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Supporting CFA

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There are many ways individuals and groups can support the work undertaken by our volunteers and brigades.

Donate to CFA

Many individuals, community groups and businesses provide valuable cash donations to support the work of CFA, all of which are gratefully received.

A donation is defined as gifting money with no benefits required by the donor. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

CFA offers two options for you to support us in our mission to protect life and property– either at an all organisation level or at a more local or Brigade level.

I want to donate to CFA to continue the work they are doing to protect lives and property in Victoria

Country Fire Authority Public Fund
Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) Item11

Money donated to the CFA public fund is used to fund new initiatives such as research programs, development and supply of new education and community information materials as well as direct support to brigades where it is needed.

I want to donate to help CFA Brigades fund their work in the local community

CFA & Brigades Donations Fund
Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) Item1
Registered Charity with ACNC 2

Your money will be directed to help fund the work of Brigades in the local community. This includes equipping the brigades with trucks and safety equipment as well as funding community programs and initiatives to prepare the community ahead of the fire season. You can donate generally or to a specific CFA Brigade or group of your choice.

Donate to CFA via direct bank transfer:

Country Fire Authority Public Fund

Commonwealth Bank
Shop 281 Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre
Forest Hill Victoria  3131
Account Name: Country Fire Authority Public Fund
BSB: 063 225
Account: 1022 2326
SWIFT CODE CTBAAU2S
For overseas transactions, if there is no BSB option with your financial institution please place the BSB followed by the account number together into the account number field.

or send a cheque or money order made out to the Country Fire Authority Public Fund to:
CFA Donations
PO Box 701 Mount Waverley  Vic  3149

CFA and Brigades Donation Fund

Commonwealth Bank
Shop 281 Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre
Forest Hill Victoria  3131
Account Name: CFA & Brigades Donation Fund
BSB: 063 225
Account: 1022 0603
Ref: If you want to specify a Brigade, group or District please specify in the reference field
SWIFT CODE CTBAAU2S
For overseas transactions, if there is no BSB option with your financial institution please place the BSB followed by the account number together into the account number field.

or send a cheque or money order made out to CFA & Brigades Donation Fund to:
CFA Donations
PO Box 701 Mount Waverley VIC 3149

 

Please note:when donating money to a specific brigade by whatever method, it is important to include the brigade name to ensure it is allocated to them. To request a receipt for your EFT donation please email your name, address, date of deposit and amount to donation-receipt-requests@cfa.vic.gov.au

Tax Implications

  1. The Country Fire Authority Public Fund has Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) Item1. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
  2. The CFA and Brigades Donation Fund has Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) Item1 and is a Registered Charity with ACNC. All donations over $2 are tax deductible

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Support our volunteers or communities we protect

You may wish to support our volunteers or the communities we protect in other ways such as making a donation to the welfare of firefighters via Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) or other humanitarian causes that support local communities affected by fire.

I want to donate to support the wellbeing of the volunteer firefighters

Volunteer Welfare Fund

Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) has a Volunteer Welfare Fund which makes small grants on a needs basis to CFA volunteers, long serving former volunteers and their families, who are experiencing significant financial hardship. The grants are designed to alleviate stresses that can affect the individual’s ability to continue as a volunteer.

Visit the VBFB website

I want to donate to affected families and communities

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, with 100% of donated funds going directly to communities in need.

Visit the Appeal website

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Donation of goods and services

Unfortunately, CFA cannot accept donations of goods and services.

The best way you can help CFA in its mission of protecting life and property is through financial donations.

Fundraising for CFA

CFA Brigades fundraise to help fund the work of Brigades in the local community. This includes equipping the brigades with trucks and safety equipment as well as funding community programs and initiatives such as information sessions, school programs and work to prepare the community ahead of the fire season.

Fundraising for CFA could take many forms including appeals, collections, raffles or activities such as fundraiser concerts or events. The purpose is to raise funds with the proceeds donated to the CFA and Brigades Trust Fund.

Who can Fundraise?

Individuals, community groups and businesses can raise money for a brigade, group, district, region, or CFA as a whole.

But first, you’ll need to get CFA’s authority to fundraise

If you want to run a fundraiser nominating CFA as a recipient, there are conditions and guidelines to help us make sure that all money people give in CFA's name makes it to the right place. Please read our Fundraising Kit (PDF 1.5Mb) for more information

The Fundraising Kit contains a form which you must fill out and submit to CFApromotions@cfa.vic.gov.au

Your application will be assessed. If you are approved to fundraise on behalf of CFA, you’ll be issued with a Fundraising Authorisation which you can use to identify yourself as a registered fundraiser for the duration of the permit.

Contact us:

For any enquiries about making donations or undertaking fundraising activity, please contact us at cfapromotions@cfa.vic.gov.au or call 1800 232 233.

CFA Collection Tins

CFA doesn't provide tins for fundraisers at a corporate level to be used by third party entities. Tins are used by our Districts and brigades when they are running a fundraiser event and, in that instance, they may distribute them around local places of business where they have the resources to monitor and collect them.

If you want to collect for CFA, you can run your collection stating that the funds will go to CFA. Please read our Fundraising Kit (PDF 1.5Mb) for more information on permitted wording. Once you have collected your funds, you can then donate to CFA via direct bank transfer.

Partnerships and Sponsorships

If you are looking to engage in a partnership or sponsorship arrangement with CFA, find out more about partnering with CFA.

Major fundraising supporters

Ritchies Benefit CardRitchies' Community Benefit Card

Ritchies Supa IGA started its Community Benefit Card program in 1993, and brigades have been benefiting ever since with over $2.7 million donated to local brigades to date.

For more information on Ritchies' Community Benefits Card program, see Ritchies' Community Benefits Card.

 

IGA Community Chest photoIGA Community Chest

In 1997, IGA developed the IGA Community Chest program, 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 program and to date the program has donated more than $3.4 million dollars to local brigades and the CFA Public Fund.

Visit IGA Community Chest to learn more.

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