Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is a great way to challenge yourself, learn new skills and do something you love. All while raising money to support better mental health. Whether you raise £5 or £5,000, every penny helps to support Sussex Oakleaf's vision.

Take a quick look at some of our fundraising ideas below or scroll down to find links to some prearranged fundraising events happening near you.

As of 1 April 2020, Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) and Sussex Oakleaf merged to become one organisation. Both organisations have long histories of providing essential frontline services to those that need it most and by coming together as one organisation, it is our intention that we can support more people and have a greater impact than we would have apart. You can read more about the merger here.

If you have any questions or you would like to talk to us about your fundraising ideas then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at

5-aside football tournament

Football is close to many peoples hearts so why not arrange a tournament and get your local community involved.

Charity Car Wash

If you like to have a little fun with water, you will certainly find this idea the easiest way to fundraise.

Come dine with me

Everyone has seen the TV show, why not invite a group of friends over for a Come Dine With Me competition.


All you have to do is rent a karaoke machine, and hold a fundraising event in a local pub, or even in your backyard.

The Mental Health Bake Off

Baking will forever be instilled into the hearts of the British, and so, a bake-athon is always a good idea.

Charity Film Night

Fundraise via entry donations and selling movie snacks; popcorn, sweets and drinks, will go down well too.

Dancing Lessons

Help out some people who have two left feet. Charge a registration or a lesson free from the learners, and voila!

Lawn Mowing

Just make some fliers to let people know that you can mow their lawn for a tiny charge which goes towards a charitable cause.

Book Sale

Ask your school, your family, your neighbour, and friends to donate books that they no longer read.

Coffee morning

Coffee is a morning essential for so many people everywhere. Consider tapping into this ritual to raise money for your cause.

Denounce a Vice

It might be alcohol, smoking, junk food or something else that is bad for you. Get someone to sponsor you for each day you quit.

Non-uniform day

If you have to wear a uniform to school or work, approach whoever is in charge and ask to have a day where people can wear what they like.