During the uncertain times of COVID-19, social distancing and staying at home in isolation doesn’t mean you don’t get to have fun and fundraise for charity! Instead, we just have to find new and exciting ways to make a difference and raise much needed funds for those in need.
Hosting a virtual charity fundraising event is a great way to connect with those around you during this time. We know that it is hard to keep connected with loved ones during this time of isolation, virtual fundraising is a great way to reconnect in a meaningful way that has the power to change lives.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, show your support for ACRF and everyone impacted by cancer. To help you come up with some fun ideas you will love, we have created an A-Z of Isolation Charity Foundation Ideas with something for everyone. Whether you want to throw a dance party, hold a quiz night or a virtual book club, check out our ideas below!
Create your fundraising page
Be sure to share on social media and invite friends and family to support your efforts!
Host your event virtually and help outsmart cancer!
Use the alphabet links to find and retrieve at-home charity fundraising ideas.
Time to get out of your comfort zone. Host a competition with your friends, family and/or co-workers to see who has the most amazing or bizarre party trick. You might even like to try to and break a world record!
Clear-out the pantry & bake until you drop! You could video call with friends and all try the same recipe in a competition, with the cost of entry being a donation.
Or, if you’re a talented chef, teach a mini class online on how to make your favourite recipe in exchange for donations to ACRF.
Grab a Bingo board & video call your friends and family for a game of online bingo. Ask for an entry fee as a donation to ACRF.
We send the balloons – you provide the cake & invite your friends via video call! You could host virtual games, a dance party or watch movies together. Plus, ask your friends to donate in lieu of gifts and raise funds for cancer research.
Celebrate & Donate! Make any excuse for a (virtual) party and bring friends together online, and ask them to donate to ACRF in lieu of gifts via your fundraising page.
Could you go a month without coffee?! Challenge yourself and get friends to sponsor you!
Or if you’re not feeling as brave, donate the money you’re saving by skipping your morning barista coffee and making it at home instead! A little goes a long way.
Cuppa for Cancer
Host a virtual morning or afternoon tea with friends. ACRF will ‘send’ the scientist to your home to talk about the latest outcomes in cancer research!
Pop on your dancing shoes, crank up your fave tunes & video call some friends for a dance party! Ask for an entry fee and donate to help create a world without cancer.
Declutter and Donate
Declutter & Donate! Dust off your unwanted treasures & sell online to raise funds for cancer research!
Donate your commute
If you no longer take public transport to work – donate your daily commute amount! Start a movement whilst staying at home.
Dress up and Donate
The best costume wins! Challenge everyone to ‘dress-up from neck up’. Give prizes for silliest most creative or scariest. Feel-good fundraising at its best!
Every coin counts
Loose change rattling around? Donate it and ask your family members, friends or street to do the same. Every coin counts!
Help get research moving! What about a 30 day sit up challenge, handstand contest, or Zumba marathon? Do it with friends for more fun! Ask people to sponsor you and donate to ACRF!
Fort Making Contest
Fun for everyone! Get out your blankets & chairs & set-up camp! BEST fort win as voted by social media. Donate to ACRF!
Fun Run at Home
Host a Virtual Fun-Run (5k) or marathon (42k) challenge! Ask people to take part either on treadmills or around their local streets. Post your route or kms on social media. Donate to ACRF
Board Games just got serious! Break out the Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary, grab your teams & charge $10 per person per player. Donate proceeds to ACRF.
Headshave for ACRF
You don’t have to be a scientist to play a part in outsmarting cancer, all you need is a pair of clippers. Are you daring enough?
Get crazy with craft, learn to knit or sew, or scrapbook. Then you could sell what you make on social media and donate the proceeds to ACRF!
Shut down the internet in your home & see who can last the longest without it! Set an amount per day & challenge your friends. Donate to ACRF.
Start a 30 day jump rope challenge! The hardest cardio you’ll ever do on the spot! Keep fit while fundraising. Challenge friends or ask them to donate
Videocall some mates and crank up the Karaoke machine! Ask them to donate to ACRF for participating
Learn a new language!
Set your mind to mastering a new language! At the end of one month, prove your skills over social media & get friends to donate to ACRF!
Livestream your fundraising activity
Time to get out of your comfort zone. Host a fundraising appeal with your friends, family and/or co-workers while streaming live on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube. The only limit is your imagination!
Use tools from our DIY Fundraising toolkit for inspiration – download it here.
Using streaming services to host a movie night fundraiser with friends or family! It’s a great way to stay connected even while at home. ‘Entry’ fee is a donation to ACRF
Are you a knockout on the keyboard? Daring on the drums? A captivating clarinet player? Perform via live stream and ask friends and family to donate.
No Hair Dare!
Get 20 mates to donate $20 and shave your head for cancer research! Do you dare to take on the challenge? Find out more here
Open Mic Live Stream
Ever wondered what it would be like to do stand-up? Try it on for size in a friendly crowd. Stream it to friends/family online with an entry fee donation to ACRF, and try out a routine! Put a smile on people’s faces!
Go crazy with colour! Live stream yourself painting a masterpiece and auction it off to the highest bidder on social media
Pottery making Party
Send boxes of clay and tools to friends and family in exchange for a donation to ACRF, and host an at-home pottery party! Everyone sculpts on video chat and shows off their creations!
Let’s get quizzical! Trivia or quiz nights are great fun online – charge a fee to play. Donate to ACRF
Collect bottles and then take them to a collection facility to Return and Earn! Donate the money that you receive back.
Sign up to become one of our ACRF Luminaries and get connected for a cancer-free future.
Sponsored activities compel you to finish a challenge! Charge spectators to watch online. Set up a fundraising goal & create a fundraising page
For every word – put a gold coin in a jar! Challenge friends to do same and see who collects the most coins!
Teach a Class!
Everyone has something they’re good at, and it’s never been a better time to share this with the world! Set up online classes for anything from knitting, to yoga, to a gardening masterclass. Get connected while in isolation and raise money through an ‘entry’ fee.
Grab friends & do a ‘TED-Talk’. Everyone gets 30mins to talk on their fave topic! Livestream it and have fun! Ask talkers & watcher to donate to ACRF
Tik Tok challenge
How many Tik Tok challenges can you do? or can you make a dance?! Ask your viewers to donate to ACRF at the end!
Ugly Uniform challenge
Dust off that old uniform and put it on for a throwback picture! Get friends to vote via a donation and the worst uniform wins!
Hold a virtual book club and invite international friends and family to join! Everyone takes turns picking and discussing books for a fee to ACRF
Walk to outsmart cancer
Set yourself a km challenge – could you walk 100km in a week? Ask friends to sponsor you and donate to ACRF. Post photos on social media.
Need a little bit of extra motivation to lose some weight? Set up a fundraising page – set your goal you choose to lose – get friends to donate eg: $5 per kilo gone!
July or December – both months are great fun to celebrate! And tis the season for giving – turn your festivities into fundraising and help save lives
Get your zen on! Get friends to sponsor you to do Yoga for an entire day! Livestream it to social media. You’ll feel free while raising funds for cancer.
Call family and friends and get dancing! Participate in a live stream Zumba class to raise much-needed funds to outsmart cancer