How to run a silent auction

Our guide to holding an event to remember

One grant leads to another

When applying for grants, it pays to have a demonstrable plan of action – and it’s even better if you’ve already acted on that plan

Raise revenue by recycling

Recycling schemes are an easy way to combine waste reduction with fundraising

Stealing back time

Overwhelmed by competing demands on your time? Helen Burge shares her tips on how to speed through your to-do list without distraction

Your school needs you!

When it comes to boosting dwindling funds, donations of money and material items are clearly important, but people giving their time is equally valuable

Cut carbon, cut costs

Schools across the UK are signing up to become zero carbon within a decade. So how can cutting your carbon footprint save you money?

Mentor magic

Can’t afford a fundraiser but desperately need to generate income? A mentor could be the solution, says Lindsey Marsh

Tips for time-pressed SBMs

How can you talk about time management when you're always in a rush? Helen Burge offers some useful tips for managing your time when you're always in a hurry

Virtual fundraising

Planning events is tricky when the guidelines on public gatherings are constantly shifting. Here’s our pick of safe activities that can be run online

Find the right funder

How do you know which funder is the right one for you and how can you maximise your chance of fundraising success?

Make your school greener

Investing in eco initiatives may not seem like a priority when budgets are tight but, says Jane Hughes, it could pay off in more ways than one

Small but mighty

Rural schools face their own unique set of challenges when it comes to income generation - here's how to overcome them

The war on waste

How you can make your fundraising more eco-friendly

Step-by-step: tea dance

An afternoon tea dance sounds inviting, but how do you take the first steps? Nikki Burch leads the way

Step-by-step: quiz night

Quiz nights are popular on the fundraising scene, and these tips will help make your event the best it can be

Step-by-step: music festival

Music festivals are a wonderful way to raise money whilst bringing the community together

Step-by-step: ceilidh

A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic gathering, which promises lots of fun for the whole family

Step-by-step: circus

A circus is a surprisingly easy and profitable fundraiser to organise for your school

Step-by-step: murder mystery

Murder mystery nights make a great choice for an adult social evening, promising lots of fun for little effort

Step-by-step: bingo event

A bingo event, either for children or families, is simple way to raise money for your school

Step-by-step: swishing

A swishing (or clothes-swapping) party is a fun way to raise money for your cause

Step-by-step: campover

For an event that offers family fun and plenty of fresh air, look no further than a campover

Running a raffle

Running a raffle at events can boost profits, but what legal requirements do schools need to adhere to?

Sponsored literacy-linked fundraising ideas

Engage pupils and gain support from parents and teachers with curriculum-linked fundraisers

Boosting profits

The profit you make is the measure of success at your event, so how can you push it further?

Secondhand sales

Secondhand sales are a popular way for schools to raise funds, but don't fall foul of legal requirements

Earn while you learn

Engage pupils and gain support from parents and teachers with curriculum-linked fundraisers