Some benefits from partnering with Polio Australia include increased employee motivation and morale, media attention and coverage, or a tax donation for contributions. Explore the different partnership options below and contact us to discuss the details.

Partnership Opportunities Current Sponsors Past Sponsors

Have you considered donating to Polio Australia through a Workplace Giving program?

Workplace Giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees and charities. Individuals contribute a small portion of their pre-tax salary to charity and receive the tax benefit straight away rather than waiting until the end of financial year. For example, if you donate $20, it will only cost you $12.60 but the charity will receive the full $20. In most cases, employers will match staff donations, so the value of your donation will double to $40 direct to the charity of your choice.

Your small change can make a big difference. Workplace Giving is an easy way to make regular pre-tax donations from your pay. A pre-tax donation of as little as $10 per month will provide much needed support for one of our many programs.

Are you an employee interested in giving to Polio Australia but don’t know if your employer supports workplace giving? Contact your HR department about a workplace giving program or contact us directly for help.
A fun way you can support polio survivors is to hold an event with friends, classmates or work colleagues! Hold a morning tea and ask everyone to donate a plate of food and contribute funds to Polio Australia. Or, hold a puddle jumping contest (ideal for schools) and ask contestants to solicit sponsorship through our peer-to-peer fundraising platform. Our fundraising platform can also be used to support a "Walk With Me" event organised by you. The possibilities are endless! Contact us to organise your event or for more information.
Are you interested in donating goods and/or services to Polio Australia? You can donate raffle and door prizes for our events. We could also benefit from office supplies, flyer and brochure printing services, and provision of t-shirts for our annual Walk With Me events, or services such as project management, governance development, information technology or legal. Please contact us to discuss your creative ideas for support.
Do you have employees who are keen to donate their time to a good cause? Participate in a Walk With Me event and engage in peer-to-peer fundraising. Contact us for more information.
Polio Australia seeks to foster longer-term business partnerships for mutual benefit. Please contact us to discuss the possible synergy between Polio Australia and your business.
Rotary clubs have been supporting polio survivors for over 80 years. If your Rotary club or district would like to partner with Polio Australia to raise funds, or would like a polio survivor to speak at your club, please contact us.

See an example of our partnership with Rotary District 9685 in 2015-16 to deliver a series of Clinical Practice Workshops.
Our annual Polio Health and Wellness Self-Management Residential Program provides polio survivors with essential information on their chronic condition and how they can actively manage their symptoms. It provides polio survivors with the knowledge and confidence to speak with health professionals about their condition and seek effective treatment. Polio survivor education is essential, as many health professionals are not aware of the Late Effects of Polio, resulting in misdiagnosis and/or inappropriate treatment.

View our sponsorship options for 2018 below or download PDF - File Size: 290.0 KB

2018-Retreat-Sponsorship-Opportunities

Department of Health
The Department of Health allocated $450,000 of funding to Polio Australia for the development of Clinical Practice Workshops.


Spinal Life Australia’s Board generously agreed to support Polio Australia with $100K pa sponsorship for each of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years. The objective is for Polio Australia to achieve independent financial security into the future.



The Marian and E.H. Flack Trust contributed $20,000 to the 2018 Polio Health and Wellness Retreat.


Financial Contributions, In-kind Support and Corporate Volunteering

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Type
Grant or Donation
Year
Amount
Donated For
Donation
Buxton Real Estate
2017/2018
$500
Breathe Charity Movie Screening
Donation
Yellow Brick Road Geelong
2017/2018
$500
Breathe Charity Movie Screening
Donation
APCO Service Station Geelong
2017/2018
$2,000
Breathe Charity Movie Screening
Donation
Village Cinemas - Geelong and South Yarra
2017/2018
In-Kind Support
Breathe Charity Movie Screening
Donation
GSK
2016/2017
$10,000
2017 Queensland Retreat
Donation
Department of Social Services
2016/2017
$10,000
2016 Post-Polio Conference (supporting attendance of people with disabilities)
Donation
NSW Health
2015/2016
$24,000
2016 Post-Polio Conference
Donation
GSK
2015/2016
$9,000
2016 Post-Polio Conference
Donation
GSK
2014/2015
$10,000
2015 Victorian Retreat
Donation
GSK
2013/2014
$8,000
2014 NSW Retreat
Donation
Mary Mackillop Foundation
2013/2014
$8,000
2013 Polio Australia AGM
Donation
Australian Communities Foundation
2013/2014
$5,000
2014 NSW Retreat
Donation
GSK
2012/2013
Corporate Volunteering
Late Effects of Polio: Introduction to Clinical Practice
Donation
GSK
2012/2013
$8,000
2013 South Australian Retreat
Donation
Marian and EH Flack Trust
2012/2013
$15,000
2013 South Australian Retreat
Donation
Mary Mackillop Foundation
2012/2013
$10,000
2012 Polio Australia AGM
Donation
Balnaves Foundation
2012/2013
$60,000
Employment of National Program Manager (full-time)
Donation
Marian and EH Flack Trust
2011/2012
$15,000
2012 Queensland Retreat
Donation
GSK
2011/2012
$15,000
2012 Queensland Retreat
Donation
GSK
2011/2012
$5,000
For promotion purposes
Donation
James N Kirby Foundation
2011/2012
$5,000
Clinical Practice Distribution
Donation
Balnaves Foundation
2011/2012
$60,000
Employment of National Program Manager (full-time)
Donation
RE Ross Trust
2010/2011
$7,500
2011 Victorian Retreat
Donation
Elisabeth Murdoch Trust
2010/2011
$1,000
2011 Victorian Retreat
Donation
Ian Potter Foundation
2010/2011
$10,000
2011 Victorian Retreat
Donation
GSK
2010/2011
$15,000
2011 Victorian Retreat
Donation
GSK
2010/2011
$5,000
For promotion purposes
Donation
Balnaves Foundation
2010/2011
$62,000
Employment of National Program Manager (full-time)
Donation
Marian and EH Flack Trust
2009/2010
$10,000
2010 NSW Retreat (joint venture with Polio NSW)
Donation
GSK
2009/2010
$15,000
2010 NSW Retreat
Donation
Fred P Archer Charitable Trust
2009/2010
$30,000
Employment of National Program Manager (part-time)

Polio Australia’s Walk With Me Events

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