Fundraising is primarily the responsibility of the Support Group. However occasionally one of your Unit Leaders may wish to raise funds for a community service project, a major Guiding event, or travelling to a national or international event. The Unit Leader should inform you of any plans and in turn your role is to ensure there is no conflict with Support Group activities.

Experience suggests a Bunning’s sausage sizzle can be a profitable fundraising event. The date may need to be booked up to two years in advance and so should be part of your annual planning cycle. Some Districts have had particular success with Trivia Nights. The key to their success is getting lots of donations from local businesses and making sure many people attend. Other ideas include food stalls at the Agricultural Show, catering to Rotary meetings, or selling Entertainment Books.  All fundraising activities need to comply with Council regulations and by-laws. Specific by-laws cover the preparation and selling of food, e.g. sausage sizzles and cake stalls.

Support Groups may decide to use a raffle as a way of raising funds; the organising committee personally covers the raffle both financially and legally. If high-value prizes are involved, check what law applies. Youth Members must not take part in organising or conducting a raffle.



Last Modified: 27/06/23 at 2:30 PM