Leap into fundraising with Family Fund
2024 is a leap year, which means we all get 24 extra hours to do some good! We've put together your go-to guide to spending them well, as we invite you to 'leap' into fundraising.
Feel-good fundraising can transform your year, and you’ll be ensuring we can get vital grants and services to families raising a disabled or seriously ill child facing tough times.
Is this the year to nurture your health and wellbeing by connecting with nature, or to get together with your community by taking part in group fundraising? Perhaps you want to test yourself with a physical challenge or maybe come up with your own unique idea? Whatever you fancy – we’ve got you covered with 24 ways to fundraise in 2024.
Let us know your fundraising plans by contacting our friendly team, who’ll be there to support you every step of the way.Get in touch
24 ideas to leap into fundraising in 2024:
1. Follow and share online
3. Organise an event at home, work or in the community
Want to organise a bake sale? A dress-up day at school? By holding these events you’ll create cherished memories and bring people together with family, friends or colleagues. There’s nothing like feeling a sense of community as you come together to make a difference.
5. Sponsor someone who’s signed up to a Family Fund challenge event
Do you know someone who’s taking part in an event for us? Help make their challenge a success by dropping them some money – even a little will make a real difference and they’ll appreciate your support.
6. Leave us a gift in your will
After providing for your loved ones, leaving money to charity can be another way to make a positive difference to the younger generation. It can also be a tax efficient way of leaving a legacy. Get in touch to find out more about leaving us a gift in your will.
8. Raise money when you shop online with Easyfundraising
This is the ultimate low-effort option that really adds up. Make your everyday shopping work harder for you by turning it into a fundraiser. Just shop with your usual shops and brands through the Easyfundraising website and you’ll donate to Family Fund without it costing you a penny extra!
9. Sell your unwanted items on eBay and donate a percentage to us
Having a declutter? If your belongings are no longer sparking joy, why not use them to help families raising a disabled or seriously ill child? Even a percentage of your earnings will make a difference.
10. Nominate us as ‘Charity of the year’ in your workplace
When you nominate us for Charity of the year, it means your whole workplace can come together for a common cause. With colleagues, you’ll raise money for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child. It’s a great prompt for delicious bake sales, hilariously silly fundraising efforts and valuable team building.
11. Make a donation in December instead of sending Christmas cards
Instead of investing in ever more expensive stamps, try a fun, environmentally friendly digital card this year and donate the cost of sending through the post. Get in touch to learn more.
12. Sign up to be a regular monthly donor
Spread the cost of giving by pledging an amount every month. With £10 a month, we can make sure that parents and carers can buy new clothes for a child who needs frequent changes.
14. Buy tickets to one of our all-new raffle draws
We’re excited to launch a series of raffles in 2024! Sign up for our newsletter and keep an eye on our socials for more details.
16. Organise a ’24’ themed fundraiser
There are so many ways to bring the 24 leap year theme into your fundraising, with often delicious results. Why not bake 24 cakes to raise money? Who wouldn’t say yes to all those tasty treats?
17. Encourage friends and family to donate or fundraise on behalf of Family Fund.
People are often keen to fundraise – once they’ve had the idea suggested to them. Why not spread the word and, with a little gentle encouragement, you could be the person who set off a lifetime’s worth of charitable giving.
18. Donate gifts in kind
Do you run a service business that you think might make a tempting prize that someone would be thrilled to win? Or maybe your business creates giftable goods that would make a cherished prize. Consider donating them to us – they’d be very gratefully received, and you might end up raising the profile of your business at the same time.
21. Organise an event at your school
Kids love to feel that they’re making a difference and can feel really motivated by a fun, child-friendly fundraiser such as Odd Sock Day. Bake sales or a sponsored run around the school field can also be great ways to get children involved in making a difference at a young age.
22. Save your spare change in a jar and make a donation at the end of the year
It’s so satisfying to see your pennies mount up into pounds. Equally it feels great to donate the contents of that very heavy jar at the end of the year!
23. Share your story and tell us the difference a Family Fund grant made
Your story can help people understand how Family Fund helps in a unique and powerful way – and can encourage them to lend their support, enabling us to make a difference to other families’ lives too. Get in touch with our Stories team, who will lead you through the process and support you to share your story with confidence.