See our information sheet on licensing requirements for common fundraisers.
School-based P&C fundraisers involving food also come under the Education Directorate's Food and Drink Policy.
Fundraising ideas from P&Cs
Be inspired by what other ACT P&Cs have done!
- Bingo night "less work than a trivia night!"
- Special lunches
- A Games Night got high school kids involved!
- Leveraging smaller, more focused events rather than a full-scale fete
- Online auctions
- Community cookbook
- Father's Day movie night
- Whole school bike ride!
- COVID-safe ideas
- Online fete!
- Raise funds while recycling with the container deposit scheme
Or join our Canberra P&C Leaders Group on Facebook to crowd source ideas or opinions!
More fundraising ideas and resources
Check out these articles:
You can also sign up for free email tips or join a growing Facebook community for ideas and advice.
The Funding Centre also has a range of ideas, templates and resources
There are COVID-friendly fundraisers here that could work depending on the level of restriction.
Fetes and Fairs
Here's an article to step you through promoting your big event.
Our article on making your big event low-waste may be of interest.
ACTsmart have free signage and bin lids so you can recycle at your events.
Keeping it Healthy
See this comprehensive guide with great ideas.
The Fundraising Directory have a great Sausage Sizzle Guide.
Nutrition Australia and ACT Healthy have created Think Outside the Snag which looks at planning your sizzle, food safety and alternative foods to BBQ from chicken wraps to corn!
We have also found a healthier sausage so that your BBQ is not automatically a "red" food event.
See also this Food Safety Factsheet for schools.
Schools Plus has fundraising assistance for low-SES schools.