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Fundraising in a COVID World

COVID-Safe Fundraising Is it Possible?

Entering our third year of the pandemic, there are still more questions than answers – especially when it comes to COVID-friendly fundraising for schools and groups. At Australian Fundraising, we are committed to bringing some clarity to your COVID confusion. Discover ten of the most frequently asked questions about school and group fundraising in a COVID-world.

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Fundraising in a COVID World: FAQ

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has become a part of our lives. It is continually challenging schools and groups to come up with new, engaging, and safe ways to fundraise.

Luckily, you have an expert in Australian Fundraising! Not only have we helped schools and group fundraising survive through COVID-19, we have helped it THRIVE! We understand the changing nature of COVID-friendly fundraising and have the innovative tools and solutions to help you soar past your fundraising goals, even in a pandemic.

Find clarity among the COVID-confusion! See the most Frequently Asked Questions to learn how school & group fundraising can thrive in a COVID world.


Can we fundraise during COVID-19?

Of course! Even the toughest restrictions do not prevent you from fundraising entirely! Your fundraiser may look and feel different, but you can still go ahead and raise an awesome amount of money for your school or group.


What is the best COVID-19 friendly fundraiser?

All of our fundraising programs at Australian Fundraising are designed for COVID-Safe fundraising, including our Colour Explosion School Run 4 Fun! Each fundraising program is managed entirely online, and comes with free online fundraising to prevent cash handling!

If you are looking for an event-free fundraiser, Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough is the perfect COVID-friendly fundraiser for schools and groups of any size. Managed and ordered entirely online, Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough can be distributed via a makeshift drive-through pick-up or home delivery!


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Billy G's Gourmet Cookie Dough is the perfect COVID-friendly fundraiser.

With completely online management and ordering, Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough is the perfect COVID-friendly fundraiser.


Our students are remote learning. What now?

Remote learning is a challenge for any school, but it can be particularly disheartening for schools in the middle of a fundraiser.

However, a fundraiser can be a great way to keep school spirit alive while your community is apart. Fundraisers can help participants feel like they belong to a cause, are involved in a group activity, and are engaged in some healthy competition!

At Australian Fundraising, our programs come with an entirely FREE online fundraising platform, complete with online communication tools to connect with your fundraisers. Participants can also see their class and school leaderboard, to know exactly where they sit in the race to the top!

If your students are remote learning, you may need to reschedule your Fun Run event until students are back on campus.


Choosing a Go Green fundraiser also removes the challenges of incentive prizes. Credit: Gary Cranitch

You could also choose a Go Green School Run 4 Fun, and forget worrying about the COVID-Safe delivery of incentive prizes! Credit: Gary Cranitch


Do we have to cancel our event?

No – you do not need to cancel your event!

If you are hosting a Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough fundraiser, we can delay delivery of your cookie dough until you are ready to distribute your cookie dough safely. Or, you could set up a drive-through pick-up station in your school car park! There are many ways to manage Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough safely, even in the middle of a pandemic!

Your School Run 4 Fun event can be easily altered to ensure students, staff and volunteers are COVID-safe, yet still have the brightest and most exciting day at school. Small changes make your School Run 4 Fun event both spectacular and safe, such as:

  • Have participants run in class in class groups
  • Remove contact-based obstacles (such as inflatables)
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers wear masks, and social distance where possible
  • Keeping students outdoors for as long as possible before and after the race


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There is no need to cancel your event because of the pandemic.

Some alterations to your event day can ensure that everyone stays COVID-safe, yet still has lots of fun!


Can we reschedule our fundraiser?

Yes, you can reschedule your fundraiser with Australian Fundraising.

Our flexible programs put you in the driver’s seat. Simply get in touch with your Fundraising Account Manager, and they will help you reschedule everything to a time that better suits you and your community.

We are able to reschedule:

  • Your fundraising period
  • Your event day
  • Delivery date for incentive prizes and/or Cookie Dough


Are there contact-free fundraising options?

Absolutely! All of our fundraising programs come with contact-free fundraising options through the provision of our FREE online fundraising platforms. You can easily adapt your fundraiser to deliver prizes or cookie dough direct to student homes or create a contactless pick-up station. For more information about contact-free fundraising, contact Australian Fundraising today!


Online fundraising is the best way to keep your fundraiser COVID-safe!

All programs come with FREE online fundraising platforms, ensuring you can fundraise contact-free and safe from COVID.


Clarity In The Confusion!

Seek Support from Australian Fundraising

Find clarity among the COVID-confusion! At Australian Fundraising, we have been helping school and group fundraising not only survive through the pandemic, but THRIVE! We understand the changing nature of COVID-friendly fundraising and have the innovative tools and solutions to help you soar past your fundraising goals, even in a pandemic.

To seek support from Australia’s most knowledgable and flexible fundraising specialists, contact Australian Fundraising today! You can access our team via phone on 1300 133 022 or by submitting the contact form below.

Make your COVID-safe fundraising dreams come true in 2022, with Australian Fundraising.


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* Please note: With the restrictions and advice changing regularly, we recommend contacting Australian Fundraising directly for specific advice. This is general information only and should be considered in conjunction with your State and School’s protocol and policies.


January 17, 2022

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