YWCA Canberra runs several programs that support vulnerable members of our community in different ways. Some of the key programs that we’d love you to support are:

  • YWCA Canberra’s Clubhouse: a free, out-of-school learning space that provides over 400 young people, aged 10 to 18 in the Tuggeranong region with access to the latest technology, as well as mentoring and support to grow their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and music.
  • The Lanyon Food Hub, which provides emergency relief to families who are experiencing significant financial distress, with a focus on supporting people from the Tuggeranong region of the ACT.
  • Our range of training and education options and front-line support services help prevent and respond to violence against women in the community and in our workplaces.

We encourage our members, corporate partners, and friends to be as creative as they want with their fundraising endeavours. But we also know it can be hard to know where to start!

Some ideas for how you can fundraise are:

  • Set yourself a challenge and get your friends and family to sponsor you!
  • Host a special event, and donate entry fees. For example, local band The Touch Moves donated all proceeds from a single launch show to us.
  • Have a morning tea at work and get your colleagues to contribute.
  • Put together a team for an upcoming fun-run or event, and get people to sponsor your efforts!
  • Host a crowdfunding campaign.

Yes please! We always like to know when our members and community are fundraising for us. You can let us know by emailing

Your fundraising activity will not be an official YWCA Canberra activity, so we don’t need to approve it. While we can provide some general guidance as to what sorts of activities are appropriate, we cannot formally authorise you to act on behalf of YWCA Canberra, and we will hold no responsibility for the management of your activity.

Remember to think about things like insurance requirements, how you will collect donations, and any legal requirements. You will not be covered by YWCA Canberra’s insurance.

Every state and territory have unique laws that govern fundraising and charitable collections. Make sure to research and ensure that your activity meets all requirements. In the ACT, the Access Canberra has lots of helpful information you can access online.

Unfortunately, you can’t use our logo as your activity isn’t an official YWCA Canberra activity. However, you can acknowledge us by stating that funds raised through your event/activity will be donated to YWCA Canberra.

If you have a special reason why you’d like to use our logo, please contact and we will consider your request.

We assess fundraising initiatives on a case-by-case basis and may be able to offer some support in terms of marketing your activity through our social media channels.

Any requests for marketing and promotion support should be made to  Eleanor Sander O’Hearn our Executive Director of Communications, Advocacy & Engagement.

If your donations are made online, you don’t need to do anything further, although you might like to send us an email to let us know how much you raised: we’d love to give you a shout-out and say thank you publicly on our socials.

If you collected cash, you can drop it off to our offices in Civic, or mail a bank cheque. Please do not deposit funds raised into your own bank account, as there are different laws across the country that dictate under what conditions this is permitted.

YWCA Canberra is a Deductible Gift Recipient, which means that donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. If donations are made online, we will send a tax receipt to the donor.