Kokoda Challenge Fundraising Ideas

12 Jul 2023

Kokoda Challenge Fundraising Ideas

One of the most rewarding parts of participating in The Kokoda Challenge endurance events with your team is the opportunity to give back to kids in the local community through your fundraising. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and assist Kokoda Youth Foundation in mentoring young people to reach their full potential through experiential programs. 
Below you will find a complete list of different fundraising ideas for your open or school team in order to smash your fundraising goals and help us change the lives of local teens!



1. Ask your workplace to match donations

If your workplace is eager to support a local charity as well as your adventure, ask your boss if they would consider adopting a dollar-for-dollar donation matching day for all donations raised through your workplace so you can double your impact!

2. Donation tins

Whether it's at the reception desk of your workplace or at your local coffee shop, see if you can get a donation tin put at a high-traffic area, especially where people are getting their wallets out to pay for coffees!

3. Sausage sizzle

This has been a tried and tested fundraising method for many years for our Kokoda Challenge teams! Get in touch with your local Bunnings store to sell some snags and raise funds! Many of our teams who fundraise through Bunnings sausage sizzles will raise over $1,000 in one day!

4. Raffle tickets

Many teams have seen a successful fundraising drive through selling raffle tickets! Previous participants have reached out to local organisations to see what goodies businesses are able to donate (like gift vouchers, products or services) and sell raffle tickets at community days or through their workplace.

5. Fundraising boxes

If you have a Kokoda Challenge team of 4 and every team member purchases a Cadbury fundraising box, you could easily make $80 just by leaving the box at your lunch room! If you have a health conscious workplace, try these Jolly Soles fundraising boxes instead!

6. Dress up day

Who doesn't love the chance to embrace a pyjama day or silly hat day at work! Speak to your boss about a dress up day at work for a gold coin donation to help your team reach your fundraising goals!



1. Bake sale at school carninval

Are you a bit of a masterchef? Put your baking skills to work and cook up a storm to sell some sweet treats at your next school carnival!

2. Free dress day

Talk to your school about organising a free dress day with students bringing a gold coin donation to participate!

3. School disco

Another great way to fundraise is to organise a disco with your school and ask students to pay an entry fee that will help reach your Kokoda Challenge team's fundraising goals!

4. Car wash

Hand craft a sign saying that you and your team are charging a set amount of money to wash cars with all the fundraising going to Kokoda Youth Foundation! Ask all your friends to help out too so you can raise even more!

5. Guess how many's in the jar

Whether it's lollies or even paper clips, get the school to guess how many items are in the jar for a gold coin donation with the winner getting a small prize!

6. Ask your family to help out

Your parents, guardians and grandparents can also help you reach your fundraising goals by utilising their network of friends and work colleagues! Ask them to display the fundraising poster located in your dashboard at their offices or community spaces so their network can scan the QR code and donate to your team!



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