Frequently Asked Questions

Sponsor a Community

Global Community is an initiative from ChildFund Australia that allows you to support a community in one of the countries where we work. By supporting a community through Global Community, you can create a meaningful connection with that community, participate of online discussions where community members discuss some of the issues that affect them and you will receive regular updates through the Global Community website.

As the future of children is ultimately linked to the situation in their community, your contributions towards Global Community are pooled with funds from other supporters to help meet the individual and group needs of all children in the program and to benefit the entire community. Contributions towards Global Community help provide food, healthcare, safe drinking water, education and income generation skills for the child, family and community. Active community participation and empowerment is encouraged within ChildFund project areas. Although children are at the centre of the locally developed initiatives, the emphasis is on encouraging self-help by providing families and communities with the means to reshape their future.

Visiting the community you support could be one of the most enriching and memorable experiences of your life. It also provides you with the unique opportunity to see first-hand the enormous difference that your contributions are making in the community you support. ChildFund Australia can arrange for you to visit the community you support. Please call Supporter Relations on 1800 023 600 at least three months ahead of your planned departure date so arrangements can be made and a police check conducted. A National Office representative will accompany you during your visit. You will be required to cover expenses incurred by yourself and the national office representative as part of the visit.