Plan your own fundraising for Refugee Action


Want to be a part of #TeamHumanity? Join our movement of big-hearted people taking action for refugees. Whether you’re a star baker, aspiring runner or famous for your spectacular parties, use your skills to do something amazing for people seeking safety in the UK.

We have everything you need to throw your own fundraiser, from our brand new fundraising guide to materials and resources. We can send you Refugee Action bunting, stickers and collection tins for your events, and t-shirts or vests for your physical challenges. Our team are on hand to support you every step of the way, so make sure to get in touch with us at

Here are some ideas to get you started!


Get physical

Whether it’s running, cycling, open water swimming or mountain climbing, whatever you love doing, do it for Refugee Action.

You can sign up to a race that it already organised, or plan your own. Ask loved ones and colleagues to sponsor you. If you’re looking for something family friendly, why not do a sponsored walk in your local area?


Sell your crafts and creations

If you’re looking for an easy fundraiser guaranteed to be a success, host a cake sale. Whip up a storm and sell your bakes at work or university, at church or at a community gathering. We’d recommend asking a local supermarket if they would consider donating the ingredients to keep the costs down, and roping in friends to help if you can.

There are plenty of other things you can sell to raise funds for people seeking safety here in the UK, such as handmade cards, artwork, plants and homemade jams and chutneys.


Celebrate with us

Have you got a birthday coming up, or are you soon to be celebrating a wedding or big anniversary? Some people choose to ask for donations to Refugee Action instead of gifts for their big days. What better way to celebrate your special moment than by helping some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Facebook have a great tool for fundraising for your birthday, and asking for gifts for your wedding, anniversary or other special moment can be done through JustGiving.


Host an event 

Want to get a crowd together and do something sociable? Host a Refugee Action fundraiser! Whether it’s a pub quiz, cocktail evening, gig or supper club, your guests can rest assured that their presence (and donations!) will change lives.

Our team here at Refugee Action can give you tips and advice on getting started, as well as sending you some fundraising materials to help your event look the part. Ask people to pay to attend or take part, and try to aim for a time of the month when people are free and have recently been paid!


Be adventurous 

What’s that thing you’ve always wanted to tick off your bucket list? It could be something local like a bungee jump or head shave, or something that takes you on your travels like a Lands End to John O’Groats cycle, coast to coast walk or global expedition.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s safe first! We can help you assess the risks and advise on how to get the ball rolling.


Other ways to give

Did you know that you can raise money for Refugee Action as you shop, recycle and browse the internet? From donating your old car to searching the web and getting deals on your shopping, it’s easy to raise money for Refugee Action in your day-to-day life. You can raise money as you shop online through Savoo or Everyclick, where a small donation will be made to our work at no extra cost to you.

You can also set up an account with Easyfundraising and they’ll donate a percentage of your total online shopping bill to our projects, or download the Give As You Live app onto your mobile to receive offers and special deals, with Refugee Action receiving a donation each time you get a bargain.


Get in touch!

We are here to support you in all things fundraising, so please let us know what you’ve got planned by emailing or by calling 0800 141 2426. With every penny raised, you’ll be helping refugees and people seeking asylum as they rebuild their lives here in the UK. Thank you for taking a stand with us, and helping to ensure that the UK is a country that truly welcomes refugees.