Philanthropic giving

Together we can have a profound impact on Australian children's lives.

Your gift can transform the lives of vulnerable children

In the last year, Barnardos improved the lives of 14,083 of Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people. Sadly, there are still so many who need our help. By supporting Barnardos you can enable us to intervene early, to strengthen families and protect Australia’s most vulnerable children.

Philanthropic gifts allow us to be innovative, to plan for the long term and to respond quickly to the urgent needs of families and children who have no one else to turn to.

The difference you can make

Philanthropic gifts allow us to reach more children, young people and families, like Sanita, through our life-changing programs. 

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Sanita's story of survival


Evidence based, high impact programs

We will use your funds wisely and direct your gift to areas of our work that matter to you.
We build lasting philanthropic relationships and work hand-in-hand with you on high-impact projects that create sustainable change.

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Barnardos’ Learning Centres and Homework Clubs provide before and after school programs for children aged 5-12, many of whom are First Nations Australians, who have been exposed to violence or family breakdown. This targeted approach allows us to work with children to break the cycle of disadvantage and help them engage with their education.

Barnardos Learning Centres

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A donation to Barnardos enables our dedicated case-workers to be out on the streets at 2am in the most disadvantaged areas, where many welfare services have not been able to meet the needs of young people.

Youth at risk

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Your donation will give families and their children a second chance in life. People like Tegan who narrowly escaped death at the hands of her partner. We believe that everybody deserves that second chance of a better, happier, safer life.

Family support for Teagan


How we work with you

Through your generosity, we can give the best possible support to children and families who are experiencing some of the toughest times in their lives. Our philanthropic donor benefits include:

Exciting opportunities

We can organise visits to our centres and program locations to see first-hand the true impact of your gift
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Exclusive invitations to special events to learn more about our life-changing work and meet like-minded supporters

Meet the leadership team

We can arrange for you to attend strategic briefings from our senior leadership team

Regular reports

Receive updates that give you a closer look at the impact our work is having on the community and the issues affecting vulnerable children

“For me, Barnardos is one of the reasons why I’m here. It’s because of their support that I’ve been able to strive for a better future”

Ben, University Medical Science Student

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See how Ben's life was transformed


Contact our team

Whether you are a private ancillary fund, individual, family or couple, your major gift or philanthropy investment will be life changing. To discuss the impact your gift could make to lives of vulnerable children and young people through Barnardos programs please contact our Philanthropy Manager on (02) 9218 2475,
email: or fill out your details below.



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