Fundraising ideas

Thank you for your interest in raising money for the RNLI! Here you can find lots of RNLI fundraising ideas and resources you need to save lives at sea.

Our priorities are the welfare of our volunteers, staff and supporters and maintaining our world-class lifesaving service. Due to COVID-19, we can’t hold RNLI fundraising events in the same ways we usually do. But our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea, and they need your support more than ever. So here are some great ways you can continue to take part in fundraising for the RNLI by fundraising from home!

However you choose to support us, you’re well on your way to fundraising success. Whether it’s a quiz night or a sponsored run, we’ll help you reach your goal. 

What are you waiting for? Get inspired by our fundraising ideas, browse our handy resources and do something brilliant.

A banner that reads ‘quiz night in support of the RNLI'

RNLI

Home fundraising events, like a quiz night, are fun and easy ways to help save lives

Why not get friends, family and co-workers involved with your fundraising by hosting a quiz night? It doesn’t have to be a chore to organise – just take a look at the helpful resources below, including a step-by-step guide and ideas for questions.

Downloads

  • RNLI quiz night poster
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    Editable poster
  • RNLI quiz night guide

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    Guide
  • RNLI quiz night question sheet

    Download PDF 95KB

    Question sheet
  • RNLI quiz night answer sheet

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    Answer sheet

Take your quiz online

If you’re wondering how to raise money at home, why not take your quiz night online. With video-calling platforms like Zoom, you can bring your friends together from the comfort of their own homes. Invite family, friends and co-workers to your virtual events in support of the RNLI. Simply ask your attendees to donate to a JustGiving page to enter.
 
Video calling software, like Zoom, allows you to schedule online calls with your friends. Simply set up an account, schedule a meeting and share the link with your attendees.

Watch this helpful tutorial explaining how to use Zoom.

Alternatively, you could use Facebook Live or other video calling software direct from your phone.

Before you get started

If you need any support during your fundraising, take a look at our planning your event page for tips and useful information.

If you register your event with us, you can receive extra resources and support from our Community Safety Team.  

After the event

Once you've collected your sponsorship money, you can pay it in online.

H2Only participants reaching for alternative drinks to water

No morning coffee. No lunchtime fizzy pop. No after-work beer. Can you deny the cravings and say no to all drinks but water for 10 days?

Interested? Take our H2Only challenge. We’ve got everything you need to make this challenge a success, from sponsor sheets to a handy how-to guide:

Downloads

  • H2Only guide

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    Guide
  • H2Only sponsorship form
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    Sponsorship form
  • H2Only poster
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    Editable poster

Before you get started

Remember to set up your RNLI fundraising page. You can do this at JustGiving (UK). You can also register your event with us to get the support and resources you need. 

If you need any support during your fundraising, take a look at our planning your event page for tips and useful information.

After the event

If you didn’t use a fundraising page, you can pay in your money online. Just use our quick and easy form.

RNLI Pirate Day logo

Avast ye! Will you shiver yer timbers and help save lives at sea this Pirate Day? It’s a pirate-themed fundraising day to raise some doubloons for the RNLI – you charge your crew £2 (€2) to dress and talk like a pirate. You could even run some fundraising activities and games fit for a buccaneer. 

Landlubbers, take a look at our resources below: 

Downloads

  • RNLI Pirate Day poster
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    Editable poster
  • Pirate day fundraising guide
    Download PDF 465KB
    Fundraising guide
  • RNLI Pirate Day pirate hat and eye patch

    Download PDF 203KB

    Pirate hat and eye patch
  • Pirate day Facebook cover

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    Facebook cover
  • Pirate Day Twitter cover

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    Twitter cover

Before you get started

Remember to set up your fundraising page. You can do this at JustGiving if you’re in the UK.

If you need any support during your fundraising, take a look at our planning your event page for tips and useful information.

If you register your event with us, you can receive extra resources and support from our Community Safety Team.  

After the event

If you didn’t use a fundraising page, you can pay in your money online. Just use our quick and easy form.

A-Z fundraising ideas banner

From abseiling to zombie-themed fancy dress, there’s an idea to suit you. Take a look at our A–Z guide of fundraising ideas and find your perfect match. Once you’ve found an idea, don’t forget to browse our advice on planning and running your fundraising event.

Downloads

  • RNLI A-Z fundraising guide

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    Fundraising guide

Before you get started

Remember to set up your fundraising page. You can do this at JustGiving if you’re in the UK.

If you need any support during your fundraising, take a look at our planning your event page for tips and useful information.

If you register your event with us, you can receive extra resources and support from our Community Safety Team.  

After the event

If you didn’t use a fundraising page, you can pay in your money online. Just use our quick and easy form.

Tower Lifeboat Station Crew Member Paul Savage

Fancy volunteering but don’t have the time? We’ve got some quick, easy ways to save lives at sea.