Ask Cavers: How Does Your Caving Group Raise Money?

September 4, 2013
A selection of different currencies from around the world.

A selection of different currencies from around the world. Photo by epSos .de/flickr

Last week’s news that the Yorkshire Subterranean Society has secured £20,000 (~$31,000 USD) in funding made us wonder, how do other caving groups raise money?

So, for this week’s Ask Cavers question, we want to hear about your successful techniques to raise money for your club. Do the funds solely come from membership dues, or are there another sources.

Who funds you?

Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. September 5, 2013 at 8:05 am / Reply

    The only money that comes into my grotto is either through membership dues or a small separate usage fee we have on loaner gear to cover wear and tear of those items.

  2. Dan Chase
    September 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm / Reply

    The Central Indiana Grotto raised $ by helping the JAYCEES sell corn-on-the-cob at the State Fair last year.

  3. September 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm / Reply

    The Sewanee Mountain Grotto in Tennessee has an annual fundraising event each year during Labor Day weekend. It is called Sewanee Mountain Cave Fest. During the weekend we have a fundraising auction. This generates funds for us to be able to continue with our conservation an survey of caves in the TAG region. We also donate some of the money raised to the NSS, the Southeastern Cave Conservancy, and the SERA Karst Task Force. We typically raise about $3,500 every year.

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