Many schools apply for grants for a new playground, but grants only cover part of the cost, and fundraising becomes an essential component to realising a new playground. A fundraising plan is a great way to make raising money easy and simple.

To prepare for fundraising it is best to create a committee made up of an individual or a group of people who are willing to help out. This can be made up of people from the community, parents, teachers and similar volunteers. Once your committee has been established have a goal and monetary target you want to achieve and set a time frame for this. Get a picture of the playground design you want to build from your manufacturer and use this to create excitement for your fundraising task.

Approach your local businesses for contributions. Many corporations will donate for a good cause if asked correctly.  Using social media platforms such as face book and twitter along with local radio and newspapers are a great way to obtain free advertising for your upcoming fundraising events. Keep your community updated on the progress of your fundraising efforts and continually invite them to support your project. Social media is a great free way to keep everyone informed of your efforts and gives them the opportunity to offer advice and support.

Make sure you find a way to recognise the donors support for your fundraising. A grand opening or a ribbon ceremony is a way that everyone who supported your school can be involved. It helps create a sense of pride and ownership to the parents, donors, students and volunteers. For help with choosing your playground design contact us today.