FUNDRAISING


Surf Life Saving Australia is a community cause that relies on public donations to help save lives on the beach.

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SURF LIFE SAVING FOUNDATION


The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) is responsible for the creation and delivery of programs to raise much needed funds for the movement. SLSF facilitates the following activities to deliver a positive contribution back to the movement for essential community programs and services through Surf Life Saving Australia and SLS State entities.

PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES

The SLSF facilitates a number of philanthropic activities which raise much needed funds for the movement. These include;

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GRANT SEEKING UNIT

The Grant Seeking Unit within SLSF was established as a national grant research and writing support unit for Surf Life Saving entities across Australia. The GSU’s main focus is to research appropriate grant opportunities from private trusts and foundations and relevant government agencies.

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COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

The Surf Life Saving Foundation also operate one of the largest ‘House and Land’ lottery programs in Australia. Each year the Surf Life Saving Foundation operates six prize home lotteries alongside a membership and loyalty program, The Champions Club.

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WHERE MONEY RAISED GOES


The 169,633 members from our 313 Surf Life Saving clubs across Australia help protect people during the 100 million beach visitations each year. Our lifesavers ensure that our beaches remain among the safest in the world. The cost of providing this lifesaving service is only possible thanks to the dedicated support from the community. These much needed funds are directed into three main priority services:

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RESCUE GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Rescue gear and equipment represents the biggest single cost to running lifesaving services in Australia. Due to the harsh elements on the Australian coast maintenance or eventual replacement are needed to make sure that rescue gear and equipment is rescue ready.

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TRAINING SURF LIFESAVERS

Training lifesavers to industry standards can be costly. Training manuals and course materials need to be regularly updated, equipment like rescue mannikins and first aid supplies allow for realistic practice in real-world scenarios, and administrative support for our volunteer trainers and assessors need to be provided.

First Aid and CPR Training

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

We produce safety awareness information for members of the public, including posters, flyers, signage and more. We also offer affordable training programs to members of the public through our commercial operations.

NATIONAL FUNDRAISING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN


BE A LIFE SAVER

Surf Life Saving has embarked on a five year national campaign, titled ‘Be A Life Saver’, to raise awareness of the movement as a community organisation in need. The campaign, which runs across the peak summer months, aims to highlight the urgent need for public donations to purchase life-saving equipment for clubs around Australia. Help us prevent drownings at our beaches, donate today and Be A Life Saver.

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