An illustration of an orange person making a cake
An illustration of an orange person making a cake

Fundraise at school or university

Whether you’re a teacher or student, you can organise a brilliant fundraiser within your school community. From own-clothes days, to putting on a bake sale – there are so many options.

Sports day

From taking part in events, to selling snacks and drinks – there’s something for everyone at a sports day. Make it your own, with quirky events or by dressing up.

Talent night

Undiscovered singer? Spoon-playing extraordinaire? Whatever your talent is, show it off at a talent night!

Dress-down day

Own-clothes days are a super simple way of raising money in schools. Pick a fun outfit, and ask for a small donation for people to join in.

Bake sale

An all-time fundraising classic, you can’t beat a good bake sale. These bring joy to the rainiest of break times and staff rooms.

Sustainable fashion show

Showcase your school or university’s design talent while helping the planet with a second-hand fashion show. Sell tickets, have fun and make a real night of it.

Clothes swap

You can sustainably update your wardrobe – and raise money – by doing a clothes swap. Ask people to bring a bag of clothes, and charge a fee to join.

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“My dream is to see my children succeed in their studies.” Ramatou, Dotche Malam, Niger

Ramatou lives in the village of Dotché Malam, Niger. She told us a lack of resources in her village was making it difficult for families to support themselves, saying, “We faced deadly challenges, we could not meet our daily food needs.”

With the help of money from an Oxfam project, Ramatou bought goats, sheep and guinea fowl to begin breeding her own animals. She’s also started a small business selling doughnuts and mangoes.

Now, she’s supporting her elderly parents with her business and can buy school books and supplies for her daughters.