Community fundraising

Are you interested in fundraising for HLTTV?

Community fundraising: we need you

Would you like to support Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Victoria) but aren't sure where to start? There are many different and creative ways you can fundraise. It doesn't matter whether you're an individual, group or business - with an interest in supporting those fortunate enough to gain a second chance at life, your fundraising can be a great success.

As a fundraising organiser, you're making a special contribution to the lives of so many. HLTTV greatly appreciates and values your contribution.

 Events and activities can raise significant funds and make a huge impact on the lives of those in the transplant journey. Remember, HLTTV is here to help you plan along the way.

Fundraising forms

HLTTV Fundraising Registration Form

HLTTV Fundraising Registration Form HLTTV Fundraising Registration Form (97 KB)

HLTTV Fundraising Letter of Support

HLTTV Fundraising Letter of Support HLTTV Fundraising Letter of Support (99 KB)

HLTTV Fundraising Letter of Authority

HLTTV Fundraising Letter of Authority HLTTV Fundraising Letter of Authority (98 KB)

HLTTV Fundraising Guidelines

HLTTV Fundraising Guidelines HLTTV Fundraising Guidelines (105 KB)

HLTTV Fundraising Results Form

HLTTV Fundraising Results Form HLTTV Fundraising Results Form (102 KB)

Registering your event or activity

If you plan to raise funds for Heart and Lung Transplant Trust Victoria, you need to make sure your event or activity is registered and authorised. Some activities and events may require additional permits and/ or licenses. For more information, please contact us.

How we can help you

HLTTV can provide useful tips, advice and support for your fundraising event or activity. For example, we can provide tax deductible receipts to donors and much more.

HLTTV also has a GoFundraise portal, click here or click on the logo below.

HLTTV great fundraising ideas

HLTTV has developed the best 13 fundraising ideas. By the way if you think of a better idea please let us know!

1. Host a dinner

Invite 10 close friends and ask them each to donate a sum, for example, $50 or $75 per head, which equals what they may pay for a really nice night out at a restaurant. Provide a three-course meal and wine– can raise up to $1,000.

2. Trivia or quiz night

Book the local school or church hall, invite friends over – set up teams of 5. 10 teams– everyone pays  $20 to come along - can raise $500 - $1,000. Make the event a BYO platter. HLLTV already has the quiz / questions / answers.

3. Street BBQ

Set up a BBQ in the street – let everyone know it’s on and sell sausages @ $3 and burgers @ $5  - all for a great cause   - can raise over $400.

4. Wine tasting night

Invite friends over charge and entry fee to attend. Provide a variety a wines – white & red, provide cheese and biscuits. The wine could be donated by a local bottle shop or local winery. Invite the owner of the business to attend and promote their product on the night. You could have a blind tasting with the winner getting a prize. 25 friends @ $25 per head = $500 raised.

5. Film night

Approach local cinema, book out one of the theatres for a set time. The cinema will give a discount for these large bookings. You charge $30 per person to attend, have finger food and drinks on arrival. You can run a small raffle at the event. These events can raise over $2,000+.

6. Lawn bowls

Book local club they will usually provide it for free or very low cost if it is a charity event. The club will provide coaches for free to help teach the teams the rules. This is a great family event. 64 people bowling at $10 a head = $640 raised.

7. Community garage sale

Get together with local neighbours and put on a combined street garage sale. This will attract many more visitors than usual. Explain to customers that all money raised is going to charity – which means they will be willing to pay a bit more than usual.

8. Card night

Invite the lads or ladies over for a card night. Set entrance fee and use betting chips. Winner of the night gets a prize eg dinner for two at a local restaurant, which has been donated. 8 people over at $50 = $400 raised.

9. Fashion night

Approach local fashion outlet and ask them to host a fashion night. Invite all your friends with a set entrance fee, which goes to HLTTV. The fashion outlet potentially makes money on any sales. The store will often donate an item that can be auctioned for charity. Provide champagne and nibbles on arrival. 20 friends at $50 = $1,000.

10. Art night

Approach you local school or kinder. The children with help from the art teacher paint a family portrait on canvas. Then host an Art Show where the works are displayed. Provide drinks and nibbles. Place red dots on sold items. All items are one set price of $25 per artwork. Every family will buy their kid’s work. This can easily raise over $1,000+.

11. Karaoke night

Book local pub or club that has a karaoke facility. (or hire a karaoke machine). Invite all your friends with a set entrance fee, which goes to HLTTV. 20 friends at $50 = $1,000.

12. Fast for one day

Perhaps take on the challenge of going without food for one day, get family, friends and work colleagues to sponsor you. You will be quite amazed at how much you can make. Make sure you drink plenty or water though! 20 sponsors at $20 each = $400 raised

13. Restaurant - night to remember

This is the big one. Work closely with a restaurant. You need to book the entire venue. Agree that the restaurant keeps price point at a minimum which is their contribution to HLTTV ie they are waiving their profit for the night. Book the facility on their quiet night which is often a Monday or Tuesday. Restaurant is getting potential future customers. Allow BYO. Provide a set menu. Invite all family and friends to book a table. Conduct auctions and raffles in the night. Can make $5,000 to $10,000.

What to do next?

  • contact HLTTV before you commence to register your event at
  • HLTTV will send you an Fundraising Information Pack
  • conduct Your Event
  • take photos ands end us a short editorial for our website and newsletter
  • transfer Funds (Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible)