Fundraising at Home

Here are some new ways to have fun, meet up with friends and family online and raise essential funds for COPE Galway

Make the most of staying at home

In times as strange as this, one thing has stood out above all – the sense of community in Galway. So many people have come together in the most inspiring ways.

During this time, COPE Galway’s fundraising activities are very limited. We rely on our fundraising income and, knowing that there are many of you who would love to support us and also have a bit of fun while doing that, we have come up with some fundraising ideas that can be done literally anywhere in your home while also helping you stay connected with those you love!

Never set up a virtual event? It is easier than you think.

1)      Choose a challenge
2)      Set up a fundraising page
3)      Share with friends and family

Family Olympics

If you’re at home with children – young or old – why not get a little competition going? You could set a challenge for your own kids – tire them out! – or connect with cousins and friends through video calls. It could be cooking, cleaning, or making something creative, 2000 trampoline bounces, count your steps, auction a painting – anything you can do at home and share on social media along with a donation link.

Your Birthday Celebration!

If you can’t go out to celebrate, why not donate your celebration? Invite friends and family to make a donation to COPE Galway with a Facebook fundraiser. You can set up your fundraiser with a few clicks and Facebook doesn’t take a cent: all the money comes to COPE Galway.

Personal Isolation Challenge

Grow a beard, shave your head, run a garden marathon. There are lots of different isolation challenges springing up – join in and have some fun – there is something fun for every generation! One of the most popular is the “Run 5 Donate 5 Nominate 5” – this challenge calls on people to run 5k, then donate €5 and nominate five others to do the same.

Have you given it up?

You could give what you give up – or have had to do without! What are you not spending money on while staying at home – Petrol? Coffee? Pedicures? Consider making a donation. Or you could up the ante, and choose to stay away from something – Chocolate? Wine? Online shopping? Share on social media and ask friends and family to sponsor you for the challenge.

Contact our Fundraising Team

Talk to us about your fundraising event and find out how we can support you. Call, email or send us a message.

 Phone: 091 778 750 or 085 859 7898.  Email:

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Your donation will help provide vital support services for people who are homeless, women facing domestic abuse and older people in our community.