Bushmans are part of the community, and to us it is a given to therefore giving back to the community.
Bushmans are giving back to the land through Landcare Australia. There is a natural synergy between our two organisations due to the nature of Landcare Australia and Bushmans’ mission to manage and sustain the communities and natural resources of Australia. A partnership has thus been formed between Bushmans Tanks and Landcare Australia.
“Junior Landcare is about encouraging young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment.”
Bushmans proudly supports Landcare Australia’s Junior Grants Program. The Landcare Grants Program provides invited schools to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to fund an environmental project with a focus on water conservation. Earlier this year, Bushmans invited 16 schools to apply to Landcare Australia’s Junior Grants.
Sixteen primary schools in across regional areas of Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales are recipients of the first ever Bushmans Junior Landcare Grants program. Bushmans Tanks is funding these grants in an effort to increase awareness about rainwater harvesting and to support children in playing an active role in creating a sustainable future for the country. The successful grant projects, all focusing on water conservation, range from installing irrigation systems to native and bush tucker gardens to frog bogs. Involving children in such projects is highly important as we seek to understand food security, current climate challenges and ensure the future sustainability of our environment.
Read more here for examples of types of projects that Bushmans contribute to.
Give Me 5 for Kids is Southern Cross Austereo’s national fundraiser which has been supporting and raising funds for local children’s hospital wards across regional Australia for the last 25 years. Beginning in the mid-’90s as a simple coin drive in the Central Coast region, this annual charity drive has since raised $25.9 million nationally, and benefited over 40 children’s hospital wards.
Each June, our local radio and television networks get behind the cause by holding local fundraising events. Bushmans supports this charity by donating funds and raising awareness through its networks throughout rural Australia.
Bushmans Tanks supports the Cancer Council through donations to Cancer Council’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ program in Orange. ‘Stars of Orange’ has become one of the most anticipated fundraisers in the Orange community’s calendar. The event has grown over the years, much to the assistance by local businesses like Bushmans. When the event first launched in 2014, it attracted 250 people and raised $35,000. Five years later, the venue was at capacity. Over the time that the event has been run, it has raised close to $600,000 to go towards the Cancer Council. Bushmans supports this fundraising endeavor and is proud to have contributed to the team in Orange that won Highest Fundraiser Award for 2019 in raising $33,000 alone.
The Australian Red Cross is working tirelessly in building a better society based on people helping people. The Australian Red Cross are involved in a multitude of altruistic efforts that are furthering the cause of humanitarianism. Some of the works that the Australian Red Cross has been involved in includes; assisting in saving lives by providing medical attention, supplies and support to people before and after disasters strike. The Australian Red Cross also work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict, assisting refugees and promoting the laws of war. The Australian Red Cross is also heavily involved in domestic work by assisting the most vulnerable community members and regions – no matter their circumstances. Bushmans Tanks is proud to support the efforts of the Australian Red Cross by donations.
The Walgett Show is the largest community event in the Walgett Shire, NSW. The event attracts a wide audience of people throughout the region and it is fair to say that the Walgett Show is the Peoples’ Show. The Walgett Show rely solely on the generous support of donors, supporters, show attendees, committees and members of the local communities within the Walgett Shire to assist in putting on the annual event.
Bushmans is a proud supporter of the Walgett Show and contribute to their success by donations
Trundle, a small town in Central New South Wales have been terribly affected by the drought, as many other areas in regional NSW. Bushmans assisted Trundle Public School and the local community by donating a Bushmans 10,000 litre water tank and pump. The tank helped harvest any rainwater and put it to good use. The school became a facility for the community, and the tank and pump made it possible for the Trundle community to get some washing done and enjoy a short shower.