Your own fundraising idea

So you want to put your compassion into action? Fundraising within your community is a fantastic way to raise funds and awareness of Caritas Australia’s life-saving aid and development programs around the world. You have the power to really make a difference!

Sandhurst team and chefs

Fundraising Resources

From ideas to practical tips, everything you need to know to organise a fundraising event:

Your Guide to Community Fundraising (PDF 2.4MB)

Cover of the Guide to Community Fundraising

Other useful forms:
Authority to Fundraise form
Risk Assessment form
Financial Summary form

All sorts of fun activities can be made into fundraisers - some people like to hold parties or family days out, and others like to do something active. Everybody’s different, so let your imagination run wild and come up with your own unique fundraiser.

Get creative!

Choose a fundraising idea that suits your skills, personality, connections and time availability. For ideas:

  • Check out some past fundraising events by our supporters
  • Choose from already existing events, such as sponsored fun runs
  • Hold a Caritas Ks or Caritas Cafe event using the easy-to-use resources on our website
  • Use your imagination and invent your own individual fundraiser!
All you need to get started

Now that you have an idea of what you would like to do, its time to start organising your event!


Need help fundraising? Phone 1800 024 413 or email communityfundraising@caritas.org.au


Be inspired by some of our super supporters

Hawksbury Latin Fiesta

The Hawkesbury Latin Fiesta - Yvonne Vievers

A day dedicated to entertainment, food and festivities The Hawkesbury Latin Fiesta was a seriously fun fundraiser. With a variety of Latin American dancers, competitions to win flights to Bolivia, plus various Australian and Latin American food stalls this day made the Hawkesbury Race Course a hive of activity.