Yes! As stated in the CoderDojo Charter, Dojos are entitled to fundraise on the condition that it is made explicit that you do so for your Dojo or as a group of Dojos under a group name (EG Dojos of California). Any inappropriate fundraising is a breach of the CoderDojo Charter. Before you fundraise or look for local sponsorship you should check any local legislation on fundraising.
The CoderDojo model is designed to be zero cost or low cost so to start a Dojo you should not require fundraising. We'd advise you get started first then see what you definitely need later.
Some items that Dojos fundraise for include;
- T-shirts for mentors
- Cool technology for the Dojo
- Pizza/snacks for special occasions
Before you start fundraising you may want to check out our article on fundraising guidelines and suggestions.