FAQ

RAISING FUNDS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

What is Hard Hat Day?

Hard Hat culminates on Hard Hat Day on Friday 8 October 2021, where construction sites across Australia fly Property Industry Foundation flags on cranes across their sites.

On site or in the office, decide what works for you and your team.

Activities can go for a day or across a week. You can also plan activities across the whole month.

You can do a Hard Hat event at any time of the year.

Visit www.hardhatday.com.au

What are the key dates?

Hard Hat Day is Friday 8 October.

Activities can go for a day or across a week. You can also plan activities across the whole month.

You can have a Hard Hat event any time of the year.

How do we register?

www.hardhatday.com.au

When you register, you’ll get immediate access to all our top event & activity planning tips and resources.

Set a date in August and a fundraising target you’d love to hit.

MAKE A PLAN - Lock in your venue. It could be on site or in the office. This is your choice.

SHARE - your Hard Hat fundraising page to let everyone know why you are taking part and how they can support your event or activity.

FUNDRAISE - Have fun knowing you’re funding a tangible solution to homeless youth.

Are there any fees involved?

There is no registration fee. The focus is on maximising your fundraising.

How do I organise my event or activity?

You can host any time, not only in August.  There are four easy steps to hosting a Hard Hat event or activity:
1. Register and set up your online fundraising page - Online fundraising is the best and easiest way to collect donations for your event, a fundraising page is automatically set you up when you register.

2. Plan your fundraiser - Set a date and a fundraising target you’d love to hit. Lock in your venue. It could be on site or in the office. This is your choice. Organise a raffl le or auction on the day. Approach your tradies and partners for raffle or auction prizes – goods, gift cards, or coupons for free or discounted services. Check out the Host Pack tab for promotion and posters, plus heaps of ideas about what to do. Here are the most common:
• Set up your online fundraising page and collect donations online
• Host an event like a bake-off , a book sale, or an international food day. Or you could hold an auction and collect donations
• Host an event like a BBQ for breakfast or lunch for a fixed price or a gold coin donation, or organise a raffle to collect donation. Bank these funds as an offline donation at My Donation on your Host dashboard.
• Speak to your Payroll Team about donating an hour of your pay. Download the form from the website under Host Pack

3. Share - Share your Hard Hat fundraising page to let everyone know why you are taking part and how they can support your event or activity. The best way to maximise your fundraising is to also encourage everyone who cannot make your event to donate to your page online. Donating online is so quick and easy, and it’s tax-deductible

4. Fundraise - Have fun knowing you’re funding a tangible solution to homeless youth. What you do at your event or activity matters. Aim to make it memorable for all involved. Remember, the more you raise, the more we make a difference

Download the Host Pack that will give you marketing assets and tips for fundraising. 

Ask for volunteers to become Charity Champions (someone who can help you organise or promote your event or activity)

Can we start fundraising before Friday 8 October?

You can start as soon as you have registered online.

How do we fundraise?

SITE : Have a BBQ for breakfast or lunch for a fixed price or a gold coin donation. Or organise a raffle.

OFFICE : Get your team together and have a bake-off, a book sale, or an international food day. Or you could hold an auction.

DONATE AN HOUR OF YOUR PAY : Speak to your Payroll Team about donating an hour of your pay. Download the form here for you to take to Payroll.

What resources are available to promote for my activity?

Click on the Host Pack tab and download resources that will help you with your planning, social media tiles for promotion, resources for the day of your event or activity and something to say thank you.

How will the funds be used?

We bring together the property and construction industry to build homes for homeless youth through a cost-efficient model, The PIF House Program. The Foundation fundraises to build each home in the PIF House Program, with each $1 raised, being matched through in-kind donations of skills, labour and goods by the property and construction industry. Doubling the value of every $1 donated.

The Foundation has been building and refurbishing homes for homeless youth since 1996 and aims to build 300 bedrooms for homeless youth by 2025.

Find out more about PIF Houses

How do I bank funds raised offline?

There is a personalised online donation page for the event where guests/supportes can make their donation, so you do not have to do the paperwork. However, if they do not want to go online, you will find a Donation Form and a Request a Receipt Form in the Host Pack on the Hard Hat website. These will enable you to process the donations or funds raised after the in-person event through the offline donation function in the My Donations section of the host’s online dashboard. Funds raised must be banked before deduction of expenses.