GAA Fundraising Ideas P - T
Plant a tree - in collaboration with your local authority's tree planting programme. Invite people to make a donation to have a tree planted in memory of someone. Organise club members to do all the work.
Pub games evening - teams pay to enter for dominoes, skittles, darts, pool, quizzes etc. Have plenty of fun prizes and charge for refreshments.
Penalty Shoot out – Try and get your county goalkeeper (in all codes) to come along and stand in goal. Have kids/ adults pay for the opportunity to score against him/ her, organise as part of a broader day.
Quiz night – Can be done as an individual event or weekly monthly. Pub is the usual venue but make sure you have a regular reliable quiz master. Charge for entry and have a raffle
Rounders Tournament – Once very popular in THE GAA world, this is still a great way to have fun and raise some money. Mix teams with kids, women and men. Charge entry fee
Race night - organise an event at your local dog or horse racing stadium. Ask them about group rates and charge a fee of members.
Raffles – Any function that you hold has the opportunity to sell raffle tickets at. A good steady source if not spectacular.
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Skydiving – These are becoming more popular and there are companies will organise the actual event for you. Get members to commit and get sponsorship cards filled!!!.
Slave auction and disco – Get members to offer their skills prior to the event. Could be a joiner or a window cleaner or dress maker!!! Auction their skills to the highest bidder and follow with a disco.
Slim - why not raise money as you lose the pounds? Get members to sponsor you.
Stand up bingo - sell bingo cards around the room, each with one number on it. Ask all the participants to stand up. Spin the balls and when a number is called that person has to sit down. The last one standing scoops the prize. Good for dinner dances.
Street collections - there are a number of legalities and restrictions. Ring your local council and ask us for a fact sheet.
Swimathon – Good for the underage teams, pick a distance and get sponsorship. Helps good teambuilding and raises money
Sweepstakes - set up a All Ireland Championship sweepstake with the club the ultimate winner.
Talent competition – Again great craic – get members to perform their special talent in front of a paying audience.
Treasure hunt - get club members to organise some prizes either sponsored or donated. Organise a set of clues leading people from one location to the next. All participants pay a fee to enter. Finish with a barbecue?
Triathlon - organise a team to take part in a local triathlon – get sponsorship from friends and members.