Fundraise for Fairtrade

From a coffee and cake sale to a banana-themed fun run, there are so many ways to welcome people in and raise money for Fairtrade. Everything you do will support farmers and workers to fight for a fairer deal.

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:

  • 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!

Order donation collection box

For an all-in-one booklet, download our Fairtrade Fundraising Guide. This handy document includes everything you need, from fundraising ideas, hints and tips, to information about the difference your donations can make and the important legal things you need to know.

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, 3rd Floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY

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.

Fundraising snapshots

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:


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.


Have questions you want answered? Contact our fundraising team at