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Local fundraising

Your successful, engaging and fun ideas

Local church fundraising comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be time-consuming but is a great way of connecting and working with your community and raising awareness and enthusiasm.

We have asked for your examples of local fundraising to inspire others.

  • What is the most successful way you have raised funding locally?
  • What type of fundraising has best involved the local community and brought it closer to the church?
  • What is your most fun or inventive way of fundraising?

You have already told us about ‘old-school’ jumble sales, three-legged races, a village or neighbourhood fair with profits split between the church building and community causes, ‘Beer, Bubbles and Bingo’ evenings and children’s teddies abseiling from the church tower (for a reasonable charge).

We will be adding more of your fantastic ideas here.


Advice on local fundraising

The National Churches Trust gives advice on local fundraising under Managing building projects/How to fundraise for your project.

Ecclesiastical Insurance flags up fundraising ideas for your church.

CAFOD gives an A-Z of fundraising ideas and other advice.

The Institute of Fundraising introduces Event Fundraising in a short video.


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