Award Winners

 
We are pleased to present the winners in the 2021 Fundraising Awards! The Fundraising Awards recognises the contribution of Australia’s fundraising suppliers. 
 
Big thanks to our independent judges, Pania Turner, President of Western Australian Council of State School Organisations, Jared Dickason, President of Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations, and Gayle Walters, Past President of P&C’s Queensland.

Fundraising Company of the Year 2021

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People’s Choice Award 2021

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Customer Service Award 2021

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Best New Fundraiser Award 2021

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Best Eco-Friendly Award 2021

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Fundraising Company of the Year 2021

Winner – School Fun Run – The Fundraising Group

School Fun Run has been assisting Australian schools for 34 years. Any school, of any size can take part. It’s 100% self-funding with no financial risk and no products to sell.

Our online platform provides a cashless option for schools and allows people from all over the world to support the school. That removes the financial burden from local communities. It’s a full support fundraiser. A dedicated Fundraising Coach is appointed to each school. Coaches tailor-make plans to suit each event and help execute the plan to make sure it’s a success.

We aim to continue leading the School Fundraising industry through innovation. EG: As schools faced unprecedented hardship in the past two years, we developed Covid-safe procedures (like virtual Fun Runs) to ensure 400,000 kids could boost their wellbeing and their respective schools could raise over $15M.

The bottom line is that we create magic memories (for the community) and leave real legacy (for the committee). That’s our mission.

Runner Up – Expressions

Expressions specialise in customised tea towels, aprons and bags, designed using children’s drawings which we compile and print to create cherished family keepsakes of childhood friends and teachers – like a yearbook on a tea towel.

These mementos are then offered to loved ones, raising valuable dollars for schools, childcare centres and clubs. It’s easy to run, everything’s supplied, and everybody loves them!


People’s Choice Award 2021

Winner – Colour Frenzy

Colour Frenzy Australia offer schools and community groups the opportunity to engage in a fun, exciting, memorable day, all while raising thousands of dollars for important fundraising initiatives.

The event encourages physical activity and positive comradery amongst students and staff. The attendees receive a strong sense of achievement as they work hard to achieve their fundraising goals and incentives prizes.

We offer two styles of fundraising events to schools and community groups:

  1. DIY EVENT: Your school/group can have the thrill and excitement of creating their track and running their event day. The children who participate are bound to have a wonderfully fun, colourful experience.
  2. HOSTED EVENT: Our team create, deliver, set up, pack up and manage your event day. We assemble the full track that features 5 colour stations, an obstacle course, inflatables, a bubble station, game space and more!

Runner Up – School Ponytails

Our “Fundraise with Bows” program sends 20% back to schools, clubs, and community organisations from sales of uniform bows and carnival gear.

It’s a simple, online fundraiser, and of course, entirely covid-friendly. We’re genuinely passionate about supporting your school – all you need to do is support our business; with a product range that just makes sense in the school market, no out-of-pocket costs, free registration, and lots of support and marketing materials, it’s a no-brainer!


Customer Service Award 2021

Winner – Expressions

Expressions specialise in customised tea towels, aprons and bags, designed using children’s drawings which we compile and print to create cherished family keepsakes of childhood friends and teachers – like a yearbook on a tea towel. These mementos are then offered to loved ones, raising valuable dollars for schools, childcare centres and clubs. It’s easy to run, everything’s supplied, and everybody loves them.

Each year we work on over 1300 projects, averaging 30 per week or 6 fundraisers for every school day. We provide high quality, ethically sourced products and have run over 24,000 unique fundraisers, growing annually since 1998.

After two decades of happy customers, we’re so proud to have helped 1000’s of grassroots organisations, from tiny remote communities to big city schools. Our products have become a tradition and can be found in millions of kitchens and keepsake boxes all over the world. Funds raised, proud children, delighted clients, a lasting business – everyone wins!

Runner Up – Tea Towel Keepsakes

Our fundraising program allows children’s creativity to be presented on a quality Tea Towel Keepsake everybody loves, whilst raising healthy funds for their organisation. Whether it be preschools, schools or charity organisations- it’s fun, easy and simple.


Best New Fundraiser Award 2021

Winner – Colour Frenzy

Colour Frenzy Australia offer schools and community groups the opportunity to engage in a fun, exciting, memorable day, all while raising thousands of dollars for important fundraising initiatives.

The event encourages physical activity and positive comradery amongst students and staff. The attendees receive a strong sense of achievement as they work hard to achieve their fundraising goals and incentives prizes.

We offer two styles of fundraising events to schools and community groups:

  1. DIY EVENT: Your school/group can have the thrill and excitement of creating their track and running their event day. The children who participate are bound to have a wonderfully fun, colourful experience.
  2. HOSTED EVENT: Our team create, deliver, set up, pack up and manage your event day. We assemble the full track that features 5 colour stations, an obstacle course, inflatables, a bubble station, game space and more!

Runner Up – My Order Cup

My Order Cup offers a unique stylish alternative to fundraising. Eco-conscious, contactless & hassle free. Our much loved personalised reusable cups & water bottles are engraved with your name & coffee order.

We believe that small changes can make a big impact. Together, our legacy should be to leave the world in a better place for future generations. Based on an individual purchasing 1 take away coffee for each work day, they have the potential to save on average 240 cups from landfill.


Best Eco-Friendly Award 2021

Winner – Expressions

At Expressions we love helping schools and grass-roots community organisations by providing popular, eco-friendly, long lasting and practical fundraising products. Our tea towels offer a sustainable healthy alternative to chocolate drives, cookie fundraisers and other single-use options. We provide unique mementos as an enduring alternative that won’t be thrown away.

All our products are manufactured specifically for us from ethically grown 100% organic cotton in a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified factory we have been working with for many years. Our sustainable tea towels, bags and aprons help reduce the waste produced by plastic bags and paper towels. We use premium quality heavy weight cotton so our products will stand the test of time for many years.

Our screen printing inks are use 100% environmentally friendly, 100% solvent, PVC and phthalate free. We use Hero Packs to send out all our free kits. They look and feel like plastic, but they are 100% home-compostable shipping mailers. We also provide eco-friendly parent order bags for our clients to easily pack and distribute their precious keepsakes so they get home safely.

Runner Up – My Order Cup

My Order Cup offers a unique stylish alternative to fundraising. Eco-conscious, contactless & hassle free. Our much loved personalised reusable cups & water bottles are engraved with your name & coffee order.

We believe that small changes can make a big impact. Together, our legacy should be to leave the world in a better place for future generations. Based on an individual purchasing 1 take away coffee for each work day, they have the potential to save on average 240 cups from landfill.