Fundraising Case Studies

Whether Challengers plan to work solo or as a team there are numerous ways to fundraise!

From setting up a mini business, to approaching local organisations for work opportunities or grants, the fundraising case studies below are a sample of the outstanding success our challengers have with their fundraising efforts!

Mini business: selling crafts at local markets.

Challenger Ella Howard screen printed tea towels and bags online and at craft markets!

“My mum bought me and my brother a screen printing set for Christmas to help me get started on a fundraising opportunity. I designed my first print and we publicised on Instagram to our friends and family and got loads of interest so we went and made two more screens. We bought our blank tea towels and tote bags online for approximately $2 each. We used Facebook and Instagram to promote our ‘business’ and then my brother and I went to our local “Designed;made” market for the last push to get me over the line.”

Ella raised $750 at the market and $2000 all together from the whole project.

Group Fundraising – Clean-up duty at the Show

Students from Darwin High worked together at the Darwin Show to raise funds!

The fundraiser involved keeping half of the Darwin Show Grounds clean for the 3 day duration of the Darwin Show, and one final pickup on the morning after the event had finished. Most of the work included ensuring bins were not overflowing and transporting full bins to the big dumpsters just outside of the grounds.  They also kept tables in the dining area clean and picked rubbish up off the ground for the patrons who were unable to master the skill of bin use.  We required one parent for each shift to drive the ute and reverse the trailer to the big skips.

The students got to know each other under challenging circumstances.  It was hard, dirty work.  They also honed their scavenger skills on the first day, recovering damaged show bags the vendors had deemed unacceptable for selling!

The team made a total of $7000 profit.

Obtaining a Grant

 Challengers from Aspley State High School were awarded a grant from the Aspley Rotary Club.

Applying for a grant involves researching for local organisations in your area, such as the Rotary club that support students in their extra-curricular activities. Aspley High students looked at their local clubs objectives, projects and speakers and made contact with the Club to set up a meeting. They then provided a presentation on their expedition to Thailand and Laos, detailing the community development aspects of their journey.

The team was awarded a $1000 grant to put towards their expedition.


  • Over 25 years’ experience of creating school expeditions
  • Dedicated regional support for teachers throughout planning and build up
  • Unparalleled safety and support throughout the expedition
  • Knowledgeable, experienced and highly trained Expedition Leaders
Why choose World Challenge?



Every World Challenge starts long before your students step on a plane. With our support, develop life skills and take ownership of:

  • Destination and itinerary planning
  • Fundraising ideas and events
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Preparation, fitness and nutrition
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