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Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the wellbeing and mental fitness of first responders and their families – the people who protect and care for our community.
Your funds will help us extend our support to more first responders and their families in more areas across Australia.
More than half of all emergency responders are deeply impacted by the traumas they face in the course of their duties. This is why we exist.
Fortem, meaning ‘brave’ in Latin, aims to support first responder families to proactively look after their wellbeing and mental fitness.
Fortem is an official partner of The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing – connect, move, learn, be, and give. These evidence-based strategies are integrated into all our activities, events, and programs to highlight the benefits of incorporating simple lifestyle changes into daily life.
Fortem offers a range of free services to eligible first responder families including
Thank you for considering Fortem Australia as the focus of your efforts.
To help guide you along the way, here are five steps to kick off your plan:
1. Choose your event
Determine the type of event you wish to organise. It can be big or small, casual or formal, connection or activity focused.
To help your brainstorming, you might consider:
All Fortem Australia fundraising events must comply with our Terms and Conditions, so it is important to read these guidelines to ensure you understand your responsibilities as a fundraiser for Fortem Australia.
2. Get In Touch
Prior to organising your event, please complete the online Fundraising Application Form below. This form lets us know how you plan to raise funds for Fortem Australia, as well as any resources you may need from us to make sure your event is a success.
Forms should be returned to us a minimum of four weeks prior to the proposed date of your event.
The form can be found below, and is to be completed and submitted online.
3. Get Started
Once your event has been approved, you will receive a letter of approval containing an Authority to Fundraise. Then you are ready to get fundraising!
4. Promote and host
Now it’s time to get people involved. To help spread the word, we will send you a Social Media Pack to share on your chosen platforms.
Fortem’s Impact team are here to offer advice and support for a brilliant event.
Within two weeks of finishing your event, money must be deposited into the Fortem Australia bank account, and a copy of the bank deposit slip provided.