Fundraising ideas

Please think of Independent Arts if you're setting yourself a personal charity challenge this year, or are able to hold an event.


Skim through our fundraising A-Z below for inspiration


Abseiling (sponsored); Art fair; Art sale; Auction of promises; Aerobics workout; Afternoon tea stall; Antiques fair; Assault course; Athletic event; Arm-wrestling tournament; Awful tie competition


Badminton tournament; Babysitting; Baked bean bath; Ball; Barbeque; Beard shave; Bingo; Bed push; Bingo; Bowls competition; Bring and buy sale; Barn dance; Bonfire night celebration; Bad taste party; Board game tournament


Cabaret night; Caption competition; Car treasure hunt; Car wash; Car boot sale; Caribbean night; Chess tournament; Clay pigeon shoot; Coffee morning; Craft fair; Cricket match; Come Dine with Me themed competition; Collection tins at your office; Cycle (sponsored); Carol singing; Cheese and Wine evening; Cream tea afternoon


Dance marathon; Darts competition; Disco; Dress down day; Duck race; Donate foreign coins; Dog walk (sponsored)


Easter egg hunt; Egg eating competition; Expedition


Family fun day; Fancy dress pub crawl; Fancy dress competition; Fashion Show; Fine box; Five-a-side tournament; Fun run; Funny face competition; Face painting; Fishing competition; Form a 100 club


Gala evening; Garage sale; Garden party; Go Karting; Golf competition; Guess the weight; Guess the name; Golf day; Grand draw; Give up smoking (and get sponsored); Garden parties; Guess the baby photo competition


Hair shave; Halloween party; Honesty box; Home-made goods to sell


Indoor games; It’s a knockout; Italian evening


Jazz evening; Jogging; Jumble sale


Karaoke evening; Knit and natter; Keep fit


Lottery; Luncheons


Marathon; Market stall; May fair; Mile of pennies; Mountain bike race; Musical evening; Mystery tour


Nearly new sale; Name that tune


One day fast; Open day


Painting competition; Pantomime; Plant stall; Pool competition; Pram race; Pub games night; Pub crawl; Public collection; Pancake race; Paper boat racing


Quiz night; Quasar battle; Quick repairs (charge people to repair things and donate to us)


Races; Raffle; Recycle old mobile phones and printer cartridges


Shoe shine; Sponsored activity; Silent Auction; Skittles; Sports day; Supermarket trolley dash; Swear box; Swimathon; Sponsored silence; Slave auction; Sweepstakes for baby’s weight or birth date; Sponsored spook (spend the night in a haunted place); Sell your gold and donate the cash


Talent night; Tupperware party; Themed events; Treasure hunts; Tombolas; Toy sale; Ten pin bowling challenge


Underwater challenge


Valentine’s day party; Volleyball competition; Variety show; Vegetable show


Wellie throw; Whist drive; Wheelbarrow race; Walk (sponsored); Wine tasting evening; Wardrobe clearance and sale


Xmas draw; Xmas party


Yacht race; Yard of ale


Zzzz... (sponsored sleep)

Fundraising focus

David's Isle of Wight to Bath Run!

A big thank you to David Waller, who set himself the challenge of running all the way from the Isle of Wight to Bath in Somerset during May 2017, raising more than £600 for Independent Arts. David is a regular at our Ventnor SingAbout group and says,

"The sessions are led by Creative Practitioner Lizzie Flynn who is so vibrant and inspiring and I love attending. Recently Independent Arts asked if anyone would be interested in fundraising for them. Independent Arts is such a small charity on the Isle of Wight but have always enabled their community groups to remain free for everyone to attend. I thought what a perfect way to help them raise money and continue the valuable work they do."

If you have any questions or need further information about fundraising for Independent Arts, please

contact us