- October Winners
We’re giving $30k Australian Charities in 2017 based on your votes.
Join Australia’s Biggest Giving Circle and vote and donate to your favourite Charities, not for profits or community groups. In 2017 we’re giving $30,000 to Australian Charities based on your votes and donations.
Next prize draw is Dec. 20th, 2017 and we’ll be giving $7,500 to the #10 Charities with the most votes with thanks to UBank, Australia’s online only bank.
Our Giving Circle can support Children and Youth Charities
How it Works:
- Vote one a week for up to 3 Charities at a time.
- Donate for more votes. We add 1 Vote for every $ you give – donations that go to your Favourite Charity and give them more votes
- Spread the Word. Tell people your favourite charity and ask friends, family and colleagues and get them to vote as well!
- Our next prize draw is Dec 20th, 2017. The #10 Charities with the most votes will share in $7,500 including $3,000 to the Charity in Position #1. See the leaderboard for more details.
Our Giving Circle can support Animal Charities
Are you an Australian Charity, not-for-profit or community group?
Register for free here . Once you’re registered, tell your supporters to vote and donate to you and you could be sharing in $30k this year, plus gaining valuable national exposure as part of Australia’s Biggest Giving Circle. And it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, we’ve set aside prizes for grassroots charities.
Our Giving Circle can support Medical Charities
Our Giving Circle can support those living rough
The Giving Circle FAQs
Can anyone join Australia's Biggest Giving Circle?
How are the winners determined?
Before each prize draw (we do several throughout the year) we'll announce the prizes and how they will be distributed.
For our next prize draw on October 15th 2017 the prizes will be distributed as follows:
Monthly Donor Prize Draw - Up to $10,000
To be eligible for any of the prizes in the monthly donor prize draw a Charity must have 30 or more monthly donors:
- The Charity with the most monthly donors will receive $1,500
- The 2nd and 3rd Charities with the most monthly donors will recieve $750 each
- The 4th and 5th Charities with the most monthly donors will recieve $500 each
- Every Charity with 30 or more regular givers will recieve $150*
In the case of a draw (more than 1 Charity with the same number of regular givers), the charity with the higher value of monthly donations will be ranked higher.
Vote and Donate Prize Draw - $2,500
- The Charity with the most votes will receive $1,100
- The 2nd and 3rd Charities with the most votes will receive $500
- The 4th and 5th Charities with the most votes will receive $200
- The 6th-10th Charities with the most votes will receive $100 each
Note, a Charity can only win one prize in this round. If they're eligible to win a monthly donor prize and a Vote and Donate Prize, they will win the prize with the higher dollar value.
*up to a maximum of 35 Charities
Is there a minimum donation level?
The minimum donation amount is set at $10 per month for regular giving and $20 for one-off donations. If you're not in a position to donate, you can can still vote for your favourite charity for free once a week and share the Giving Circle with your friends and ask them to get involved.
What happens if I make a donation?
All donations are processed securely via stripe or paypal and sent to your charity of choice each month. We do not store your credit card details.
When you commit to regular giving to your favourite charity you give them an extra chance of sharing in $10,000 from UBank. Remember any Charity with 30 or more regular givers will share in our prize pool.
If you make a one-off donation we add 1 Vote for every $ you give.
Can I cancel my Regular Giving?
We understand peoples financial circumstances change, and you are free to cancel your regular giving at any time by logging into your account. Please note however that if more than 10% of a Charities donors cancel their regular giving within 6 months it can effect their eligibility for a prize.
How often can I vote?
You can vote once a week for your Favourite Charities and nominate up to 3 each time. Votes cast more often than once a week are disregarded. You can donate as often as you want, and we add 1 Vote for every $ you give as a one-off donation. Please be aware that if you vote using fake email addresses or multiple email addresses your vote will not count. Even if you see the vote count go up, all fake votes are scrubbed before the prizes are awarded.
Will I be contacted by any Charities?
When you vote or donate to a Charity they may wish to contact you to thank-you for your support and keep you up-to-date with the work they're doing. When it occurs, contact will usually be via email, and in some instances telephone. When a Charity wishes to contact a supporter we have strict guidelines in place that include:
- Only Charities that you have voted for, donated to, or indicated as one of your favourites can make contact. We do not share your details with any Charity you have not indicated as one of your favourites.
- If making contact by telephone, they are only able to contact you once unless you ask for more information or consent to be contacted again. Your contact details are not stored for future contact.
- If making contact by email there must be a clear and easy way for your to unsubscribe from future emails
- They must be courteous, professional and polite. We hope you'll be interested in hearing from them, but if you're not, no further contact is made
- They must abide by the Fundraising Institute of Australia's guidelines regarding contacting you, which can be found here
If you believe any Charity is not abiding by these guidelines we want to hear from you and you can send an email with the details to [email protected]
$7,500 to the #10 Charities with the most votes
1st = $3,000 • 2nd & 3rd = $1,500 each • 4th & 5th = $500 each • 6th - 10th = $100 each
The votes shown above are a preliminary count and may be adjusted up or down. A final count will be done before we award the prizes. If you work for a charity listed above and are concerned that the votes are not accurate please contact us
Only charities that are registered appear in our leaderboard and are eligible for a prize. If you wish to register your Charity for free, please click here
The following Charities were our prize winners in October. Don't forget we're giving away $30k in 2017, click here to vote and donate to your favourite Charities in our new prize draw closing December 20th.
BARC (Bali Dog Adoption Rehabilitation Centre)
BARC is a no-kill facility that aims to relieve the suffering, starvation and abuse of Bali animals through rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing. We take in the worst of the worst – and see it almost daily! No words can describe the level of suffering experienced by some of these abandoned animals – bald from mange, emaciated, open fly infested wounds, broken limbs – they cringe at the site of humans, scavenge for food scraps, sleep on the streets and as a result, live in constant fear. We provide all rescued animals with the necessary veterinary care (including vaccination and sterilization). While their bodies mend we do what we can to rebuild their trust in humanity offering love and affection. When ready they are placed in fur-ever homes through our adoption program. The most traumatized cases may live out their lives in our animal sanctuary called ‘Warriors Legacy – BARC Sanctuary’. Warriors Legacy is the first ever rescued animal sanctuary in Bali. This project is home to over 60 adult dogs, 2 rescue horses, 3 rescued pigs and many monkeys. We have just completed construction of a state of the art, all natural, open-air jungle enclosure for our rescued monkeys. We operate a street program to help many mistreated animals, support locals with free veterinary care and regular street vaccination/sterilization programs. Additionally we conduct education programs in the Balinese community. Founded in 2006 (registered charity in both Australia and Indonesia), we have expanded rapidly, to date helping over 20,000 animals. There are presently 350+ animals in our care. With no government funding, we rely on donations from the global community. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors! Please know that 100% of all donations go towards improving the lives of Bali Animals. You can find out more about BARC through our website or facebook page: www.barc4balidogs.org.au https://www.facebook.com/BaliDogAdoptionRehabilitationCentre/See More
mindDog assists mental health sufferers to procure, train and certify psychiatric assistance dogs. These dogs assist people with mental health disorders whose lives are often severely compromised by anxiety and fear. With their mindDog they are able to travel on public transport, access public places and take part in social activities which have been closed off to them.See More
Our Haven Wildlife Shelter Inc - non profit
Together we created and run Our Haven Wildlife Shelter Inc. located at Golden Beach Victoria, we moved to Gippsland in 2009 from the Mornington Peninsula, after my husband Tony had a work accident in 2000 and was deemed a total disability, unable to work again. We moved here because of our love for the wildlife. I have always cared for injured birds and checked the pouches of deceased animals on the side of the road because of my knowledge of pouch joeys. In 2010 after moving into our new home in Golden Beach my husband was in our front garden when a car pulled up and called him over these people handed him a unfurred eastern grey joey and drove off with no explanation, my husband came to me shocked, as was I wondering what we were to do with this little guy who?s name became Bobby. After warming little Bobby up I started ringing around to find a home for him with a registered carer believing there would be abundant carers in Gippsland as there was in the Mornington Peninsula. Countless calls with no replies I was worried as I knew this little guy needed milk with no idea on what type of milk or teats I proceed to check on the internet. After gathering my information I sent my husband off armed with a list of what we needed. Day 2 finally someone had returned my call only to tell me there was very few carers all of which were unable to care for this beautiful little boy because they were full to capacity, and I was told he would have to be euthanized. My heart broke looking into this healthy little boys eyes and there was no way I could let this happen, therefor that day changed my life, and that?s how I became a wildlife rescuer and rehabilitation shelter. Armed with information I had to find a shelter to take me on as a carer, and I did find a beautiful lady willing to give me a chance. I never realised how hard it was to bring up a grey kangaroo its said they are the hardest animal in the world to hand raise, as they stress very easily which I have found to be true compared to Wallabies, wombats and possums. For this reason not many carers will take them on due to the heartbreak of losing them. So far I have had a high success rate. We have not had a holiday since we started this venture which has given us a purpose we don?t mind going without as we love and care about our wildlife and believe they are worth it. Financially its been a huge struggle as my husband is on disability pension and unable to work & I work as a personal care attendant partime because of my husband?s health. Our Haven Wildlife Shelter Inc. is run in the most part completely by us alone. This was not planed, the wildlife found us, we live on a standard house block. Joeys are fed specialist milk till they are eighteen months of age. On average we go through 20 kgs of milk in about 18 days. Because our block is so small we have to buy hard feeds e.g. chaff and dry grasses for them. All medications, x-rays and pathology are paid for by us. Our Dream would be to have land out of town away from main roads so we could release our orphans safely, At the moment we have to sedate them when they are 18 months of age transport them which is a three hour drive to a large shelter where they are soft released, which is very stressful on the orphans and ourselves.See More
Heartfelt : Giving the Gift of Photographic Memories
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses. Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift to families in a caring, compassionate manner. All services are provided free of charge.See More
Birth for Humankind
Birth for Humankind is a Melbourne non-profit organisation that exists to ensure that all women, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances, have access to support, education and care during their pregnancy, birth and early parenting journey. The organisation was co-founded in 2014 by two doulas (professional birth companions) who observed gaps in the maternal health system for women facing socio-economic disadvantage who were often journeying through pregnancy and birth alone, under prepared and confused about their choices, leading to poorer birth experiences and maternal and child health outcomes. Birth for Humankind was created to help close these gaps. We do this by mobilising and supervising a team of volunteer doulas who give of their time to provide free one-to-one continuous care through the perinatal period for women facing socio-economic disadvantage; and by running education programs that are relevant and accessible for women in need. The majority of our clients are women from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds who have recently arrived in Australia, don?t speak English fluently and don?t have a network of family and friends to support them. We also work with many young mums under the age of 25, women experiencing domestic violence or homelessness and women experiencing other forms of socio-economic disadvantage. We are a registered charity with a dedicated core team of eight part-time employees, 40 volunteer doulas, a committed and ?hands-on? board, as well as a growing community of people passionate about promoting better birth outcomes and supporting women in need.See More
Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre
Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre is a free community service run by volunteers to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned native animals and birds. There is no funding for the work which has continued for 26 years 24/7. Over 10,500 injured wildlife have been admitted to the intensive care unit, with equally as many again assisted over the phone, email, website, and Facebook.It is a not for profit charity with the ACNC registered charity tick. The Centre is currently fund raising to build a large , round, raptor rehab facility to be used for birds of prey to flight them and build up their muscle tone in preparation for a successful rerelease.See More
Bali Pet Crusaders
Bali Pet Crusaders is a grass roots sterilisation project focusing on the spay and neuter of homeless and rescued Bali local street dogs and cats and those owned by the poorer community who cannot afford to pay a local vet.See More
Food is Free Laneway Ballarat
Inspired by guerilla gardening and Food Is Free movement, Ballarat citizen Lou Ridsdale created a dedicated platform in the Laneway beside her home in Oct 2014 sharing her homegrown veggies, fruit & herbs, seeds/seedlings, encouraging others to do so. Differing from other community gardens, it is un-gated & open 24/7 - the true essence of inclusiveness. Now 100% community led/community run, which actively fosters and promotes impactful practical food security solutions, it quickly gathered momentum now enjoys up to 100 visitors daily and involves 60 volunteers. Actively promoting community engagement, recycling, repurposing, growing produce in small spaces, beautifying an unused space, DIY education, eating seasonally, neighbourhood strengthening, sharing with others, and greater community cohesion. It encourages the community to contribute by dropping off food scraps, recycling old pots, sharing their produce & saved seeds, or simple gestures like turning the compost tumbler. Food Is Free Laneway is a shining example of how communities work together via gardening & food sharing, whilst fostering safer neighbourhoods, skills development leading to empowerment/confidence building, and a healthier population. Expansion to nearby Western Oval to grow food en masse and run self-sufficiency classes Food Is Free Laneway needs your support to feed more people.See More
Food for the Community Incorporated
Food for the Community Incorporated helps disadvantaged families and individuals suffering from food stress to put a meal on the table and food in the children's lunch boxes each day. People are able to access fresh fruit and veg, bread and bread products, and assorted panty and dairy items via our open houses or shop up to 4 times a week.See More
Bull Arab Rescue
We save, rehabilitate and rehome Bull Arab and Bull Arab cross breeds from death row, unwanted and neglectful situations. We are the voice for those who cannot speak, we are the gentle touch and loving heart, that these dogs have never felt before. We are their second chance, the second chance that each and every dogs deserve to have.See More
A Perfect Foundation
The Mentawai Education and Conservation Centre provides English education and environmental programmes to make a sustainable difference in one of the poorest and most disadvantaged areas in Indonesia. Remote Islands in Indonesia such as the Mentawais are recognized internationally as one of the few remaining places on the planet as having unique cultural and ecological assets. These need to be preserved, not exploited and destroyed. In the last few decades, vast tracts of Amazonian and Indonesian rainforest have disappeared and then lost forever. We?ve seen marine environments spoiled as plastics and pollutants have poisoned once pristine waterways as no or little education has been provided on waste management or recycling options. A Perfect Foundation realizes that the time is NOW! We need to collectively take proactive action to protect this unique marine and forested environment. By doing so, we can ensure future generations inherit at least some of the lush beauty that once was more than the rarity it?s become today!See More