FAQs

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What does it cost?

Upon booking, you pay a (non-refundable) registration fee of $495. The travel cost (excluding flights) is $2,944*. The donation to Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs is a set minimum of $3,000 and $5,000 for a pair, this can be fundraised with the support of Soulful Concepts and Vision Australia.  Of course, we’d love you to raise more and are here to help.

 

*Subject to change. Refer to Soulful Concepts terms and conditions.

How do I fundraise?

There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started we have created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A–Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how-to” guides for certain events, sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters. You will also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who will help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition, you will be supported by the Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dog team and guided in setting up an online fundraising page.

Is the travel cost guaranteed?

Soulful Concepts try to keep travel costs as quoted. However, factors out of our control such as group size, fluctuating exchange rates and increases in airfares, as well as airline and airport taxes, can affect travel costs. The travel cost will be confirmed again at the time of invoicing.

Is it possible to fundraise for my travel costs via my online fundraising page?

No, you can only raise the funds that are going to Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs via your online page. If seeking support for your travel expenses, this must be raised through other means and paid directly to Soulful Concepts. It is essential that you’re transparent with supporters about where their donation is going, for example supporting your payment of the adventure or going directly to Vision Australia.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, donations made to your fundraising page are tax-deductible. If an item is received in return for a donation (for example chocolates, auction items or raffle tickets), the donation is not tax-deductible. Donations to your travel expenses are also not tax-deductible.

What is the registration fee?

Upon registration, you will be required to pay a $495 registration fee to secure your spot on the team. The fee will cover your planning, fundraising and travel support in the lead up to your adventure.