  • A penny
  • Something older than you
  • A fallen leaf
  • A duvet!

‘Swear Jar’

This is another office staple, and we’ve given it a virtual update! You and your colleagues can be fined for any of the following video chat faux-pas:

  • Doorbell ringing
  • Pet or children appearing
  • Talking while you’re on mute
  • Having to go and fetch your charger halfway through

Swear jar with coins in it

Up for running your own event?

We’re on hand to support you with any fundraising event you’d like to run. Whether it’s a summer ball or a golf day with all of your business colleagues, we can help with ideas to boost your fundraising and make your event unforgettable!

Why not hold a team building day with groups from across your company to encourage team relationships whilst supporting an amazing local cause and bring out your competitive side.

Whatever your fundraiser might be, don’t forget to set up a JustGiving page and encourage friends and family to support you online. Download our JustGiving guide to help you get set up today!