Fundraising for the Cathy Freeman Foundation can be really simple and fun! 
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS to get you started.


At the Cathy Freeman Foundation, we take fundraising very seriously because without it, we wouldn't be able to deliver our life-changing education programs to Indigenous students. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have fun at the same time! Here are some gold-coin donation fundraising ideas:

Wear red for a day
Host a morning tea

Wear a red t-shirt to school or work. 

Gather some treats and have a cuppa. Invite a local Traditional Owner to do a Welcome to Country and tell you about their local history and culture

Host a sausage sizzle
Run a quiz

Who doesn't like a sausage sizzle? 
Run a gold-coin-donation sausage sizzle.

How much do you know about Indigenous culture? Dedicate some time to learning more about your local Indigenous culture

Host a walkathon

Click here for four easy steps to host your own Walkathon

Give something up

Get sponsored to give something up. What will it be? Chocolate? Social media? TV?



Click on the below posters to download and print them.

Promote workplace giving

Promote your workplace giving program to all of your employees within your office.

Promote your fundraising event with this A3 poster. Tell everybody what's happening at your event as well as when and where it will be taking place.


The Cathy Freeman Foundation acknowledges the time, effort and dedication of the generous individuals, schools, workplaces and community groups who fundraise for us. 

During the last 12 months we wish to thank the following groups for their generous and thoughtful fundraising efforts. This includes:

  • Andrew Cannon (AM) for driving 10,000kms through Outback Australia in a 1923 Presentation Vauxhall and raising over $130,000 

  • Campbell Lobb for riding the Maratona dles Dolomites and raising  $28,450

  • Trevor and his team from One Step At A Time for walking over 700km and raising $10,000

  • Heidi Wane,  Nel De Silva and Tess Maricic for the continued fundraising support

  • Kinfolk Cafe in Melbourne for hosting our Back to School Celebration Dinner

  • Landers and Rogers in Melbourne and Sydney and Slade Group for hosting out 10 Year Celebration Art Shows

  • All team Freeman participants across the country

  • Vermont Secondary College and Buckley Park College

  • Many other wonderful individuals who prefer to remain anonymous.

For enquiries and requests specifically relating to Cathy Freeman, please


Please note, due to the large number of requests, we are unable to guarantee that a response will be provided to all queries. We apologise in advance.

(03) 9686 4813

PO Box 3366

East Melbourne, VIC, 3002

ABN: 59 623 241 565

Cathy Freeman Foundation is endorsed under the ATO provision of item 1

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The Cathy Freeman Foundation acknowledges and pays our respects to the past, present and emerging traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live.

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