Making the most of fundraising in spring

 With the cold weather taking a backseat and wildlife start to bloom again, spring has historically been a great time to get your fundraising underway. Check out some of our favourite fundraising in the spring ideas below.

Building bird boxes

Spring is the time for new life and is the season where birds begin to nest. If you’re skilled at crafting and have access to spare bits of wood or pallets, you could try making and selling bird boxes and bug houses. Not only does this help the wildlife, but it can also give you a nice profit!

Rose set up her own business building bug hotels and raised over £1000.

Bug houses fundraising

Spring clean

As the name suggests, spring is the perfect time to clear out all the old items you no longer need and sell them on to someone else. You can post them on Facebook Marketplace, Ebay or host a car boot sale (once government restrictions allow) and use the money to fund your expedition. You could even try your hand at upcycling old furniture and clothes if you’re feeling creative.

Plant sale

Are you an organised person? If you’d like to get a head start you can grow and sell plants to your local community. Buy cheap seeds online or split plants you already own, plant them in separate pots and keep them healthy whilst they grow. Once they’re ready, hold a plant sale outside your house or sell them over social media to your local community.

Amelia did exactly this and managed to raise over £1500.

Plant sale spring fundraising

Odd jobs in the garden

Spring is a great time to get in the garden to start preparing it for summer. If this is something you enjoy, why not turn it into a business? You could carry out some odd jobs such as mowing, trimming, or weeding in friends and neighbours’ gardens in exchange for a donation to your expedition.

Virtual Spring Fair

With everything moving online, now could be a good time to host your own spring fete online. Set up a Facebook group and invite local businesses to buy a ‘virtual’ stall. They can then advertise their products, service and competitions on the group. All you need to do is advertise the group, get local people to join and monitor the group. You could even host your own stall as well to make a bit of extra money.

Kez has had success with a virtual Christmas fair and raised over £200 in one week!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our fundraising top tips to help you get started. We’re always on the lookout for new fundraising stories so if you have a great idea or inspiring fundraising story, let us know by emailing and you could be featured on our next blog.

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