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Fundraising at Park Community Academy

From coffee mornings to sponsored runs, schools 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 or in your community, we’re here to support you with great ideas and resources!

Through Fairtrade, 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 those that are a-peel-ing to getting people involved, can be a fantastic way to raise awareness about Fairtrade too. If you are already holding an event for Fairtrade, adding in some simple fundraising activities will maximise the impact of your efforts – plus they up the fun factor!

To make it even easier, you can order your Fairtrade donation collection box. Simply set up your box at your event and encourage your friends to donate until it is choc-full of cash!

How do I pay in my fundraising money?

There are two ways to pay in your fundraising money:

  1. Pay in online
  2. Print off a pay-in slip and send us a cheque made payable to ‘The Fairtrade Foundation’ to:

FREEPOST RTZT-ACTL-BCGR, 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 for your Town, Group, Faith, School or University (or for yourself to keep!), please provide your mailing address when submitting your donation.

Fundraising Events

From fashion shows to sponsored runs, schools constantly amaze us with the wonderful events they hold to fundraise. The possibilities are endless and some popular ideas include:

  • Bake sales and coffee mornings – try out our Fairtrade banana cake recipe
  • Holding a Fairtrade raffle
    Chocolate tasting sessions
  • Organise a sports match – get the players to donate a match fee to Fairtrade
  • Hold a Fairtrade quiz
    If you’re thinking of going the extra mile, read more about completing a fundraising challenge and check out eight great fundraising ideas for more.
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 online shop to browse through the options. You might even find a giant inflatable banana!


Have questions you want answered? Contact our fundraising team at or give us a ring on 0203 301 5041.

Join us on Twitter at  @FairtradeUKEd