Fundraising doesn't need to involve a physical challenge like running a marathon, there are lots of fun and interesting ways you can fundraise from the comfort of your own home. Take a look at our ideas list to see how you can easily get started today.
How could I fundraise?
Ask for donations on your Birthday
Many people set up Facebook fundraisers and for donations for their birthdays. You can easily set up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook and share your story with friends and family. Maybe fundraise instead of presents, to make lasting change for all autistic people.Create a fundraiser on Facebook
We know that art, crafts, writing and music are all great ways to relax, connect with others and explore our emotions. Autistica Create is all about sharing your creativity with others and raising funds for autism research. However you or your family like to create, there is a way to turn it into a fun fundraising opportunity! Create unique pieces of art for family and friends, make your own scented candles and sell them or host a virtual Pictionary night, all are simple and fun but can all easily be turned into a fundraiser.Find out more and start getting creative
Host an online quiz
It’s time to focus and put your brain to the test! Put together your set of quiz questions and call your friends via video call to host your very own pub quiz! Set a time, get your snacks together, and take on the role of quizmaster. We’ve got a ready-made quiz to test your friends and family and see who is the general knowledge master! All participants need is a pen and paper … and their thinking caps. Read the question, give players a few seconds to answer and then ask them to hold their answer up to the screen. Charge an entry fee (suggested fee of £5) which can be made online via our website www.autistica.org.uk/donate and prizes are of your own choice. Let the fun begin!
Donate your travel or morning coffee
The chances are that at the moment you’re working from home or furloughed and not spending money on travel so why not donate your commute? Whether you give one day’s travel or a whole month, even £2 can make a difference to us. Alternatively with cafes and coffee shops shut many of us are no longer getting our morning coffee so you could donate what you would have spent on a coffee each day instead.Donate your commute here
eBay your clutter away
What better time than to have a good sort out of your unwanted items. You can easily sell them on eBay and donate a percentage of the profits straight to Autistica.Start selling on eBay
Hold a virtual party for Autistica
Do you have a celebration coming up? Birthdays, anniversaries and graduations all make a great excuse to celebrate so why not hold a virtual party for Autistica. Ask people to join you on video call and ask them to donate what they would have spent on travel, drinks or a new outfit at a physical party. Even if you don’t have a celebration coming up you can turn anything into a fundraiser so why not get everyone together for a virtual music evening, online book club or games night?
Host a workshop to share skills and talents with friends and family
Do you have a dish that always wows every time you cook for people? Perhaps you’ve mastered another language or have always been a Maths whizz. Maybe you’ve discovered a new hobby during lockdown such as making scented candles. Whatever your skill, why not hold a virtual workshop to share and show friends, family or colleagues these skills and methods so they can join in and recreate too. Let everyone know the event you’re planning, what they need to bring, and how to join the video call and ask them to make a donation to Autistica (we suggest £5) in lieu of paying for a class.
Support Autistica while you shop online
With changes to retail happening every day more people are shopping online to get their essentials. You can support Autistica in so many ways simply by shopping or browsing online at no extra cost to you.Find out more
What your fundraising means
Every donation big or small counts. Your fundraising is helping us to give every autistic person the chance of a long, happy, healthy life.
£20 can fund an hour of lab research
£150 can pay for a day of consultation with an autistic person on a project
£500 can pay for a vital brain scan at a crucial stage of research