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. 

'Kick On for Literacy' Brisbane fundraiser: 27 May

27 May 2016

  Buy tickets here to Epic Good Foundation's 'Kick On' Brisbane fundraiser with all proceeds going to the ILF The auction site for the fundraiser has just gone live! Click here to view the items and start bidd... Read more

Byron Bay Writers Fest 2015

Byron Bay Writers Festival

07 August 2015

BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015 REVEALS A STELLAR LINE-UP OF LAUDED AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL WRITERS For three days in early August (7-9 August) Byron Bay Writers Festival, Australia’s largest regional literary event, will deliver a ... Read more

Naidoc Charlie's Country

Charlie's Country NAIDOC screening

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Heartlines Festival

heARTlines Great Book Swap

27 May 2015

What’s your favourite children’s story? Want to share it with others? Here is a terrific way to give away your favourite books and find some new favourites at the Great (Kid’s) Book Swap, Gallery 2 at Mundaring Arts Centre, Weste... Read more

Give Easy logo

Use your iPhone to donate

GiveEasy lets mobile users connect and donate directly to charities, appeals and disasters. It allows you to give securely via your mobile device or desktop using your own funds or via workplace giving. The app is free of charge and easy ... Read more

Fraser Coast Councillor George Seymour (left) and Glen Miller proudly show the first and second editions of The Legends of Moonie Jarl. Glen holds the original (1964) while George holds the latest version being launched on Friday in the Olga Miller Memori

Special event at Sydney Writers Festival

21 May 2015

On Friday May 22,  Butchulla elder Glen Miller will be sharing stories that have been passed on by Butchulla people for thousands of years. The event is titled Australia’s Oldest Stories: Indigenous Storytelling with Glen Miller. G... Read more


One Day Sundays

29 March 2015

Sydney hip hop collective ONE DAY will be hosting their infamous block party ONE DAY SUNDAYS at its new home The Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Sunday 29 March. DJ’s Joyride, Adit and Raph will be holding court in a triumphant return aft... Read more

Fraser Coast Councillor George Seymour (left) and Glen Miller proudly show the first and second editions of The Legends of Moonie Jarl. Glen holds the original (1964) while George holds the latest version being launched on Friday in the Olga Miller Memori

The Legends of Moonie Jarl Launch

04 March 2015

Join State Library and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) for the launch of The Legends of Moonie Jarl, the 50th anniversary edition. When it was published in 1964 The Legends of Moonie Jarl was Australia’s first Abo... Read more

Book Week Cupcakes

Some Simple Ideas to Help Out

There are many ways that you can get involved and help out our Foundation. Here are some suggestions (but we are very happy for you to come up with your own ideas!) ... Read more

Trivia Night

ILF Trivia Night

Our annual Sydney Trivia Night is on again! MC'd by Richard Glover, this event is sure to be a blast.  Join us to test your knowledge, bid on some exciting silent auction prizes including artwork, Hunter Valley weekend, theatre tickets an... Read more