Establishment of the Paddle On Foundation
The Paddle On Foundation has been established to help those in need keep paddling and remain members of their Club… or become a new member of one of our great Clubs!
If you – as an existing or prospective Club member – have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and paying for your Club membership is causing undue financial pressure, we want you to be able to keep paddling on. Click here (or the button below) to complete the simple application form to request to have your 2020/21 Paddle Australia, State and Club membership paid by The Paddle On Foundation.
Paddle Australia will review all applications and liaise with the relevant State Paddle Association and Club as required. Applicants will be contacted within 3 business days. The Paddle On Foundation will pay all or part of the 2020/21 Paddle Australia, State Paddle Association and Club membership fee subject to review of each application.
Help a fellow paddler keep their head above water
Some of us have fared OK through the COVID period. If this is you, you have the opportunity to support your fellow paddlers by making a tax-deductible donation to The Paddle On Foundation. It’s times like now that the great sense of community we have in our united paddling community really comes to the fore.
If you are in a position to do so, please give what you can to help others – we greatly appreciate your donation.
There are two ways you can donate to the Paddle On Foundation:
- Donate now via The Paddle On Foundation Donation Page (or click the button below). Take advantage of the end of financial year tax benefits by making your tax-free donation prior to 30 June 2020
- At the time of purchasing or renewing your membership via the Paddle Australia Membership & Events Portal, you will be given the opportunity add a donation on to your membership payment. You will have the option to donate back the amount of your 25% discount or select another tax-free donation amount (donations over $2 are tax deductible)
‘Add-on donations’ as part of your membership purchase are also tax deductible. You will receive your receipt via email from the Australian Sports Foundation within 3 weeks of making your payment via the Paddle Australia Membership & Events Portal.
Paddle Australia is pleased to announce that we will be donating $10,000 to The Paddle On Foundation to help provide direct support to any existing or prospective Club members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, once the impacts of the pandemic are behind us, the Foundation will continue to support members of our community in different ways.