School fundraising - do it easily and efficiently.

Published 19 September, 2023. Update: 14 November, 2023.
School fundraising - do it easily and efficiently.

Want to raise funds for a trip? Run a charity event? Fund a school club activity? Discover proven ideas for school fundraising and see how 4fund can help you organise them!

School fundraisers can help meet a range of needs for pupils, staff and parents. You can quickly raise money for additional activities, charity, student prizes, or improving the school playground. Run a successful campaign that everyone will remember with a smile - see how little it takes to succeed!

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Why is it worth organising fundraising events in schools?

In addition to the natural, material benefits for the Organiser, fundraising events have many advantages of which we are not aware:

  • Develop creativity by challenging students to design a campaign that will attract the attention of as many people as possible. 

  • They teach budget management and finding effective and low-cost solutions.

  • They are a practical lesson in entrepreneurship and help validate students' first business ideas.

  • Build empathy by helping to see the needs of donors and beneficiaries of a fundraising event.

School is a safe place for students to learn about fundraising. They can also see how their efforts make a difference in important goals. By seeking donors, students organising a fundraising event can get to know their teachers, parents and the local community better.

In the photo, a child in a suit sits at a desk in front of an open laptop and takes a phone call

A simple moneybox collection is not always enough to raise sufficient funds. Sometimes involving the whole team in an attractive event is necessary. Organising a fundraising event is a practical lesson in teamwork, management and responsibility that students will remember for a long time. Check out our fundraising ideas and raise funds locally or online with ease!

How do you raise funds for school expenses?

Two things are most important in a fundraising campaign - a creative idea and efficient tools. 

School fundraisers will make the most money by giving something to the community. School staff and visiting parents are sure to enjoy buying homemade cakes, coffee and tea at the bake sale. Fans of eco-friendliness will be delighted to take part in the second-hand clothing and accessories fair.

Family and friends of the pupils are also keen to help. Seeing the children involved will surely encourage many people to make small donations!

Students will gladly contribute to the school party or movie night. Fundraiser coordinators may sell tickets for those events. The small fee will help the school or club's budget and won't deter those interested from participating in the event.

Pictured are four children selling cookies and cupcakes

To succeed in these ventures, you need to reach many people, handle payments, and provide billing after the fundraiser. This is where the resources provided by step in to save the day!

Using the fundraising platform can make running a school fundraiser significantly easier. All you need to do is pass a short verification and complete the fundraising description to unlock donations!

You can conveniently send your fundraising link to other parents or students via WhatsApp, Messenger, email or SMS. You can also print a QR code for donors to make cashless payments when you meet them in person.

View of the 'share' window. Heading "Your sharing matters". Visible option to share the fundraiser on Facebook, linkedin, messenger and twitter. Below that, a copyable link to the fundraiser and a box for email addresses to directly send the link in a message.

On, you can donate money using credit cards, Google Pay or Apple Pay. 

With, you always have your money at hand, as the platform processes withdrawals to payment cards in the blink of an eye! And most importantly, you don't pay commission on deposits and withdrawals, so all the money raised goes to your goal. 

What other facilities does offer? For example, the ability to instantly generate a poster with a QR code leading to the fundraiser.

The poster includes the main photo of the fundraiser, next to the amount to be raised. Below the goal of the fundraiser and an excerpt from the description. At the very bottom, the QR code and link to the fundraiser

Posters are a great way to publicise fundraiser activities taking place in school. Students can hang them up in school corridors, neighbouring streets and even reach the local businesses. Nearby people will have the opportunity to support the school's collection. They can do that by scanning the QR code on the poster and going straight to the fundraiser website.

Using, you can also easily hold a school auction and invite people who could not attend the event to participate. To achieve that, add a reward to your fundraiser and select 'Auction' in the 'Sel type' field.

Sell types: on the left "Buy now", on the right "Auction" will automatically notify you of each new raise, update the price and at the end, name the winner. The winner's information will be sent to your email. You can then arrange to give them the item at school or elsewhere.

The greatest part is - with, you're free from the stress of managing your fundraiser! Organisers always see every donation detail, including the names and email addresses.

Platform records all contributions automatically in a spreadsheet that you can conveniently download and present to those interested in accounting. You can also download the confirmation of balance to be paid at any time, showing the amount currently in the Organiser's account.

With, no one will think your fundraiser is a scam or a pyramid scheme. As a licensed Payment Service Provider we ensure top security, verify Organisers' identity, and sometimes check fundraiser descriptions. And as a platform created for fundraising, we take care of the highest standard of your convenience.

Register for a free account on today and discover the simplicity of depositing and withdrawing funds. With no charges - at, you can always fund and withdraw at no cost!

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Interested in learning more? Feel free to check out our FAQ or delve deeper into our blog.

Thinking about creating your fundraiser? Get to know us better and find out why it's worth a try!

First of all - how does it work?

It's simple - go to, enter how much money you want to raise, what are you going to spend them on and you're done! After a short verification, you will be able to use all the features of the portal without limitations. You can withdraw funds from your fundraiser whenever you want as often as you need, and thanks to the express withdrawal option, you will receive the funds in your account within minutes of ordering it! What's important - is maintained mainly by donations - you can use the portal 100% free of charge. We do not charge any mandatory fees from fundraisers or supporters.  

Secondly - does it work?

After 10 years of development, we are coming to you as the leaders of the Polish crowdfunding market. Poles have fundraised over one billion PLN on (the Polish name for! Our biggest actions include the #TogetherForUkraine fundraiser, which raised almost €700,000, or the fundraiser for the Crisis Helpline, which raised more than €380,000 in just two days. 

However, is above all tens of thousands of private fundraisers - birthdays, trips, settle joint initiatives and others. 

Collect one-off or in a subscription model and realise your goals with!

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