Fundraise on your own

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Get started with these ideas for fundraising

  • Take on a challenge

     Inspired by the dangers those who are homeless in summer face, Tim and his friends Sarah and Jim decided to challenge themselves to swim the Wast Water Lake to raise funds for Simon on the Streets. Their efforts raised over £1,000!  

  • Weddings and Gifts 

    If you are celebrating your big day and would like to give back to those in need, you could ask guests to donate to Simon on the Streets rather than buying gifts.

  • Give something up 

    Rich at Get Park Fit shaved off his beard to raise funds for Simon on the Streets, raising £750! Getting sponsored to give something up or go without something is a great way to raise funds.

  • Barbeque

    Organise an event

    Hosting an event, no matter how big or small, is a fantastic way to make a difference. You could host a tea party or a BBQ and collect a donation for the delicious food you make. Or you could organise a competition or quiz and have a suggested donation for entry. 

  • Virtual challenge

    Challenge yourself to walk/run/cycle a distance – decide on a distance and then pick your time frame. You could choose to walk 10 miles a day for a month or run from one coast to another in a week. You can track your progress on an app to share with your supporters and use JustGiving to collect your funds!

  • Virtual quiz

    Host your very own virtual quiz – use Zoom, Skype or any video conferencing platform to host a quiz with your friends, family and colleagues. Ask the participants to provide a donation to join the quiz and have some fun whilst raising money for a good cause.

Download our Fundraising Materials

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

Be inspired by our fundraisers

Sam decided to run a charity event at her hair salon to help homeless people. She chose Simon on the Streets because she liked that our support is offered on the streets and is tailored to each individual.    

Read Sam's story or see more stories.

"We are very proud of for our first ever charity event at Elite Hair Studio Leeds"

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!

Get in touch

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.  

Your fundraising helps us support people like Erik

Erik had no recourse to public funds and was not able to receive housing support or universal credit. Erik was offered a place in our EU supported accommodation, where we continued to support him. He is now in a home of his own.  

Read Erik's story or see more stories.

"Erik has now moved into his own home and is learning English. He visits the hospital regularly and his health has improved a lot."

A woman is crouched next to the entrance of a tent. Her back is turned and she is wearing a Simon on the Streets hoodie.
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.