COMMUNITY Fundraising team
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Fundraise for us
Community fundraising is a wonderful way to support the great work of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).
By fundraising for the hospital, you’ll join a group of proud and passionate community fundraisers working hard to change the future of children’s health. Through the support of people like you, the RCH is able to pioneer ground-breaking research, purchase innovative equipment, and invest in the best medical minds and great patient care programs.
Whether you host a sausage sizzle or a fun run, a fashion show or a gala ball, your fundraising will make a big difference to sick kids at the hospital.
Five simple steps
Step 1 — read through our Community Fundraising Guide: this guide will give you the fundraising tips and inspiration you need to get started.
Step 2 — get to know our Fundraising Terms and Conditions: we promise they’re not boring! Familiarising yourself with these will go a long way to making sure your fundraiser is a success.
Step 3 — register your activity: complete our online Fundraising Registration Form and tell us about your fantastic fundraising idea.
Step 4 — get the go-ahead: once your fundraising idea is approved, you’ll receive a Fundraising Kit containing all the things you need to get started. This also includes a Fundraising Agreement confirming the RCH Foundation is aware of and supportive of your fundraising idea.
Step 5 — make it happen: hold your fundraiser, then submit an online Fundraising Activity Completion Form. You’re now a part of a community of people working to change the future of children’s health.
One of the easiest ways to fundraise is using online fundraising platforms like Everyday Hero. For more information on fundraising online for the RCH, click here.
The fine print
Fundraising in the state of Victoria is governed by the Fundraising Act of 1998. For more information on your legal obligations as a fundraiser, read through the Act.
All community and charitable raffles require a permit from The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. For more information, click here.
Q1: Do I need permission to fundraise?
As we are a charity, it is a legal requirement that anyone collecting funds on our behalf must be officially registered.
Q2: Can I use the RCH or RCH Foundation logo?
A Proud Supporters logo has been created especially for our registered fundraisers to use.
Q3: What is the difference between the RCH, the RCH Foundation and the RCH Good Friday Appeal (GFA)?
The GFA is the major public appeal for the hospital, bringing together people from across the community to raise funds for the RCH. The strength of the GFA lies with the thousands of people who volunteer their time, expertise and creativity to fundraising activities throughout the year. These activities culminate in an all-day telethon, broadcast live across Victoria on Good Friday. The funds raised from the GFA are passed on to the RCH Foundation.
The RCH Foundation acts as a Trustee of all funds donated to the RCH, including those raised through the GFA. It is responsible for managing and distributing any funds raised to enable the RCH to deliver the best care for its patients and their families. You can fundraise for or donate directly to the hospital through the RCH Foundation.
If you would like your fundraising results to be added to the GFA tally, please register at www.goodfridayappeal.com.au.
Q4: My activity has taken place, what happens next?
Please fill out the online Fundraising Activity Completion Form and deposit your funds within 14 days after your activity. Funds can be delivered to the RCH Foundation by arrangement, via bank deposit or cheque.
Q5: Do I need to be over 18 years old to fundraise?
We welcome fundraisers of all ages, but if you are under 18, please ask your parent/guardian to complete the registration form.
Q6: Where does the money go?
All funds donated are used to support medical excellence at the RCH. This includes purchasing equipment, running family and patient centred care programs, conducting ground-breaking research and investing in the best medical minds.