In recognition of the Australian Pollinator Week mascot and the important role Australian native bees play in pollination, The Rita Fund has been established to support Australian native bee research.
Managed as part of The Wheen Bee Foundation Research Fund, a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. All contributions made to the The Rita Fund are specifically directed to supporting Australian native bees.
One of the projects The Rita Fund is supporting:
In 2007, bushfires devastated one of the last remaining refuges for the Green Carpenter Bee in Southern Australia. In a world-first, researchers have identified alternate nest material that can bridge the gap until natural materials regrow. But they need funding to produce enough material to bring this iconic bee back.
Subsequent to the recent bushfires on both Kangaroo Island and in the Blue Mountains the Green Carpenter Bee priorities have changed. Additional funds are urgently required to ensure this bee does not become extinct.
Download the PDF to learn more about the Green Carpenter Bee Conservation Project.
Make a tax-deductible donation today and, until Christmas, Flow will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar.
To make a donation for the Green Carpenter Bee project, please complete our donation form. You will receive a tax invoice, and, if you leave your e-mail address, we will mail you progress updates.
We know how to save this bee – but we need your support to do it!
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Terms and Conditions
The Green Carpenter Bee 2019 Funding campaign starts on Sunday 10 November 2019 and ends on Wednesday 25th December 2019 at midnight. This campaign seeks to raise $50,000 for the purchase of nesting substrate materials and their placement and management within Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. Funds raised in excess of $50,000 will be directed towards supporting research trials that test the potential for the successful reintroduction of the Green Carpenter Bee into other areas where they previously existed, but have since died out. The Flow offer of matching dollar for dollar contributions is capped at $10,000. The dollar for dollar matching funding offer will remain in place until Wednesday 25th December 2019 or until the $10,000 threshold is reached, whichever comes first.