Want to raise money for Paralympics Australia but don’t know what to do?
This page will give you loads of ideas of how you can help support Paralympics Australia. From abseiling to zodiac evenings, pick an idea and run with it. The main thing is you have fun, raise money, and support Paralympics Australia’s programs and initiatives that enable people with a disability to participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games.
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A-Z of fundraising
Scale the dizzy heights of a local landmark or office block.
Compile a local information booklet for distribution at libraries shops and businesses. Include info on local attractions. Make money with adverts and discount vouchers from local firms.
Organise a sponsored aerobathon with the help of gyms, leisure centres and sports shops.
Put the kettle on and get baking. Entertain guests with raffles, auctions, tombolas & live music.
Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall.
Stage an exhibition for local artists. Charge entrance fee and commission.
AKA posh jumble sale. Ask everyone you know for unwanted belongings & hold a sale evening.
Auction off original items, taking a percentage of sales, or auction services of people and businesses - anything from singing lessons to dinner for two.
Charge your colleagues a dollar to come in wearing their loudest tie. Award the winner a prize!
Get sponsored to spend the day in a bath of baked beans. Charge friends to join you.
Sell balloons that are filled with helium; the purchasers' name and address are written on a tag fixed to the balloon. The balloon that travels the furthest wins a prize.
Add some music, a few games, and make it a whole day's event.
Hold a one-off evening or regular morning sessions.
Invite friends over to play Scrabble, Monopoly, Cluedo and more. Charge entrance or game fee.
Sell old books, collected from everyone you know. Book dealers may buy leftover stock.
Raise funds by flying in the face of fear.
Hold a traditional cake stand at fetes or fairs. Check health and safety regulations.
Wash cars at shopping centre or office car parks.
Host a festive concert for your community. Earn extra by selling minced pies & mulled wine.
Easily arranged game for traditional fairs. All you need are a few coconuts and wooden balls.
It's open house for the morning. Make extra with raffles, bring and buy sales and cake stalls.
Assemble a team and challenge your county team to a match. Charge spectators.
Barn dances, tea dances, disco dances, salsa dances - whatever rocks your boat.
Challenge all the pub teams in the area to compete for cash prizes, or a barrel of beer.
Hire a popular and spacious restaurant. Entertain ticket holders with music, comedy & magic.
Charge proud pet-owners to show off their pooches. Ask pet shops to sponsor the event.
Sell numbered plastic ducks and launch them from a bridge. The duck to finish first wins.
Edible hide and seek. Charge entry fee and ask confectioners to provide the eggs.
Get sponsored to stuff your face with as many baked beans/grapes/pies etc as possible.
Get sponsored to shave them off - they grow back eventually!
Get creative with face paints at fetes, fairs and children's parties.
Jazz up your event with a fancy dress contest. Charge entrance fee.
Ask businesses to sponsor venue, outfits or catwalk. Charge admission and sales commission.
Recreate an evening of vintage cinema by showing classic films and musicals.
Always popular. Boost funds with competitions, advice corners & side stalls.
Schedule fixtures and charge teams to enter. Ask local businesses for prizes.
Arrange games, music, competitions and stalls at a nearby hall or sports club.
Sell off all your unwanted belongings.
Sell tickets or invite guests to make a donation.
Competitors guess how many sweets in the jar, a cake's weight, etc. The closest answer wins.
Another excuse to dress up and party. Charge entrance fees and raise money trick or treating.
Sick of bad hair days? Go bald for charity.
Sell off all your unwanted belongings.
Put a bounce into your summer fete with an inflatable fly wall, boxing ring or gladiator court.
Lock the boss in his office, set them a target and don’t release them until they reach it by calling all their contacts.
Play your own brand of jazz, or stage a show for local musicians. Sell tickets and refreshments.
Buy your own beads and get threading. Sell your products at markets and craft fairs.
Try doing everything with your left hand for the day.
Get sponsored to run a traditional 26-mile race.
Invite everyone you know to compete in traditional & silly sports. Charge entry.
Entertain the crowds with your own recital, or hire bands of musicians.
Offer guided walks to natural beauty spots.
Get sponsored to stick to your new year's resolutions.
Office chair race, paper ball throwing, fast typing, origami contest, pit your wit against your colleagues at these and many other office based events.
Open your garden to visitors. Sell tickets, refreshments, plants and vegetables.
Go climbing, hiking, camping, etc, in preparation for your trip. Seek sponsorship.
Organise paintballing challenges at locally run centres. Players pay to enter.
Pick a venue, a date, a theme… and party on. Sell tickets and charge for extras like food.
Sell donated plants or rent out pitches to traders.
Guess higher or lower 6 times running & win a prize.
Pub games night
Pull in the crowds with a traditional Punch & Judy show, or something more innovative.
If your local doesn't run a pub quiz, set one up. Test the regulars on pop, trivia or sport.
Teams compete by building their rafts and racing over a set distance. Teams pay to compete.
Publish favourite recipes from local restaurants and chefs.
Fair game where player rolls a ball through a hole at the end of a bowling-type alley.
Fair game where player rolls a coin down a shute, aiming to land on a playing card.
Sell Christmas cards, wrapping, gifts, food and drink.
Free fall your way back to earth - for sponsorship.
Arrange with local slimming clubs. Participants get sponsored $1 for every kilogram lost.
Mum's the word. Stay silent for as long as you can.
Whatever your game, organise a tournament. Sell tickets, and organise stalls, raffles, etc.
Don't fancy the map reading? Forget cycling the Nullarbor, but cover the same distance at the gym.
Get sponsored per length, mile, minute, hour…
Indoor variation on the car boot sale. Charge for table hire.
Discover Australia’s next big thing with your own talent show. Charge entry and offer prizes.
Bowling alleys often have special rates for big groups & charity evenings.
Sniffing out the clues, teams compete against each other to discover the 'hidden treasure'.
Sell sweets, crisps, cake, drinks, etc, at a children's event.
Comedians, magicians, singers, dancers & musicians all under one roof.
Well-organised car and bike shows are great crowd pullers and fantastic fundraisers.
Lead organised walks to historical spots and places of interest. Ghost walks are also popular.
Let others splash out as you splash in. Teach water sports or get sponsored to take part.
A hair-raising experience for the boys. Get sponsored to wax your legs or chest.
Charge to wash windscreens at service and petrol stations. Ask permission first.
Ask supermarkets to donate the wine and cheese. Sell tickets, and produce to take away.
Hold tasting sessions for wine companies. Charge commission on wine sold. Arrange a raffle.
Make up and sell your own Xmas hampers. Include food, drink, toys and gifts.
Participate in organised events. Seek sponsorship from local clubs and businesses.
Invite a guest astrologer for a star-studded fundraiser. Charge for entry and horoscopes.