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. 

Searching for Books
Photographer: Emily Wiech

How Libraries Can Help

Did you know that less than 36% of people living in a remote Indigenous community have access to a library? We're asking libraries to join the Great Book Swap Challenge! Help us to provide new, culturally relevant books for communities to ... Read more

Salt Art exhibition 1

Salt Contemporary Art Exhibition

Until June 15, purchase a work from Salt Contemporary Art's latest group exhibition: 'A Taste of Salt: Celebrating the First Decade of Salt Contemporary Art,' and they will donate 10% of the proceeds to our Foundation. '... Read more

QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum

27 May 2014

A Great Book Swap will be held at QUT Art Museum in conjunction with TEXTA Book Club and QUT Big Lift as part of QUT Reconciliation Week programs. Bring along a pre-loved book to swap on the day along with a gold coin donation. When: 5–6... Read more

Garrmalang Festival

Garrmalang Festival

11 May 2014

The inaugural Garrmalang Festival will be a yearly three-day long Indigenous Cultural Festival which will take place at the Darwin Entertainment Centre in May each year. This year the dates for the festival are Friday 9 – Sunday 11. ... Read more

Aquilizans Book Swap

QUT Art Museum's Great Book Swap

17 October 2013

A Great Book swap will be held at QUT Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Fragments: another country and TEXTA Book Club. Bring along a pre-loved book to swap on the day and a gold coin donation. Complementary re... Read more

MCA Indigenous Week

Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrates ILD

04 September 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney is excited to again be participating in ILD this year. Highlights of this free event include: · Speeches from well-known authors and illustrators, including Elaine Russell. · Th... Read more

Keller riders

Coast-2-Coast Charity Challenge

On Thursday, 29 August 2013, six motorcycle riders from the Keller Australia Group will set off on an 11-day challenge to ride Australia from coast to coast. Part of the 2013 Coast-2-Coast Charity Challenge, the Keller Australia team’s marat... Read more

Jumbunna 2012
Photographer: Anna Zhu

Jumbunna UTS: Acting, Storytelling and Literacy

04 September 2013

University of Technology Sydney supports Indigenous Literacy Day with free events and a taste of university life at Jumbunna! Join Leah Purcell at Jumbunna, UTS for exciting workshops: (In)digistories for years 7-9 and Sydney Story Factory for... Read more

Uncle Max

Sutherland Shire Library Author Talk and Auction

05 September 2013

Author Talk Sutherland Shire Citizens for Native Title and Reconciliation will be presenting Max Dulumunmun Harrison at Sutherland Library on Thursday, 5 September 2013. Max will talk about his colourful life and experiences, growing up on t... Read more

Lorraine McGee Sippel

U3A Event: Lorraine McGee Sippel Author Talk

04 September 2013

Yorta Yorta woman, poet and bestselling author Lorraine McGee Sippel talks about her remarkable story at U3A, Thirroul Library & Community Centre, on Indigenous Literacy Day (September 4) 2013. Lorraine is a descendant of the Yorta Yorta, ... Read more