AIFA Community Fundraising ToolkitInterested in fundraising for allergy and other immune disease research?

Raising funds for AIFA through your choice of event has never been easier. You can join some of Australia’s biggest established events or create your own fun event to help support our work. 

If you want to organise your own event, download see our AIFA Community Fundraising Toolkit, which has lots of fundraising ideas and tip and tricks to help you get started. Then fill out the Community Fundraising Proposal Form and email it back to us.

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AIFA Community Fundraising Toolkit

Whether it's cycling from Melbourne to Sydney, swimming to Rottnest Island, or something a little less adventurous, you can fundraise, motivate and inspire your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to donate to AIFA. Whether your goal is to raise $10 or $1000, you will make a difference by helping us achieve our mission to improve the health and quality of life of people living with allergy and other immune diseases.

If you've never fundraised before it can look like a daunting task, but don't panic, we've put together this guide to help take some of the stress and guess work to ensure you make your activity/event a success! We've got some simple tips and tricks to help you on your way to becoming a fundraising hero.

Be Creative!

Don't let fundraising become a headache, why not create an event around your hobby or interest, for example if you like going to the movies host a movie night or maybe do something silly - shave your head or wax your chest! Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling:

Getting started

Now that you've decided you want to fundraise for AIFA, do you want to join an existing fundraising event, or create your own event?

Join an existing community event

There are many great running, cycling and swimming community events out there that make excellent platforms for fundraising. 

Create your own fundraising event

If you'd like to create your own fundraising event to raise funds for AIFA - a trivia night, garage sale, expedition or any other creative idea, please click here to download and complete a Fundraising Proposal Form. We will issue you with an authority to fundraise and you'll be on your way to making a positive difference to people impacted by allergies and other immune diseases.

Note: if you are fundraising online through a fundraising website like Everyday Hero or Go Fundraise, your authority to fundraise is handled by the online fundraising website.

Set up an online fundraising page

One of the most popular ways to collect sponsorship or donations is via the Go Fundraise or Everyday Hero websites, setting up a page is simple and allows your contacts to donate directly to the cause by following your unique URL.



You can make the most of your online fundraising page by following these simple steps:

Make a plan

Set yourself a target

Think about how much you want to raise, be realistic but ambitious. It's a great motivator to give people a sense of what you want to achieve and will help you plan and budget.

Keep it legal and safe

Complete a proposal form and we'll issue you with an authority to fundraise to comply with state legislation. Health and safety is all about common sense. Make sure you follow any procedures or guidelines set out by your venue. Don't be afraid to ask if you are unsure how to use the equipment or you think there is a potential risk.

Under 18? Make sure that you check with your parents or guardians that it is ok for you to take part in or organise an event.
If your event involves selling or live music, dance, sport etc. you may require a licence, so check with the local council first. Public collections may require additional permissions, please check with the local council in advance.

Promote your event

Use as many channels as possible to promote your fundraising event. Social media provides an easy place to start.


A few suggestions ...

Logo Use

If you wish to use our logo on any promotional materials, you must get approval from AIFA beforehand. You can email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call 02 8039 2145.


Your event will not be covered by AIFA's public liability insurance. If you are planning an event, please contact the appropriate insurance provider for advice.

Enjoy the day

After all the hard work, make sure you enjoy the event – you deserve it!

Bank the money you raise

Once your fundraising activity is over and you've celebrated your success, thanked your supporters and collected your money, please send us the total amount that you've raised so we can put it straight towards our research. If you fundraised online this is all taken care of for you.

You can deposit your funds in the following ways:

1. Direct Deposit

Account Name: AIFA
BSB: 012-330
Account Number: 3820-93838

2. Via credit card on our website

3. Cheque or money order made out to 'AIFA' and sent to:

PO Box 450

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any problems.

Thank everyone

Thanking everyone involved is a really important way to make people feel good. We can help you with you certificates and tax deductible receipts, just ask us for advice.

Tell us about it!

We love to hear from our supporters after the event, send us your photos and stories so we can use these to help inspire other fundraisers, we always want to hear your feedback on how we could give you more support and if you have any ideas that could help other fundraisers please share!

Thank you for choosing to raise funds for AIFA. 

Content updated September 2019