Brain Cancer Research at RPA Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Brain Cancer Research
at RPA
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

I'd like to organise an event to raise funds for Brainstorm at RPA. Where do I start?
It's simple, read through our Fundraising Guidelines, download the Authority to Fundraise Form and send it to

We will review your application and once it's approved, we will send you your approved Authority to Fundraise Form.

How much should I aim to raise?
As a minimum, expenses should not exceed 40% of income received through donations.
A successful event should aim for a 4:1 return – for every $1 you spend you should aim to raise $4.

Where does the money go?
All net income raised through your event will be made available to Brain Cancer Research at the RPA Neuropathology Department.

Can I raise money for a specific project?
Funds raise goes directly medical equipment, research, expertise, specialist services, capital projects, scholarships and education for the entire hospital.

Funds are generally directed to the areas of greatest need. However, if you wish to direct the funds you raise to a specific project, just let us know when you submit your Authority to Fundraise Form.

Will my fundraising event be covered under Brainstorm at RPAs insurance?
As a third party fundraising group or individual, you are not covered under any of the Brainstorm at RPA insurance policies. It is recommended you arrange your own insurance for any fundraising activities you undertake.

Do I need a license or permit for my fundraising activity?
Fundraising activities in public places may require a permit from the property owner or council. Certain fundraising activities such as raffles or the sale of alcohol may require licenses.

Check if you need a license by contacting the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) Authority

How do I transfer the money raised to Brainstorm?
Please fill in the End of Fundraising Activity Form and return to us along with the net funds raised within 30 days of your fundraising taking place.

Can expenses be deducted from funds raised by the event?
Yes, provided they are documented properly and do not exceed 40% of total proceeds. You will need to complete the Expenditure of Fundraised Money Form and return to us along with receipts.

Still have questions?
Brainstorm's is happy to help you with any further questions you may have.

Please contact:
Chantel Hesari
Administrative Support
Brainstorm at RPA
119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
PO Box M33 Missenden Road NSW 2050
Phone: (02) 8514 1470 Fax: (02) 9383 1470