Want to hold your own fundraiser, but aren’t sure what activity to do? Check out the list below for some simple event inspiration. Or, if you’d like to do something entirely different, that’s fine too! Just remember – safe steps fundraisers must steer clear of all forms of objectification and violence.

Get active

Go it alone with a personal run, walk, cycle, swim or row challenge that your friends and family can pledge donations to; team up with some mates for a bike relay, bowls day or darts night; or get the whole community involved with a fundraising footy match, golf tournament, tennis round robin or athletic tournament.

Go without

It’s amazing how much money we spend on small things. Give up your daily takeaway coffee for a month or skip your fortnightly nail salon appointment in favour of doing your own manicure, then donate the money saved. You can even challenge your friends, family or colleagues to do the same!

Make change

Hold a coin trail at your work, school or community organisation – just ask people to bring some gold coins then line them up to see what distance you can cover. You can do the same thing by weight or volume in a big glass jar.

Let the games begin

Hold a board game or bingo night, poker tournament, a treasure hunt in the park, or kid-friendly backyard games afternoon with wheelbarrow races, tug-of-war and limbo.

Get quizzical

Hold a trivia night or your own TV-style game show like Family Feud or University Challenge.

In the mood for food

Hold a local bake sale, sausage sizzle or Masterchef style cooking competition, let the kids run their own little lemonade stand, or host your own at-home high tea, fancy luncheon or themed dinner party.

Lights, camera, entertainment!

Hold a movie night, karaoke night or talent show. You can ask for all attendees to make a donation.

Work for it

Get your colleagues involved by holding an event at your work, pop a donation tin on your desk and let your co-workers know you’re raising money for safe steps, talk to your boss to find out if your organisation will match employee’s charitable donations.


If you can get some high value prizes you could hold a silent auction or raffle, or if you are crafty consider making some items and holding a craft sale or market stall then donate your profits. If you have vintage or good quality clothing, you could also sell those.