Finding some extra $
There are heaps of opportunities available for sponsorship and fundraising!
There is an online database of grant providers at Generosity New Zealand, but you may need to visit your local library to gain access to the list that is available in your area. Alternatively, get in contact with your local Rotary or Lions Clubs. If you need help writing your application, see if your parents can help or your Venturer Leader.
We’ve put together a list of downloads that you might need to support your grant application:
Crowdfunding is another easy way to get money from friends and family with ease. Just sign up for a page at Givealttle. Or, why not write a letter to a local business and see if they will partially sponsor you to attend?
Take a look at the ideas below and see what you can organise with your unit.
You can't beat a good old sausage sizzle for a fundraiser, you'll easily be able to earn $150-400 a day. Just get in touch with the local Mitre10, Bunnings, The Warehouse or Supermarket. Most places will even supply the BBQ and some will even donate the sausages, if they don't some butchers will do it for free too.
Chocolates or Lollies
Really like home baking? Buy some ingredients from the supermarket and make some fudge, lamingtons, muesli bars, and sell them for a few dollars each or packets. Sell them to your friends, family, or convince your parents or caregivers to take them into work with them to sell.
Put out an advert on your local community Facebook page, Neighbourly, newspaper or even on the community noticeboard at the supermarket. There's bound to be someone out there who needs help to tidy up the garage, mow the lawns, clean up the gardens or paint the house or fence.
Get in contact with the cinemas or contact your Group Leader to book out the Scout Den for the night. Play the latest movie, sell some popcorn, fizzy drinks, lollies and fruit to earn some extra money while you have a captured audience.
Either ask your Group Leader if you can book the Scout Den for the night and organise it yourself, or ask your parents to get in touch with the pub or bar and they might be able to arrange the whole thing for you.
Make a Recipe Book
Steal your mum or dad's favourite recipes, take a look online or ask your friends and put them in a book to sell to your friends or family.
Find somewhere on a busy street like the hardware store and ask if you can use their water to offer car washing to people who drive by. You'll easily get $5-10 a car!
Chop and Sell Firewood
Hit up the guy down the road who has a whole lot of surplus wood, ask around to see who's handing with the chainsaw and sell firewood by the trailer load.
Make a Calendar
Are you creative at all? Make a local Scout Calendar with some of the photos from your Unit, Group, Zone or Region. See if someone in your family will let you use the work colour printer, laminator, and binder to get them made and sell them to friends or family.
Visit some of the local shops around the community and see if they will contribute and items to a raffle. Then start selling tickets to your friends, family, teachers or colleagues of your family members.
Sell Christmas trees
Know someone who has a pine forest? They always plant too many initially, see if you can chop some of them down and start selling them as a fundraiser just before Christmas.
Car boot or Garage Sale
Organise a car boot sale at the carpark or paddock down the road, run it every month and charge $10 per car to come along. Or have a clean out our your place and have a garage sale, I'm sure your parents have stuff lying around that they don't need anymore.