Charity Fundraising Ideas In The Workplace

Charity Fundraising Ideas In The Workplace
& Corporate Sponsorship

  Business Fundraising  

The Medical Research Network chose to support Home-Start Central Bedfordshire as their charity of the year. Elaine from the MRN also ran the London Marathon in aid of our charity.

Workplace Fundraising Ideas 

Charity fundraising ideas in the workplace should be fun, not dull or difficult to organise. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Fancy dress. Support our family & children’s charity by dressing as your favourite childhood hero, tv show, era (e.g. 70’s/80’s/90’s) or even ‘what you wanted to be when you’re a grown up’
  • Dress in orange and purple for the day. For those of you wanting to add some colour around your office. Nothing brightens a room like or lifts a mood like electric orange. Face paints are a must! Ask for a donation to help raise funds for our local charity.
  • Guess the baby. Ask your colleagues to bring in a photo of themselves as a baby. Display them on a board and everyone can have fun guessing who’s baby picture belongs to who. Charge to enter and offer a prize to the person who gets the most correct answers
  • Sports day. Get competitive and settle those workplace rivalries once and for all. Take part in department teams or managers versus employees. Demonstrate your skills at an egg and spoon race or show who’s the mightiest at tug of war
  • Childhood games tournament. Dig out those old games from the back of your shed. See who’s the fastest in a space hopper race and who will take the trophy at frisby, swing ball, jump rope, buckaroo, pogs and more
  • Charity football match. Challenge other departments or even your competitor’s workforce to a football match
  • Sponsored run, walks or bike rides. Whether it’s the three peaks challenge, a tower run, cycling from London to Paris and everything in between, we’ve got you covered
  • Sponsored climb or skydive. Take a leap of faith with one of our organised skydiving events
  • Hold your own events such as a summer bbq, concert, charity ball, karaoke night and more
  • Spare change collection. This can be one of the most successful charity fundraising ideas in the workplace and a quick way to start fundraising

Why Fundraise For Us?

  • We are local, supporting children and their families across Central Bedfordshire including Luton. Invest in the future of your local community
  • You and your colleagues can make a real difference to the lives of local vulnerable children
  • Like you, we really do care. Since 1984 our charity has helped thousands of families across the county
  • You may know someone who has received our confidential support
  • We’re here to help you with your fundraising. Fundraising materials including t-shirts are available, just ask.

Tell us your charity fundraising ideas in the workplace and start supporting our charity.

Novus Property Solutions donated to our charity a huge number of Easter eggs for the young children we support.


“This is a fantastic organisation and whether you volunteer, fundraise, or make a donation there is no better thing to do for those children who won’t have a good start in life.” – Kirstie Allsopp, tv presenter, Home-Start ambassador

Fundraise Ideas For Work

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate social responsibility is now more important than ever. Consumers want companies with a heart and staff want to work for socially responsible companies. “Consumers are demanding more from the brands they buy —and increasingly are rewarding companies whose services and products are both good for them and good for society.” (The Huffington Post, February 2017).

Our local family & children’s charity wants to establish corporate partnerships as well as short term relationships with Bedfordshire based businesses. Our charity will work with you to help meet your corporate sponsorship objectives.

With your help and charitable donations, we aim to continue growing our vital support services, changing the lives of even more local children and families. Cause marketing is an excellent way to promote your business, tell us your goals.

Sponsoring A Charity

Choosing us as your charity of the year is also an excellent option for you to build a relationship with our charity over a 12 month period. 

We can help your business with fundraising ideas, materials and more. We would be delighted to talk with your employees and tell them about the important work our charity does in the county.

Charity Corporate Sponsorship

What Are The Benefits?

There are many commercial benefits to sponsoring our charity or choosing us as your charity of the year. These include:

  • Enhancing your company image and strengthening your brand. There are various ways that corporate partners can associate their brand with Home-Start including by displaying our logo on materials
  • Humanising your company’s identity. Philanthropy can put a human face to your business
  • Building positive PR and boosting your company’s profile in Central Bedfordshire including Luton. Sponsoring our charity is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your company’s values. Work with us and we will aim to gain local media exposure
  • Promotion of your business in our Annual Report as well as on our website and social media
  • Separating your company from competitors through positive brand positioning
  • Demonstrating your credibility through corporate giving, helping the local community
  • Lifting staff morale and bringing working teams closer. Ask your employees to get creative with their charity fundraising ideas in the workplace. Together staff can achieve a common worthwhile goal and proudly display a Home-Start certificate
  • Meeting corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets
  • Reducing your business tax as sponsorship payments can be deducted from your business profits. See, sponsoring a charity for more information.

Talk To Us

    Other Ways To Support Our Work


    This is one of the easiest and most flexible ways for your company to support our charity.’Give As You Earn’ may be a popular option for employees, allowing anyone who pays UK income tax to give on a regular basis. It is a way of giving money to charity without paying tax on it through PAYE from the employees wages. Please contact us for further information.

    Demonstrate your support of your employees fundraising efforts by matching the amount they have raised. This can help to incentive staff and involve the organisation as an entity in the cause giving process. Matched funding helps show that the company as well as it’s staff cares for the local community.

    Giving isn’t always about money, we also accept gifts in kind. These are usually products, particularly around Easter and Christmas. Toys, treats, tickets and more are always appreciated by the children our charity supports. Hampers and similar prizes are also useful for us to use in our social media prize draws. Past gifts in kind have included toys, Easter eggs and tickets of all kinds to children/family attractions.

    Our charity is a voluntary organisation, we rely on the generosity of local parents who volunteer with us. If you have any employees who may be interested in volunteering, please consider mentioning our charity in your internal communications. See our voluntary work page for more information.

    Business Fundraising For Charity  

    A heartfelt thank you for supporting our charity.

    Thank you for you for choosing to support our charity’s work from Home-Start Central Bedfordshire and the local children and families we support. Visit our charity news page, fundraising news and donating news archives for more charity fundraising ideas in the workplace.

    Home-Start Central Bedfordshire. A charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales, registered charity no. 1109262. Company Reg No. 5414484.