Help Centre: 5 Halloween Ideas to BOOst your Fundraising!

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With Halloween fast approaching, don’t miss out on this spooktacular opportunity to add some extra fun to your fundraising!

Whether you are getting your school, sports club, charity community, or local community involved, our experts have collated a list of some of our top seasonal fundraising ideas to help get you started!

Get creative this Halloween and raise money for your cause with InvestMyCommunity. For all of the below events, donations and event fees can be easily paid on our website – it only takes a few minutes to set up your fundraising campaign page!

5 top Halloween fundraising ideas:


1. Pumpkin carving competition

Get your community to tap in to their artistic side and host a pumpkin carving competition. You can also provide some carving templates that are easily downloadable online.

To help keep the event as safe as possible, wash and thoroughly dry all of the tools you will provide to avoid slippage, and if you are hosting the competition at your school, make sure enough adults are present to supervise. This can also be a perfect opportunity to invite parents and guardians along and get them involved in the fun!

2. Halloween bake off

Perfect for adults and children, this friendly competition gets your community involved in the most delicious way possible! Score on taste and spooky presentation.

For an added bonus – combine with a bake sale and make even more money for your cause!

3. Fancy dress competition

Host a Halloween-themed get together or party and encourage your community to wear their spookiest or most creative outfits! There are so many low-cost Halloween party games you can provide as well – from pumpkin golf, to Halloween bingo, to spooky ring toss, and more!

4. Halloween movie night

Decorate a hall or, if the weather is looking optimistic, use a projector and screen in an outdoor space and host a Halloween-themed movie night. Encourage your community to bring the whole family along – just make sure the movies are family-friendly! Provide some spooky-themed snacks and drinks, or invite your guests to bring their own to keep the evening a little more covid-safe.

5. Scary story or art contest

For a completely covid-safe option that can be done from home, have your students or local community come up with their scariest short stories or spookiest art pieces for the chance to win a prize.


Get creative and make the most of the spooky season! We can’t wait to fundraise with you.

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