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Free fundraising workshop for schools and parents

Do you want to learn how to raise more funds for your school and broaden who you approach for support? 

Schools Plus is hosting workshops to help eligible* schools and parent associations fundraise for much-needed projects, activities and equipment that will create a brighter future for their students. 

In these workshops you will learn: 

  1. An easy step-by-step approach to fundraising for a project 
  2. Tips to help your project run smoothly 
  3. How to pitch your project to potential donors – and where to find them 
  4. Grant writing tips and tricks
  5. Practical tips to make your fundraising drive a success
  6. How to retain donors 

The workshops have been designed to suit anyone raising funds for a school community, including principals, teachers, community liaison officers, school business managers and parents. 

Schools Plus has been established to make it easier for schools to connect with donors in their community and beyond. Through Schools Plus, schools can: 

  • Use our online fundraising platform designed specifically for schools and parent groups 
  • Ensure your supporters benefit from a tax deduction without any administrative burden on the school 
  • Get help developing your project and improve your fundraising tactics.  

If you have a project in mind that you want to raise funds for, come fundraise with us! 

“Thank you again for that informative session yesterday. It’s just what we needed to give us confidence and that push in the right direction”

P&C President, Heckenberg, – western Sydney workshop.

Upcoming workshops:


Date:   Wednesday 28 August 2019      
Time:   4pm – 5pm AEST      
Location:   webinar      
RSVP:   online here      


*To be eligible to attend the workshops, schools must have a value below 1000 on the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) as listed on the My School website at www.myschool.edu.au

FREE to attend 

About the presenters:

Sherrill Nixon


Melissa Symons 

As our Director of Donor Relations, Sherrill is responsible for finding funds for schools and managing the organisation’s communications.


As the School Community Fundraising Officer, Melissa is empowering schools to drive fundraising beyond their school gate.


Which schools are eligible

We support schools with an ICSEA value below 1000 (including many special schools with a zero ICSEA). ICSEA stands for Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage – check values at www.myschool.edu.au.

More than 4,600 schools in Australia, across the government, independent and Catholic sectors, are eligible for our support.

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Success Stories

Read about the difference we’re making together to the lives of students in need around Australia. Our donors have already supported projects in nearly 100 schools.

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