New Partnership! Great Barrier Reef Foundation
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth and one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems in the world. It’s home to thousands of species of marine life including fish, dolphins and six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle.
Climate change is the biggest threat to the future of our Reef. Its impacts, which include rising water temperatures, ocean acidification and more severe weather events, are making it difficult for the Reef to recover and adapt fast enough to survive
The facts are clear – coral reefs and their communities are on the front line of climate change and we know this is the critical decade in which to act with urgency.
By choosing to participate in a Go Green Fun Run or Plant-A-Difference fundraiser, your coral planting contributes to the conservation of this irreplaceable icon, and will help protect the beautiful marine life that calls it home.
Introducing our new Plant-A-Difference fundraiser!
Have all the fun of a fundraiser while helping save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef! Australian Fundraising’s new Go Green environmental fundraising programs are the most exciting and profitable way to raise funds for your school or group while making a difference to our environment.
For every $20 raised by your school or group, our brand-new Go Green charity partner, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, will plant a coral and support further research into how we can restore our precious Reef for future generations. Right now, the Foundation is part of the world’s largest and most ambitious effort to protect, restore and adapt coral reefs at unprecedented scales. It’s aiming to plant 10 million corals on the Great Barrier Reef by 2030.
Coral IVF is a restoration method used to plant coral. During annual coral spawning, millions of tiny coral eggs and sperm from healthy reefs are collected in specially-designed floating pools. The coral larvae are reared in the pools, then the ‘babies’ are delivered onto damaged reefs so they can be restored.
Another way the Foundation is working to restore the Reef is planting coral fragments. Broken coral fragments are collected and grown in underwater nurseries, then planted onto damaged areas of the Reef to restore and repopulate them.
Best of all – your donation is entirely covered by your program, meaning you do not sacrifice any profit whatsoever!
The sea not your style? No worries! We are continuing our amazing partnership with Carbon Neutral, Australia’s largest carbon sink provider. Carbon Neutral will plant 2 trees for every $20 you raise in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, one of Australia’s few biodiversity hotspots. Learn more about Carbon Neutral and our Plant-A-Difference fundraiser today!
How do we get involved?
It’s never been easier to be an eco-warrior! With Australian Fundraising, you can have all the fun (and profit!) of your favourite fundraisers, while also making a meaningful contribution to the restoration of the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2022, you can partner with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation through our Plant-A-Difference fundraiser, and Go Green Fun Runs! Whether you choose a Colour Explosion School Run 4 Fun, Slime Spectacular School Run 4 Fun or Plant-A-Difference fundraiser, you can be confident that you are inspiring the next generation to make a difference.
How does a Go Green Fun Run work?
A Go Green Fun Run is your favourite fun run program, with a twist! Choose a Colour Explosion School Run 4 Fun or Slime Spectacular School Run 4 Fun, and swap your incentive prizes for tree or coral planting! You will also receive bulk colour powder* instead of recyclable PDPE4 plastic bottles, and omit prizes for your highest fundraising students.
It’s easy as that – all the fun, all the profit, and all the positive impact!
* Bulk colour powder applies to Colour Explosion School Run 4 Fun programs only.
Want to learn more?
Are you interested in learning more about a 2022 fundraising partnership with Australian Fundraising and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation? Our friendly team is always available to help you start on the path to fundraising. Simply submit an expression of interest below, and you will be the first to know all about our 2022 Go Green fundraisers in the New Year.
Express Your Interest Today!