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Surf Life Saving launches Innovation Fund

As we strive for zero preventable deaths in Australian waters, the Innovation Fund aims to deliver improved support to surf lifesavers through innovation and enhanced lifesaving technologies. This will allow Surf Life Saving to enhance and adapt services and develop new products to serve the water safety market.

Why was the Fund created?

The Surf Life Saving Innovation Fund is designed to invite members of the surf lifesaving community to contribute to the movement via innovative ideas to solve real problems associated with keeping the Australian coastline safe and achieving Surf Life Saving’s overarching vision of “zero preventable deaths.”

The Innovation Fund seeks to create new, incremental revenue streams through donors and corporate community partnerships to fund innovation initiatives.

The power of the Innovation Fund will be engaging and harnessing over 115 years of water safety services experience, the collective knowledge of almost 190,000 volunteers across SLSA and open collaboration with technology and industry partners.
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Donate to improve support to surf lifesavers

Join us in developing the reach, scope, and resources of our work by making a gift towards the Surf Life Saving Innovation Fund.

Sponsorship & collaboration opportunities

If you would like to sponsor or collaborate on an Innovation Fund project, we welcome your support. You can express your interest via the form below and a member of our team will be in touch shortly to discuss collaboration opportunities.

In the meantime, you can explore our current projects that are open for funding.


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Your monthly donation will help train new surf lifesavers, improve the skills of our current volunteers and help us replace equipment that is constantly exposed to the harsh Australian conditions.

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