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By signing up you’ll receive access to everything you need to host your very own Big Quiz Night. This includes the quiz itself, plus a whole host of promotional materials and plenty of tips and encouragement from us.

Hundreds of churches. Thousands of people. One Big Quiz Night

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Online or in-person?

You can decide what’s best for your church and community. It could even be a mixture of both, with some people getting dressed up and meeting in-person and others joining online in their pyjamas (or vice versa).

If you’re wanting to host an online quiz, choose what platform you would like to host it on (for example Zoom, Google Meet etc). We recommend using one you are most familiar with, or that’s popular with your congregation. Other considerations might be cost, time limits and number of people allowed.

If you’re wanting to host an in-person quiz, get your venue booked as early as possible – be that a church hall, community centre, or the local farmer’s field (blankets and umbrellas may be necessary). 

The Big Quiz Night is all about community. So why not use the opportunity to have a big meal together? Because the only thing better than a poverty-beating quiz night is a poverty-beating quiz night with curry (or pizza. Or paella. Or cake. Or more cake)

Some useful guidance on providing food can be found here.

We’re happy to talk this through with you if that would be helpful. Just email us at teamtearfund@tearfund – we’d love to chat!

Gather your team

Behind every great Big Quiz Night there’s a great Big Quiz Night team. Assemble your quiz heroes to help with the techy bits, catering, welcoming, setting up and clearing away. 

Tailor your quiz

A film including all eight of the rounds will be available to download once you sign up to host. The total runtime is about 1 hour 10 mins. We’ll also provide the start times for the different rounds, making it easy to skip between rounds and do the quiz your way.

If you’d prefer to host the evening yourself, an example Quizmaster script is also provided in the Quizmaster Pack, along with the questions and answers to all the rounds in an editable powerpoint and fun ideas for interactive rounds. 

We suggest a half-time break. Whether meeting online or in-person, this gives a great opportunity to mingle with guests and chat to people who have never been to your church. 

Before you head into a break, make sure to play our case study film showing the impact that people’s giving will have, as well as share the link to your JustGiving page. Ensure the QR code (don’t worry, all this is explained in our handy fundraising guide) is visible during the break and ask people to donate generously. 

Shout it from the rooftops

Promote your quiz to your community. You could take the rooftop option, or alternatively use the artwork and promotional film provided on our resources page to advertise your Big Quiz Night in your church newsletter, your church services, on local notice boards, or on social media and group chats. You could share on local group pages too to help spread the word! 

Be part of something (even) bigger!

Before the event, we will email you a link to an online dashboard where you'll be able to tell us how many people are taking part in your quiz on the night. It’ll also show how many others are taking part across the country. If possible, please log your numbers by 8.30pm so we can add up all the figures. After 8.30pm, you’ll be able to see the total number of people from all across the UK taking part in the quiz! You'll be able to see how much has been raised on the night by clicking the 'Big Quiz Night 2021' link at the bottom left of your JustGiving page.

Hundreds of churches. Thousands of people. One Big Quiz Night

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Resources

Please sign up here to gain access to all your fabulous Big Quiz Night resources.

Already signed up? You will have received a link to all the resources via email when you signed up. The link will also appear in all subsequent Big Quiz Night emails that you receive from us. If you are unable to find it, please contact teamtearfund@tearfund.org and one of the team will be happy to help.

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