Youth Development Fund




Help us raise $60,000 for our Youth Development Fund.

At Burdekin, we believe every young person has the right to access opportunities and fulfil their potential. 

We also believe that when parents can't or won't look after their children then we all have a shared responsibility to step up. 

The aim of this fund is to be responsive to the needs of our young people by funding a number of initiatives across our organisation to allow our young people to live their best lives.




Helping more young people reach their FULL potential.





Help us reach our target

Please contribute what you can to our annual fundraising goal of $60,000 in any way you can.

... to raise


$60,000 will enable us to fund a number of activities across our organisation responding to the needs of the young people in our care on a case-by-case basis. Check the various activities out below.

Are you ready to help us make a difference?



We believe that every child and young person deserves access to education, health care, clothing, housing and beyond the basics: birthday presents, tutoring, personal effects, swimming lessons, participation in sports teams and some of what we may have enjoyed while growing up.

If you do too ... please join us and help us to raise $60,000

The right to a life that offers opportunities to fulfil their FULL potential.

We greatly appreciate all donations, no matter how small or big ...

... in kind, in cash and in time.

What your gift can achieve:

$50 will pay for one hour of educational support for one young person.

$65 will pay for internet access to assist in a young person's education.

$200 will pay for university books for a young person starting out.

$280 will pay for new reading glasses for a child who needs them.

$500 will buy a laptop for a young mum to study online whilst caring for her child.

$1,500 will buy a fridge and washing machine for a young person in need.

$2,550 subsidises rent for a year for a young person completing year 12.

$5,000 contributes to University fees and textbooks for one young person.

$10,000 will allow us to take 8-16 young people away on a camp or ski trip for 2-3 nights.

$20,000 pays for innovative programs that reach 30 vulnerable young people & their families at risk of disengagement from school & family breakdown which is the number one contributor to youth homelessness in Sydney.

$30,000 will provide 20 young people with intensive case management support, focusing on education and employment to assist with their transition into independence.

We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Cadigal and Gayamaygal Clans. We acknowledge the Country on which we live, work, and gather as being Aboriginal land.

We acknowledge the lands, waterways and skies that are connected to Aboriginal people. We honour them and pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We respect their rightful place within our communities, and we value their ancient cultural knowledge and practices.

Aboriginal Flag
Torres Straight Island Flag

We deeply respect that this will always be Aboriginal land and we will honour and follow the first peoples’ values in caring for the Country and for preserving their culture.

We deeply value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest living culture in the world and we will continue to work with their peoples and communities to ensure their cultures endure and remain strong.