Festive fundraising ideas

11 November 2020

Christmas may feel a little different this year, with your church not running as usual.

Church fundraising | Festive fundraising - computer screen
However, there is still a great opportunity to reach out to your community, to bring people together and raise important funds during the festive season. The ideas below may give you some inspiration as to how you can host successful Christmas fundraising events digitally.
Bauble Christmas cook-along

Christmas cook-along

Do you have any aspiring chefs or bakers in your church who could run a Christmas cooking lesson online?

Invite people to donate to join an online meeting and make mince pies, Christmas cookies or other seasonal goodies! You could share the results in a newsletter or on your website.

Bauble online carol concert

Online carol concert

If appropriate you could stream a live concert of a small group of carol singers or string quartet.

Invite your church and community to watch online, and encourage them to give when they watch, by providing information on how they can donate.

Bauble - Name a star

Name a star

You could give your community the opportunity to sponsor a star or another decoration you hang in your church.

People can pay a donation and submit a name they would like written on the star. The churchwarden or vicar can hang the stars and share photos.

Bauble - Online raffle

Online raffle

Host an online Christmas gift auction! Invite your community to buy some of their Christmas gifts at the raffle, with proceeds going to a good cause.

Someone in your church could chair the online meeting, and people can pay online or via bank transfer for their bids.

Bauble - Last hours pay

Donate last hour of pay

You could ask those in your community who can, to donate their last hour of pay before Christmas to the church.


Bauble - Christmas tree competition

Christmas tree competition

You could invite your congregation and wider community to submit their entries for the best decorated Christmas tree. Suggest a donation amount for each entry and get your community to send in photos of their efforts.

Remember you can share photos and promote your fundraising further via social media! Or you could print photos and hang them in an exhibition in your church

Bauble Christmas mask making

Christmas mask making

Could any keen crafts people help to make festive face coverings that your church can sell for donations?

The government has a guide on making an effective face covering.

Things to consider for your online event

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