Sponsorship and a-thons
Simple to run and sure to entertain, here's how to plan your sponsored event
Whether they're big team events that bring out everyone's competitive side or less obvious ways to get people out and about (treasure hunt, anyone?) there's sure to be a perfect fit for your school. Here are just a few ideas.
Sustainable event ideas
Holding a sustainable fundraising event will not only be new and exciting, it will also raise awareness of eco-issues, get pupils thinking about the world around them and can even tie in with the curriculum.
Spring event ideas for 2021
Even with Covid restrictions still in place, there's still plenty you can do raise money and bring the school community together
Raise PTA funds whilst protecting the planet, with these green fundraising ideas.
Plan a school disco
School discos have always been a popular PTA fundraiser, but what should you consider when planning your next one?
Winter event ideas
Need inspiration to bring some fundraising fun to the winter months? Browse these PTA success stories...
Working with photographers
Everyone knows that professional photographers work with schools for formal photos, but have you thought about involving them in PTA events too?
PTA events can create special memories for every child - here's how to make sure everyone feels included.
Serving refreshments at a school concert is one thing, but run a fundraising entirely dedicated to food and you could be on to a winner.
Raise cash for other causes
Use your fundraising skills to raise money for other charities, and show that when people pull together, they can change lives.
Whether you're after an event which avoids the risk of rain, or something for the colder months, here's how to have fun fundraising without the weather worry!
A-Z fundraising ideas
If you're looking for some fundraising inspiration, cast your eyes down this list and see what jumps out at you!
Whether you're planning a fashion show or shopping night, a fashion event adds a glamorous touch to your fundraising calendar.
Spring event ideas
Read up about fundraising ideas for the spring term at your school, including Easter, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.
Events for adults
How to bring the parents and adults of your school community together while raising funds!
15 festive fundraisers
Apart from your Christmas fair, what other festive plans does your PTA have for the autumn/winter months?
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday and raise money for your PTA with a fabulous Pancake Day fundraiser.
Mother's Day events
Raise money in the lead up to Mother's Day by choosing one of these fundraising initiatives to run your school.
Father's Day Fundraisers
Raise money in the lead up to Father's Day by choosing one of our fundraising events to run with the children.
Summer event ideas
Looking for some summer term inspiration? Browse these fundraising ideas and see what suits you.
Events for school leavers
What kind of celebration is your PTA organising for the Year 6 leavers this summer? If you need ideas for events, look no further.
Celebrate the end of the academic year (and all your hard work) by running a summer fundraising event to say goodbye for summer!
Celebrating different cultures
With numerous cultures and religions represented in the UK, how can your PTA fundraising reflect this cultural diversity?
A guide to silent auctions
Secure a few big prizes, whip up some excitement and watch the bids roll in.
Music festival success
Fancy holding your own music festival? Read tips and advice from a PTA who has been through it all.
If you're looking at having a gardening stall or selling homegrown produce at your fair, take advice from our all-year-round calendar.
Cake plate poems
Increase donations at your bake sale or cake stall by sending this poem out to parents.
How to run a surprise gift room
Encourage the gift of giving while raising money for your PTA with a surprise gift room!
Get fit and fundraise
An active fundraiser makes a great sponsored event, tapping into a wider pot of money, rallying communities and raising pulses as well as funds!
Sponsored fire walk
A sponsored fire walk will create a buzz on the playground and in the wider community - it will raise the profile of your PTA while raising money, too!
Socially-distanced event ideas
Social distancing might mean you can't run some events, but with a little creativity you can still raise money and have fun.
Pros and cons of distanced events
With large gatherings not possible, Helen Alderson weighs up the pros and cons of alternative events.
Run a family barbecue
A family barbeque at the end of the school year, or at the start of the new year brings the entire school community together to meet, mingle and have fun.
Autumn event ideas
It's the season of bonfire night and Halloween, so how will you fundraise this term? Read our autumn success stories to see which ideas worked for other PTAs.
PTAs at sports day
From bacon baps for breakfast to ice-cold lemonade after a race, how do PTAs get involved with school sports day?
Leap year fundraising
Leap years only come around every four years, so celebrate the extra day in February with a leap year-themed fundraiser or challenge.
Events for Y5 and Y6
As children move up the school they often become less enthusiastic about PTA events. Here's how you can engage with children in Years 5 and 6.
Valentine's Day events
Use the day of love as an excuse to raise funds. Here are some Valentine's Day fundraising ideas that would work perfect in schools.
Fundraising events for Easter
These fundraising ideas for Easter can be run in school, and include both adults and children.
VE Day event ideas
8 May marks the anniversary of VE Day in World War II, when fighting between the Allies and Nazi Germany stopped in Europe. In honour of VE Day, here are five suggestions for events to commemorate this special occasion.
Cake stalls are a great way to raise funds at your fair, but the real recipe for success is to secure donations and create a mouth-watering display.