Plant A Difference

Sadly, people aren’t very good at looking after our planet. Fundraising can be just as successful with less impact on the environment. With our Plant-A-Difference fundraiser, you can help offset your carbon footprint and raise money for your school or group at the same time!

Plant-A-Difference raises funds for schools or community groups by encouraging donations that serve a dual purpose: fundraising for your local school or group, and a positive contribution towards environmental conservation.

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What is the Plant-A-Difference fundraiser?

For every $15 that is raised, Plant-A-Difference plants one tree or shrub in one of the world’s 35 global biodiversity hotspots: the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Southwest Australia. The focus on the environment also helps schools and community groups spread awareness about biodiversity, conversation, and environmental sustainability.

Plant-A-Difference makes fundraising easy and effective, with each participant hosting their own online donation page. Moreover, resources and informational kits provide the organisation with everything they need to fundraise with efficiency and simplicity. 

Moreover, Plant-A-Difference arranges the planting of trees and shrubs in one of Australia’s only biodiversity hotspots: eliminating the need to arrange a complicated “planting day” or the space to plant your trees.  

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Why choose Environmentally Friendly Fundraising?

A biodiversity hotspot is one of the most important environments for our Earth. It has a massive number of special plants and animals that are only found in those areas – no where else!

Unfortunately, biodiversity hotspots have also lost more than 70% of their habitats due to human destruction. Our most valuable environments are being destroyed by land clearing, back burning, pollution or intentional human interference.

Spanning a massive 12 000 hectares, the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor was ravaged by agricultural land clearing in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, 90% of the wheatbelt was completely destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of species went extinct locally or regionally.

The incredible efforts of Carbon Neutral and Plant-A-Difference are helping turn this around in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. You can join the incredible effort to help reduce carbon in the atmosphere, provide habitats for thousands of animals and help restabilise the ground.

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Did You Know? In 2020, schools and groups planted more than 14 000 native trees and shrubs in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor through the Plant-A-Difference and Go Green Fun Runs with Australian Fundraising! That represents more than $210 000 raised for their local community! Way to go!

How it Works

Make a high cash profit of 65%* with this risk free and environmentally friendly fundraising initiative. With the option to manage and host your fundraiser completely online, you can grow your fundraising like never before! 

1. Register Your School or Group

Once you have decided to host the Plant-A-Difference fundraiser at your school or group, simply jump online and register! Australian Fundraising will send you everything you need upfront, so you can start fundraising right away! Plus, with most of your fundraising campaign run 100% online, you can organise your fundraiser from anywhere at any time, without the hassle of paperwork!

2. Let the Fundraising Begin

Each student or member of your group will be able to set up their own cyber-safe fundraising profile, and let the fundraising begin! With no last names and avatars instead of child photos, families can safely share their profile pages far and wide! 

3. Receive Your Profit

Once you have fundraised for three to four weeks, you will close and finalise your fundraiser using the online platform. Australian Fundraising and Carbon Neutral will then arrange your tree planting in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Hotspot, and you will put your profit in your pocket! It’s a win for you and the environment!

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Did You Know? Students who fundraise online can raise up to 3x more than those who do not? You can turn your $2 000 into $6 000, just by using Australian Fundraising’s FREE online fundraising platform! 

Plus, with NO online set up fees* when you choose Australian Fundraising, you’re saving $450 when you choose Australian Fundraising compared to other providers.

Parents can create their child’s fundraising page, and share with family and friends all over the world. With profile avatars instead of real photos and no last names, we make sure families raise the most amount of money possible with a safe, positive online experience.

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What is included?

Within your program costs, you are provided with everything you need to reach your fundraising goals and host a stress-free fundraiser for your school or group. You’ll not only make a difference to your local community, but you will contribute to reducing our impact on the Earth.

Your program costs include: 

  • For every $15 raised, one native tree or shrub is planted in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Hotspot,
  • Our cybersafe, online fundraising platform, with no online setup fees*,
  • Chance to enter the draw for an Apple Prize Pack, valued at $3 300!
  • Event Posters, Parent Letters, Social Media Posts, Newsletter Articles and more!
  • Outstanding customer support from your own dedicated Account Manager.

For specific details about costs and program inclusions, download your FREE information kit today!

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Are you ready to choose Australia’s most profitable eco-friendly fundraiser? Registering your school or group is easy with Australian Fundraising: simply complete our easy online Booking Form, and get started today!

Make an enquiry or call the team on 1300 133 022 today!

More Programs Offered By Australian Fundraising

If Plant-A-Difference isn’t for you, you can still fundraise sustainably with Australian Fundraising! If you choose a Colour Explosion School Fun Run or Slime Spectacular Fun Run, you can Go Green, and replace your incentive prizes with tree planting! To learn more about any of our fundraising programs, request your free information kit today.


* Please note: Credit Card and Transaction Fees Apply.