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We run the raffle… You sell the tickets

Welcome to the new way of fundraising.

Now multiple organisations can sell tickets in the same shared raffle and keep 50% of every ticket they sell.

Leave the raffle organising to us. We provide $23,000 in prizes, so you don’t have to.

No risk, no outlay, no quotas… No more raffle headaches.

Online Raffle Registration

Register your organisation

Our streamlined process will have you up and running in no time. Complete a simple registration process where you create your campaign page, that you share with your supporters.

Connecting digital raffle to your bank

Connect your bank account

Connect to Stripe for instant payments, it’s really easy! Stripe are industry leaders for safe and secure transactions.

Sell tickets via the raffle app

Start selling tickets immediately

Promote your raffle through socials, email and message apps. Print your campaign flyer with QR Code. Watch your funds grow with live tracking. You’ll reach your goal in no time.

Add the Bolsta Raffles App

Amplify your campaign by involving others

Team up

Involve players, students and volunteers to sell more tickets

Family friendly

Connect parents and juniors

Always available

Sell tickets anywhere, anytime, from the palm of your hand

Digital tickets

Keep a digital raffle book on your phone and track progress

QR codes

Trusted technology for face-to-face selling

Live progress

Track sales and encourage competition with leaderboards

Is this for me?

Yes! If you’re a fundraiser, Bolsta Raffles just made your life a whole lot easier.

You’ll love how quick and simple it is to run raffles for your school, club or charity.

Set-up and start selling tickets in minutes. Perfect for the time-poor committee member. 

Less work and no stress. There’s never been a better way to raffle!

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Amazing prizes…. On us!

We provide $23,000 in prizes, so you don’t have to!

We give people what they want so you can sell more tickets. Winners can cash in on their good fortune in any way they choose. You don’t need to do a thing, we’ll contact all winners and send them their prizes.

Spring Raffle BL006 Winner – Jessica N.

Supporting the RepRaiser Campaign

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Our 50% Guarantee

We’re all about making things simple.

  • No outlay
  • No ticket quotas
  • No transaction costs
  • No set-up fees

Receive $2.50 from every $5 ticket you sell. That’s it!

Make a profit from the very first ticket sale, without paying a cent from your own pocket.

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See What Others Are Saying

Pod Projects

We used Bolsta Raffles to raise funds to support students in Cambodia. As a smaller charity, we struggle with the time and resources to run large fundraising campaigns.

I set up our Bolsta Raffles campaign in minutes and started raising funds immediately. It was an easy one-person job and we reached our goal of $1000 in just over a week by simply sharing on Social Media.

This is a game changer for charities like ours.

Gail Isedale

Director

Illawarra District Rugby Juniors

Bolsta Raffles helped us raise $33,590.

It was very simple to set-up our campaign and we had 400 parents selling tickets through the Bolsta Raffles app.

We received excellent support from Bolsta and were blown away with the results we achieved.

Thank you Bolsta, put us down for next year.

 

Rikki Papesch

Illawarra Junior's Manager

Canterbury Boys High School

This is perfect for schools. Easy, effective and compliant.

It took no time to set up and we didn’t have to pay a cent of our own money. Our students simply downloaded the app and could also connect with their parents to help them sell tickets.

Most importantly, we raised funds without burdening our busy P&C members.

I’ve already recommended Bolsta Raffles to other principles I know.

Ross Dummett

School Principal

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a shared Raffle?

Bolsta creates major Shared Raffles, that multiple not-for-profit organisations can participate in at the same time, instead of having to organise their own.

We supply large, desirable prizes, so all organisations can benefit from selling more tickets.

Why are shared raffles better?

No experience required

Running raffles isn’t easy. Join our Shared Raffle to avoid the hassle of organising your own.

It’s quicker and easier

Create your personalised campaign and start selling tickets in minutes.

No outlay – No risk

You’ll retain $2.50 from every $5 ticket you sell, without spending a cent. That’s a guaranteed profit from your very first ticket sale.

Larger prizes

We supply large, desirable prizes which leads to greater ticket sales for everyone.

No more donated prizes

Asking for donated prizes can be stressful and time consuming, plus you’re often competing with other causes in your community. We’ve got prizes sorted, saving you the worry.

Peace of mind

Regulations, permits and T&Cs are often overlooked, but not by us. We ensure legal compliance for every raffle.

Better together

A percentage of each ticket sale helps fund the Shared Raffles. As participation increases, so do future prize values, which benefits everyone.

Level playing field

Smaller organisations now have the ability to fundraise like their larger counterparts.

What is my Raffle Campaign Page?

Participating organisations have their own personalised Raffle Campaign Page. Potential buyers can learn more about the cause you are raising funds for and purchase tickets.

How do I sell tickets?

Sharing

Share your campaign via social media, email or other digital means. Ticket buyers follow the link to your personalised Campaign Page to purchase tickets.

Face to Face

Use the Bolsta Raffles App to sell tickets face to face. Collect payments on your device or buyers can scan your unique QR Code and fulfil the purchase on their device.

Pledging

Buyers can pledge to purchase tickets later. They receive an email with their pledge details, which they can fulfil on their own device at a time that suits. We’ll even send them reminders for you.

Campaign Flyer

Display your Campaign Flyer to encourage ticket sales. Buyers use the QR Code to purchase tickets on their own device. Great for canteens, newsletters and anywhere else you might reach potential buyers.

What price can we sell raffle tickets for?

Tickets have a fixed price of $5 each. Organisations retain $2.50 from every $5 ticket sold via their campaign.

In eligible states, free bonus tickets are offered for larger purchases.

If organisations make $2.50 from each ticket sale, where does the rest go?

Bolsta Raffles is a social enterprise, founded to benefit not-for-profit organisations in Australia.

Organisations retain $2.50 from every $5 ticket they sell.

The other $2.50 from each ticket sale, is used to cover raffle prizes, permits, digital platform and management costs. We even cover Payment Processing Fees!

That’s our 50% Guarantee!

How many tickets are sold in this raffle?

A total of $230,000 can be raised by participating organisations in this raffle (ie 46,000 Standard Ticket sales @ $5 each). This amount is calculated at 10 times the value of the prize pool (ie $23,000) and complies with raffle regulations.

FREE Bonus Tickets are awarded for larger ticket purchases and do not affect the total amount permitted to be raised in this raffle (ie $230,000).

Can my family and friends help me sell my tickets?

Yes. If sellers need help selling their tickets, they can create their own personal team of family and friends to give them a hand.

Create helpers using our ‘Helper Hub’.

Can I build a team to help?

Yes. Easily recruit club members, students or volunteers to help with your campaign.

No more handing out raffle books! You simply invite them to your raffle campaign and they use the Bolsta Raffles App to sell their quota of tickets.

Track everyone’s progress on the leaderboard and communicate with your team via in-app messaging.

What is the Rolling Raffle Feature?

The Rolling Raffle Feature is our unique and innovative series of raffles. The moment one raffle ends, a new one instantly begins, with its own ticket sales, prizes and winners. Your campaign simply updates as it rolls from one raffle to the next, without any interruption to ticket sales. You can now run your raffle for as long as you need to.

This makes raffling more flexible than ever before, as you are no longer confined to a start or end date for your campaign.

Create a campaign in minutes for:

  • Single one-off events such as fetes, trivia nights or presentation days
  • Major raffles for your school, club or charity that you can run for a number of months. Finish up when you are happy with the amount raised
  • Continuous fundraising that runs indefinitely. Your campaign will automatically roll through every raffle until you decide to end it
What States / Territories does Bolsta Raffles operate in?

Bolsta Raffles is currently available in NSW only.

Coming to all States and Territories soon.

Keep in contact to find out when:

          

What do I need to get stared?

Three things to have on hand when setting up a campaign for your organisation:

  • Logo, crest or emblem
  • An image for your campaign
  • Bank account details
    Can kids participate?

    Yes. Kids can participate. Their age will determine how they can be involvement.

    Kids deemed too young to download our Bolsta Raffles App, can be easily uploaded to your campaign in name only. Parents then connect with them in the Helper Hub to sell tickets as a family.

    This feature is aimed at supporting primary schools and junior clubs, as parents are more likely to get involved when their child is. Research also suggests that involving kids can be a great way to build their financial skills. Parents can even help multiple children at the same time and have their funds split evenly between them.

    Refer to our Age Policy for more information.

    When can I get started?

    Our next Shared Raffle commences February 2024.

    Secure a spot by emailing us at [email protected].

    What is Bolsta RepRaiser?

    RepRaiser is a not-for-profit campaign that also participates in the Shared Raffle. 

    At allows individual athletes to run their own raffle fundraiser for represantative sporting costs and recieve the funds in their own bank account. Previously this could only be attained through the involvement of their NFP sporting club or association.

    Representative athletes of all ages and sports can participate – anywhere throughout Australia!

    Learn more about RepRaiser

    Contact Us

    Call: 1300 BOLSTA

    Email: [email protected]

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    What are you waiting for?

    Every day that passes is a lost dollar you could be raising.