Help us reach our goals!  There are various ways to help raise funds for Spielwelt.

Our fundraising coordinator and the committee are pleased to let you know that this year we have a few different fundraising events.  These are in response to last year’s parent survey and feedback, and are outlined below.  We ask that families support Spielwelt in the ways that appeal most. In addition to our fundraising events, families are free to come up with their own ways to support our programs, too, of course.  (Someone recently donated a second-hand BBQ to us, for example…. you can come and reap the benefits of that at our Special Events!)

Chocolate Sales:

Chocolate boxes are available on the library counter, for parents to sign out and sell at their work place. Instructions for payments and sales can be found inside the box, and there is more information and tips on selling fundraising chocolates here.


Mango Sales:

Mangoes will be available in late October/early November and are sold by the tray.  The mangoes last year were huge and delicious. Spielwelt gets a couple of dollars per tray, and families agreed the mangoes were good value for money.  If you can convince your family/neighbours/colleagues to purchase boxes through you too, then it helps to raise more funds.  Our fundraising coordinator will provide the link to our online sign up sheet when it is time to start ordering; or you can ask us for the link any time by emailing our fundraising coordinator on


GAP Portraits & Class Photographs:

Our delightful children’s photographs will taken be in Term 4, and will cost $10 per individual portrait and $10 for a GAP class photograph.  You get the electronic copy in time to print and/or send to your family and friends for Christmas.  We run this fundraiser whenever we have a professional photographer as one of our parents, who is willing to generously offered their time for free for this project. We have the photos available to preview (on a laptop at the hall), so that families can order their photos online on our photo sign up sheet.  You can email us on for the link to that sign up sheet and the payment instructions any time.



Fundraising Levy in-lieu of Bunnings BBQ:

In response to our parent survey, we are offering families the opportunity to make a cash donation instead of spending their time at a Bunnings BBQ.  (For those of you who love BBQs, don’t worry… we plan to have one every second year, so watch for the date to be announced!)  Families surveyed in 2016 felt that donations of $20, $30 or $50 would be appropriate, but the amount is entirely up to each family.  Our bank account details for donations are different to your normal term fee account. They are:


Spielwelt German Parents Association (Overall account)

BSB: 032778

Account number: 357314


Donations to Pfadfinder are tax deductible, so if you would like a tax deductible receipt, please make your donation to the Pfadfinder account and send an email to request a receipt, to


Scouts Aust ACT Pfadfinder Scouts

BSB:  032778

Account number:  334067




Where will the funds go?

Our term fees pay for the rent, insurance, teacher salaries, craft supplies and administration.  Anything extra requires fundraising.  In past years, our extras were requested were things like library books, outdoor toys, our new energy efficient heaters/air conditioning, and our new energy efficient LED lights.  Some of these installation costs were covered by an ACT-Smart Energy rebate, but we must cover the rest of the costs ourselves.  We usually try to spend fundraising money on items that will benefit all our children’s programs (or indeed all hall users).


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our fundraising coordinator on


Chocolate Fundraising Tips