February 16, 2024

13 of the best home fundraising ideas

Are you stuck on what fundraising ideas to do and not sure how to go about them? We have pulled together a list of 13 of the best home fundraising ideas for you to try out.

Are you thinking about fundraising for your local mental health charity, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind, but like to do something within your comfort zone? Whether you’d like to try something different or prefer an activity tailored to your lifestyle, these home fundraising ideas should be perfect for you to do.


What is at home fundraising?

Here at CPSL Mind, home fundraising is all about having fun in your own space while helping us promote positive mental health in the local community. Whether you’re hosting an online event for friends or doing a solo activity in your living room, everything you do to support us helps to make a difference.

What is the best at home fundraising?

Home fundraising can be a rewarding way for you to participate in supporting the local community. You can invite family, friends, or work colleagues to get involved. What we love most about this type of fundraising is that it is inclusive for everyone. Whether you are unsure if this is the right direction for you or have just started to search for ideas, we have the perfect solution. Check out our list of the best at-home fundraising activities.


13 of the best at home fundraising ideas

1. Bake sale

Cooking is a rewarding way to bring people together. It’s a chance to spend time with loved ones or bake for them as a treat. If you loved watching The Great British Bake Off, why not compete to be crowned the best amateur baker in your kitchen?

2. Virtual quiz night

Get ready for a fun night in with friends and family by creating an exciting-themed quiz night.

3. Be active indoors

There are a few ways you can stay active and fundraise in your own home. For example, you could host a yoga-thon, treadmill challenge, press-ups competition, or a push-up trial.

4. Game-a-thon

Take your favourite pastime of playing an online game and turn it into an event. Invite everyone you know, and it will feel like they are participating with you.

5. 12-hour dance-a-thon

This is your chance to show off your dancing skills to the world. Whether you live-stream the event or just invite your friends over for a boogie in the living room, this is a challenge like no other. Just make sure you have a good DJ to keep you motivated.

6. Virtual arts and crafts

Feeling crafty and want to share your imaginative ideas? Then grab your hot glue gun and organise an online art class. It’s an opportunity to not only display your creative energy, but also a chance to help others learn a new skill.

7. Book club

Do you share a passion for reading with loved ones? Then invite a small or large group of book-loving people into your home.

8. Throw a summer BBQ

Organise a BBQ with family and friends with fun activities. You can hold a fancy dress, play a game of charades, start a game of limbo or set up a scavenger hunt whilst raising money for CPSL Mind.

9. Cook with me

Do you love cooking whilst sharing your ideas and recipes with your loved ones? Then grab your cooking apron and showcase your amazing talent with a cook along. Great for those who want to try something new or learn how to cook.

10. Upcycle your unwanted clothes 

Do your clothes need a new home? It is a good opportunity to declutter your wardrobe and hold a clothes sale.

11. Organise a workshop

Is there something you’re passionate about and want to teach others this skill? Online learning is one way of meeting like-minded individuals who have the same interests as you.

12. Virtual karaoke night

Do you have the voice of an angel? Then grab a microphone and start singing your favourite songs to your family and friends whilst the audience cheers you on.

13. Name the teddy bear

Get your creative names ready and play name the teddy bear. Whether this is for your friend’s newborn child or a birthday party game, this can make a great gift.


How to fundraise for us

Get family, friends, or work colleagues together and challenge them to exciting activities for a good cause. To find out more and how you can get involved, visit our fundraising pack.

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