Survival International

Fundraising ideas

From tea parties to sponsored skydives; from half-marathons to weekend-long festivals with music & dance workshops. Every penny you raise makes a real difference to the lives of threatened tribal peoples.


A real challenge

Run, jump, bike, swim, sail or skydive for Survival. Or if you don’t want to break into a sweat how about a sponsored silence or a head shave. Not mentally challenging enough? Why not put your study skills to the test and sign up for a language exam, giving yourself a deadline to master the basics of a new language. Ask your family and friends to show their support with a donation.

Give it up

Give up your favorite habit to raise money. Can you go without your morning (and afternoon) brew for a whole month? Give it a try, and have your colleagues sponsor you. Or how about chocolate, shopping, or the pub/bar for a week…

Run a Survival stall/booth

Local fairs, festivals and other events are great places to raise funds, and to talk to people about Survival’s work. Let us know what’s going on in your area and we’ll help you get set up.

Cinema Survival

Screening films about the lives and struggles of tribal peoples really helps to bring the message home. Why not show a Survival film to friends or have a lunchtime screening at your place of work or study? At the end of your screening ask your audience to make a donation towards our work.


Old and foreign currency, used printer cartridges and old mobile phones can all be transformed into a valuable source of funds. It’s easy, benefits the environment and is a unique opportunity to involve your office, school, and club or community group in supporting Survival’s work.

Trails for tribes

Make a stand for tribal peoples’ land rights by walking a trail that is meaningful to you. Every step taken for Survival will help us to ensure that the lands and rights of tribal peoples are respected. Ask friends and family to join your walk and those who can’t to sponsor you

Bake off

Challenge the best bakers you know to a bake off and sell their wares at your ‘tea for tribes’ party. Award prizes for the tastiest creations!

A good night in

Have an indulgent evening at home and ask your guests to donate what they would have spent on a night out. Try a cheese and wine tasting evening or a tapas platter to share.

A gift for life

A donation in lieu of wedding or birthday presents, or to mark an anniversary extends the goodwill of the occasion far beyond the day itself, helping Survival to ensure that the rights of tribal peoples are upheld.

Garage sale

Get rid of some of your old or unwanted stuff and raise funds at the same time by having a garage sale, car boot sale or yard sale. Your unwanted items could be someone else’s treasure!

Go the distance

Take a road trip or a bike trip somewhere far away. Really far away – like Zagreb, Croatia or Yosemite, USA. While this takes a real investment, the adventure – and funds raised for such an epic undertaking – could make it worthwhile.

Whatever you decide to do, we’d love to hear what you’re planning.
Please get in touch.