Fundraising for your expedition

Your adventure starts right here

Your adventure starts right here – and fundraising is the first step in your expedition journey. It’ll teach you some important life skills such as money management, problem solving and event planning, that will stand you in good stead for your future. Plus, the satisfaction of knowing that you earned your way to your adventure makes it worth every minute. 

Keeping you motivated and reaching your goals

We understand the thought of raising the full amount for an expedition is daunting, that’s why we have put such a fantastic fundraising support network in place to help you every step of the way. 

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Fundraising guides

You’ll get a Fundraising Get Started Guide and an Ultimate Fundraising Handbook, packed full of advice and practical tips.

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Online resources

24/7 access to fundraising resources on your Traveller Gateway, with hundreds of resources to help maximise your fundraising potential.

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Ideas and inspiration

You’ll receive monthly fundraising newsletters straight to your inbox, with lots of seasonal fundraising ideas.

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Facebook group

Join our awesome community on social media and network with thousands of other students through our dedicated fundraising group – the best place to share ideas and success stories.

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Fundraising stories

Don’t just take it from us, check out our blog for stories from other students just like you, to help get you inspired with some fundraising ideas.

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Personal advice

Our fundraising gurus are super approachable and love talking about ethical travel. Our team is available for personal support and motivation throughout your journey – you can chat to us online, over the phone or on social media.

How they did it

Here’s just a few examples of how some of our travellers fundraised for their expeditions. If they can do it, you can too! 

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Ellie

£4,000 Target

Expedition: Borneo
Amount raised so far: £4,000
Time taken: 8 months
Top tip: “Just keep working at it bit by bit, plan your events, tell people what you are doing (they may even offer to help) and the total will soon get there.”

Best earners:

  • Tombola: £324
  • Coffee morning: £684
  • Refreshment stall at cycling event: £400
  • Cabaret night: £785
  • Bingo night: £489
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George

£4,000 Target

Expedition: Peru
Amount raised so far: £4,000
Time taken: 6 months
Top tip: “See if a local venue will give you free hire – this can really help boost your profits when putting on a large event.”

Best earners:

  • Christmas cake sale: £750
  • Virtual horse racing night: £2,627
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Anna

£4,250 Target

Expedition: Tanzania
Amount raised so far: £4,250
Time taken: 4 months
Top tip:Do something a bit different – I did a sponsored walk in complete silence and it earned me a massive £3,000

Best earners:

  • Bake sale: £52
  • Babysitting: £20 a night
  • Waitressing at event: £200
  • Sponsored silent walk: £3,000

Got a great fundraising story?

We love to hear all about our travellers’ fundraising journeys. Send yours to submissions@campsinternational.com and you could be featured on our social media and website and bag yourself some cool Camps merchandise.

Feel free to present it in any way you like, so get creative. A blog, presentation, animation, vlog or any other way that you think best explains your experience. Don’t forget to include your best fundraising pictures too!

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