If you want to help make a difference to support children's rights, holding your own fundraiser for UNICEF could be the answer 

Whether you’re an individual, family, school or small or large organisation, you can help raise crucial funds for UNICEF’s life-saving programs in more than 190 countries. 

You can fundraise in a number of ways:


This year you can make a difference by putting your best foot forward and running for a cause at events all over Australia. By getting on the move you’ll help UNICEF provide essential nutrition support, health services, clean water, sanitation, education, and protection to children all around the world.

Apply now to be a Charity Superstar at either Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon or the Sun-Herald City2Surf running events (conditions apply) or simply join one of the many running events across Australia and then set up your Everyday Hero page here.

Whether you run by yourself or share the load with a friend or group, it’s easy to take the first steps. 


Travel & Fundraise 

Do you want to take on an adventure like no other? Maybe you have dreamt about taking on Peru's historic Machu Picchu or conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest freestanding mountain. Well now is your chance to challenge yourself and raise vital funds to support some of the world's most vulnerable children. 

UNICEF Australia partners with Inspired Adventures to offer a range of hikes/treks/cycles to some of world's most iconic destinations. On these trips you get to experience new surroundings, learn more about different cultures, sample local cuisine and make new friends with other dedicated UNICEF supporters.

Best of all, with every climb, step or pedal you’ll help UNICEF provide education facilities, health support, clean water and vaccinations to the children who need it the most.

Get more info on upcoming challenges

Want to know what it's like to take on one of our challengers? Watch UNICEF supporter Bek, take on the journey of a lifetime to Kilimanjaro in 2014.

Start planning your adventure today 




Following the success of #CookForSyria in 2017, we are pleased to announce we will be bringing the nationwide fundraising initiative back in June 2018. We’re encouraging everyone in Australia - from top chefs to people at home - to open their hearts and put on their aprons to cook and raise money for UNICEF’s Syria Crisis Appeal. Click here for more info on how you can get involved. 

Organise your own fundraiser

If you are an individual, family, community group or small or large organisation, just follow these three simple steps to start fundraising for UNICEF:

1. Decide on a fundraiser 

You might already have a fundraising idea in mind – if so, perfect! If not, why not check out our fundraising ideas for inspiration.  


2. Complete a proposal to fundraise
Before you get started making your fundraising event a success, we need you to complete and return a proposal to fundraise with a few details of what you have planned. 

Download your proposal to fundraise here 

If you are a school and plan to hold a fundraiser in your grounds then you do not need to get permission from UNICEF to fundraise. Schools have different fundraising regulations to other individuals or community groups. So please go ahead with your event. For more information contact education@unicef.org.au

Once we receive your proposal, we’ll send you a fundraising pack, team UNICEF logo, a poster and an authority to fundraise letter within 5 working days, so your donors can be assured you’re legitimately fundraising for UNICEF Australia.

3. Get started fundraising

Once we have approved your fundraiser you can start fundraising straight away. You might find it helpful to set up an online fundraising page to make it easy for your family, friends and colleagues to contribute. Two of our favourites are EverydayHero and JustGiving


Celebrate and Give 

You can make a huge difference to children’s lives by asking your loved ones to make a donation to UNICEF instead of buying you a gift for your birthday, wedding, or any other special occasion.  

Whatever the occasion, setting up an online fundraising page at Everyday Hero is fast and easy to do! All you need to do is to decide on an occasion and simply follow these three steps:

1. Create your own birthday, wedding or any other special occasion page on the Everyday Hero website. 

2. Invite your friends to visit the page and chip in for your birthday — no donation is too great or small. A gift of $51 can provide 200 vaccines to protect children from Polio. 

3. Track your donations on your Everyday Hero page to see how much you’ve raised.  


Choosing to donate in lieu of gifts will help raise vital funds to support the world's most vulnerable children ensuring they have access to clean water, education, health support and vaccinations. 

Take a look at some of our inspiring fundraisers