Oakley raises money for charities in a number of ways. The principal way is by means of a collection each which raises money for a number of charities, usually four or five, which have been suggested by members of the holiday. In recent years people have been asked, sometime in advance, sometimes at the holiday itself, of causes they might wish to have supported and these are discussed by the leaders and a decision made. The collection usually amounts to between five and ten pounds per person.
In addition, small change from the sweet tuck shop is donated to a crock pig and the money given to The Neem Tree Trust. Fun activities such as counting buttons in a jar, bringing pairs of socks to send abroad, guessing the weight of a melon and identifying adults from their baby photographs all help to raise the total of donated money. Every Oakley activity usually takes a small charity collection.