Online Fundraising

  • How do I register to fundraise for the ASRC?
    • We love all types of fundraising at the ASRC. You can view all the fundraising activities you can get involved in and register here The ASRC is required to be accountable for your activity and registering also enables us to provide support.

  • How can I support the ASRC?
    • There are a number of great ways you can support the ASRC from hosting your own event, organising donations in lieu of gifts for a celebration or taking part in one of our national Run 4 Refugees events. Take a look at all the things you can get involved in here!

  • Can I fundraise every now and then when I have the time?
    • Yes! And each time you plan on raising funds just make the ASRC aware of your activity by registering here.

  • I want to give the ASRC a % of a product that I sell. Can I do this?
    • Yes, we have many companies that give a % or specific amount from an item they sell. Please register your plans here and we will be in touch to discuss the range of options available.

  • Can I choose where the money raised goes?
    • Your donations are vital - they ensure that the ASRC’s programs can continue to provide safety and sanctuary to those who need it most, in a practical way that drives real impact and long-term change. Monies raised from fundraising activities support where help is most urgently needed - this could be anything from our foodbank, housing, casework, legal or health programs. Unfortunately, we cannot allocate funds to a particular program or area.

  • What should I tell people donating or participating in my fundraiser?
    • The ASRC should be named as the beneficiary e.g proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the ASRC. Where possible you should indicate the % or amount per ticket or item for sale that you intend the ASRC to receive. This should be visible on any of your promotion.

  • Will you provide a letter endorsing my fundraiser?
    • Yes, if you have registered to fundraise we can provide you with a letter.

  • Can I use the ASRC logo?
    • Yes, once we have approved your fundraising activity we will give you access to various versions of the ASRC logo that you can use on your social media, posters and other promotional materials.

  • Will the ASRC promote my event?
    • While we can guide you to make your fundraiser a success the ASRC does not have the capacity to promote all the wonderful and amazing fundraisers that people organise to support our work.

  • Will the ASRC reimburse me for costs involved in organising my fundraiser?
    • Anyone that is organising a fundraiser for the ASRC should not be out of pocket and you are fully expected to reimburse yourself any fair and reasonable expenses associated with organising your activity. Please reimburse yourself any costs before making your final donation to the ASRC. We cannot reimburse costs once you have made your donation.

  • Can the ASRC help me organise my fundraiser and supply volunteers?
    • While we can guide you to make your fundraiser a success there are some things you will need to do yourself. You will need to manage ticket sales and soliciting any prizes. You will need to manage your event logistics, finances and look after any monies collected. Although we have a huge team of volunteers at the ASRC they have specific roles within the organisation and cannot be called on to help with your event. However, don't feel as though you're going it alone. You will be surprised how keen family and friends are to help!

  • Do you have fundraising materials?
    • Yes, we have a number of items available from posters and brochures to balloons, stickers and donation containers and the ASRC logo. Once you have registered to fundraIse you can request any of these resources. They can also be viewed here.

  • Can an ASRC Speaker/Rep attend my event?
    • Where possible and depending on your location we can try and organise a person with lived experience to talk about their experience of seeking asylum or a volunteer/staff member to talk in general about the work of the ASRC. Once you have registered your fundraising activity you can request a speaker.

  • How do I transfer funds to the ASRC?
    • Any funds raised can be deposited into the ASRC bank account. Please contact events@asrc.org.au so we can supply you with our bank details and a reference so we can thank you and provide a monies received notice.

  • Can people who support my fundraising get a tax deductible receipt?
    • When someone donates by credit card to your fundraising page the donor will receive a receipt automatically by email. If someone has purchased a ticket/paid entry to your event, bought a raffle ticket or something at an exhibition/auction/stall or online this is not classed as a tax deductible donation and we do not provide receipts.

  • Can my group come and visit the ASRC?
    • We run a number of supporter events each year where we welcome people to the ASRC so we can update them on the impact of their support. Outside of this we may be able to arrange for small groups (max 10 people) to visit the ASRC if they have fundraised/held a food drive or are interested in doing so.

  • What if I have questions not answered here?
    • We’re here to help! Please contact our Community Fundraising Coordinator Jo Gumley on (03) 9274 9820 or email events@asrc.org.au who will be only too happy to chat about your ideas or plans.

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