Your support can make a difference

Join a group of compassionate and dedicated people helping children and families in our community feel safer and more supported. Your generosity can help us support hundreds of children and families experiencing family violence or related trauma. Through support from people like you, Windermere can make a difference in someone's life. 

Here are some ways you can make a difference

A one-off charitable donation

Donations greater than $2 are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers. 

Make a one-off charitable donation today

Fundraise for us

Across the year, you will find many different ways for you to fundraise for Windermere and support local children and families in need. Join one of our fundraising events, organise your own or even honour an occasion or celebration by asking guests for a donation in lieu of a gift.

For more information, visit our Fundraise for Windermere webpage. Or you can share our donation link with your friends and family.

Corporate partner

As a socially responsible organisation, there are many ways you can help us have an even bigger impact on our community. From events and sponsorships to workplace fundraising, we can work with you so your business can support us while you engage with your team and your customers. 

For more information on how you can become involved, visit our Partner with Windermere webpage.

Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a bequest to Windermere in your will is an important and generous legacy. Once you have provided for your loved ones, a gift to Windermere can make a real, long-term difference to our community.

For more information on how to leave a bequest, please contact the fundraising team on 1300 946 337.

Give in thanks

Perhaps you, a family member or a friend have been helped by Windermere. In this case, you know just how passionate we are about making a difference. If you'd like to 'pay it forward', this is a wonderful way to help those who may be facing their greatest challenge.

Make a donation in thanks

If you have any questions about your donation, please call 1300 946 337 and speak to the Marketing & Fundraising team or email

Here's the difference you make:

I respect each child's individuality and needs and want to help them feel safe and secure so they can grow and learn in a natural environment. The early years are the foundations of learning for the rest of their lives.

Sally, Windermere Early Childhood Educator - Melbourne

I understand that every child is individual with different strengths and different ways of learning, By recognising and understanding each child and what it is that they love and how best they learn, I can provide them with the best experiences that help them to reach their full potential in all developmental areas. I love doing it.

Sandra, Windermere Early Childhood Educator - Melbourne

My (Windermere) counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.

I am on the lookout now too - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.”

Witness, Royal Commission into Family Violence - Melbourne