Finalists

Winners announced 2nd October 2017


Finalists in the Best Fundraising Company Award

Australian Fundraising

Since 1999, Australian School & Club Fundraising Specialists, a family owned and operated business, has assisted thousands of schools, child care centres, clubs and organisations raise over $60M. Our goal is to help raise the greatest amount possible in a fast, easy and fun way. We have developed our very own programs which include our School Colour Fun Run, School Run 4 Fun, School Spell-a-thon/Read-a-thon, Obstacle-a-thon, Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough, Self-Run Raffle Fundraisers and our Scratch & Support Fundraiser.  These programs have been developed to ensure that every group that needs to raise money in a fast and effective way, has a great choice to raise a high profit.

Expressions

Expressions Australia specialises in custom designed printed tea towels, aprons and bags. Our products provide unique, profitable and healthy fundraising options for schools and community organisations, as well as high-quality products to promote brand awareness and commemorate special occasions. We are passionate about our creative and environmentally friendly products which are used to raise much-needed funds, with proven success for over 15 years. We supply everything needed to run a successful project, ensuring the process is as straightforward as possible.

Mr Showbags

Mr Showbags has been delighting children throughout the country for fifteen years now with Australia’s ORIGINAL and BEST Showbags. It is easy to see why our products are a national favourite with all of our fantastic customers.

Mr Showbags offers a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE (if you are not happy, neither are we)! Our showbags are value for money. Parents and children get a real bargain. They arrive in clearly marked, pre packed cartons plus we offer a 20% “safety net” full sale or return on all non-food bags. We supply FREE point of sale merchandising posters to help maximise sales – in short – we are here to HELP organisers and make you look good!

Smart Gift Ideas

Smart Gift Ideas is Australian owned and committed to the community. We supply quality themed giftware in Australia for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas, used by schools, preschools, sporting groups, clubs and aged care facilities. Our gifts are purchased and resold within the community at fundraising stalls for a profit. We provide an innovative, unique and useful selection of gifts that families and children truly want. Prices are $0.40 to $5.00 with a high perceived value allowing maximum fundraising margins which the customer determines. We design and manufacture a completely new range of over 110 products with each promotion, wrapped or packaged and ready to gift.

The Fundraising Group

Established in 1987, The Fundraising Group is a family owned company. We offer the School Fun-Run; a health -based fundraiser across Australia and New Zealand. 310,257 students and members from 1,032 schools and clubs partnered with us last year; they raised $5.51 million. Our mission is to provide wellness for families, ease-of-use for teaching staff and great profits for schools.

School Fun-Run is a major fundraiser, in the last 18 months, our top 100 schools averaged $22,467 each. Year to date, our top 10 schools have averaged $35,480 per fundraiser; the highest raising over $70,000 in a single event. In 2017 our average per event has risen by around 25% from last year to sit at $7,383 per fundraiser.


Finalists in the Best Customer Service Award

Expressions

Expressions specialise in custom designed printed tea towels, aprons and bags – our most popular are compilations of children’s self-portraits or handprints – which provide a personal, profitable, sugar-free option for schools, childcare centres and community groups.

Our practical products make a lasting memento and the designs encompass a real sense of community so they sell well.

We love bringing a simple, stress-free solution to vital community fundraising and after more than a decade filled with happy customers in every corner of Australia are incredibly proud to have helped many thousands of organisations to raise many millions of dollars.

Rocky Road House

The Rocky Road House manufacturers gluten, peanut and egg FREE confectionery products specialising in rocky road. Our range of rocky road products are available in eight delicious flavours across two convenient sizes, 100g bars that you can enjoy yourself and if you into caring and sharing you can enjoy our 200g bars. Our Funny Bunny range of products was introduced in 2016 and have become a much loved product by all. Our fundraising boxes were introduced to the market in January 2015 with one fundraising option containing 12 x 100g bars. In 2017 our customers wanted more options so we introduced three additional options to satisfy the tastebuds of all looking to fundraise with The Rocky Road House products. As an allergy free fundraising option, we offer a very competitive price point along with tiered gift card bonuses and free additional fundraising boxes to ensure organisations are able to achieve maximum profit as they reach their fundraising goals.

Stickybeaks

Stickybeaks is an Australian owned and run business established in 2008 by 4 hard working and innovative mums who were looking for an alternative to ordering their children’s lunches in brown paper bags. It was important that we found something that was affordable as well as being kind to the environment.

The whole concept was thought through thoroughly as we wanted to create something that would be easy for the children and canteen operators to use. It needed to be durable, reusable, affordable and kind to the environment. Here at Stickybeaks, we feel we have achieved just this. Since then we have introduced the insulated version of the Lunch Wallet called the “All Rounder” and now an allergy alert lunch wallet which has proved to be very popular.

Smart Gift Ideas

Smart Gift Ideas is Australian owned and committed to the community. We supply quality themed giftware in Australia for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas, used by schools, preschools, sporting groups, clubs and aged care facilities. Our gifts are purchased and resold within the community at fundraising stalls for a profit. We provide an innovative, unique and useful selection of gifts that families and children truly want. Prices are $0.40 to $5.00 with a high perceived value allowing maximum fundraising margins which the customer determines. We design and manufacture a completely new range of over 110 products with each promotion, wrapped or packaged and ready to gift.


Finalists in the Best Eco-Friendly Award

Life Cykel

Life Cykel is an entrepreneurial social enterprise transforming coffee waste into gourmet Oyster mushrooms. We supply home grown mushroom kits as well as produce mushrooms for commercial customers. We strive to inspire and enable Australians to live a healthier more sustainable life through our Mushroom Movement and creating a connection between people and locally grown food. Since our inception, we’ve been removing waste from landfill, reducing carbon footprints, collaborating with other sustainable businesses and helping organisations teach our youth about saving the environment.

Pictureproducts

Pictureproducts was established in 1977 with a unique proposition—children’s artworks turned into durable, practical melamine dinner plates, sold through Australian schools and sporting clubs to help them raise needed funds. Now in the second generation of family ownership, we continue to lead the field we pioneered, proudly producing plates and other useful products for nearly 100,000 Australian children every year. We are best known for quality of both product and service, with an exceptional 40 year guarantee on the melamine plate, and for maintaining positive fundraising relationships with our customers for decades.

Stickybeaks

Stickybeaks is an Australian owned and run business established in 2008 by 4 hard working and innovative mums who were looking for an alternative to ordering their children’s lunches in brown paper bags. It was important that we found something that was affordable as well as being kind to the environment. Hours were spent putting the final touches together on what would become Australia’s first and original “Lunch Wallet” with clear zippered order pocket and clear slide in name pocket. It needed to be durable, reusable, affordable and kind to the environment. Here at Stickybeaks, we feel we have achieved just this. Since then we have introduced the insulated version of the Lunch Wallet called the “All Rounder” and now an allergy alert lunch wallet which has proved to be very popular. Stickybeaks now supply over 800 schools across Australia.


Finalists in the Best New Fundraising Company Award

Icy Grips 

Icy Grips are the new kids on the block of fundraising! We are 2 mums from Melbourne with 7 kids between us and realised the need for a fun and useful product to be sold as a fundraiser that both kids and adults will love, whilst your organisation is raising great funds.

Icy grips are used as a holder for icy poles. You will no longer get icy cold hands whilst enjoying their freezing icy poles – their hands will stay dry and clean. Say goodbye to paper towels!

 Jolly Soles

Jolly Soles sells carry boxes of socks to schools, charities, sporting clubs and community groups as fundraising tools.  Each box has 14 pair of socks in mixed sizes ranging from a 4 year old to an adult male.  Every pair of socks is sold at $4 which gives the club $20 profit per box of socks purchased.

Our boxes of socks aim to suit a wide range of people. We have funky patterns and bright colours but also include black crew socks with coloured tips for the everyday work wear sock.

Our aim is to provide a quality, affordable but fun everyday product that families use while still returning a great profit to cause.

Soy Candles from Living Fundraisers

Living Fundraisers is an eco-friendly, family-friendly fundraising initiative that was founded with a simple mission: to contribute to a better world by helping schools, groups and organisations raise funds through ethical and healthy fundraising. 

Whilst our “growing” range is what most people know us for, we have added candle to our range this year in order to stay “current” and provide fundraising groups with new and exciting options all year round.  The candles are of the highest quality and come in five different scents: Lemongrass, Pomegranate, French Linen, Fresh Fig & Vanilla and Cherry Blossom.  Each candle is made from 100% soy wax and 100% cotton wick and comes in a glass which sits inside a beautifully designed box.   This beautiful new product is helping us to continue providing families all over Australia with much-needed alternatives when it comes to stalls and selling and purchasing fundraising products.    


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