Why not become a ‘Global Parent’ and help

transform the lives of children throughout the world!

If you're looking to sponsor a child, why not join the huge number of Aussies who have become a Global Parent instead – our alternative and much-loved way of giving regular, life-transforming support.

By becoming a Global Parent, you're supporting vulnerable children throughout the world, providing vital medicine, clean water, food, and school supplies. We’ll keep you up to date with how your generous support is helping make a huge difference to children everywhere, rather than focusing on the story of just one child.

Become a Global Parent today and you can make a huge difference to the lives of millions of children.

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Where will my monthly donations go?

At UNICEF we believe all children should have access to their basic human rights, so your contribution is targeted to where it is needed most.

UNICEF Global Parents support children at every stage of early life

Together we can help provide for
where the need is greatest

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All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. ABN 35 060 581 437. Calculate your potential tax benefit here.

If you'd prefer to make your donation over the phone, please call our Supporter Relations team on 1300 884 233.

This is how we use your donation

63 cents went directly to program expenditure, including long-term development and emergency response work.

9 cents were spent on UNICEF Australia's accountability, administration and reserves.

28 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia.

The value of non-monetary donations and gifts as well as fundraising costs that are funded by UNICEF Geneva and not the public are excluded from this bar chart. The values above are from UNICEF’s 2017 Annual Report.

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Monthly giving FAQs

Will I receive a receipt?
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Yes. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement that details all of your transactions with UNICEF for those 12 months. We send our donor receipts annually to save on our administration costs, however you can request a receipt at any time by contacting us on 1300 134 071.
Can I choose which appeal gets my monthly Global Parent donation?
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No. As a Global Parent, your monthly donations support long-term programs that provide essential support to improve the lives of all children. Because UNICEF focuses on helping as many children as possible, you can rest assured that your funds are going where they are currently needed the most each month.
Why is it better to become a Global Parent than to give a one-off donation to UNICEF?
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We count on your monthly donation to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to children in need all around the world. When you pledge to donate monthly, you enable us to:
  • More effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make a lasting impact for children
  • Have extra supplies ready in areas where emergencies are likely to occur because of climate conditions or political instability
  • Respond to children’s needs wherever it is most urgently required at the time
You might also find that a smaller monthly donation can be less of a burden on your budget than a larger one-off gift. 
What are the ways I can make my monthly donation?
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You can make your monthly donation by credit card or direct debit. Please note that credit card is UNICEF’s preferred method for payment. Unfortunately we are unable to take monthly donations via PayPal or Bpay.
How can I update my contact and payment details?
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To change any of your details, including updating your credit card or address, please provide your name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
Fax: (02) 9261 2844

Or call our Sydney-based Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071.

Donations are debited on the 15th of each month and files are prepared and sent to the bank on the 11th of each month. As such, for notification received after the 11th, your next donation may be debited before your details are updated.
How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?
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UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives.

Everything we do at UNICEF is done with the world’s children in mind first. For every dollar donated by the Australian public in 2016:
  • 72 cents went directly to program expenditure, including long-term development and emergency response work across both domestic and international programs and community education.
  • 21 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia to benefit more children across the world. UNICEF Australia reinvests our supporters' generous donations to grow more funds, meaning that more funds are able to be remitted to the field to support our work with children. 
  • 7 cents was spent on UNICEF Australia's accountability, administration and reserves. UNICEF Australia is in the lowest percentile of our peer organisations in terms of money spent on administrative costs. 
For more information on where donations go, and where they come from, please see our 2016 Annual Report
Can I update my contact and payment details on the website?
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Unfortunately, not at this time. However we are making plans to make this functionality available in the near future.
How can I cancel my monthly donation?
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If you would like to cancel your Global Parent donations, please provide your full name, supporter ID (if you know it), phone number and mailing address in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
Fax: (02) 9261 2844
Or call our Sydney-based Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071.

On receipt, your recurring donation will be cancelled from the following month. Donations are debited on the 15th of each month and files are prepared and sent to the bank on the 11th. As such, for written notification received after the 11th, your next donation may be debited before it can be cancelled.

Please note, you have the option to pause your monthly donation for a few months, for example if your financial situation has changed temporarily. To do this, please contact our Supporter Relations Team on the number above and advise them of how long you’d like to put your monthly donations on hold.
When will my donation be deducted?
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Your first donation will be deducted the day you sign up to be a Global Parent. Subsequent donations will be deducted on the 15th of every month, or the nearest business day.