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What is Bolsta BIG UP?

We believe Schools, Clubs & Charities and the volunteers behind them, play a vital role in making our communities better.

Together we can help them make an even BIGGER difference.

Nominate your not-for-profit organisation if you’d like to see them share in $2500 every month.

How it works

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Register on behalf of your not-for-profit organisation.

A few quick details is all we need.

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Every month, we’ll enter you in our $500 Member Draw. 

It’s automatic, you don’t need to do a thing!

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Complete our monthly BIG UP challenge for your chance to be rewarded with $2000.

Only if you want to!

BIG UP Challenge

October 2021

October’s BIG UP Challenge related to the following two Social Media Posts                 


                                          Go to Facebook Competition Post                                             Go to Instagram Competition Post 

How to enter:

Receive 1 entry by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook Page & TAGGING an organisation in the comments of the Facebook Competition Post.

Receive 1 entry by ‘FOLLOWING’ our Instagram Account & TAGGING your organisation in the comments of the Instagram Competition Post.

Note: Entrants who already ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’ our Facebook or Instagram accounts, only need to TAG their organisation in the comments of the relevant competition post.

Competition closes Midnight 31st October 2021.

Nominated organisations must be an Australian not-for-profit organisation.

Winner will be decided by random draw.

Full Terms & Conditions

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Register here to become a BIG UP Member

Previous Winners

2nd Castle Hill Scouts

$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners 

Somerton Public School P&C

$500 Member Draw Winners 

Winners will be profiled fully during the month.


$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Crowajingalong Scout Group
“Thanks to Bolsta for this generous donation. Crowajingalong Scout Group is the local scout group for Evatt and surrounding suburbs in the ACT. The last couple of years have been challenging for us, as it has been for everyone, but our youth members and adult volunteers have adapted to the situation and continued to support the development of children and young adults through the scouting program. Although 2021 has meant we’ve been able to do some fundraising, we’ve also had to do some major maintenance and renovations to our hall. This donation helps to keep our hall usable so that (as soon as we’re out of lockdown) we can continue to learn, grow and have fun in our own hall”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Heart Kids Australia
“HeartKids is the only national not-for-profit organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for all people impacted by childhood heart disease, one of the largest causes of infant death in Australia.
Our purpose is to make a real and lasting impact for the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) community.
We seek to give every child, teenager, and adult in Australia with congenital or childhood acquired heart disease a fighting chance to live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.
This donation will go towards helping those who are struggling financially with the added expenses associated with long stays in hospital be that food, accommodation on petrol to travel from regional areas”


$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Stay In The FIGHT Inc
“Stay in the FIGHT is a not for profit that empowers teenage children and their carers through the early stage of their cancer chapter. It is a pack that is currently sent to teenage girls who are diagnosed with cancer in Queensland. The pack is filled with essential items that helped us through our cancer journey. Bolsta Fundraising donation will help us support another 16 children and their families. By the end of 2021 we plan to introduce packs for teenage boys. Thank you Bolsta Fundraising, we are so grateful”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Meadowbank Public School P&C 
“This donation will go towards very much needed new equipment in our school canteen to keep up with the rapid growth in student numbers over the last few years! Thank you once again”


$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Tenterfield Lions Club
“The BIG UP money will be used to help our volunteers get to catering events and meetings by the way of paying our yearly membership fees. Once again I would like to thank you so much for this opportunity to help our volunteers. This is such a fantastic initiative that you have started, it really means a lot to volunteers to know that their efforts don’t always go unnoticed”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Baseball Canberra

“Baseball Canberra is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to create an active baseball community in the ACT. The Bolsta BIG UP money will go towards the purchase of equipment for our various baseball development programs that are designed to develop the skills of young baseball players. Baseball Canberra delivers a range of programs that cater to those who are new to the sport of baseball right through to those who aspire to play representative baseball in Australia and overseas. This generous gift from Bolsta will help support grassroots baseball in Canberra and its surrounds. Thank you!”

$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Central Coast Animal Care Facility
“Central Coast Animal Care Facility (a.k.a. the Gosford Pound) is a Not-for-Profit charity and no-kill rescue dedicated to saving and re-homing animals. The money from Bolsta will assist Thor, a past rescue with hip dysplasia, whose new family have been tirelessly trying to fundraise the $10k+ he needs in order to live a pain-free life. Despite needing the money themselves, Thor’s family donate a percentage of all the funds they raise to CCACF to support other rescues still looking for their forever home”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Penrith RSL Junior Rugby Union Club

“Wow thank you so much for this opportunity. Our committee and members are greatly appreciative of the news that we had won”

$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Crowajingalong Scout Group
“Crowajingalong Scout Group is based in Evatt in the ACT. As the local part of the world-wide Scouting movement, we provide a diverse range of activities and experiences to youth members from 5 to 18 years old. Our youth participate in programs that encourage them to grow through adventure by experiencing new challenges, making new friends, building confidence, taking responsibility for themselves, and being provided with opportunities to explore their own abilities and interests. 2020 was a challenging year for our Scout group. Like so many others we had to find ways of making our activities online-only for a while, we couldn’t run our normal fundraising activities and many of our families were impacted by the shutdowns, leaving us with much less income than usual to fund things like our hall maintenance, our leader training and the usual bills. On top of that, we recently had to replace our electrical switchboard and will have to replace a fence in the upcoming months. The donation from Bolsta will help us pay for this recent maintenance and save a few more grey hairs from appearing on our Group Leader’s head.
A very, very big THANK YOU from all of us at Crowajingalong Scout Group!”


$500 Member Draw Winners
Human and Hope Association
“Human and Hope’s mission is to empower communities to reduce inequalities. We want to see a world where communities experiencing poverty are empowered and developed through locally driven initiatives. We raise funds to support a locally run community centre in Cambodia (HHA Cambodia), enabling them to run their own projects the way that they see fit.
These funds will go a long way in supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in Cambodia, which include hygiene outreach and food production.
Thank you, BOLSTA!”
$2000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Storm Softball Club
“We still can’t believe we won the March big up competition and all of members will benefit from this amazing prize as it will allow us to keep our affordable, buy much needed equipment for our junior teams and help out our officials through some training courses. The whole club can’t thank you enough.
Storm softball club is a family club that brings the game of softball to the Tuggeranong area and wider Canberra regions. We pride ourselves on being a family club and ensuring our sport is open to all, fun, safe and affordable for everyone.
We have junior and senior teams and are in a rebuilding stage at the moment and we have been exceptionally lucky to continue to grow our family over the past few years.
Storm softball is about building a family culture through the game of softball and giving players of all ages and levels the opportunity to grow through sport.”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Agape Outreach Inc

“Thanks so much for your donation on behalf of our team at Agape Outreach! This will allow us to feed many families struggling during this pandemic. Our clientele has almost doubled during this time unfortunately! We are always looking for volunteers so please visit our website:

$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchenette Sydney

“The donation that you have made to our charity is precious, but the kindness in your heart is priceless. Thank you for being so kind and generous and believing in us. Because of your kindness we are one step closer to buying a bigger new van. This will take all the food and necessary items to the homeless and needy people in one go instead of taking 2/3 cars. We will be able to serve more needy people and our street friends who are not as fortunate as we all are. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEART to BOLSTA FUNDRAISING!”

$500 Member Draw Winners
Wildlife In Need Of Care

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$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
ACT Eagles Women’s Baseball Club
“We are so grateful for the opportunity Bolsta has provided in donating $1000 towards the ACT Eagles Baseball – Women’s group. The community support to help us win with votes has been heart felt and the chance to raise awareness of the women’s team is another great way to help us achieve our goals.
We also plan to hold many more fundraising activities to help us with our goals, thanks to the help of Bolsta resources. The money we receive from Bolsta will be used towards womens baseball equipment and team expenses to travel to Queensland for a national masters tournament held in early 2022.
Thank you Bolsta for your donation. This will mean a lot for Eagles baseball and for women’s baseball in Canberra”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Get Home Safe Foundation
“We are so grateful for this donation of $500, like most not for profits the last 12 months have been difficult and this will help us with many of the costs of the Regional Road Safety Alliance.
Thank you once again”
$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchenette Sydney
We are humbled to win the competition. Thanks for the donation. It will be put to good use. “
$500 Member Draw Winners
Wollongong Saints Women’s AFL Club
“A big thank you to Bolsta Fundraising, the Saints are now $500 richer going into the 2021 season.
They are running a monthly competition for sporting clubs and non profits, so get yourself over there and get registered!
The Wollongong Saints know how far this will go for us and the funding boost is always so helpful!”

$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Riverstone Little Atheltics
“Dear Bolsta Team,
Thank you so much for allowing us to enter and being winners, it is awesome.
Riverstone Little Atheltics Centre is a small club in the North West of Sydney. We have approx 170 registered athletes and compete on Friday Nights. The kids are all there to have fun, get fit and strive to beat themselves each week.
This $1000 prize money will be put towards new equipment for the kids to use. In this current environment a lot of money has had to be spent making our club covid safe. So it will be nice to go and buy equipment for this season.
Thanks again!”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Wyndham Park Community Centre
“Wow we are so happy that we won the draw and this money will help us feed more families through our food support program. We have seen increasing need within our community which may be highly disadvantaged but is such a close knit and strong community. This means we can also provide all of our families with an extra something in their Xmas grocery boxes.
From the bottom of our hearts thank you”
$500 BONUS Draw Winners
WA Team Penning Association
“WATPA was formed in 2009, and has always had a strong emphasis on family friendly events, there aren’t many horse sports where children and adults can ride and compete together. Our club is welcoming and new members quickly become “family”, the competition of Ranch Sorting is growing quickly in Australia and there are many options to compete “over east” and even in Texas USA. This wonderful donation from Bosta will be used to promote this great sport further. Thank you very much.
What an awesome organisation you have, we will definitely be accessing your resources thank you very much”
$500 Member Draw Winners
Minute By Minute Disaster Relief
“Thank you Bolsta!!! Your donation will help us to continue our not for profit disaster relief assistance to all those who can not help themselves!
Follow us on Facebook to join the journey with us 😊 😊😊
Minute by minute disaster relief inc”

$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Malvern Springs Primary School P&C

“Thank you so much for donating these funds to our P&C. Our current P&C at Malvern Springs Primary consists of a bunch of fun spirited mums trying to give students, and teachers, a reward for their hard work. Whether it be a disco, afternoon tea or colour run – we are there volunteering, fundraising and donating!

These funds from Bolsta will help our contribution to the Reading Eggs program so all 840 students have access”

$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Brookvale Public School P&C
“At Brookvale Public School, we, the P & C support the school to be a great community environment and fundraise to improve the educational experience for our children. Our current fundraising goal is a new adventure playgroup for the students.
The $1000 will be a huge help in a challenging time where we haven’t been able to provide our yearly fundraising events. We are part of a little school doing BIG things.
Thank you Bolsta, we appreciate your support towards our school.”

$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
Banksia Road Primary School

Thank you so much for the prize of $1000. Banksia Road Primary School were affected by a tragedy almost three years ago. This tragedy required the rebuilding of classrooms at the expense of our beloved adventure playground, meaning that 556 students have nothing to play with during their lunch breaks. We entered this competition because social cohesion and a positive learning environment is what is needed at this school. Students affected by the pandemic also need a happy place to learn in and the money will be used for new play equipment.

$500 Member Draw Winners
Blackburn Lake Netball Club
Thank you so much for this wonderful support.
We are thrilled to participate and these funds will absolutely be put to great use. I expect that we will be putting them toward our COVID-19 response plan.
Our COVID-19 Response includes:
* Extra bibs for each team to eliminate the need to share bibs when changing positions during matches
* Social distancing signage at training venue
* Sanitiser products
* Online return to play workshops for players and coaches
* Online wellness sessions for all members

$1000 BIG UP Draw Winners
A Better Life For foster Kids

Based in Gippsland, Victoria, A Better Life for Foster Kids (ABLFFK) was founded in 2014 by Heather Baird, who herself grew up in foster care. ABLFFK works to improve short and long-term physical, educational and psycho-social outcomes for children in foster care and kinship care. Our aim is to preserve children’s dignity, improve their feelings of self-worth and lessen social stigma. We provide material assistance to children in care, as well as advocacy and support for carers to help them navigate the out of home care system.
ABLFFK is unique in providing Crisis Cases, which contain all the clothing and essential items required for the first week of care, where and when they are needed by carers, without administrative red tape. Around 85% of children arrive in their placement with only the clothes they are wearing, having been removed in emergency circumstances. As well as providing essential items needed in a child’s first week in care, Crisis Cases contain handmade blankets and toys sent from people all over Australia that show children their community cares for them. Books provided for 5-12 year olds allow them to tell their story, helping them to process trauma and move forward. Crisis Cases also create significant mental and financial relief for carers. 
Each Crisis Case contains around $295 worth of items, with over 75% of these donated by community members and businesses.

Each Crisis Case costs approximately $50, so funding from Bolsta will allow us to provide dignity and comfort to 20 children entering out of home care!

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