ChildFund Australia

Mission / Objective

ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children's rights.

Beneficiary Group

The ChildFund Alliance currently assists more than 15 million children in 55 countries, and is supported by over 55,000 sponsors in Australia alone.

Projects in Progress

ChildFund Australia is a child-focused, not-for-profit organisation that works directly with community leaders and families to create lasting and meaningful change. By empowering people to voice their needs and supporting them to address the issues that affect their daily lives, ChildFund is actively supporting sustainable community development. We strive to make the world a safer, healthier and happier place for children by designing programs that support long-term development aimed at achieving self-sufficiency. ChildFund Australia is an independent, non-religious, non-political organisation that never discriminates and works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion, ethnicity or gender.



Nigel Spence, ChildFund Australia CEO

Leadership Team

Since joining ChildFund Australia as CEO in 2006, Nigel has overseen the expansion of its child-focused development programs in Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Laos, as well as continuing aid and development work through ChildFund Alliance partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Nigel has a long history of working with vulnerable and marginalised children, both in Australia and internationally. Prior to his role at ChildFund, he was CEO of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA), and Director of Children and Youth Services with Centacare, Catholic Community Services, Sydney.

Registration Information


79 002 885 761

Donation on Tax Deductible


How to Help

Wills and Bequests

Leaving a bequest to ChildFund Australia can be the gift of a lifetime that changes the tragic reality that faces so many children. By including ChildFund Australia in your will, you can provide children and generations to come with clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education and support on the path to self-sufficiency. There are many practical issues to consider when writing a will for the first time, and we advise you to seek professional legal and financial advice when writing or changing your will. To make things a little bit easier, contact us for a copy of our Guide to Wills and Bequests.

General Donations

You can make a real and lasting difference to children living in poverty. With your help and support, ChildFund Australia can improve the lives of thousands of children, their families and communities in the developing world. Here's some ideas: Sponsor a child You can help a child and their community achieve a sustainable and positive future for just over $1.35 a day - or $42 a month. Join Project Humanity You can make a regular monthly donation to our community development program. Project Humanity provides additional support for communities in need or emergency assistance during times of crisis. Donate to the latest appeal You can help ChildFund Australia build schools, improve farming techniques, and provide safe, clean drinking water. Find out more about our latest appeal.

Other support

Buy a Donation with a Difference Select a unique gift for your friends and family from our online catalogue. For just $21, you could buy a hygiene kit for a child in Uganda or 10 baby chickens for a family in Sri Lanka. Fundraise for ChildFund Australia You can raise funds through your birthday, wedding, fun runs and other event, or in memory of someone you love.

Work with us


ChildFund Australia is always looking for helping hands so if you live in Sydney please get in touch!

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