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 in a group or on your own, at school, university or in your community, we’re here to support you. 

Through Fairtrade, poor farmers get better prices and decent working conditions. Your fundraising will improve the lives of farmers and workers by:

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  • Supporting projects to bring Fairtrade to more farmers and workers

  • Helping strengthen their voices to negotiate a fairer deal

  • Helping them improve their farms

  • Building demand for their produce

Fundraising activities, especially the wacky ones, can be a fantastic way to raise awareness about Fairtrade. Alternatively, if you are already holding an event for Fairtrade, adding in some simple fundraising activities will maximise the impact of your efforts. Plus, they can also add more fun at the same time! 

To make it even easier, just order your Fairtrade donation collection box here. Simply set up your box at your event and encourage your friends to donate – easy as pie!

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How do I pay in my fundraising money?

Pay in online

If you’ve raised money for Fairtrade to help bring Fairtrade to more farmers – thank you! There are several easy ways to pay in your donation.

  • Donate online
  • Send us a cheque made payable to ‘The Fairtrade Foundation’ to FREEPOST RSAX-THKL-HJEB, Fairtrade Foundation, 5.7 The Loom, 14 Gower's Walk, London, E1 8PY

Just a reminder not to send us cash in the post as we are unable to process this. And if you would like a certificate to your Town, Group, Faith, School or University, please provide your mailing address when submitting your donation.

How do I come up with a good fundraising idea?

Anything goes, so be creative! The most popular and easy way of raising money is through holding a fundraising event. Alternatively, you could do something and ask your friends and family to sponsor you with a donation. See some examples below.

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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:

  • Bake sales and coffee mornings - try out our Fairtrade banana cake recipe
  • Garden and dinner parties
  • Chocolate or wine tasting sessions
  • Trivia quizzes and raffles - see our Fairtrade quiz to get you started

Sponsorship

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. You can also use the following sponsorship form.

Promotional material

Whatever you go for, there are lots of official promotional materials you could use to help make your event the biggest success. Fancy some promotional t-shirts, posters or leaflets? Visit our e-shop to browse through the options.

Fundraise when you shop online

Raise money for Fairtrade when you shop at no extra cost to you. Through the online platform Give as you live, you can shop at over 4,100 top stores and raise funds for the Fairtrade Foundation. The online store pays Give as you live a percentage of your total purchase price (depending on the store) and the rest is passed on to us! You can also give through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Start your online shopping at giveasyoulive.com and smile.amazon.co.uk and choose to donate to the Fairtrade Foundation.

Contact

Have questions you want answered? Contact our fundraising team at fundraising@fairtrade.org.uk