Terms and Conditions

Fundraising for Stroke Foundation 

You must be registered with Fundraise4Stroke and have received our registration confirmation email before you start any fundraising. 

When you complete the online sign up form a personal fundraising webpage is created so you can start collecting donations online straight away. 

If you are undertaking any activity in addition to collecting donations online, or your activity is strictly conducted offline, we will need to first provide a letter of Authority to Fundraise.

To issue your Authority to Fundraise we need to first assess that your proposed activity meets these terms and conditions.

A Stroke Foundation Community Fundraising and Events team member will be in contact to discuss your fundraising plans in more detail within three business days or you can call us on 1300 194 196 to discuss your activity ahead of registering. 

  • You agree that your participation in all activities associated with Fundraise4Stroke is voluntary, and that you alone are responsible for your health and safety and for any personal possessions you might bring to any activities you undertake for Fundraise4Stroke.
  • You agree to seek medical advice before partaking in any physical activity and/or you acknowledge that you participate in chosen activities at your own risk and that you are not, to the best of your knowledge, suffering from a condition which would prevent and/or render you unfit to participate in your chosen Fundraise4Stroke activities. You agree to take all reasonable measures to protect yourself from the risks of participation.
  • You accept sole responsibility in the organisation and management of activities, events, finances, prizes, publicity and/or goods and services required to run the event/activity.
  • You must not undertake any door to door, street sales or telephone-based approaches for donations to be made in connection with your fundraising activity.
  • You agree not to use Stroke Foundation name or logo without the appropriate authority from Stroke Foundation. 
  • In your correspondence and promotion of your fundraising activity or event, please ensure you make clear that the fundraising activity is not run by Stroke Foundation but instead is an activity to raise funds for Stroke Foundation. 
  • Suggested phrases to use include: “proudly supporting Stroke Foundation” or “funds raised will support the work of Stroke Foundation”.
  • You agree that any use or our trademarks, logos, text, images, name or any other branding must first be approved by Stroke Foundation prior to print. 
  • You agree to speak to Stroke Foundation prior to undertaking any media activity for Fundraise4Stroke and/or other events.
  • You agree to contact and receive approval from Stroke Foundation before approaching organisations for sponsorship or support.

    By registering online for Fundraise4Stroke and confirming that you are 18 years or over, you consent to receiving marketing materials relating to the Fundraise4Stroke and broader Stroke Foundation communications and marketing material. 

    Conditions for Children to Participate in Fundraising Activities:  

    • Children under 8 years of age are not permitted to receive money or benefits in the course of a fundraising activity for Stroke Foundation, or to assist in organising the activity.
    • If the child is over 8 and up to 16 years of age, they must have written consent of a parent or guardian before undertaking any fundraising activities for Stroke Foundation. The parent or guardian of a child participant must commit to adequately supervise the child during the course of their fundraising activity. Please send in written permission to fundraise@strokefoundation.org.au
    • Young people aged from 16 up to 18 years may participate in fundraising activities for Stroke Foundation with the written consent of a parent or guardian. Please send in written permission to fundraise@strokefoundation.org.au
    • Where you will have children assisting you with the event/activity or children are able to participate in the event/activity or it is reasonably foreseen that children may participate, you must obtain a Working with Children certificate prior to commencing preparations for the event/activity and provide evidence of the Certificate to Stroke Foundation.
    • Stroke Foundation may at any time, without the need to give any reasons, withdraw your registration in Fundraise4Stroke or your fundraising activity by notification in writing.


      You are responsible to ensure that all funds raised from the public in support of Stroke Foundation until the fundraising event/activity is completed are kept by you in a secure place and/or are remitted to Stroke Foundation. 

      You are further responsible to ensure that you maintain complete and accurate records of funds received and expenses incurred as part of your event/activity and that these are sent to Stroke Foundation within 14 days of the fundraising event/activity taking place.

      All funds raised or donated must be banked with Stroke Foundation within 14 days of the fundraising event/activity taking place. 

      Legal Matters

      You are responsible for ensuring that your event/activity is conducted in accordance with relevant charities legislation and or regulations in the State or Territory which the fundraising activity is being held, and you must obtain any permits, authorities, licences and insurances needed. This includes the conduct of raffles or prize draws.

      Different States have their own legislation, which you should review before committing to any fundraising event/activity. Please see list of contact details for each governing state and territory offices (to note: this list is not conclusive there may be other agency’s that you need to contact):  

      You confirm that the events and activities you undertake for Fundraise4Stroke do not involve any illegal activity, violence, aggression or undue risk taking.  

      You are responsible for ensuring the safety of your events and activities, including the safety of your volunteers and personnel including, but not limited to, organising appropriate public liability insurance and providing first aid services, if required.

      Stroke Foundation’s insurance policy does not cover events conducted by Fundraise4Stroke participants and/or community fundraising events supporting Stroke Foundation and other external organisations/individuals. 

      You release and indemnify Stroke Foundation, and any parties associated with the Fundraise4Stroke campaign and/or fundraising in support of Stroke Foundation, from any loss or liability of any nature suffered or incurred as a result of a claim arising out of or in connection with any activity conducted by you. 

      If you have any prior or current criminal convictions, you must disclose these to Stroke Foundation before participating in Fundraise4Stroke. Although these will not necessarily stop you from being able to support Stroke Foundation, they will be taken into account in agreeing to your suitability as a participant.

      Privacy Policy 

      By fundraising in support of Stroke Foundation you are agreeing for Stroke Foundation to contact you about how your donation is helping to prevent, treat and beat stroke, in line with Stroke Foundation’sPrivacy Policy.

      By donating to a fundraiser, you are agreeing for Stroke Foundation to contact you about how your donation is helping to prevent, treat and beat stroke, in line with Stroke Foundation’s Privacy Policy. 

      Code of Conduct 

      You must ensure that any content you upload onto the site (including photographs) is not obscene, offensive, defamatory, discriminatory, or racist and does not breach any law or regulation or any intellectual property rights of a third party or any right or duty owed to a third party. This means that if any of the content you upload is copyright protected, you must obtain the copyright owner’s written permission in order to use it. 

      When using social media as part of Fundraise4Stroke, the key principles to remember are: 

      • Be respectful: At all times, be polite and respect others online.
      • Be accurate: Ensure that all content is accurate and not misleading.
      • Be transparent: Expressly state on all postings which identify you as a fundraiser that stated views are your own and are not those of Stroke Foundation
      • Be accountable: Adhere to the Terms of Use of the relevant social media platform/website, as well as copyright, privacy, defamation, discrimination, harassment, and other applicable laws.

      You agree that when using the website and communication tools such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels it does not include any of the following unacceptable content of communications:

      • Sexually explicit messages, images, jokes
      • Offensive messages, images, jokes
      • Unwelcome propositions, comments, requests
      • Degrading material
      • Any activity which may constitute intimidation, harassment, disparagement or bullying.

      Tax-deductible and non-tax-deductible receipts 

      Stroke Foundation holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR status). This means that donations made directly to Stroke Foundation over $2 are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt. 

      Tax-deductible receipts can be issued by Stroke Foundation when donations are made on a purely voluntary basis with no conditions or benefits received in return. 

      Tax-deductible receipts are NOT issued when a payment results in the receipt of a good or service or the donation is not deemed to be unconditional. Examples include receiving recognition or benefits of sponsorship, purchasing raffle tickets, entry fees or auction items.

      Everyone who donates to your registered Stroke Foundation online fundraising page is automatically issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email.

      You can request tax-deductible receipts for any donor who provides a cash donation to you. You'll need to forward the full amount to the Stroke Foundation and provide their details.

      Alternatively, you can remit the full donation amount in their full name through your fundraising page - ensuring you enter their email address for the receipt.

      Donors are required by the ATO to substantiate tax deductions with a receipt from a DGR status organisation such as the Stroke Foundation. 

      If unsure, please contact Stroke Foundation to ask whether we can issue a tax-deductible receipt. 

      For more information on tax-deductible donations visit the ATO website.