Fundraising Ideas

Without people like you, we wouldn’t be able to make a positive impact on Ireland’s hungry and homeless. There’s a million and one ways that you can fundraise for Merchants Quay, check out some of the tips below.

Create Your Own Event

Some great ideas we’ve had over the years include organising a coffee morning. This is always a great idea, as there’s nothing like getting everyone together over a nice cuppa and some cake!

Cycling is another great idea, you’ve probably seen a few people doing static cycling in your local supermarket. If you’re a leisure cyclist who likes a challenge you can organise your own fundraising cycle for MQI, people often raise money for MQI by taking part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride,  Ring of Kerry or even the Tour De Connemara.

You can create an Event Page to fundraise for Merchants Quay over on JustGiving.

Make your page with JustGiving

Be Creative

Have a look at our A – Z list of fundraising ideas to get you started. If these ideas aren’t for you, you can always come up with your own unique event to fundraise for MQI.

Expert TalkHopscotchKite FlyingRestaurant Benefit
Fashion ShowHug-a-thonKnitSlam Poetry Night
Bake SaleFilm ScreeningHalloween PartyLectureTreasure Hunt
Fancy DressIndoor GamesLotteryTrivial Pursuit
Cabaret NightFun RunJames Bond EventPotuck DinnerUsed Book Sale
Casual Office DayGarage SaleJumble SalePicnicVariety Show
Car Wash
Golf ClassicJunk CollectionQuiz NightUkulele Sing-Along
Clothes Swap
Guess The AmountJigsaw ChallengeRafflesYoga-Thon
DinnerGigKaroke EveningRace NightZoo Trail
Egg & Spoon RaceHead ShavingKeep-fit-a-thonRelay RaceZodiac Readings

You can email our fundraising team at fundraising@mqi.ie with your ideas and have a look through our Fundraising Pack 2019 which contains lots more fundraising ideas that may spark you imagination.

MQI Event Fundraising Merchandise

Some useful tips for organising your own event is to;

  1. Get a group of friends who can operate as the ‘organising committee;
  2. Decide what you want your event to be
  3. Set a budget and goals
  4. Contact our fundraising team at fundraising@mqi.ie for some useful tips on making your event a great success, and of course to obtain all the necessary forms to make it official
  5. Develop a plan of action
  6. Think about what might go wrong and have plans to combat these
  7. Make sure your event is detailed as it can be! i.e do you need volunteers, are you going to sell tickets?
  8. After your event is over, make sure to plan out how you are going to look after the money you raised. And always, always, always, make sure to thank everyone that helped you out. Even a phone call or a nice message is always a good touch.


Have fun and thank you for supporting the work of MQI

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