Fundraising ideas

Ideas for raising funds to pay for your voyage, or for people to raise money to fund a place for a disadvantaged young person, or to contribute to vessel costs

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Fundraising ideas

MAKE A DONATION – 93% of expenditure in 2022-23 went on the direct delivery of our charitable services. (The remainder includes fundraising and governance costs).

If you are hoping to raise money in order to come sailing with us, the first place to look is Raise And Sail – the area of OYT South’s website full of ideas for young people about fundraising.

– a website with loads of ideas for how you could raise money for your voyage, or to support our work with young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to sail.

There are plenty of small-scale fundraising ideas suitable for young people who are trying to pay for their own voyages, or for local support groups or others who would like to sponsor a local young person to sail, or an item at the refit.

These ideas include:

  • Selling unwanted items on e-Bay
  • Raising funds with a supper club
  • Imaginative sponsored events
  • Get a group of people to auction their time or special skills: you can offer real work, like a morning’s DIY or gardening, or just offer something you enjoy and are good at but which other people might not be able to do – from a tutorial on how to reach the next level of your favourite computer game, to an hour’s flower-arranging, or cooking a special meal.
  • Run an event in your office, school or college – collect photos of everyone as babies and then charge people to enter a competition to guess who they are

Please send in your ideas to the webmaster, or stories of how you raised money, and we’ll feature the best ones on this page.

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