The RFDS in SA/NT
As a charity, the RFDS relies heavily on the generosity of companies to continue our vital emergency medical and primary healthcare work in remote and rural Australia.
Australian and multinational companies are quickly realising that being a good 'corporate citizen' is not only the right thing to do but is also good for business. Companies are eager to support the Flying Doctor in a wide range of ways including corporate partnership, sponsorship, volunteering, advice, pro bono services, workplace giving, donations and much more.
We are honoured to have a number of Corporate Partners that provide financial and corporate support to help keep the Flying Doctor flying. Details of our partnerships nationally and at state-level are covered on our partners pages at national and state level.
Many companies set up Workplace Giving programs to encourage employees to contribute and support the Flying Doctor, with the company then matching every dollar contributed. Such programs have been very successful as they help employees and employers to make a significant difference to those in need.
Sponsoring a fundraising event, an RFDS service program, service or even a plane or specialist health service facility has proven to be a great way for businesses to engage with and support the Flying Doctor. Contact the RFDS in your state for details on the many opportunities that exist.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations needs your support!
The RFDS relies on fundraising initiatives and donations from our corporate partners to purchase and medically-equip our aircraft at a cost of $7 million each!
Corporate Partnership with the RFDS can be part of your corporate social responsibility and is a great way for your organisation to connect with the community and reach a new audience.
Some of our current partners include Senex Energy, OZ Minerals, Adelaide Airport Limited and MGA Whittles Group of Companies.
There are many ways your business can help the RFDS;
- Buy a new aircraft or help to medically equip one
- Donate a percentage of your profits or a set amount yearly
- Help us expand our current services by funding a new initiative
- Provide goods and services free of charge
- Fund a new piece of medical equipment
- Promote the RFDS to your clients
- Introduce a workplace giving program and/or matched giving included
- Fundraise on our behalf by holding an event
- Sponsor community events for the RFDS
- Establish and support a staff volunteering program
For more information on corporate partnership and engagement in South Australia and Northern Territory, please contact Charlie Paterson on email or call 08 8238 3324. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss ways to form a mutually beneficial relationship.