This is your opportunity to make meaningful action on climate change happen!
In 2018, we hit a milestone: we reached over 6000 people through meaningful, face to face conversations on climate change - 3,000 in one year alone!
Our Conversations are helping thousands of people understand the seriousness and urgency of climate change and find ways to take meaningful action.
But to continue that work we need to raise at least $180,000 by 6th June.
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This year we are seeing real momentum around climate change - climate strikers, a suite of independent candidates running on a climate platform at the next election and polling shows climate is now a top issue for Australian voters.
But we've seen momentum before - and we've seen it wane, as ideas become concrete policies and scare campaigns start.
We can't afford to go backwards again!
That's why, right now, our work is more important than ever.
Polling shows that whilst climate change is a topic issue this election, only 1/3 of Australians actually support the action needed to keep warming below 1.5C – even though scientists are warning that going beyond this threshold is taking an unacceptable risk.
We know one of the most powerful ways to turn general concern into deep commitment is through conversation. Climate for Change is the only organisation in Australia enabling conversations about climate change at the depth and scale that could turn general concern into deep commitment to the action we need.
But to continue our work we need your help!
Over half our funding every year comes form our annual crowdfunder - it is quite literally, our lifeblood. Without it, we would not have done any of the groundbreaking work we have done so far and without this year's crowdfunder we will not be able to continue that work.
Last year over 100 fundraisers raised $165,000. This year we need to raise at least $180,000 - an ambitious goal, we know, but we know we can do it with your help.
The funds raised through our crowdfunder will help us make sure the next elected government can and will deliver effective climate action.
Not sure? Nervous?
That's normal, but the world won't change if we don't make it - and this is a really powerful way to make a difference. We'll support you all the way. You'll be amazed how much you learn and grow through it. Have a listen to what previous fundraisers have to say about their experience:
When you sign up, you’ll get your own fundraising page on our crowdfunding site. You can personalise it as much as you like, then set a fundraising goal and do whatever you like (as long as it is legal and not offensive) to reach it.
Previous fundraisers have engaged their communities in all sorts of creative ways. Some raised $300; some $3000 or even more! Every bit helps.
Our fundraisers have done everything from simply asking friends to donate to their page to cycling from Melbourne to Canberra! Lots of people do challenges and events (from simple movie nights to a Harry Potter Trivia Night) and others sign up to our wine drive, selling wine from our partner winery to friends and family.
Whatever you choose to do, we’ll support you with resources, tips, pep talks and by connecting you to a fantastic community of the people fundraising just like you.
To find out more about the different ways you can fundraise, check out our info sheets below.
When our fundraising site is ready, we'll make you have your very own page, which you can personalise. We'll also be in touch to provide regular support and answer any questions.
We can't wait to have you on board!