getting spOooooky in the sports foundation office today 🎃👻🕸 #halloweencostume #halloweencostume #office #flash #dinosaur #witch

Champagne showerssssss at Bathurst this weekend! 🍾🏎 Car racing and motor sports can be a costly sport, but if you sign up to fundraise with us you could be getting those sweet ol' donations in no time! 💰⠀ #bathurst1000 #bathurst #carracing #motorsport #race #cars #winner #fundraising #sportsfunding

this week is the Goalball championships, a paralympic event for vision impaired athletes. At the moment we are only fundraising with 1 goalball team so if your club needs fundraising hit us up today! 🏐🥅⠀ #goalball #disabilitysport #sport #blindsport #blind #visionimpaired #championships #melbourne

ABC Gold Coast: Patrick Walker Radio Interview Patrick Walker talks about the important role the Sports Foundation plays for all levels of sports clubs in Australia. Have a listen here  
10 Minutes on Sport: The funding gap and the value of tax-deductible donations CEO of the Sports Foundation Patrick Walker sat down with PwC to talk Aussie sport, Fundraising and the value of tax-deductible donations. Read it here
Mara Stransky hoping to be the first Russell Island resident to compete in the Olympic Games 18 year old Mara Stransky from Russell Island (an island near QLD) is aiming to be the first of her hometown to represent Australia at the Olympic Games in 2020. She has started a
Disabled Surfers Association giving everyone access to beach A morning swim or catching a wave is now open to everyone in the Mornington Peninsula area after the Disabled Surfers Association were granted $10K through Giving4Grassroots™ to
Breaking Barriers: Sports Help Refugee Children Pushing Barriers is a charity set up by three women, led by mother-of-five Tracey Tucker. The newly created charity supports just arrived refugee youths into sporting teams by fund
Batemans Bay BMX club bringing in the bucks The Batemans Bay BMX club on the South Coast of NSW is working with the Sports Foundation to raise $5000 in tax-deductible donations. The club are fundraising for a new start-hill
Dalyellup Beach Cricket Club smashing fundraising The Dalyellup Beach Cricket Club in Bunbury WA is the largest club in the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association and are fundraising for new equipment. The club currently has fi
September Newsletter

2 months ago

September Newsletter Earlier this year we conducted the first-ever study into why people donate to sport. And now we want to know more! In October and November, we will be talking to more donors about
Pararoos kick off in Cerebral Palsy World Championships The International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships (IFCPF) is taking place in San Luis, Argentina this September and the Australian Pararoos are looking to
New pools for Phillip Island Phillip Island are edging closer to getting its long-awaited aquatic centre with councilors narrowing the area down to six potential sites. The residents of the Island were close t
August Newsletter

3 months ago

August Newsletter August is an exciting time across the winter sports and an important time for fundraising. As the footy clubs head into finals now is a perfect time to really push your fundraising
Golf third biggest fund raiser The Sports Foundation had a record breaking year, raising just under $45 million for Aussie sport with golf making up almost $5 million of this sum. In comparison to last financia
National Sports Plan  Submission by the Australian Sports Foundation To assist the Sports Foundation in fulfilling its objective of delivering an additional $300m to sport from community donors and from private and corporate philanthropic sources, i
Tax-deductible donations an untapped revenue source for sport The Sydney Morning Herald has given a great summary of how the different sporting codes could better use the Sports Foundation to get their teams the much-needed funding. The examp
Maroochy Beach Gymnastics moving forward after club destroyed by fire A fire at the end of May saw the Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Club completely gutted and ruined. Now thanks to the generous donations from other coast gymnastic clubs and the wider c
NRL in a league of its own - sadly Following the release of our 2016/17 Snapshot the stats show that through fundraising the AFL has collected almost $20million more than NRL.  An article in the Sun Herald detail
Liam O'Brien hoping to use World Uni Games as a springboard to 2018 Comm Games 21 year old Gympie local Liam O’Brien is hoping that he will do well enough in the University Games in Taiwan this August that he will get a place in the 2018 Commonwealth Ga
July Newsletter

4 months ago

July Newsletter BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO FIND OUT! 2016/17 was another record breaking financial year for sports fundraising – $44.75m was donated by generous sports loving Aussies! In the thi
June Newsletter

5 months ago

June Newsletter It is commonly known in the fundraising sector that simply saying “Thank you” to a donor will increase their chance of giving again by 50% and usually by a larger amount. As ou
Step 6 - Thanking and engaging your donors After winning a premiership, hitting a personal best or receiving a first cap for Australia every athlete I have ever heard speak to the media afterwards has thanked those who help
Cleve Sport Centre Rebuilds after Storm In January 2016 the Cleve Community Sports Centre in South Australia was hit by a storm causing extensive structural and water damage and making it unusable. The Cleve Sporting Bod
Fee-Free Football: Dunbar Rovers Many football clubs in NSW can charge season fees of close to $2,400, Dunbar Rovers, however, have built a model that through fostering relationships with community businesses are
Cameron McKiddie aiming for Olympics 17 year old trap shooter Cameron McKiddie’s ultimate goal is to reach the Olympics but he faces a number of challenges to get there. McKiddie will represent Australia at the
Exciting times ahead for Roseville Golf Club ahead of the November is set to be a big month for Roseville Golf Club in NSW with their popular Gold Mashie event being held on the tenth. The Gold Mashie brings together a host of PGA legends
Fundraising for Anglesea Yacht Club motoring ahead Together with Anglesea Motor Yacht Club we are rasing $450,000 to upgrade the club house. The building at Point Roadknight beach has been there for 55 years and is now in need of m
May Newsletter

6 months ago

May Newsletter We conducted Australia’s first ever study into why Australians give to sport- and we are excited to share our findings with you! As Australia’s leading sports fundraiser, we a
Step 5 - Kick to win the game! How to make a successful ask When trying to decide how to ask for a donation, it’s always a good idea to put yourself in the mind of a donor. People don’t like to feel as though they’re being “sold”
Monty Summers' In year 12, Monty Summers was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL), a rare form of blood cancer that prevents the white blood cells functioning correctly. As he told Th
April Newsletter

7 months ago

April Newsletter One of the stories dominating the headlines in the last few weeks was Cyclone Debbie and the huge damage it caused to areas in QLD and NSW. Amongst the schools, businesses and prop
Step 4: Pre game chat - Motivating your team to perform The most efficient sporting teams have good leadership from their coaching staff and their captains to keep their team on track and sticking to the game plan. Their roles involve e
Funds needed for babysitters Lyndhurst Football and Netball Club have just started a very unique project – crowdsourcing to cover the cost of babysitting so that the mums on the football team can play. T
Magpies Rebuild after Robbery In 2016 the Hay Magpies Rugby League Club were robbed and lost almost all of their equipment, team jumpers, and water bottles. The footy season is now underway and the club is find
March Newsletter

8 months ago

March Newsletter In February, we worked with market research experts interviewing a cross section of generous donors just like yours! Donors from all walks of life, from all over Australia, who don
Willunga Football Club building for the future Willunga Football Club are one of the oldest football clubs in South Australia and are calling on the community to help raise the funds for the $4.5 million redevelopment of the re
Riley Day passes sprint test as Sasha Zhoya flies in pole vault Junior sprint sensation Riley Day has two big tests this week and she’s not sure which one is more important. She passed the first with flying colours last night, winning the na
SPORTS FOUNDATION STEPS IN TO SUPPORT MORE ATHLETE FUNDRAISING The Australian Sports Foundation has widened its Athlete Fundraising program following the success of its pilot program conducted immediately prior to the Rio Olympic and Paralympi
$1 million Balls4All equipment bonanza now open Former Australian cricket captain, Michael Clarke is urging sports clubs, schools and communities to apply for the $1 million Balls4All giveaway as part of the ground-breaking part
Step 2: Locker Talk - Story telling that turns heads You will not believe what happened on the weekend… Stories are the backbone of every fundraising campaign and are especially important in tax deductible fundraising which essenti
February Newsletter

9 months ago

February Newsletter Last month our experts brought you the key first steps to creating an EOFY campaign. This month we look at step 2: The most important attributes to put together your fundraising c
Football to grow in Townsville Earlier this year the grants for our Giving4Grassroots ‘Active Adults’ round were distributed to some very deserving clubs, teams and communities. The criteria for our ‘A
Kids call timeout on poor sideline behaviour Our friends at Play by the Rules are a national project working to make sport inclusive, safe and fair. Their Let Kids be Kids campaign is one that we at the sports foundation trul
Working together with the Wallaroos The Australian Women’s Rugby team will represent the country at the World Cup in August and despite not getting paid to play in this tournament they will have support through don
Local Op-Shop creating opportunities in more ways than one With the Football Federation of Australia looking to expand the A-league competition their are plenty of chances for growth in all areas of the game. In 2016 the Opportunity Shop i
Step 1: Before the whistle – creating an EOFY campaign With only five months until the end of financial year, now is the time to start thinking about your tax deductible fundraising campaign and put together a strategy that will capita
Gatton Jubilee Golf Club about more than just golf! For Scott Swan the general manager of Gatton Jubilee Golf Club it was a “no-brainer” to jump on board when he heard about the sports Foundation fundraising for sport program (F
New Women's Football League to go ahead no matter what A number of football teams in Victoria have joined together to create a new woman’s football league. Shepparton News reported that the move follows the disband of the Victorian
Bathurst Football kicking goals in 2017 Changes and improvements to the football facilities at Proctor Park and Police Paddock in Bathurst could mean significant growth and opportunity for the sport. In an opinion piece
2017 NT Sport Awards – who will you vote for? The Northern Territory Department of Tourism and Culture is hosting the NT Sports Awards to recognise the achievements of athletes, coaches, sporting officials and volunteers over
Coolbinia Bombers Clubhouse upgrade making history There’s potential for history to be made this year at Coolbinia Bombers Football Club in Perth, WA. The club’s looking to upgrade their clubhouse for the first time in
Redevelopments look to bring Clare Oval back to its best Clare Sports Club in South Australia has started a fundraiser to bring Clare Town Oval back to its very best. According to the Northern Argus, the project was set up with the help
G4G buzz in our sporting community Australasian Leisure Management has whipped up a great piece on us! The article came out just a few days after we released the grants to this round’s Giving4Grassroots reci
More adults to get in to Lacrosse The Australian Sports Foundation’s Giving4GrassrootsTM program has granted $4,000 to Bayswater Lacrosse Club as part of the Active Adults grant round. Active Adults is about inc
AFL Goulburn Murray gives playing opportunity to 120 females The Goulburn Murray AFL Club has been awarded $7,500 through the Australian Sports Foundation’s Giving4GrassrootsTM program, where the grant will be used to help fund the estab
Inclusion for all at Blue Mountains Netball Association The Blue Mountain Gazette has featured a story on the Blue Mountains Netball Association who received our Giving4GrassrootsTM grant which will enable them to hold training seminars
No horsing around when it comes to safety Owner of Willinga Park Equestrian Centre on the NSW South Coast Terry Snow has donated $250,000 to Equestrian Australia through the Australian Sports Foundation. As reported on w
Goodlife Community Centre: more than just sports If you thought that only sports clubs and athletes that can fundraise through the Australian Sports Foundation, then you are mistaken! According to a recent article in the Sunshine
Aussie kids amongst the least active in the world Riverine Herald article The Theory of Jess raises a number of important points when looking at this generation of children and their engagement in sport. It used to be that for m
Olivia Inglis Scholarship Fund An article published by last week has highlighted the significance of the Olivia Inglis Scholarship Fund in ensuring the future safety of Eventing in Australia.
CEO Patrick Walker makes waves Making his debut on FOX Sports News with Brett Kimmorley last week, CEO Patrick Walker announced our $1 million sporting product and equipment giveaway through our Giving4Grassroot
Million Dollar Equipment Giveaway to Get Australia Active Again In partnership with Spartan Sports, we are giving away $1 million worth of product and equipment to help combat Australia’s declining participation rates in sport and physical re
Hockey can score with fundraising project Hockey Australia is further developing the game by registering its Hookin2Hockey Give Every Kid A Go fundraising program in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation. Austr
Fundraising how-tos

12 months ago

Fundraising how-tos Together with Terry Dillon Solutions, CEO Patrick Walker takes us through a few quick videos on how the Foundation works, what you can fundraise for and how to get the most from yo
New Foundation to make a real difference to grass roots football AFL Tasmania has announced an exciting new initiative that will provide direct financial support to the traditional heartlands of Tasmanian football.   The Tasmanian Football Foun
Connecting communities through sport The Glen Iris Junior Football Club has helped bring opportunity and happiness to children in the remote Papunya Aboriginal Community. This inspirational sports fundraising story be
DGR status explained Our deductible gift recipient (DGR) status means that donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. The Foundation will provide your donors with a tax receipt for all money contribu
What’s in it for you? If you’re wondering what you can raise funds for, our fundraising projects raise money for any initiative that will enhance or develop sport in Australia. Three of the most popul
Breaking Down Barriers We know that it can sometimes be awkward, embarrassing or daunting to ask potential donors to donate, so we’ve got you covered with these tips. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Mak
NSO Forum Announced 2016 marked another successful year of sports fundraising, with a record $32m donated to sports via tax-deductible donations in partnership with us. Donations to sport have almost
Sports Fundraising Dos and Don’ts There’s more to sports fundraising than selling chocolates and our CEO, Patrick Walker, shares his advice on how to get the most out of your fundraising projects: DO create a mea
$300m target broken with record $32m in sport donations Australians contributed a record $32 million in tax deductible donations to sport via the Australian Sports Foundation in the 2015-16 financial year – taking total funds rais
Groundbreaking Funding Opportunities Available for Rio Athletes Individual Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, who have qualified or are in the process of qualifying, for Rio 2016 can now raise tax-deductible funds to assist their prepa
FFA seeking $160,000 for Pararoos Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced a fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation (the Sports Foundation), to help the Pararoos qualify for the CP
Tax deducible Community Fundraising set to `Give Every Girl a Chance'   We have joined forces with the Netball Foundation to launch our first Community Fundraising project; Confident Girls. The project aims to raise up to $250,000 in 2016 to make a pos
Excited to be working with you, Spartan! We are excited to announce that leading international sports goods supplier, Spartan Sports, will sponsor our nationwide Giving4Grassroots™ (G4G™) grants program. G4G™ funds
G4G Grants Impact Our Youth G4G Grant supports Tennis Club membership increase of 30% Paramount Tennis Club received a $3,700 G4G grant in 2015, which allowed them to increase their club’s membership by
Getting Underprivileged Kids to Their Cricket Games A $5,000 grant has allowed Sunshine Heights Cricket Club to transport less-privileged kids to their cricket games. “The make-up and backgrounds of our junior players means th
G4G Grant supports Tennis Club membership increase of 30% Paramount Tennis Club received a $3,700 G4G grant in 2015, which allowed them to increase their club’s membership by 30%. The club knows how important the role of sport is fo
Sports legends to champion fundraising programs for $300m goal The Australian Sports Foundation today celebrates its 30th anniversary and announced that 12 sports greats have agreed to support its fundraising initiatives as “Champions”. Si
Fundraising Quick Win Debbie Adams, Tritons Secretary/ Junior Development Officer, shared with us some of her tips on how she raised $2,000 to run a Come ‘n Try program, which resulted in 50% of all C
Be a good sport and donate through the ASF He belongs to a family known as one of the most of the richest and most philanthropic in the nation. Yet even Josh Liberman never knew he could make a donation to his favourite spo
Celebrating Melbourne Cup, it's Fundraising That Stops A Nation! Our top ten reasons to fundraise with the Australian Sports Foundation battle it out in a race to be number one. Who will take out The Cup? 1. Tax deductible donations 2. No chocol
Spotlight on the Cronulla Sharks Launching your campaign is the hardest part, but it does get easier. We are following the Cronulla Sharks fundraising journey to give you an insight into what a high profile club g
2015 G4G recipients update We granted 26 clubs grants in August this year, thanks to our generous G4G donors who made this possible. We have an update from 3 of our recipients on how their have been using th
NEWS – Dockers’ facility to set new AFL benchmark The Australian Sports Foundation is partnering with Fremantle Dockers AFL club to help the Dockers fund its contribution to a $109 million integrated community and elite sport and
South Australia Sports Museum It is made apparent that every donation, no matter how small, helps our partners in their fundraising goals. Through the official launch of the future South Australia Sports Museum
NEWS – Bresciano backs Pararoos for Rio Games With funding secured for the Australian Pararoos to compete in the World Championships later this month, former Socceroo Mark Bresciano is now urging the public to support fundrais
FROM THE CAPTAIN – MAY 2015 With just one month to go before financial year end, donations are rolling in across many of our projects. Amazingly, nearly 40% of all donations we receive typically come in the m
NEWS – Donation allows Hawks to invest in Indigenous football communities AFL premiers, Hawthorn, will expand its Indigenous program following a $1 million donation from Epic Pharmacy Group founders and Hawthorn Football Club Foundation members, Stuart G
NEWS – Sports Foundation moves to save Adelaide Lightning WNBL club The Australian Sports Foundation is working with Adelaide Lightning to ensure it participates in the 2015-16 Women’s National Basketball League, and to continue to provide a path
NEWS – Queensland Rugby aiming to hook world record for SCRUM monument Queensland Rugby will raise awareness for its SCRUM monument at Suncorp Stadium by attempting to break the world record for the World’s Largest Scrum in September. Queensland Rug
FROM THE CAPTAIN – APRIL 2015 The year end is fast approaching so it is a great time to engage with your donors to thank them for their ongoing support and to ensure you are front of mind as they plan those end
The fundraising market and opportunity for sport   Many people perceive sport as being incredibly well funded in Australia, however the professional and public nature of the minority provides an uneven bias to this opinion.
FROM THE CAPTAIN – MARCH 2015 The sporting summer continues and hasn’t it been a great one!? Our congratulations go to our newest world champions, the Australian Cricket team, for their fantastic world cu
FROM THE CAPTAIN – FEBRUARY 2015 What a time to be an Aussie sports fan – the Australian Open and Asian Cup were amazing and with Cricket’s world cup just around the corner it’s sure to be a big
From the Captain – April 2015 The year end is fast approaching so it is a great time to engage with your donors to thank them for their ongoing support and to ensure you are front of mind as they plan those end

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