CFA values each and every partner and through our existing partnerships together we have been able to protect the lives of thousands of Victorians and their homes. We are proud that some of our relationships span over many years, even decades. Below are some examples of how we work together with a variety of organisations.
CFA has many valued partnerships right across Victoria, but few have been as longstanding and beneficial to so many CFA members and brigades as our partnership with Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA).
From monetary donations, to featuring in IGA's Local Heroes advertising campaign, these benefits continue to grow. IGA is there in times of need, promotes CFA messages and provides ongoing local support in an invaluable contribution to the organisation.
IGA Community Chest
In 1997, IGA developed a program named the IGA Community Chest, whereby each purchase of an IGA branded product or specially marked Community Chest product within an IGA store would generate funds to be donated back to the store’s local community. CFA is one of the nominated beneficiaries of the IGA Community Chest in Victoria, and local brigades receive their donations once a year.
Since 2000, CFA has received more than $2.8 million dollars from the IGA Community Chest program.
Visit IGA’s Community Chest to learn more.
Ritchies Community Benefits
Ritchies stores are also great supporters of CFA. Ritchies IGA started its Community Benefit program in 1993, and local brigades have been benefiting ever since.
As Ritchies have grown so has CFA and, since the programs inception, over $2.4 million has been donated to local brigades.
For more information on Ritchies Community Benefits program, visit www.ritchies.com.au
Royal Children's Hospital - Good Friday Appeal
The Good Friday Appeal is a unique fundraiser activity that brings people together from all parts of the community in a very special way, with the common goal of raising money for the Royal Children's Hospital.
CFA has always been a strong supporter of the appeal, with brigades from across the state, signing up each year to conduct fundraising activities and tin ratting on street corners.
Since 1951, CFA brigades and members have raised over $23 million for the appeal and take great pride in raising money for the Royal Children’s hospital that provides so much care to sick children and their families.
CFA is very proud to be associated with the Good Friday Appeal and will continue to work with the appeal for many years to come.
Rural Press Club of Victoria
The Rural Press Club of Victoria was founded in 1966 by a group of rural journalists and public relations consultants. It was formed to offer a forum for fellowship for people involved in the rural industry.
CFA is a proud sponsor of the Rural Press Club of Victoria and its major annual event, the Rural Journalism and Photography Awards.
We recognise the important role media plays in rural and regional communities, which includes assisting CFA to provide timely and accurate information on fire safety before and during emergencies.
To enquire about possible partnerships Contact us:
1800 232 233.