Top Seasonal Fundraising Ideas for Schools

Uncategorized January 8, 2016

Finding fundraising ideas for schools which engage students and parents alike can be tricky, but one of the best ways to achieve this is to make sure that any project you establish is targeted to take advantage of seasonal trends. Here are just a few ideas to inspire you in the coming year.


Spring – Seek Gadget Donations
The start of the year is a great time to encourage kids and their parents to donate gadgets that they are no longer using so that they can be recycled and generate money for their school. This is because in the post-Christmas period plenty of people will have received new devices which have rendered old electronics redundant, so rather than letting them sit in a cupboard at home, people will be happy to part ways with them while also doing their bit for a good cause.

summer sunflowers

Summer – Sponsored Outdoor Activities
When the weather improves and kids are itching to get outside, the appeal of sponsored activities in the great outdoors will return, and you can encourage children to get involved in a variety of ways. This does not solely have to revolve around sports but can encompass any manner of things that can take place in the great outdoors, from orienteering to car washing.

autumn leaves

Autumn – Creative Fundraising
As the nights get darker earlier and the Great British Bake-Off returns to our TV screens, the autumn is a great time to try fundraising with projects which encourage kids to get creative. Halloween-themed bake sales can be a good idea, although there are plenty of other autumnal events around which fundraising can be themed in this way.

winter snow

Winter – Festive Fun
Christmas brings with it the promise of presents, food and precious time away from school. But in the run-up to the festive season there are lots of fundraising opportunities which present themselves to schools. From fancy-dress days to seasonal plays and concerts, finding fundraising ideas for schools during the season of giving will not be too difficult. Christmas is also one of the main times when people will want to get rid of their old gadgets as they will be replaced by new ones. Start your Gadget Drive before the holidays to raise awareness and then collect at the start of the new school term.

Sign up to the Gadget Drive site to set up your own fundraising initiative, and get in touch if you need more information about how you can convert old unwanted electronic devices into cash for your local school.

Ashley Payne

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