2017 Event Re-Cap

2017 Cubby House Challenge®

The largest and most high-profile fundraising activity on the Kids Under Cover calendar, the 9th Cubby House Challenge® smashed 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 Agency 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 supGandelporters, 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 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.

 View photos from the 2017 Cubby House Challenge® HERE

Raffle Results

The Cubby House Challenge® raffle has been drawn! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of our work & to get lost MagazineSolomon AirlinesBosch Auto Australia & New Zealand & Harvey Norman for donating the prizes. Congratulations to the three winners → Danielle, Devleta & Gina. Enjoy your prizes!

raffle winners


Recap on 2016 event – Read about the outcomes of the 2016 Cubby House Challenge® and see the photos HERE