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The largest and most high-profile fundraising activity on the Kids Under Cover calendar, the 9th Cubby House Challenge® has broken all records! The judges had their work cut out for them in deciding on the award winners but the title of Australia’s Best Cubby was decided on by the bidders at the special twilight auction event which started with a record breaking sale!
The highest amount ever paid for a cubby saw ‘Glowb’ by Playce and Agencey of Sculpture crowned Australia’s Best Cubby with Glen Coutinho, RT Edger securing a $26,000 sale
Other award winners were;
All five cubbies sold at the twilight auction held on Thursday 30 March. Congratulations to all award winners, the design & build teams, auctioneers & the successful bidders who contributed to the $92,500 raised. Generously, the total amount raised through the auction has been supplemented by a dollar-for dollar (up to $70,000) grant by Gandel Philanthropy. Long term supporters, Gandel Philanthropy supported this year’s event with a matching grant of $70,000, almost doubling their $40,000 contribution in 2016.
Long term supporters, Gandel Philanthropy supported this year’s event with a matching grant of $70,000, almost doubling their $40,000 contribution in 2016.
We are incredibly grateful for this vital support which will have a huge impact on the work we are able to undertake.
The funds raised at the auction event will be directly invested into preventing youth homelessness through our relocatable studio and scholarship programs. The amount raised means that we can provide secure backyard accommodation for three more families, and these studios could go on to help up to fifteen young people over time.
Kids Under Cover is the official charity partner of the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.
With an aim to raise much-needed funds, whilst increasing our profile within the wider community, the Cubby House Challenge® provides the perfect platform for supporter and community engagement in the lead up to the event and onsite at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.
The Cubby House Challenge® raffle has been drawn! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of our work & to get lost Magazine, Solomon Airlines, Bosch Auto Australia & New Zealand & Harvey Norman for donating the prizes. Congratulations to the three winners → Danielle, Devleta & Gina. Enjoy your prizes!
Recap on 2016 event – Read about the outcomes of the 2016 Cubby House Challenge® and see the photos HERE
2017 Cubby House Challenge® Build Teams
Leading build and architectural teams took on the challenge to build Australia’s best cubby. Find out what it meant to them Read more >
Cubby House Challenge® Event Photos
Thank you to everyone involved in the 2017 Cubby House Challenge®, from the volunteers to the build teams, judges, auctioneers, & Read more >
Cubby House Challenge® has record breaking year!
All five cubbies sold at the twilight auction held on Thursday 30 March. Congratulations to all award winners, the Read more >
2018 Cubby House Challenge® - Interested in Participating?
After the success of the 2017 Cubby House Challenge® event, many are starting to plan for 2018! And Read more >
We are extremely grateful for the support received from this year's Cubby House Challenge® event sponsors & partners. The event could not take place Read more >
2017 Cubby House Challenge® Auctioneers.
This year's auctioneers have set new benchmarks with cubbies reaching record-breaking prices!
Each year the Cubby House Challenge® event is privileged to Read more >
2017 Cubby House Challenge® Judging Panel.
2017 saw the introduction of a panel of industry experts to judge the Cubby House Challenge®. Inaugural judge Peter Maddison, host Read more >
What Is The Cubby House Challenge®?
The largest and most high-profile fundraising activity on the Kids Under Cover calendar, the 9th Cubby House Challenge® is set Read more >
Register to bid at the 2017 twilight auction event