A voyage on Leeuwin is an investment in you and your future – you’ll learn key life skills that will transfer into your life at school, further education or work. Fundraising for your Leeuwin adventure can be daunting task, but Leeuwin Ocean Adventure can support you in raising money for your voyage fare.
How will I fund my Leeuwin adventure?
- Explain the ‘why’
Tell your sponsors a little about yourself – what are your interests, passions, strengths and weaknesses? What are your dreams and aspirations? Why is coming on a Leeuwin voyage important to you? What do you think you’ll gain from the experience?
- Choose your target audience
Friends and family – a personal connection normally leads to more commitment and success.
Community groups – for example, Rotary, Lions, Country Women’s Association, PCYC and other groups.
Your local Shire or Council – Local Government often have small grants or scholarships available as part of their community investment. Contact your local Community Development Officer to find out what is available.
Local businesses – approach local businesses with a strong Corporate Social Responsibility.
- Explore the ‘how’
How are you going to get the word out that you’re fundraising? Consider online crowd-funding platforms like GoFundMe, or more traditional methods such as posters, flyers and a local letterbox drop. Utilise the power of social media to get your fundraising message out there, and see if your school, university, TAFE or workplace will feature your fundraising campaign in their newsletters or internal communications.
- Set personal goals
Set a realistic target of what you can personally contribute to your voyage. You can sponsor yourself with savings or work earnings, or asking relatives to give you money for the voyage for your birthday or Christmas.
How can Leeuwin support you?
- Letter of Support
Once you apply for a voyage, we can provide a letter for you to approach potential sponsors.
- Leeuwin factsheet
This sheet has features facts and statistics about Leeuwin Ocean Adventure that will tell your sponsors what we do.
- Pay direct to Leeuwin
Your sponsors can feel secure in giving money to a registered charity directly, and can request an invoice or receipt.