Fundraise For Us


At the last census, 2-in-5 people experiencing homelessness were young people. That’s almost 28,000 young Australians who are experiencing homelessness on any given night in Australia.

Young people experiencing homelessness are more likely to be found in severely crowded dwellings, couch surfing or in inappropriate crisis accommodation. While many of these young people do have a roof over their heads, they lack the basic privacy, security and comfort that most of us take for granted.


We’re Kids Under Cover, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness. We build relocatable, one and two bedroom studios, with a bathroom, in the backyard of a family or carer’s home. We then complement these with scholarships for education or job training, offsetting basic education costs to empower young people to achieve their goals. Not only are our scholarships awarded to young people residing in our studios, but also their siblings in the main home.

Our vision is that no young person in our community experiences homelessness

Fundraising in the community is an essential part of our work. Community fundraising events are fun way to help change the lives of young people at-risk of homelessness.

Running a fundraiser for Kids Under Cover is a great way to support our work. Your fundraising event can be big or small – you decide, and we will be there to support you every step of the way.

Run for Cover to prevent youth homelessness

Melbourne Marathon is fast approaching, and we would love for you to join us in raising funds and awareness for Kids Under Cover’s work. By registering as part of our team, your efforts can help prevent youth homelessness! You can register as an individual, team or family. Whether you’re setting a personal goal, gathering some friends, undertaking some team bonding with work colleagues or keeping your family healthy and active, we can’t wait for you to get involved!

Register here or contact us for more information:

Phone: (03) 9429 7444



  1. Check out our Fundraising Kit! – This has all the information you need to start planning your event
  2. Decide how you would like to fundraise for us. Call us on 1800 801 633 if you are stuck for ideas.
  3. Read through our Fundraising Terms & Conditions. Anyone seeking to organise or promote a fundraising event/activity for Kids Under Cover must comply with these fundraising conditions.
  4. Complete our Fundraising registration form
  5. Once we receive the registration form, we will send you an official Authority to Fundraise letter. This letter of authority assumes and expects that all terms and conditions outlined in the Fundraising Conditions are accepted and will be complied with. 

Want to know more? Get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing or calling us on 1800 801 633.

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