Fundraising Ideas

Casual Clothes Day

Ask your boss or teacher if you can have a dress down day for gold coin donation. Why not jazz it up and have a themed fancy dress day or incorporate another fundraising activity such as a morning tea to help boost donations.

Bake Sale/Morning Tea

Clear your kitchen, grab some friends (or the kids) and bake up a storm to sell at work, school or your sports club. Everyone loves the taste and smells of home baked goodies!

Games or Trivia Night

Charge for participation, organise a few novelty prizes and download some quiz questions from the internet or bring out some traditional board games for a round-robin challenge.

Sausage Sizzle

Everyone loves a delicious sausage sizzle! Why not ask your local store if they can donate some sausages and bread or give you a discount.

Movie Night

Choose something new, an all time favourite or there are some incredibly inspiring refugee movies and documentaries. Turn your screening into a fundraiser by charging entry and providing some snacks and drinks for a fee.


Enlist some local talent and host a gig at your local hotel, club or in you own backyard - sell tickets online or on the door. Why not boost your fundraiser by also asking for a slice of the bar takings!

Fundraising Tips

You can organise a fundraiser anytime of the year.

Sometimes the simplest fundraisers can be the most successful.

  • Ask for help - you’ll be surprised how keen family and friends are to get involved!
  • Keep tabs on your costs and don’t be afraid to ask for discounts - you might even get it for free!
  • Make sure you seek any necessary permissions from local council or businesses if you’re organising a fundraiser in a public area or shopping centre.
  • Social Media is your friend - create a facebook event for your fundraiser and get all your friends to like, comment and share it.
  • Ask your Employer or Manager if they would be willing to support your efforts by matching the amount you raise.
  • When you register your fundraiser don’t forget to also create a fundraising page - this gives people that can't attend the opportunity to support your fundraising efforts.
  • Use an online ticketing system to sell tickets for your fundraiser - you could offer an early bird discount or you could have a ‘pay what you feel entry’ meaning it’s up to the audience to set the ticket price.
  • Don’t forget to order your ASRC fundraising resources!
  • Make sure you give yourself enough time to organise everything and send out a save the date!