Other fundraising ideas

Fundraising events can be great ways to unite your church and local community and meet new people. Put on your thinking cap and get imaginative – the sky’s the limit for putting on your own fundraising event and we’ve all sorts of ideas to inspire you!

Need some ideas?

Here’s a little inspiration…

  • Quiz-night: always popular and pretty easy!  Nominate a quiz master, invite the church and charge a fee per team.  Time for all the brain boxes to show off!  Name five England players from the 1966 world cup anyone?
  • Tea party: put on a tea party with a spoonful of friendship and a dash of mission!
  • Promises Auction: Use the skills of all your amazing friends and family to raise funds for mission!  Recruit offers to do DIY, babysit, gardening, cooking or draw a portrait and auction them off! 
  • Auction your goods on ebay: a super-easy way to raise funds from things you don’t want anymore, but are just what someone else is looking for.
  • Clothes swap: A great girly night in. Ask friends and family to bring along good quality unwanted clothes – exchange with each other to find many a new treasure! Chocolate and wine optional!
  • ‘Come dine with me’: move round each other’s houses, with a course in each.  Charge a small fee to take part.
  • Give as You Live: raise funds for CMS in a really easy way – as you shop online with Give as you Live
  • Car wash: almost any car owner would willingly pay £5 for their wheels to be washed sparkling new!
  • Walk with Jesus: take a gentle amble through the stunning South Downs. Suitable for all the community.

“We were a lovely mixed group, and it was a very very pleasant afternoon. The afternoon went very well, and a tea party is a very very good idea.”

– Mrs Wyn, who invited members of the mums and toddlers group, as well as older congregation members, to a tea party at her church and raised £140 for mission.

We can help you

Do keep in touch throughout planning your event: we can help you all the way. Ring Hannah on 01865 787521 or email fun@churchmissionsociety.org.

“Jesus runs with me…if he wants me to finish, I will.”

– 18-year old Faith, who completed the Brighton Marathon for CMS under her aimed time of four hours. Between them, Faith and fellow runner Colette raised over £3,000 for mission.

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