Community Giving at UNSW
Community Giving gets the whole UNSW community involved in fundraising for key programs and initiatives at the University.
The Community Giving program gives staff and students the support they need to start fundraising for a cause. UNSW Philanthropy is ready and willing to help you set up your Community Giving project! Get in touch with us for access to supporter toolkits, online platforms and more.
Host a fundraising drive
Want to host a morning tea, run a marathon, or hold a community event to raise money for a worthy program at UNSW? UNSW Philanthropy can help you set up and coordinate your fundraising activities, and advise you on how to get the best out of your event. The earlier you get in touch, the more help we can provide!
Crowdfunding at UNSW is an innovative way for staff, students and alumni to raise money in support of University initiatives.
If you want to kick-off a crowdfunding project, get in touch with UNSW Philanthropy. We can support you with access to online platforms, handy guides and toolkits, and advice on how to use your social media platforms to get the most our of your project.
MindFresh: Working Out Refugee Mental Health in Bangladesh
Research led by Dr Simon Rosenbaum at UNSW Medicine has found that simply including some basic physical activity in the treatment plans of people living with complex mental illnesses can have huge positive impacts. People in disadvantaged and marginalised communities are particularly likely to feel the benefits.
Dr Rosenbaum and his team are currently working in Bangladeshi refugee camps to train Rohingya refugees as Sports Therapists. Through those trainees, they will explore the impact that sport has on the mental wellbeing of one of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
Your contribution will help fund this project, and generate a better understanding of how we can support the mental health of refugees.
Wild Deserts’ Training Zone: Breeding smarter threatened species in the Strzelecki Desert
Wild Deserts is a UNSW research project that will help reintroduce seven threatened species to Sturt National Park. The project will establish a 'Wild Training Zone' inside the National Park, protected by ten kilometres of predator-proof fencing. Inside the Zone, UNSW researchers will use cutting-edge techniques to teach animals to be more aware of feral predators.
The Wild Deserts project needs your support. Your contribution will help us ensure that threatened species have a better chance of thriving when they are reintroduced to the wild. And it will give us a new understanding of how we can conserve species and restore our native ecosystems into the future.
Cancer Research: Validating an early detection test for ovarian cancer
There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer. As a result, 75 per cent of ovarian cancer is diagnosed at stage III or IV, making effective treatment almost impossible.
Right now, a team of UNSW researchers, led by Associate Professor Caroline Ford, are working to develop a test that will change how ovarian cancer is diagnosed.
By contributing to their work, you will be helping to make early detection a reality. Tumours that are detected at an early stage can often be surgically removed, significantly improving the prospects of women with ovarian cancer.
We provide plenty of support for students who want to get involved in raising funds for approved projects and initiatives around the University. If you're interested in fundraising at UNSW, get in touch with UNSW Philanthropy.
I want to support a student project
If you're keen to get involved a project, but you don't know where to start, get in touch with us. There are many initiatives that need your help, from Sunswift to the Medical Students Aid Project. We'd love to help you find a cause to support!