Corporate partners can play a vital role in boosting AST, providing funding, in-kind support and other goods and services to help supplement your school’s activities.
Holland Park State School’s AST corporate sponsors started coming on board when a local cafe owner overheard the AST committee talking as they met over a coffee.
Commenting that he had recently seen more people walking past on their way to school, the owner of Flute Café Coorparoo offered free coffee vouchers to the school to incentivise more parents and teachers to actively travel.
Thinking of other local businesses that would support AST as an active and healthy program, the school then approached Jetts Fitness Greenslopes for support. The gym now provides vouchers and fitness sessions for parents on the school oval after morning drop off. Parents claim they have discovered muscles they didn’t even know they had!
Other schools in the AST program are generously sponsored by local fruit shops, coffee vans and grocery stores which support AST events across the city.
Have a think about your local community and the AST activities your school delivers. Which businesses can best support your work? Who do you already have connections with? Why not approach a few key partners who can really add value to the great work you already do?