How To Fundraise With Colour Powder

How To Fundraise With Colour Powder

Being tasked with organising a fundraising event for large groups or a school can seem overwhelming at first. You need to consider activities, a theme, a location and more. So let us make things a bit simpler for you with some fundraising ideas. And you guessed it - they all include colour powder! 

Using colour powder at a large scale fundraiser is a great way to get everyone excited and experience a bit of fun, all in the name of a good cause. Let’s dive in and discover the best charity events to organise with colour powder.

Colour Fun Run

The most popular way to fundraise with colour powder is of course to host a colour fun run! Colour runs are fun runs taken to the next level, seeing participants covered in showers of bright and vibrant colour powder as they run around the course. 
Colour runs however are more than just a fundraising event. They are perfect for bringing communities together to get involved in a fun, fit and memorable event, all while raising money for great causes. People of all ages and fitness levels can get involved, making them accessible for all. If you’re a school teacher looking for the ideal end of year fundraising event for students, then a colour run is a great way to let them run off some steam, get colourful and raise funds for charity or your own school.
One of the best things about hosting a colour run is that they offer multiple ways to raise money including:
  • Charging participants an entry fee.
  • Placing colour stalls throughout the run where guests and participants can purchase extra 100g bags of colour powder from.
  • Selling plain white t-shirts to participants to ensure they’re dressed for the colourful mess.
  • Selling merchandise and colour accessories to participants to complete their outfit, such as neon sunglassesfloral leis and headbands.
  • Encouraging participants to set up fundraising pages to raise funds for your chosen charity.
After participants have crossed the finish line, make sure to present them with a colour run medal or wristband. They’re the perfect souvenirs to award them with for completing the run!
There’s a lot that goes into putting on a colour run event, so make sure to check out our comprehensive guide on how to organise a colour run to ensure that your event is a success.
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Colour Festival

Colour powder festivals originated in India and are thrown in celebration of Holi, the festival of colours. Colour festivals however also make great fundraising events and are perfect for bringing communities together for a bit of fun, without the physical aspect of a fun run. 
Start by finding a large outdoor venue for your festival, such as a park or an open field, that offers plenty of space for guests to move around freely. Next, gather your supplies. Most importantly, you’re going to need plenty of throwing powder in a variety of colours! Use our handy colour powder calculator to work out how much you’ll need based on the amount of guests attending. We recommend also using a selection of colour fountains on the day to get guests in the true colour festival spirit and cover them in a cloud of powder. 
To make your colour festival successful and to raise extra funds on the day, organise a range of activities for guests to get involved in. This could include: 
  • Setting up colour powder wars or colour obstacle courses that guests have to pay an entry fee for.
  • Running a bake sale and allowing guests to purchase some yummy treats for a good cause.
  • Organising a raffle and/or an auction with lots of amazing prizes that guests can purchase tickets for in the hopes of getting their hands on one.
  • Offering guests the opportunity to purchase individual colour powder bags from colour stalls to throw at each other or in the air, with all profits going to the chosen charity.
And finally make sure to capture the memories by hiring a photographer or setting up photo booths so guests can look back on the day! 
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Colour Sport Events

With the Euros around the corner and the Olympics coming soon, it’s safe to say that 2024 is the summer of sports. And what better way to get into the spirit than with a colour powder sports event!
This is a great fundraising event to host in schools and switch up the usual sports day for something a bit more fun and colourful. Ideas for raising money on the day include: 
  • Encouraging students to gather sponsorships for each event that they’re involved in.
  • Organising games/events for the parents to get involved in and charging them an entrance fee.
  • Selling snacks and refreshments throughout the day.
  • Selling colour accessories or sports accessories throughout the day, such as headbands, sunglasses and wristbands.
  • Placing donation buckets around the event for guests to drop contributions into.
There’s a whole host of sporting activities that you can organise that tie into an Olympic themed event and include colour powder such as a relay run, shotput and archery. Consider having someone based at activity, waiting to douse each participant in colour powder as they finish each event!

Race Finishing Line

So what are you waiting for? Start taking your fundraising events to fun and cheerful heights with colour powder! By purchasing your throwing powder from Ministry of Colours, you’ll receive a product that is non-toxic, safe and easy to clean, making it perfect for outdoor use and school environments. 
If you require any assistance organising your colour fundraising event or have any questions about our colour powder, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always on hand to help with any colourful queries you may have.
If you use any of our powder or accessories at an event, we’d love to see some pictures! Tag us any pictures or videos on our social media or send us an email at We look forward to seeing all of the colourful fun you’ll have!