About Us

Our vision is that together, we can ensure all Australian children READ, LEARN and SUCCEED.
About Us

We bring together all who can make a difference

United Way Australia connects community, business, government and philanthropy in a collaboration bound by the belief that a child’s success should not be limited by their postcode. Together with those who can make a difference, we enable strong and resilient communities where children and young people can thrive.

United Way Australia is at the heart of Australian communities

United Way Australia is creating better futures for children and young people through proven and targeted early childhood and youth employment initiatives.

With the solid foundations of a global network, United Way works at the heart of Australian communities, responding to local needs to create lasting change.

Over five years we will help 40,000 Australian children and young people to READ, LEARN and SUCCEED.

Ready to Read

We know that reading is a proven and powerful first step in a child’s learning journey. Through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, United Way brings the magic of reading into Australian homes.

With a focus on communities and families most in need, we deliver a book a month to children aged 0-5 and support caregivers with reading tips. Through Imagination Libraries, United Way sparks a love of reading that can have a profound impact on a child’s life.

Ready to Succeed

United Way brings business and communities together, giving young people the life skills they need to succeed.

Through Business Community partnerships, we offer young people the opportunity to experience life in the workplace, mentoring and inspiring them to discover the world of possibilities that exist after school.

Place-based support with The Hive

The Hive is a backbone for a place-based, collective impact initiative that works to ensure every child in the 2770 postcode has the best possible start in life.

The Hive’s holistic and inclusive approach is centered around community voice and aspirations. It recognises the impact that families, communities, governments and service systems have on the wellbeing of children.