As much as we’d like to avoid it, fundraising is often one of the PTA’s core activities. With money, the PTA can really make things happen, and the extra funds raised by parent groups can make a huge difference to the resources a school can provide for children. In addition, fundraising events can bring the whole community together and give children the message that their education is really worth investing in.
Bright Ideas for School Fundraising
Parent groups are always on the lookout for new and successful ideas to raise those much needed dollars for the next playground or ICT project, so we have started a list of fundraising ideas for you here. If you have a great fundraising idea that you’d like to share, please let us know!
School Funding Applications
A successful grant application can bring in more money for less work than a cake stall or gala day. Here are some tips to help you improve the quality (and chances of success!) of your funding applications.
Here is a list of fundraising ideas that some schools and PTAs have found successful …
|Scholastic Book Fair||Barry’s Newsletter Services|
|confectionery||ultraviolet sensing accessories||toner recycling|
|tea towels||uniform sales||flower bulb sales|
|sunscreens||online sales||‘scratchy’ fundraising booklets|
|pizza and other food sales||microwave popcorn||cocktail party|
|fun run||SunBlock sunscreen||funny money night|
|sausage sizzle||trash ‘n’ treasure||4-wheel drive rally|
|quiz night||plant sale||garden tour|
|marshalling||cow-pat bingo||school lunches|
|family portraits||antique/art auction||golf/netball tournaments|
|casino evening||celebrity speakers||grant applications|
|wheels day||no-bake cake sale||cake stall|
|portraits||craft evening||bingo/housie nights|
|garden safari||movies||fun run|
|mystery car rally||tours||catering|
|mufti days||wine trail||fishing competition|
|international food festival||ball||mid-winter Christmas dinner|
|something-a-thons||car wash||swimming night|
|business sponsorship||fundraising expo||ladies night|
|buy a brick||Christmas festival||plastics|
|fashion show||gala/fair||car boot sale|
If you have another great fundraising idea that you’d like to share, please contact us!