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Get started with these ideas for schools and universities

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  • Money in jar

    Hold a non-uniform day

    Hold a non-uniform day and ask students to donate to take part. 

  • Child painting

    Run an art competition 

    Run an art competition and encourage students to create art around the theme of homelessness. Hold an exhibition and ask parents to donate their entrance fee to Simon on the Streets. The artwork could also be sold to parents and guests on the night. 

  • Take on a school challenge

    Your school or class can take part in a challenge such as a danceathon, cycle-athon or skip-athon. Simply decide the length of time and get everyone involved taking part in shifts for the challenge to complete your goal! Pupils can get sponsored by friends or family. 

  • Indoor sleepout

    Hold a sponsored sleepout at your school

    Students could sleep outside at your school for the night and be sponsored for taking part in the challenge. This is also a great way to raise awareness of homelessness. 

  • Host a virtual talent show

    Ask your school mates to bring their best talent along to a Zoom, Skype or any other video conferencing platform and provide a donation to participate.

Download our fundraising materials

Whether you're looking for ideas, inspiration or support, our fundraising pack has everything you need to begin fundraising.

Common questions

How do I send my donation?

Money you have raised by your fantastic fundraising efforts can be paid into us by cheque or bank transfer. Please make cheques payable to Simon on the Streets and post them to us at Simon on the Streets, Crown House, 94 Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2EJ. To make a bank transfer please get in touch with us for more details.

If you have fundraised through Just Giving you do not need to do anything, the money will be automatically sent to us through Just Giving.

Do you have any fundraising materials I could use?

  Yes! We have leaflets and collection tins which we can provide you with for your fundraising event or challenge. Simply get in touch with us to arrange collection.    

Do you have a sponsorship form I could use?

    Yes, get in touch with us and we will send one across to you.    

Can you come in to talk to my class/society/school about homelessness?

We will happily come and talk about homelessness and our work. Whilst we will do our absolute best to arrange to come and talk to you, we are a small charity and may not always be able to accommodate certain days. To find out more, please get in touch

Thinking about organising your own event?

Whether you are organising your own event (however big or small), or taking part in an organised event, get in touch with us and we will do our best to support you!

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Other ways you can get involved


As an independent charity we need to raise all our own funds. Your support really does make all the difference and allows us to continue to provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.  

Become a corporate partner

At Simon on the Streets we are proud to have a broad base of support from Yorkshire’s corporate and business community. We work hard to develop our relationships with our supporters towards long term, sustainable and positive relationships.    

Attend an event

Help us end homelessness. Join an event and fundraise to support our work in West Yorkshire.