Fundraising ideas for churches and other places of worship

Burning tea light candles

Keep hearts beating and blood flowing by raising money for the BHF from your place of worship.


Morning coffee


Have a coffee morning at your local church or place of worship. Invite the congregation along, ask them to invite their friends and family, and have coffee, tea and biscuits ready for them. Everyone who has something can make a small donation. If you need some help, we have a handy how to guide with lots of tips to support you.


Bring and Buy Sale


Ask everyone who attends your place of worship to see if they have anything they want to give away. Everyone then brings all the things they’d like to give away and sells them at a sale.


Monthly car wash


If your church or mosque has some outside space, then you could have a monthly car wash there. Tell everyone who attends your place of worship about the car washes. There could be a prize for the dirtiest car and the best washer.



Light a candle


Host a candle lighting event in your place of worship. Guests give a donation for a candle, which they then light and dedicate to a loved one. The candle will stay lit for the entire day. Potentially, companies could sponsor larger candles and put their logo on them. Have some live music at the event to keep everyone in good spirits.



All is fair in love and fundraising


Have a Christmas fair. Invite outside vendors and charge them to have a stall. Have a mix of food, stocking fillers, things to put under the tree, and Christmas stationery.

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