Fundraise for Fairtrade

From coffee mornings to running marathons, supporters across the UK are finding fun and creative ways to raise money for Fairtrade.

Whether you fundraise alone, in a group, at school, university or in your community, we can support you as you raise money and awareness for Fairtrade. Plus, you can also have fun at the same time!

The money you raise will help to bring a fair deal to more farmers and workers, supporting them to work their way out of poverty. What a great target to go for!

Anything goes, so be creative! Two of the most popular ways of raising money are getting sponsored to do something and holding a fundraising event.


You can raise funds being sponsored for almost anything. Use your imagination, and be as ambitious as you like (but remember, safety first!). Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Fun runs and bike rides
  • Walks and hikes
  • Wearing a banana costume every day for a week
  • Giving up chocolate for a year (yes really!)

To raise your sponsorship, we recommend setting up a page on JustGiving: Make a page with JustGiving

You can also use the following sponsorship form.

Fundraising events

From fashion shows to Fairtrade banana jousting, our supporters constantly amaze us with the weird and wonderful events they hold to fundraise.  Whilst the possibilities are endless, some popular ideas include:

The girls worked hard running the stall and are really proud of their effort. We are very excited about making the stall a regular feature.

Talat Anwer

Teacher, Madani Girls School, Tower Hamlet who raised £174.37 for Fairtrade.

  • Bake sales and coffee mornings
  • Garden and dinner parties
  • Chocolate or wine tasting sessions
  • Trivia quizzes and raffles

Whatever you go for, there are lots of official promotional materials you could use to help make your event the biggest success.  Fancy a five-foot inflatable Fairtrade banana? How about some bunting, official Fairtrade t-shirts, a short film to show, or just some promotional posters or leaflets? We can help with all of those. Visit our e-shop to browse through the options.

For more information and tips, including some important legal regulations, please read our Fundraising Event Guide.

You can also give us a call on 020 3301 5041. We would love to hear your ideas!

Already done your fundraising?

Thank you! You can pay in your fundraising in the following ways:

Pay in by debit/credit card online

Pay in on your credit/debit card by phone

Call 020 3301 5041

Pay in by cheque

Make payable to The Fairtrade Foundation and send to: Fairtrade Foundation, 5.7 The Loom, Gowers Walk, London, E1 8PY

Donate by PayPal