Fundraising for charity has been hugely affected by the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but innovative ways have been found to continue raising money for good causes online.

Here are a few ideas you might like to try. Our fundraising team is available for advice or more information – feel free to get in touch. Not only will you be helping the people of Malenga Mzoma – you’ll be having fun at the same time!

Art and craft into pounds
Whether you draw, sculpt, mould, paint, photograph, grow, whittle, sew or otherwise make things – your creativity can help the Foundation when you or your friends sell pieces of art and craftwork either among yourselves or to others for a good cause.

Play on!
Harness your passion for online games to fundraising for the Foundation. A Streaming Marathon could last 12 or 24 hours; or you could do shorter streaming bursts – asking people to watch, enjoy and donate.

Alternatively, you could choose your favourite game and see how long it takes you to achieve levels, with watchers egging you on with donations – be our Bob Geldof!

Then there’s the gaming tournament, with an entry price for prize money with the rest going to the Foundation. Contact our fundraising co-ordinator for more ideas and details.

Distance Challenge
Inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, you might decide to run, jog or walk (depending on your capacity) a certain distance – say a mile a day for 26 days to complete the marathon distance. Or climbing up and down your stairs to climb the equivalent of Snowdon (not all in one go!)

Contact our fundraising co-ordinator to register so that your challenge can be certified.

Virtual Fundraiser
Online lessons and performances have really taken hold in the past year and are a great way to fundraise. From fitness and yoga classes through online quizzes, competitions and challenges to craft workshops and streamed performances – there are many great ways to harness live events to fundraising for the Foundation.

Tap into Amazon’s profits
Why not take advantage of the greater need to shop online and use Amazon Smile? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your purchase to the Foundation. It doesn’t cost you anything and it’s very simple.

Include the Foundation in your celebration
Maybe you have a birthday coming up and would normally go out for a meal? You could ask friends to donate to the Foundation instead – £9 would enable a hungry family in Malawi to make their land productive by using the bokashi method of organic fertiliser. Facebook Donate enables you to hold your event online and share it.

Treat donation
You’re probably missing treats like coffee and cake at a nearby coffee shop, or a nice cuppa at your café. Why not have a virtual coffee morning with a group of friends and donate what you would have spent on the teas and coffees to the Capacity Foundation?

Not commuting?
Working from home, lots of us are not commuting at the moment so perhaps a little of what you’re saving could be donated to us?

Ask for donations from business, friends and family and set up an online auction using social media. People can browse and place bids from the safety of their home. Put a deadline on bids and use a fundraising page for people to pay for their winning purchases.