About Lent Event

Lent Event is UnitingWorld's annual fundraising event, bringing people together to learn about our overseas partners and commit to end poverty. Pledge to live simply for the 40 days of Lent (17 Feb - 29 Mar 2021) and help our global neighbours be free from poverty and injustice.

Lent Event is your opportunity to

change lives

This is your call to be personally changed by God’s work in the world. As you learn about and raise funds for UnitingWorld's church partners, you're building peace, beating poverty and creating hope.

Since 2009, Lent Event has raised over 3 million dollars for people living in the Pacific, Asia and Africa through long-term partnerships with the Uniting Church in Australia. 

Thanks so much for being with us. With your help, we can't wait to see this work continue to thrive and expand!


Dr Sureka Goringe
National Director



our Global Neighbours Bible Study to better understand our call to each other and God’s world.

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give up or take up a new Lenten discipline like prayer or fasting in solidarity with our global neighbours.

Action Ideas

to help our global neighbours break the cycle of poverty in their communities.
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Frequently asked questions

What projects does Lent Event support?

We support projects in the Pacific, Asia and Africa that provide clean water, education, healthcare, leadership, child protection, small business startups, empowerment for women, and building resilience to disasters and climate change.

How does UnitingWorld use my support?

We work in partnership with local churches and Christian organisations. Our work is guided by determined and resourceful local communities who are best placed to identify sustainable solutions to the problems they face. We help provide the resourcing, training and accountability measures to ensure our partners can make the most difference in their communities.

All support given is used by UnitingWorld and our partners to build lives of hope and wholeness. UnitingWorld is accredited by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). As signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, we are held accountable to the highest standards of governance, financial transparency and effectiveness in our work.

I’m a Lent Event coordinator. Where do I find resources?

We have provided a Bible study that can be downloaded here, full-colour hard copy booklets are also available.

I’ve never done Lent Event before. How do I get involved?

For lots of ideas on how to get involved, please visit our action ideas page. If you require more help please feel free to get in touch with us at info@unitingworld.org.au or call us on 1800 998 122 we're happy to help.

What sort of things could I give up to create change?

For more ideas on how you can live simply this Lent visit our action ideas page.

Who is UnitingWorld and where can I learn more?

To find out more about UnitingWorld and the work we do, please visit our home page here

How can I give feedback or lodge a complaint?


We value your feedback! Please contact us at info@unitingworld.org.au


UnitingWorld welcomes feedback and will respond constructively to complaints/incident reports from the people it works with, including supporters, donors, the general public, official bodies, and its partners. Complaints can be sent to UnitingWorld using the following contact details:

Contact: Manager, Compliance and Organisational Effectiveness

We are committed to full adherence to the ACFID Code of Conduct. Should you wish to lodge a complaint against UnitingWorld for breach of the Code, please email ACFID at code@acfid.asn.au or www.acfid.asn.au/content/complaints

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As a member of ACFID, UnitingWorld is held accountable to the highest standards of governance, financial transparency and effectiveness in our work.