Fundraising for your Playgroup

Fundraising for your playgroup is great way to raise extra money whether it be to help make running your group easier or for new equipment or toys!
If you’re looking for some ideas, have a look below at some of the most popular suggestions from us and our Facebook community.
You can also visit our Fundraising Opportunities page here for more ways for your playgroup to raise funds.
Sausage Sizzle

Local Bunnings or Mitre 10 are great opportunities with lots of foot traffic. These are good to book in advance.

Selling edible goods

Many playgroups have been successful in partaking in Cookie Dough Fundraisers, Olive Oil and Chocolates or a bake sale. Scheduling them around different occasions also works well for e.g. Chocolates around Easter / Mothers Day.

Tip: $1 Freddo and Caramello Koala boxes are a popular option and have proved to be easier to sell.

Grant Applications

Applying for a grant application is a good way to obtain a sizeable amount of funding. Have a look at Playgroup WA, Lotterywest, Local Councils, Grill’d Local Matters, Bankwest, McDonalds and IGA

Selling other non-perishable goods

Look outside the box – goods such as kites, socks, beeswax paper, tea towel keepsakes etc. are a creative and different approach that the usual chocolate boxes. Stuck on Your Fundraising is a popular option.

Hosting a Cinema Event

Local cinemas, such as Grand Cinemas, Event Cinemas, Palace Cinema, are a good place to start. You could hold a raffle or door prizes before the screening as well.

Hosting an event

Organise an event for local families and children such as a community disco, messy play day, bingo or quiz night.

Hosting a stall

Look at what local community events are happening in your area and host a stall and hold a bake sale or sell homemade playdough


Visit local businesses from your community and ask for goods, services or experiences to be donated to create a big raffle with multiple prizes to be won. Creating a poster for the businesses to display is a good way to spread the message.

Biome Zero Waste

Eco store, Biome is offering a great environmentally friendly fundraising opportunity to all playgroups.

There are 2 fundraising options available to playgroups, and further details on both options can be found here.


Have any other ideas or further input you’d like to add? Let us know below!

Need more ideas? Make sure you’re a part of our Playgorup WA Committee Member Facebook group to connect with other committee members!