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.
Corporate Community Engagement
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.
What can your business or company do?
There are many different ways that you can support the Flying Doctor corporately. With demand for our services increasing each year, our corporate partners have never been more important. Through partnership you can strategically align your company or business with the RFDS brand, leveraging the inherent goodwill and marketplace strength of Australia's most reputable charity.
Whether you are a large multinational company or a small business, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss ways to form a mutually beneficial relationship.
Corporate Partnerships – change lives in your local community
Make a difference to families in regional, rural and remote Queensland by partnering with the RFDS and help save lives?
In simple terms – the RFDS could not exist without the generous support of our partners like: Ergon Energy Retail, Brisbane Airport Australia, QCoal Group, RideWest, Woolworths, McCullough Robertson Lawyers.
Here's some of the wonderful ways their assistance has helped:
Ergon Energy Retail has run a volunteer donation program for its customers since 1999. To date, Ergon Energy Retail and Flying Doctor have celebrated $12.5m being raised to improve health outcomes of people across Queensland. Ergon Energy Retail and the Flying Doctor have worked together to engage customers and the community through community awards, competitions to name aircraft, hosted open days and social media campaigns.
Brisbane Airport (BAC) continue to support the Flying Doctor by providing a gateway to Brisbane’s tertiary hospitals. Whether it is moving a critically sick child or a patient who has suffered a heart attack to a Brisbane Hospital, BAC provides vital support to the Flying Doctor as we connect patients with Hospitals across Brisbane. Since the partnership began in 2009 the Flying Doctor has landed in Brisbane over 25,000 times and we thank BAC for their ongoing support.
QCoal Group has provided essential funding to help establish a vital oral health service. The RFDS Dental Service was made possible through the generous financial support of the QCoal Group and QCoal Foundation. In its first four years the Service delivered more than $4m in dental treatment to more than 21 communities across central west and north-west Queensland. The RFDS would like to thank QCoal for its continued interest in improving the oral health of rural and remote communities across Queensland.
Corporate Partners give more than just money
All the funds provided by our partners go immediately to helping save lives throughout Queensland. Much needed funds are used in the to purchase medical equipment, vital supplies such as medicines and consumables used each day to deliver the finest care to the furthest corners of Queensland
It's easy for your company, staff and customers to get involved:
- Start a partnership with the RFDS
- Workplace Giving program
- Staff volunteering program
- Provide your goods or services free of charge
- Fund a much needed piece of medical equipment
- Help fund a health program
- Contribute to the purchase of a new aircraft
- Sponsor an event
To get your organisation involved please call our Partnership Coordinator (07) 3852 7502 or click here to send an email.