Fundraising and events

With your help we can make a difference for Indigenous children in remote Australia. 

Fundraisers are an invaluable part of our organisation, as they help us fund our programs and build awareness of Indigenous literacy issues.

These individuals, groups and businesses take on the challenge of running their own fundraiser. Whether you are hosting a large occasion, competing in a sporting event, donating a percentage of sales, or auctioning goods, you are providing essential support to our Foundation.

You can organise your own fundraising event by simply registering on Everyday Hero or Gofundraise. These two sites make it easy to hold a fundraiser, and share to it with your friends and family however you choose - by email, Twitter or Facebook.. If you choose to raise some money for ILF, donations can be made through your profile, and are directed on to our Foundation. It is completely hassle free fundraising! Simply visit Everyday Hero or Gofundraise and set up a profile.



Do you have a fundraising idea? 

If you have a more involved fundraising idea, such as a large event or donating a percentage of sales, please download and complete our Community Fundraising Form.

Here are some simple suggestions on how you can help our Foundation.

  • Hold a Great Book Swap or secondhand book sale
  • Tell your workplace about us and get us nominated on your charity list for workplace giving
  • Participate in marathons, races, charity drives
  • Organise a charity auction
  • Hold a morning tea with friends, at your workplace or with your bookclub
  • Hold a bake sale
  • Hold a dinner party for your friends, inviting them to donate amount they would usually spend on dinner out to our Foundation



  • Making a donation is simple! After your event, send a cheque or deposit your fundraising amount into our account. Be sure to email the Foundation: and tell us how much you raised.
  • Our Foundation will issue you with a receipt for funds raised.
  • Please note that all monies should be paid to ILF within 14 days of receipt.



In addition to our two core campaigns this year - Indigenous Literacy Day and The Great Book Swap - the ILF has many smaller but just as important events that raise funds and awareness for Indigenous Literacy on our calendar. 

Trivia Night - Sydney

09 November 2016

Do you like Book Trivia? Join MC Richard Glover at the ILF 2016 Trivia Night. You will be supporting the Foundation’s work to buy & publish books for children in remote Indigenous communities. A silent auction will be held i... Read more

Kimberley Writers Festival

02 September 2016

Talented Indigenous illustrator Dub Leffler whose book is featured in our book supply program is touring remote schools in the Kimberley region with YA author Norman Jorgensen, in the lead up to Kimberley Writers Festival. Dub wil... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day

07 September 2016

Australia’s favourite authors and entertainers come together for Indigenous Literacy Day On Wednesday 7 September 2016 Indigenous Literacy Day will kick off with a huge event at the Sydney Opera House. ILF Ambassadors Justine Clarke, Josh Py... Read more

Hidden Stories

07 September 2016

To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day, the Tasmanian Writers Centre and the Tasmanian branch of Children’s Book Council of Australia are collaborating to present two days of events at Moonah Arts Centre titled Hidden Stories. A... Read more

ILF Waratah Day

Our friends at New South Publishing, Elspeth and Pam Menzies will be opening their family property for ILF Waratah Day, where guests are invited to come and pick Waratahs in Wingello in the Southern Highlands. All proceeds will be dona... Read more

Homeground talks giveaway

Win a double pass to “Homeground Talks” at Sydney Opera House on 27 May The location of Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, was once known as Tubowgle and was a meeting place for the Gadigal people for thousands of years. So it’... Read more

Children's Book Week

20 August 2016

Hosted by Children's Book Council of Australia, it is a time where we celebrate Australian children's literature. We can't wait to see how schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children are celebrating this year&... Read more

Mudgee Readers Festival

13 August 2016

  On 13 and 14 August the Mudgee Readers' Festival will bring an exciting line-up of Australian writers to central west New South Wales.  They include 2016 Stella award-winner Charlotte Wood, David Dyer, w... Read more

Andy Griffiths' The 78-Storey Treehouse event

09 August 2016

Join Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They’ve added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-secur... Read more

Byron Bay Writers festival 2016

05 August 2016

Byron Bay Writers festival have announced their keynote guests for their 20th annual festival.  Speakers include 2016 Pulitzer prize winner William Finnegan, Cheryl Streyed, Charlotte Wood and Magda Szubanskiy. They will join a line-up of ... Read more