There are more than 27,000 young Australians aged 12-24 who tonight are experiencing homelessness.

You can help by ‘paying the board’ for an at-risk young person. Your regular donation to Board for a Cause® will support young people at risk of homelessness. Paying the board for a young person enables Kids Under Cover to help disadvantaged young people by providing them with stable and secure studio accommodation.

Sign up to a regular gift and sponsor an at-risk young person, giving them a chance at a brighter future.


Board for a Cause® is a simple, easy way to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people, who may not have the same opportunities as their more fortunate counterparts.

Not everyone is born into a stable family environment. Many of the young people supported by Kids Under Cover are dealing with trauma and grief, family homes are often overcrowded and mental health issues can really affect relationships within the home. When it comes to youth homelessness we believe prevention is better than cure.

A commitment to a regular monthly donation will go a long way in helping us in our fight for a community where no young person is homeless.

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Over a year, funds the installation of smoke alarms in two new studios

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Provides 12 nights’ worth of stable and secure accommodation for a young person

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Supports a young person in Year 10 with a scholarship to assist with costs associated with education

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Funds an annual scholarship for a young person in Year 11 or 12

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This literally provides security for five young people - your board money will pay for the installation of five security doors for five new studios.

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For a young person at risk of homelessness, a Kids Under Cover studio can be life-changing.

Sometimes the pressures of an overcrowded home coupled with the burden of mental health issues, trauma or grief, mean that many disadvantaged young people believe they are better off living away from home permanently. They feel like they have no choice but to leave.

Kids Under Cover provides studio accommodation and scholarships for vulnerable young people, between 12 and 25, who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness. The studios are placed in the backyard of a carer or family home, providing secure and stable accommodation. Coupled with a scholarship this support ensures they have a real shot at a brighter future.

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Getting started is super simple and all
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Q Is Kids Under Cover a registered charity?
A Yes. Kids Under Cover is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and also holds a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
Q Will I get a tax-deductible receipt for my donations?
A Yes. The named person when signing up will be sent a tax-deducible receipt at tax time with a statement of donations received. From time to time we’ll also send you some info on how your money is being used by Kids Under Cover – we promise we wont spam you though!
Q How do I make donation payments?
A When signing up, automatic monthly payments are set-up and deducted from your nominated credit card. We’ll ask you to choose either the 1st or 15th of each month, whichever suits you best.
Q Is it possible to set my own monthly dollar amount or only the options provided?
A Our payment gateway only allows the amounts set, but if you’d prefer a different amount please email us at and we’ll set it up. No problem!
Q I want to support Board for a Cause® but I don’t have a credit card. Can I EFT?
A Yes. If you’d prefer to EFT then please email and we’ll help you set it up.
Q I’d love to support Board for a Cause® but I’m not sure about a monthly commitment just yet. Can I still help?
A Of course. You can simply make a one-off tax-deductible donation here too. Every bit counts!
Q How will my donation make a difference to young people?
A Your donation helps provide stable accommodation and financial support for education for young people at risk of homelessness. Kids Under Cover’s studio and scholarship programs are a proven and practical strategy in preventing youth homelessness.
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