The Containers for Change recycling scheme is aiming to assist rugby league clubs in Queensland build their fundraising base.
A number of rugby league clubs have already jumped on board, including Townsville Brothers, who have raised over $19,000; Innisfail Brothers have amassed $8000 and Toowoomba more than $3000 from the 10-cent refund for every eligible drink container returned to a registered refund point.
But there is still an estimated $100 million in unclaimed refunds that end up in the environment or landfill, and a lost fundraising opportunity for clubs across the state.
To help onboard clubs to start raising funds whilst helping the environment, Containers for Change is hosting a series of free community forums to help volunteers begin their journey.
The events will take place across South East Queensland over the next month and will arm clubs with the tools they need to grow their funding base through the Containers for Change scheme.
Queensland Rugby League will also host an 'On the line Q&A session with Trad McLean from Containers for Change' on Wednesday, October 6 at 6pm, to explain how clubs can best maximise the recycling scheme to help raise funds.
Containers Exchange chief executive officer Ken Noye said the scheme had always been designed to assist charities and community groups like rugby league clubs to raise funds for the important work they do.
“The community forums will detail just how these groups can harness the power of the Containers for Change scheme to maximise their fundraising opportunities and improve their bottom line,” Noye said.
“We have created a fundraising guide to provide strategies, tips and tricks to help these groups grow the amount of beverage containers they collect, and in turn boost their fundraising dollars.
“We invite and encourage rugby league clubs in Queensland to attend these informative events and find out just how well they can do by engaging with the Containers for Change scheme.
“This could be the start of a recycling journey that raises their club thousands of dollars in extra funding.”
Containers for Change community forums
|Sunshine Coast (South)||Wednesday, October 6 at 10am||Maroochy Surf Club|
|Gold Coast (North)||Friday, October 8 at 10am||Nerang RSL|
|Ipswich||Friday, October 15 at 10am||North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre|
|Gold Coast (South)||Tuesday, October 19 at 6pm||Currumbin RSL|
|Logan City||Wednesday, October 20 at 10am||Diggers Services Club|
|Brisbane (North)||Friday, October 22 at 10am||Kedron-Wavell RSL|
|Moreton Bay||Monday, October 25 at 10am||Caboolture Sports Club|
|Sunshine Coast (North)||Thursday, November 4 at 10am||Tewantin RSL|