Fundraising Ideas

Here are some ideas to get you started. Sometimes it’s the simple fund raising ideas that can be the most effective. But remember to claim the Gift Aid where you can this will give your idea / event a massive boost. If you need advice or support with your event please get in touch with your Hall Ambassador. Make sure you let us now so we can promote it on the website and the social media sites, the more people know the more you will raise. 

Good luck to you all.



To stay fit and healthy, organise an aerobics-athon. It’ll make you feel good about supporting us.

Arts and crafts fair

Put your creative talents into action and sell your works of art at a craft fair.

Auction of promises/services

Organise your own fundraising auction. Why not auction off your talents for the day, any unwanted new goods, or gifts from local organisations or donate a percentage of funds raised through an EBay auction, Can include anything from singing lessons to signed footballs to a dinner for two.

Art exhibition

Instead of selling your art, charge your friends and family to look at it!


Scale the dizzy heights of a local landmark or office block.

Advertising Booklet

Compile a local information booklet for distribution at libraries, shops and businesses. Include info on local attractions. Make money with adverts and discount vouchers from local firms.


Organise a sponsored aerobathon with the help of gyms, leisure centres and sports shops.

Afternoon Tea

Put the kettle on and get baking. Entertain guests with raffles, auctions, tombola’s & live music.

Air Miles

Collect your own, then raffle them off.

Aluminium Collection

Collect empty cans and tins and sell them to a recycling company

Arts/Crafts Stall

Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall

Art exhibition

Stage an exhibition for local artists. Charge entrance fee and commission.

‘As New’ Sale

AKA posh jumble sale. Ask everyone you know for unwanted belongings & hold a sale evening


Arrange a local friendly auctioneer to auction off original items, taking a percentage of sales for the RMTGB


Brazilian carnival

We've got music, recipes and posters for you to hold your own Brazilian themed party.

Beat the goalie

Challenge your friends to a beat the goalie competition as part of a mini World Cup or fund raiser. Pay to play.

Beetle Drive

Organise a beetle drive for more than 40 people with a pie and pie supper. As everyone moves around the room they meet everyone else and makes new friends

Bad Tie day

Look in your wardrobe for those outdated ties and dazzle your friends. Pay to display the outrageous tie. Your friends could pay to have the offending tie removed.

Bag packing at local supermarket

Ask your local supermarket if you can hold a bag packing day for RMTGB. It’s a great way to provide a service to the local community while supporting us too.

Battle of the bands

Challenge those budding musicians to a battle of the bands and put on a concert to raise money. You could also raise money with a “pay to leave” policy.

Bring and buy sale

Sell donated goods on a stall. Cakes, books, home-made jam, bric-a-brac and fairtrade goods are firm favourites.

Bike ride

Pedal for RMTGB. Why not organise a bike ride and turn it into a sponsored event?


Organise a bingo event – devise your own calls for the numbers. Charge a fee per game.

Badge Making

Make badges to sell at work, to friends or at craft fairs.

Bad tie day

Charge your brethren a pound to come in wearing their loudest tie. Award the winner.

Baked Bean Bath

Get sponsored to spend the day in a bath/Jacuzzi of baked beans. Charge friends to join you.

Balloon Race

Sell balloons that are filled with helium; the purchasers' name and address are written on a tag fixed to the balloon. The balloon that travels the furthest wins a prize

Balloon Rides

Offer as a prize for raffle/auction, or sell trips in a chartered balloon.


Add music (live if possible), football and rounders bats and make it a whole day's event.

Barn Dance

Swing into action by hiring a caller and traditional country band. Serve food & plenty of cider. Organise plenty of Straw bales for seats.

Battle of the Bands

Contest for unsigned bands, where audience votes on the winner. Charge bands to enter, offer cash prizes and invite record producers. Sell tickets and set up a paying bar.

Beat the Goalie

Score a goal and win a prize. Footballers pay to enter.

Bed Push

The 'bed' can be anything from a hospital bed to a four-poster or even a 3-piece suite!

Beer Festival

Arrange a couple of local micro brewers to show their wares or Stock up on international beers, food and music. Remember to check licensing laws.

Boat Race

Teams build model boats and race them. Alternatively, use real yachts, dinghies or canoes. Or organise a Dragon Boat Race.

Boat Trips

Organise a cruise down a nearby river or canal. Include refreshments & entertainment.

Book Sale

Sell old books, collected from everyone you know. Book dealers may buy leftover stock

Bouncy Castle

A great way to keep kids entertained at bigger family events. Bouncing fee.

Bungee Jump

Raise sponsorship by flying in the face of fear.

Burns Night

Theme evening with Scottish dancing, Haggis, Nepes and Tatties. Arrange a Piper to make it more authentic. Admission fee. None Kilt wearers are fined

Bus Pull

Gather a team & get sponsored to heave a bus through town. More teams? Make it a race.


Beard Growing Competition in the Province or area. An entrance fee for all. A prize for the winner. Ladies from the circus cannot apply.


Arrange a backgammon tournament with all participants paying an entrance fee.


Arrange a backgammon tournament with all participants paying an entrance fee.

Big Band Night

Sell tickets to a big band night featuring you and your friends

Bush Tucker Trial

Hold a bush tucker trial and get sponsored to eat horrible things

Blind Food Tasting Event

Pay to take part, if you guess right you win a prize


Colour theme days – everyone wears football colours. Bring a bit of colour into your day and raise money at the same time! During the football World Cup get your friends to dress in their favourite team's colours for a donation.

Cake sales

Cake sales are a great way to raise money and awareness too, if they are made from fairly traded products.

Coppers for RMTGB

Collect all those unwanted coppers that weigh down your pockets – small change can make a big difference. You can also collect foreign coins for RMTGB

RMTGB Christmas cards

Design your own Lodge Christmas cards to sell to your friends and family to send Christmas messages as an alternative to buying cards. Remember to donate the funds you save!


Put those empty jam jars to good use and turn small change into a big difference.

Cook up a storm

If you’re a budding Master Chef, cook up some treats and sell them to friends and family, or put your own original recipes into a cookbook to sell.


Devise your own competition, or use tried and tested ideas such as ‘guess who the baby in the picture is.’


Gather all the talented people you know under one roof and sing up for RMTGB by putting on a concert for friends and family. Think about a “pay to leave” policy too!

Cricket match

Challenge your brethren, other Lodges to a cricket match. Each team pays a fee.

Car wash

Charge your brethren, friends and family to wash their cars.

Chocolate ban

Give up chocolate for a day, a week or a month and give the cash you saved to RMTGB.

Cake Stall

Hold a traditional cake stand at fetes or fairs. Check health and safety regulations.


Design & sell a pictorial calendar for your company. Masonic friendly companies/suppliers may sponsor pages.

Candle making

Make and sell candles at craft fairs or coffee mornings.

Car boot sale

Cash in your old belongings, or sell pitches. Raise more with bouncy castles, raffles, etc.

Car treasure hunt

Drive from clue to clue in search of the 'treasure'. Finish with a bar meal. Teams pay to enter.


Arrange a colourful carnival for your town, charging for each float entered.

Carol concert

Host a festive concert for your community. Earn extra by selling minced pies & mulled wine. Invite RMTGB recipients.

Carol singing

Get a group to go door-to-door singing. Bigger public displays may require a licence.

Casino evening

Hire gaming tables and use the Masonic building for the evening.

Chariot race

Teams race decorated 'chariots' - anything from a horse and cart to a sedan chair.

Charity ball

Raise sponsorship the sophisticated way. Organise a themed ball with DJ or live music at a hotel or nightclub. Charge for tickets, but boost your earnings with games and raffles.

Charity push

Get sponsored to cover a set distance in a bed, shopping trolley, bathtub, wheelie bin…

Children's party

Organise children's parties or activities, but be sure to check relevant childcare practices. CRB checks etc.

Christmas draw

Sell tickets and ask local Masonic friendly firms to supply prizes. Check regulations about public draws & raffles.

Classic car show

Well-organised classic car and bike shows are great crowd pullers and fantastic fundraisers.


Ask brethren to donate old clocks, and watches for a clock fair and even build clocks to sell at craft fairs. Horologists will attend from far and wide.

Coach trips

Coach trips to London, Blackpool, flower shows, etc, are popular. Sell tickets and hold a raffle.

Coconut shy

Easily arranged game for traditional fairs. All you need are a few coconuts and wooden balls.


Arrange to attand a big event like the Classical Music evening at Howard Castle and charge a small fee on top of the ticket price, or entertain the crowds with your own recital, or hire bands of musicians.

Cookery demo

As well known Chefs to share their experiences and show their signature dish. Charge an entrance fee and a small amount to try the food. Good to use local restaurant chefs, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Turkish etc. as they will get new customers and be willing to support.

Craft fair

Make necklaces, dried flower arrangements, stained glass mirrors, etc, to sell on a stall.

Cricket match

Assemble a Provincial team and challenge your county team to a match. Charge spectators.

Crossword contest

Compile huge crossword, so punters pay per clue. Each number hides a ticket for prize draw.

Cake decorating

Arrange for a professional Cake Decorator to show how it’s done. Cakes for sale plus items for sale relating to cake decorating. Charge an admission fee plus Sales Commission.

Clay Pigeon Shoot

Arrange an local, Regional and Provincial Shoot. Charge an entrance fee above the basic shoot requirements, Prizes for best individual, and team.


Decorate cakes and personalise cupcakes for a donation from customers


Dress down day

Ditch the uniform or the suit and dress in a football kit, or a country's World Cup colours.

Doughnut sale

Delight all your friends with a delicious doughnut sale. Shops like Krispy Kreme let you buy their doughnuts at special low prices so that you can sell them on for a fundraising profit!


Put on those dancing shoes and disco the night away. Remember to charge an entry fee. Or get your skates on and organise a retro roller disco


Dance all day or even for few hours in a sponsored dance-athon. Down load your sponsor form from the Festival website.

Dance (others)

Barn dances, tea dances, disco dances, salsa dances - whatever rocks your boat.

Darts tournament

Challenge all the pub teams in the area to compete for cash prizes, or a barrel of beer.

Dinner and cabaret

Hire a popular and spacious restaurant. Entertain ticket holders with music, comedy & magic.


Compile a community businesses and services directory. Raise funds through advertising. Likely to be Masonic friendly businesses only.


Spin the decks or hire a DJ to stage a themed disco night.

Dog show

Charge proud pet-owners to show off their pooches. Ask pet shops to sponsor the event. Not just a beauty contest. Need to include other categories, Dog with the waggiest tail, wettest nose, most disobedient etc. Rabbit with the biggest ears etc,

Duck race

Sell numbered plastic ducks and launch them from a bridge. The duck to finish first wins.


Enterprise Days

Put on your Enterprise heads and come up with the marketing idea of the century! Create and sell the product you have designed.

Eco day

Dress green and do good deeds for the day, like litter picking and recycling your rubbish. Remember to get sponsored for all the activities you do. Down load the sponsor form..

Eating baked beans with a cocktail stick

Challenge your friends to a baked bean eating competition – how many can you eat in a minute using only a cocktail stick?

Egg and spoon race

Are you up for an egg and spoon challenge? Race your friends and family. No cheating now!

Egg painting competition

Don’t waste those eggs after the race – turn them into works of art. Sell them to raise money for us.

Easter egg hunt

Edible hide and seek. Charge entry fee and ask confectioners to provide the eggs.

Eating marathon or eating race

Get sponsored to stuff your face with as many hot dogs/grapes/pies etc. as possible. Or eat as many cakes, hot chillies, nettles in a defined timeframe. Winner gets a prize (probably some milk and/or doc leafs for the chillies and nettles)


Get sponsored to shave them off - they grow back eventually!


Fancy dress

Go crazy with the fashion ideas and create a zany masterpiece to wear for the day. Prizes for the most outrageous and colourful costumes- you could even base your creations on Brazilian carnival outfits.

Five a side football

Challenge your brethren or your friends to a five a side tournament as part of a mini World Cup or use Subbuteo for the brethren who are not as nimble as their youth. You only need your finger and tactics. Each team pays to play.

Film night

Create your own cinema and hold a film night for family and friends. Sell popcorn and drinks and charge an entry fee. Theme the night with a Brazilian film like City of God, or Rio for the kids!

Fast Day lunch

Create a simple lunch in solidarity with some of the RMTGB recipients and donate the money you save. Or get sponsored to fast for an hour, a morning or a day. Consult your doctor first.

Fashion show

Put your creative talents to the test and organise a fashion show – why not use recycled clothes and make it an eco-show? Invite the wider community to see your fabulous designs, and don’t forget to charge an entry fee. Ask businesses to sponsor venue, outfits or catwalk. Charge admission and sales commission.

Face painting competition

Put your artistic talents to good use and paint people’s faces. You could have a themed face painting day such as of animals or characters from a book. Remember to charge for your works of face painting art. Get creative with face paints at fetes, fairs and children's parties

Fun run or walk

Dust off your running shoes, add a coloured tutu and run or walk for fun. Organise your own fun run for RMTGB.


Reach the whole community by holding a fete, or team up with organisers of an annual event.

Film evening

Recreate an evening of vintage cinema by showing classic films and musicals.


Weather permitting, firework displays are massive fundraisers. Check out safety precautions.

Flower arranging

Make your own fresh, dried or silk arrangements to sell at craft fairs or fetes. Or arrange a local florist to show how to arrange certain types of bouquets, arrangements, etc. charge an entry fee.

Foreign coins

Ask people to donate their leftover holiday coins. Change into sterling once you have enough.

Furniture sale

Use the Masonic building to sell donated furniture and old office equipment. Take sales commission.

Folk Music

Arrange a mini Folk festival in the Lodge Building and charge admission fee and surplus from the musicians’ fees towards the RMTGB. The bar and food will add additional funds.


Guess who the baby is (from photos)

Do a twist on the classic baby photo game by collecting some baby photos of famous footballers and charging your friends to guess who they are.

Give it up!

Get sponsored to go without something. Give us speaking for a day, Boozer for a week, chocolate for a month, or give up magazines for the whole of Ramadan or Yom Kippur or Lent. Get sponsored or donate to the money you save.

Guess the number of …(balloons in a car, sweets in a jar)

Have a lot of fun challenging your friends to guess the quantity in the jar or car.

Guess the weight of… (cake, teddy)

Quiz your friends on the weight of the cake – 50p a guess.

Games: scrabble, chess, trivial pursuits etc

For all those who love the challenge of a board game – why not have a marathon board game tournament? Either pay to play or get sponsored.

Green day

With everyone talking about climate change and the importance of looking after our world, why not organise a Green Day? Dress in green, hold an eco fashion show, litter pick and create a recycled materials art exhibition. Invite friends and family too. Remember to charge a fee to take part.

Game show

Host mock version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire or The Weakest Link. Otherwise adapt board games for big audiences, and get prizes donated.

Garage sale

Sell off all your unwanted belongings.

Garden party

Arrange an event in a Brothers Big garden, Sell tickets or invite guests to make a donation


Offer your gardening services to friends and family. Or arrange Garden tours of the brethren who have the best gardens, allotments and ask them to give tips. Charge an entry fee and sell some of plants, seedlings as agreed with the green fingered supporters.

Glamorous Gran

Go in search of your area's most glamorous gran. Charge contestants to enter, and ask local hair and beauty salons to donate prizes.

Go Kart Grand Prix

Hold a Go Kart Grand Prix at the nearest track. Drivers pay entrance fee.

Greeting cards

Make and sell cards for every occasion

Guest speaker

Invite a guest speaker and sell admission tickets. Boost funds with raffle & refreshment

Guided tours

Take tourists and visitors on locally guided walks or trips. Or even tours of the Lodge.

Gunge Tank

Charge fairgoers to drop their relatives, friends or Officers in tank of last week's leftovers


Hula Hoop Contest

How many times can you spin the hula hoop? Organise a hula hoop-athon. Don’t forget to get sponsored by the spin, or the length of time you keep the hoop going.

Hair beading, braiding and plaiting

Put your partners creative talents to good use. Make your children or grandchildren look cool and raise money for RMTGB

Hundred Club

Set up a 100 club with monthly draws and a Christmas draw. Funds split between the winners and RMTGB.


Organise a Hopscotch contest in an area for the children and the big kids, and challenge your brethren. Pay to play.

Indoor games

Organise an indoor Olympics using different types of equipment. Rain won’t stop play and you’ll have fun challenging your friends and raising money for us too.

International evening

Hold a themed international night and decorate your hall with flags from across the globe. Serve different national dishes and entertain your guests with world music. Why not also hold a quiz and test your friends’ geographical knowledge? Charge an

entry fee.

It’s a Knockout

Organise an It’s a Knockout competition – fun for all the family. Either make it a sponsored event or pay to play.

Halloween party

Another excuse to dress up and party. Charge entrance fees and raise money trick or treating.

Head shave

Sick of bad hair days? Go bald for RMTGB. Get sponsored.


Fete and fair game. Ask local Masonic friendly companies to donate prizes.


Fete and fair game. Ask local Masonic friendly companies to donate prizes.

Household sale

Sell off all your unwanted belongings


Indoor market

Rent out stalls to local traders in the Masonic Building or take cut of profits


Put a bounce into your summer fete with an inflatable fly wall, boxing ring or gladiator court.


Offer your ironing services - at a cost.

It's a knockout

Revive the 80s game show by inviting teams to compete in silly games in silly costumes.


Jumble sales

Reduce, reuse and recycle – the perfect opportunity to hold a jumble sale. See if you can turn your trash into cash.

Jelly races

Have loads of fun with a jelly race – why not try different jelly moulds too, or even an obstacle course? Remember, you pay to play.

Jewellery making/selling

Put your partners creative jewellery making skills to good use and hold a sale with what you make. Share your skills with others and teach your friends how to make that perfect accessory.

Jigsaw marathon

Have you got an eye for a jigsaw? Challenge your friends to a speed jigsaw puzzle race. Get your friends and family to sponsor you too.


Have your friends in stitches with a joke-athon. How long can you keep your friends laughing? If the jokes are really bad, make them pay a fee to leave.


Dump teams in the middle of nowhere. With no money or transport, see who gets back to base first. Charge entrance fees and offer prizes.

Jazz festival

Play your own brand of jazz, or stage a show for local musicians. Sell tickets and refreshments.

Jewellery making

Buy your own beads and get threading. Sell your products at markets and craft fairs.

Junk mail, paper and cardboard

Collect all your junk mail, paper and cardboard and sell it to a recycling company.


Kite flying

When the wind is right get those kites into the air. The kite that stays up the longest wins. Why not design your own kites and get sponsored too?


Impress your friends with your singing ability – try out your favourite tunes. Pay per tune.

Knitting competition

How long is that scarf? Challenge your friends to a knit-off. You could sell or auction your work of art too.

Knobbly knees competition

Who in your group of friends has the knobbliest knees? Take some pictures and charge your friends to see who can guess correctly.


Arrange your own Pop Idol contest. All you need is a machine, a room and a well-stocked bar.


Line dancing

Friends and family can have hours of fun with a line dancing event. You could even organise a line dance-athon. Charge a fee to take part.

Line of coins

Set yourselves a challenge to see how long you can make your coin collection before you donate it to RMTGB. Remember to also use foreign coins.

Litter picking

Get yourselves sponsored on a mass litter pick afternoon and look after the local environment too.

Loud tie day or Lodge meeting

Look to make a difference amongst your friends: see who can wear the most outrageous tie. You could even design your own tie. Only those who have paid to display can take part. Charge a larger penalty fee those who don’t take part.


Set up a lottery with the rest of the Lodges in your Building or area and share the proceeds 50/50. Winner and RMTGB.

Left-handed day

Get sponsored for trying doing everything with your left hand for the day. No cheating.

Ladies Events

Arrange a Calendar of events focused on the ladies ranging from Fashion shows to Pamper events to Nail and grooming etc. No men allowed.


Mobile Phones 

Have you got any old phones at home, many internets site will take the old phones and give you cash in return. This can then be donated to the RMTGB. Organise a collection point in your Masonic hall. 

Mini World Cup

Hold a mini World cup. Get members to sponsor a team by picking it out of a hat. Also get members to sponsor the top goal scorer and who will win the Golden Boot award.

Magic show

Put your magical talents to good use and organise a show for all your friends. Remember to have an entry fee.

Smartie tubes

Collect your 20p pieces mall change to make a big difference. Ask if you can have a Lodge Building box full of smartie tubes.

Mile of coins

Set yourself the mile challenge - what is the longest distance you can reach with a line of coins? (Bronze, silver and gold categories)

Musical evening

Show off your talents and organise an evening of musical entertainment – from signing to playing instruments. Ask those attending to pay what they think it’s worth.

Mini Olympics

Test those past it Olympians and hold a armchair programme with individual events with the Wi games system. Pay to play.


Get sponsored to run a traditional 26-mile race. As an individual or as a team. Too hard try a half marathon.

Medieval Evening

Themed evening of medieval food, jousting and entertainment.

Mile of Pennies

Make a mile of pennies in your Lodge Building. Ask brethren, visitors, family and friends to help by donating their coins every time they attend the building. Leave them around the floor/building until the mile is achieved.

Mufti Day

Allow brethren to wear what they want at the next formal social event. Fee for taking part. Penalty for not taking part.


Wear a mankini for the day in return for sponsorship cash


Nominate a brother – to have their legs, beard or head shaved.

Challenge a WM, past Master or EA to have a shave or wax for a good cause. Remember that they should get sponsored too, or charge people a fee to watch it happen.

Nearly new sale

Outgrown those clothes? Only worn something once? Why not sell or swap your unwanted things with your friends? Pay £2 for each item you take.

Name the teddy

Does your mascot need a name? Charge your mates to come up with the most interesting suggestion. You could raffle the teddy at the end too.

Netball tournament

Challenge your ladies to a netball tournament. To add an air of interest, why not play your matches in fancy dress too?

Nature trail

Offer guided walks to natural beauty spots. Charge a small fee and finish at a tea spot.

New year resolutions

Get sponsored to stick to your new year's resolutions.


Old Clothes, shoes and toys

Don’t throw out the old clothes.  Clothing and shoes can be sold and the money realised can then be donated to the RMTGB. Organise a collection point at your Masonic Hall. Or give every member a bag and ask them to fill it over a period of time. It’s amazing how much you will collect.

Obstacle course

Have fun with an obstacle course and get sponsored too.

Odd clothes day

Turn your Lodge day into an odd clothes day – mix up those socks and clash for cash.

Odd job Day

Charge a fee for all those odd jobs around the house that need doing.

Olive Oil tasting event

Get an expert to explain the hundreds of different types of olive oil, the pressing process and where they come from etc

Open garden

Open your garden to visitors. Sell tickets, refreshments, plants and vegetables

Opera night

Stage an opera evening in your area, or arrange a trip to see a big London production.

Ornament sale

Set up a market/fair stall. Alternatively, plan your own event and charge for pitches.

Outward bound

Go climbing, hiking, camping, etc, for a big event. Seek sponsorship.

Old Time Hall music Hall evening

Arrange for everyone to dress up the era of the time. Could be World War II or 1920’s . Set the music and have a good sign song.


Penalty shoot out

Either you, your kids or grand kids show off your skills in a sponsored shoot out as part of a football fundraiser

Photo competitions

If you’re a budding photographer, hold a competition for interesting snaps. All entrants to pay a fee.

Pancake race

Hold your own pancake race – challenge your friends and family.

Pin the tail on the donkey

Challenge your friends to a pin the tail on the donkey. Remember to blindfold them - and no cheating! Pay to play.


Putting on a pantomime? Your chance to play the ugly sister. Stage a production with friends, family and colleagues Why not take a collection for RMTGB as people leave? “Oh Yes you can” Because “its behind you”

Plant sale

For those with green fingers, sell your produce in a plant sale, or organise a Big Dig for RMTGB

Poetry reading

Organise a poetry recital and invite your friends and family. Why not hold a themed poetry event, or use poems from your favourite poet? Set yourself the challenge of reciting your poem from memory. £1 per line – the longer the poem the more you raise.

RMTGB coffee morning

Get the Lodge Stewards and partners to organise a coffee morning – and why not make it a Fairtrade event too? You could combine it with a ‘bring and buy’ sale.


Organise paintballing challenges at locally run centres. Players pay to enter.

Pancake race

Get flipping on Shrove Tuesday. Charge teams to enter, and spectators to eat.

Parachute jump

Daredevils only. Get sponsored to take the plunge.


Pick a venue, a date, a theme… and party on. Sell tickets and charge for extras like food.

Personalised gifts

Sell uniquely personalised gifts for special occasions.

Pet show

Charge proud pet-owners to show off their cats, hamsters, bunnies, mice, etc.

Petrol tokens

Trade in petrol tokens for gifts, which can be used as raffle or competition prizes. (i.e Morrisons, Nectar)

Pick a cork

Fair game. Pick a numbered cork out of a board. If the number's a winner, claim a prize.

Pick a ticket

Fair game. Pick a numbered ticket from a bucket. If the number's a winner, claim a prize

Picture framing

Frame and sell prints of local scenes, or pictures relevant to the RMTGB.

Plant a tree

Seek sponsors for a "plant a tree" scheme.

Plant sale

Sell donated plants or rent out pitches to traders

PlayStation / X-Box or Wi play-off

Organise a league of players and compete on a certain game. Charge entrants.


Arrange a Poker tournament with all participants paying an entrance fee.

Play your cards right

Fair game made famous by Bruce Forsyth. Guess higher or lower 6 times running & win a prize.


Gather pledges of support, donations and services. These could be auctioned or raffled off.

Pop concert

Hire a venue and invite local bands to play. Sell tickets and set up stalls.

Postage stamps

Collect and sell foreign and unusual stamps to dealers.

Private tuition

Whether it's French or Flamenco, sell your skills with private lessons. Or sell to a group.


Get Masonic friendly businesses to advertise in event programmes. Number programmes & use as raffle tickets.

Promotional gifts

Sell promotional gifts with the MSF logo on. Must get Festival Committee approval before production and general release to sell.

Pub games night

Stage a championship of traditional pub games - darts, skittles, dominoes, cards, etc.

Puppet show

Pull in the crowds with a traditional Punch & Judy show, or something more innovative. Get the children involved and ask the parents/Grandparents for an entrance fee.

People Auction

Hold a people auction evening, where people pay to have a servant for a day


Quiet in the Lodge - sponsored silence

Make your DC happy by remaining quiet for a few hours, or even a whole meeting and after meeting. Remember to get sponsored too!


Create your own Masonic or MSF quiz to test your brethren , family and friends knowledge. Hold a Lodge Building or individual Lodge quiz night and raise money for us by charging per entrant. Host an eighties quiz night and see who’s got the knowledge


Rich man poor man meal

Organise a simple lunch with a difference – a small number of randomly chosen people get an upgrade from a simple lunch to a sit down meal. Help to demonstrate some of the RMTGB recipients’ issues in the world today.


Get friends and family or local businesses with Masonic connections to donate prizes and raffle them off, to raise funds.

Race Night

Hire a race kit and hold a race night. Get people to Sponsor the Race and others to sponsor the horses. Proceeds for each race is split between the race winners and the MSF. Food and drinks between races keeps the night going.


How many books can you read over a short period of time? Get sponsored per page or, for fast readers, per book.


Organise a sponsored relay race. Add a bit of variety into the race and create an obstacle relay.

Rounder's tournament

Challenge your friends and brethren to a rounders match. Remember it is pay to play.

Recycling – phones, ink cartridges etc

Upgraded your mobile and unsure what to do with your old one? You can turn it into money for RMTGB. You can also recycle spent ink cartridges, and donate left over foreign coins from your holiday too. Turn your trash into Cash

Rugby match

Challenge your friends and younger brethren to a touch rugby match. Each team pays to play.

Recipe book

Publish favourite recipes from local restaurants and chefs. Sell for a nominal fee and proceeds towards the RMTGB


Sell teas, coffees, sandwiches, biscuits, cakes, etc, at any fundraising event.


Fair game where player rolls a ball through a hole at the end of a bowling-type alley.


Fair game where player rolls a coin down a shute, aiming to land on a playing card.

Roll the dice

Roll six sixes and win a car! You need a big event… and car sponsor to make this worthwhile. Must take out insurance to cover possible eventuality.

Red Food

Ask for sponsors to eat nothing but red food for a whole week


Samba Dancing

Put on those dancing shoes and find a partner for the Brazilian national dance! Collect donations to take part.

Soak the Rulers

See if you can convince your WM, DC, Grand Lodge Officer or anyone else to get in the stocks and get wet! Get people to pay per sponge.

Lodge vs. Lodge tug of war

A fun way to compete with different lodges – challenge them to a tug of war. Each team pays a fee.

Scrap man

Set up a place in the Lodge Building for everyone to hand in their unwanted metal objects, appliances, bikes etc and sell to a scrap man for money to go to the RMTGB


Set up a variety of stalls, from plants or cakes to recycled goods, and create your own mini £1 bazaar.

Sponsored ideas / events – dye hair green / walk for RMTGB

Remember when organising a fundraising event to think about adding a sponsorship element – it’s a great way of collecting your money. Think of clever ideas that your friends and family can sponsor you for and don't forget your sponsorship form.


Does your partner admire a friend’s outfit? Then hold a swishing event to swap your unwanted clothes for somebody's else’s! Make an evening of it with snacks and drinks, and ask for donations to join.


Do you have a head for spelling? Then organise a spelling competition or spell-athon. Challenge yourself to a certain number of words – and why not get sponsored too?

Scrabble contest

Challenge your friends to a Scrabble competition. Each competitor pays to play.


Swim the distance for RMTGB. Get sponsored per length… or per mile!

St Georges Evening.

Celebrate an evening with everything to do with George and the Dragon. All attendees dress up, Serve up unusual English food, English music etc

Safari supper

Travel from restaurant to restaurant, having a different course at each stop. (Or from individual house to house) Ask restaurants to support your efforts, but set cover charge to include all food and your cut.

Sale of Special Occasion gifts

Sell special Occasion cards, wrapping, gifts, food and drink.

Santa's Grotto

Pull on your white beard and brush up your ho, ho, ho. Charge for every child who attrends ( money should cover child’s gift

and the cut for RMTGB)

Scavenger hunt

Variation on the treasure hunt where participants have a list of items to collect.

Shoe shine

Get down on your knees at your nearest train station or shopping centre or at the Lodge..

Shopping coupons

Trade in loyalty points for money or goods (to be used as prizes).

Silver collections

Get brethren and visitors to donate their loose silver change


Make an evening event out of this traditional pub game

Slimming contest

Arrange with local slimming clubs. Participants get sponsored £1 for every pound lost.

Slippery pole

Fair game where competitors pillow fight while sliding along a slippery pole.

Sponsored silence

Mum's the word. Get sponsored to stay silent for as long as you can

Sports competition

Whatever your game, organise a tournament. Sell tickets, and organise stalls, raffles, etc

Stage play

Raise the curtain on a local Am Dram production. Organise the event and charge admission. Include food and drink as additional income earners.

Stationary cycle

Don't fancy the map reading? Forget cycling to Paris, but cover the same distance at the gym.

Strawberries & cream

Bring the taste of Wimbledon to your event, with this summery refreshment.

Street entertaining

Get juggling, tight rope walking, fire eating, knife throwing, unicycling

Swap shop

Put unwanted items in touch with loving homes. Charge swappers to participate.

Swear box

Spend a £1 for every $@*£$! uttered. Put a box at home, at work and at the Lodge.


Get sponsored per length, mile, minute, hour…

Sell a service

Sell a service like cooking lessons, lunchtime manicures, dog walking or bag carrying


Talent contest

Hold a contest to showcase the talents of your friends and family! Organise a collection or charge at the door for entry.

Twenty Four Hour fast

How long do you usually go without eating? Why not give up something you really enjoy for 24 hours? Get sponsored too.


Get friends and family to donate gifts and organise a tombola. Only numbers ending in 0 or 5 will win a prize!

Treasure Hunt

Create a treasure hunt and challenge your friends to find what you have hidden. Pay to play.

Teddy bears’ picnic

Organise a teddy bears’ picnic and invite friends and family to attend in return for a donation.

Three legged race

Team up with a friend and challenge other pairs to a three legged race. To make it more fun, why not do it in fancy dress too? Each team pays to play.

Table top sale

Indoor variation on the car boot sale. Charge for table hire.

Talent competition

Discover Britain's next big thing with your own talent show. Charge entry and offer prizes.

Ten-pin bowling

Bowling alleys often have special rates for big groups & charity evenings. Set up a Local, regional or Provincial competition.

Tin can alley

Traditional fair game. Knock down the stack of tin cans and win a prize.


Pick a raffle ticket out of a barrel and match it with a ticketed prize. Fair & fete favourite.

Toy sale

In the run up to Christmas, toy sales can be big fundraisers. Children grown up? Find out what is in the loft and which toys are not used anymore.

Tuck shop

Sell sweets, crisps, cake, drinks, etc, at a children's event.


Suit free Lodge evening/day

Ditch the suit for a fee, and take the chance to wear your football kit, or blue, green and yellow for Brazil or even the RMTGB colurs or anything else for that matter

Ugly face pulling competition

A prize for the most outrageous face – make sure you get photographic evidence! Each entrant pays to play.

Unwanted presents

Arrange a post-Christmas sale of unwanted gifts. Ask traders to donate a cut of their takings.



Challenge your friends and friends to a sponsored volleyball match, or charge each team to take part.

Variety show

Comedians, magicians, singers, dancers & musicians all under one roof.

Vehicle rally

Well-organised car and bike shows are great crowd pullers and fantastic fundraisers.


Organising visits to local places or tourist destinations.


World Cup

Hold a mini world cup with subutteo with a knockout competition. The kits etc can be hired.

Walk for RMTGB

Organise a walk for RMTGB. Have three of 4 routes, one for the kids, a short 2/3 mile, a 5/6 mile and a serious walk for those keen ramblers. Get sponsorship

Wellie throwing competition

Put your shot put skills to the test and see how far those wellies will go.

Word search

Create a themed word search and challenge your friends and family. Remember to charge a fee.

World food day

Get together with friends and prepare and sell different dishes from around the world. Use the internet for inspiration.

Wine tasting competition.

Hold tasting sessions for wine companies. Or organise a local wine merchant to come and display his wares and set up a blind tasting competition. Try the different wines and guess the grape, where they come from etc. Winner get a prize. The wine merchant gets new customers. Charge commission on wine sold. Arrange a raffle

Whisky Tasting Evening

Similar to the Wine Tasting. But trying the different flavours and getting an explanation from the expert.


Lead organised walks to historical spots and places of interest. Ghost walks are also popular.

Water sports

Let others splash out as you splash in. Teach water sports or get sponsored to take part. Teach people how to scuba dive etc.


A hair-raising experience for the boys. Get sponsored to wax your legs or chest.

Weight of the cake

Fair game. Pay to guess the weight - and win the cake if you're right.

Whiskey raffle

Charge a pound a ticket, and pick a winner for every 25 sold. Check licensing and raffle laws.

Windscreen wash

Charge to wash windscreens at service and petrol stations. Ask permission first.

Wine & cheese

Ask a Masonic friendly supermarket to donate the wine and cheese. Sell tickets, and produce to take away.


Offer to prune trees or chop firewood for friends and family.

Wood working

Make and sell your own woodcrafts, or give woodturning/woodcarving demonstrations


X-Factor Competition

Celebrate all your talents by putting on a show – Britain’s definitely got talent. Organise your own talent show and invite friends and family too. Have a “pay to leave” policy just in case!

Xmas evening

Stock up on crackers, pudding and mince pies. Break with tradition by holding it in July!

Xmas hampers

Make up and sell your own Xmas hampers. Include food, drink, toys and gifts.


Yo-yo competition

Have you got a talent for yo-yoing? Then put your skill to good use and get sponsored.

Yodelling competition

If yodelling is your thing, then either get friends to pay you not to do it, or get sponsored instead!

Yacht racing

Participate in regional or national events. Seek sponsorship from local clubs and businesses

Yard of ale

Challenge yourself and others to a lengthy drinking contest. Charge entry fee


Zoo quiz

Create a zoological quiz and test your friends’ and family’s knowledge of the animal kingdom. Remember to charge a fee too.

Zany clothes day

Instead of a dress down day, dress up! Charge a fee and wear a zany costume that will brighten everyone day.