Fundraising is a massive topic, but we've compiled some resources to get you started and good articles to help.

Fundraising regulations

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!12

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:

The Fundraising Directory has great resources, (including this ultimate guide for planning a school Disc


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

The Fetes and Festivals site is really excellent. Their Fete in a Box has everything fete organisers could wish for.
Their template for seeking sponsors is handy.

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.

Sausage sizzles

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!SnagGuide
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.

Disadvantaged schools

Schools Plus has fundraising assistance for low-SES schools.