Festive fundraising ideas to make Christmas really count

By Lily, Young Women's Trust • 12 November 2021

Lily, our Corporate Fundraising Manager has put together a few festive fundraising ideas so you can have fun and make a difference for young women this Christmas. Whether you are fundraising with friends, family or at work, you can make Christmas really count this year.  

Plan a Christmas jumper day at work

Get your team in the Christmas spirit by donning your festive best and donating a few pounds to support young women. You could even challenge your team to upcycle their old jumpers with baubles and tinsel and vote for the winner.

Host a Christmas quiz

Organise a Christmas quiz for your friends and family and ask each team to pay £5 entry.

Christmassy craft day

From wreath making to wrapping paper printing, Christmas is a great time to get creative and crafty. You could invite your friends along to a craft day and ask for a donation. Or sell your crafty creations and donate the profits.

Buy Christmas cards

Buy your Christmas cards from Young Women’s Trust this year and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Christina, one of the young women we have supported, designed our Christmas cards. Every card helps fund our vital work and spreads the word about Young Women’s Trust!

Gingerbread house competition

Challenge your friends, family or colleagues to build the best gingerbread house for the ultimate Christmas bake off challenge. Everyone pays £3 to place their vote for the winner.

Christmas Desk-orating

Challenge your colleagues to give their desks a festive makeover and host a voting party, either in person or virtually, to decide the winner. Everyone pays £3 to place their vote.

To collect donations remotely, you can set up a fundraising page with JustGiving. Otherwise you can pay in the funds you raise on our donation page.


If you have any questions about supporting or fundraising for Young Women’s Trust, then contact our fundraising team. You can send ideas or questions to fundraising@youngwomenstrust.org