The Paddle On Foundation was established in May 2020 by Paddle Australia and the six State Paddle Associations to provide support to paddlers who have been adversely financially affected by COVID-19. As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to ripple through the community, this original purpose remains in place. The application criteria has recently been expanded to also support paddlers who have been adversely financially impacted by fire, flood or other natural disaster. The aim of the Paddle On Foundation is to help existing and prospective Club members who have been adversely impacted by these events to keep paddling and remain members of their Club… or become a new member of one of our 120+ great Clubs nationally!
Through generous donations from our united paddling community, the Paddle On Foundation has already helped many people – under 18’s, adults and families.
Maybe the Foundation can help you too?
If you are navigating rough waters and paying for Club membership is causing undue financial pressure, we want you to be able to keep paddling on. if you are still navigating rough waters and paying for Club membership is causing undue financial pressure, we want you to be able to keep paddling on. Click here to complete the simple application form to request support with the payment of your Paddle Australia, State and Club membership.
The Paddle On Foundation will pay all or part of the Paddle Australia, State Paddle Association and Club membership fee subject to review of each application. Paddle Australia will review all applications and will contact applicants within 3 business days.
Help a fellow paddler keep their head above water
Some of us have fared OK through the COVID pandemic and already, members of our united paddling community have donated to the Paddle On Foundation in droves! It has been incredible to witness the generosity to date and you still 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 make a tax-deductible donation to the Paddle On Foundation:
1. Donate now via The Paddle On Foundation Donation Page.
2. 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.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. For ‘add-on donations’ as part of your membership purchase 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.
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