Fundraising Support and Ideas

Make the most of fundraising for your African Adventure…

The summer months provide the perfect opportunity to get fundraising and make the most of being outdoors with the long daylight hours. A good way to get motivated is to set up your Fund My Travel page. This is a fantastic way to start collecting donations from all your fundraising events and activities. It is also great for shouting out about your cause because you can share your fundraising page on social media, allowing your friends and family to know what you are doing and follow your progress.

We would love to hear your fundraising plans, and, if you are stuck for ideas remember to check out our ‘A-Z of Fundraising Ideas’ and other helpful documents below. Furthermore, to accelerate your fundraising, don’t forget to register with easyfundraising for an easy way to raise money with little effort!

With the lighter evenings, and summer holidays, why not set yourself a sporting challenge or get outdoors more in your local community?

Fundraising Support

Fundraising Support

Fundraising Support

Fundraising Support

Fundraising could help you cover the cost of your volunteer trip to Africa. We think fundraising is a great tool as it allows our trips to be accessible to volunteers from all walks of life.

 

With the help of our fundraising support and ideas, many of our volunteers have managed to raise the entire amount needed for their trip, which is a fantastic achievement! Not only does fundraising assist financially, it is a great learning and development tool. Students, in particular, often gain confidence and a greater insight into the value of money through forward planning with spending and organising fundraising activities. Our staff have lots of experience in this area and are always on hand to provide fundraising support and ideas.

There is some great Online support which you can access to help you reach your fundraising target, and we would recommend that you look at our Different ways to fundraise to break down your fundraising total and make it feel more achievable. Finally, why not get inspiration from those that have been there and done it in our Fundraiser spotlight?

 

Fund My Travel

Online support

Fundraising Support - Fund My Travel

If you are ready and excited to start planning your trip, and you want to attack your fundraising target head-on, African Adventures has a solution for you. We have teamed up with FundMyTravel, providing us with an online platform where you can fundraise for your meaningful travel experience. You create a campaign page, complete a brief profile and include a link to our website to build trust, add a video and tell your story!

FundMyTravel has a team of dedicated staff who want to help African Adventures participants reach their fundraising goals. They can provide tips and insights on the best ways to spread the word about your trip and offer sharing tools to get your campaign greater exposure through social media and email. Click the button below to learn more and get started!

Fundraising Support - Fund My Travel

easyfundraising

Online support

Fundraising Support - Easyfundraising

Raise FREE funds for your trip with easyfundraising – african-adventures.easyfundraising.org.uk

We’ve partnered with easyfundraising to give you an incredibly easy way to raise money for your trip by doing something you and your friends and family already do: shopping online!

Register your adventure via the link above and then, anytime you want to buy something, go to easyfundraising first and choose the shop you want (there are over 3000 to choose from including Amazon, eBay, ASOS or even Domino’s Pizza). Shop as normal and collect a free donation from the retailer towards your fees!

Encourage all your friends and family to do the same and raise valuable funds for your trip – individual challengers have raised almost 1m between them using easyfundraising. It’s quick, it’s easy and it doesn’t cost anyone a penny extra!

Get raising in 3 simple steps

  1. Register at african-adventures.easyfundraising.org.uk – It’s really simple to do and only takes a few moments.
  2. Visit easyfundraising every time you shop online, then shop as normal by clicking out to a retailer’s site.
  3. Start collecting free funds, and encourage your friends and family to sign up to support you!

Top tip! When you register, make sure you give your cause a name that your friends and family can find easily e.g. African Adventure Zanzibar 2018 – John Smith

Sign up now

There is so much support available! We have a handy Get Raising guide to get you up and running, and a Quick Tips guide for collecting larger donations in the final few months before your trip. There are also a range of resources on your easyfundraising profile when you register – Including free phone coaching! Good luck!

Different ways to fundraise

There are many activities that you can do on your own to fundraise for your trip. A good way to kick this off is to think about your skills and qualities and apply them to your fundraising. For example, if you are a dog lover, why not offer to walk dogs in your local area, in return for cash? Or, if you are a good baker, why not make cakes and give slices out to people at work/school in return for donations towards your trip?

If you are part of a group trip, why not get your heads together and think of ways to fundraise as a team? Fundraising support like this is great! Not only can your group motivate each other and work together to reach the target set, but you will also get to know each other better ahead of your trip. Bag packing in supermarkets is a fruitful and popular way to raise money. Make sure you are smiley and chatty and can tell people all about the great work you will be doing! Or perhaps you could organise a quiz night or party together? You will be having fun whilst raising money!

Why not sell sponsorship space on your African Adventures t-shirt to help pay for your trip? You can wear your branded t-shirt for fundraising activities and during your trip to promote the great work that you are doing and the sponsorship support you have received.

We all have our little indulgences, whether it be new clothes, coffee and cake or trips to the cinema. Why not go without and instead save the money towards your trip? Not only will this help you appreciate the value of money, it will also give you the slightest insight into what it can be like to go without, like the children that we work with do. Why not put a little money away each month and also ask for money instead of presents for your birthday and Christmas for one year? Knowing that you have made special efforts to go on your trip will make it feel even more worthwhile and deserved.

Fundraiser Spotlight

Heartlands High School walk a marathon to fundraise for their Ghana trip

Fundraising for Ghana

A huge well done to Heartlands High School who have completed a 26-mile walk around the Thames and London Bridges to fundraise for their trip to Ghana! A big team of 115 students and staff started their day at 6am where they headed towards their first bridge, Kew Bridge. With lots of determination and endeavour, they completed their journey 15 hours later at their final stop, Tower Bridge. The group estimated they will have raised £3,500 of their £10,000 target from this event which is a fantastic achievement!

Lutterworth College top up their fundraising pot for their Kenya adventure

Fundraising for Kenya

Lutterworth College volunteers are on a roll with their fundraising ahead of their Kenya trip in July, taking every opportunity to top up their fundraising pot. The group has been participating in various activities including a ‘Wolf Run’ event and selling cakes and snacks at recent school performances. The teachers have also got on board with a ‘Teachers Got Talent’ show which has helped raise additional funds for Kenya. A fantastic effort everyone!

Girlguiding South West England volunteers have been sewing for their Kenya trip   

Fundraising for my African AdventureA team from Girlguiding South West England have busy fundraising for the past two years for their trip to Kenya this July and have gained lots of support from members and the community. They have received donations of glasses, shoes, clothes, school equipment and sports kits, and volunteers have also been hard at work sewing to make sanitary kits for the girls in Kenya. Three members of the group have managed to raise an additional £522, which they have kindly donated to African Adventures Foundation. Thank you, ladies – we hope you have a memorable trip!