About child sponsorship

Child sponsorship is the most effective and rewarding way to help give children better futures. Find out what you’ll receive as a child sponsor, how your sponsorship donations are used, and read about life-changing experiences of other child sponsors. 

Have a question about sponsoring a child with World Vision Australia?

You can visit our frequently asked questions page for many of the questions our Australian sponsors have. Or for further information, please call us on 13 32 40.

Frequently asked questions about sponsoring a child

  1. You can select to sponsor a child by country, age, gender or even birthdate, your choice is a personalised one.
  2. Shortly after you will receive your personalised welcome pack from World Vision Australia. This is full of all the information you’ll need about your child sponsorship and the impact of your support.
  3. With your newly created My World Vision account you can experience the real impact sponsoring a child makes. See the difference child sponsorship creates, see changes in the community, receive updates about your child and communications made just for you.
You can sponsor a child for $48 per month. When you sponsor a child, you can help break the cycle of poverty. $48 a month means life-changing access to food, water, health and education, helping to bring lasting change to children and their families.
Your sponsorship donations are tax deductible. As a sponsor, you’ll also have access to a My World Vision online account, which allows you to quickly and easily access your tax statements and update your personal details. 

When you sponsor a child, you can help to change their world. World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program helps children living in disadvantaged regions to escape poverty.

Experience has taught us that the best way to change a child’s life is to transform the world in which they live – their family, their community and the local area.

As a child sponsor, you partner with us as we work with families, community groups and governments in breaking the cycle of poverty and creating long-term change. Using your donations, we identify the causes of the child’s poverty and vulnerability, and create development projects designed to address them.

Our goal is that all children in sponsorship communities will benefit from our work, which can include improved healthcare, education, water, sanitation and food. There are so many wonderful stories of sponsored children who’ve grown up healthy and happy – thanks to generous people like you.

Depending on child and community needs, sponsorship projects may focus on:

Clean water and sanitation
Access to clean water, toilets and hygiene education give your sponsored child better health and more time and energy to learn.

Health and nutrition
Quality local health services and health and nutrition education for families give your sponsored child the chance to grow up strong and protected from preventable illness.

Food and agriculture
Skills for families to grow more crops and better protect the environment give your sponsored child the food they need to lead a healthy, active life.

Education and child rights
Quality education and protecting child rights give your sponsored child knowledge and skills and the freedom to have a brighter future.

Income generation
By supporting communities and families to improve their incomes you can help your sponsored child reach their full potential as they gain access to life’s essentials.

Yes. Many sponsors add visiting their sponsored child to their overseas trip plans and find it’s an exciting and life-changing experience!

Nothing equals seeing firsthand the difference you’re making in your sponsored child’s life through visiting their community.

“I’ve realised how lucky I am. Every time we took a drink of water, we just took it for granted. Every time we snuggled up under our warm, cosy bed we took it for granted. It’s changed me forever.” - 11-year-old Anna Plaistowe speaks about the amazing experience of visiting her family’s sponsored child in Cambodia.

World Vision is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children, families and communities with whom we work. So there are some important details you’ll need to be aware of before planning your visit and booking your travel dates.

Please call us on 13 32 40 or email us at least three months before your intended visit date, so we can discuss the possibility of a visit with you.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to visiting your sponsored child to help you with your planning.

You can visit our Child Sponsorship FAQ page for many of the questions our Australian sponsors have. 
Or for further information, please call us on 13 32 40. 

Donations over $2 may be tax deductible depending on your own personal tax position.