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It is becoming harder to be a foster carer. Day-to-day challenges are expected, but the Victorian system is not offering carers the support they need.

Which is where we come in.

The Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to strengthen foster families and enhance the wellbeing of children in their care.



We have three goals: shape the foster care system, grow the capacity of foster carers to contribute to the lives of children and young people, and share knowledge.

We are here to help carers improve the lives of children and young people in their care through the provision of information and support, while advocating for their needs to government, foster care agencies, and through the media.

This Pozible campaign is the first step in a much bigger plan.





Foster Care in Victoria

The 2012 Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry (PVVCI) recommended significant investment in improved carer support and the introduction of a professional carer model.

In the last decade, the number of children who require foster care has risen by 62%, while the number of available carers in the system has shrunk.

Yet the financial allowances provided to foster carers, which must cover basic material needs for children such as food, clothing, transport, and other day-to-day needs, have not increased.

Foster carers are volunteers. They give their time, their home, and subsidise the cost of caring for vulnerable children by as much as $5,356 a year out of their own pockets.

Find out more about us  on our website  OR
please LIKE our Facebook page 
www.facebook.com/fostercarevictoria

How The Funds Will Be Used

What will $11,000 pay for?

We are preparing for a broad advocacy campaign to garner greater recognition and funding support for Victorian carers.

Your pledge will help get us in a stronger position to support and mobilise our members and the public through funding the following mini-projects:

The addition and staffing of ‘live chat’ function to the FCAV website for 2 years;

The creation of a user friendly website: Search engine optimisation audit and general improvements; and

The development and distribution of two election advocacy communiques to all carers.

The Challenges


Find out more about the SAVE FOSTER CARE campaign at http://www.savefostercare.org.au/.
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A$5 +THANK YOU!THANK YOU! Every contribution makes a difference.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$10 +A SOCIAL THANK YOU!A huge thank-you on our Facebook page + we’ll add you to our digital mailing list.
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A$15 +BESPOKE LOOM BANDReceive a trendy loom band made for you with love by children in foster care and their parents. Bracelets or necklaces available.
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A$20 +Bumper stickerFun bumper sticker to advertise your support 'Superman Had Foster Parents!'
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2015
A$25 +CHOCOLATE LETTER SIX scrumptious chocolate love hearts plus a handwritten letter of thanks from a foster family for helping SAVE FOSTER CARE
16 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$35 +jack + bill Closing PartyA big THANK YOU, plus a VIP ticket to the jack + bill closing party to celebrate FCAV’s crowd funding success! Enjoy an exclusive evening at Pozible HQ in Collingwood, Melbourne with food, drinks and entertainment provided.
5 Chosen | 25 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2015
A$50 +MORNING TEA AT L’OREAL Receive a foster carers assessment and delicious morning tea to find out about the system PLUS a letter of thanks from a foster family PLUS a vintage handmade pen pot
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A$70 +All GoneCocoon Couture bean bagOur friends at Cocoon Couture are offering one beautiful bean bag from their collection. Get a Christmas present early and choose from their amazing collection: www.cocooncouture.com (Please note this bean bag does not include the beans, but you can buy from a local Kmart, Target etc).
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$150 +All GoneL'OREAL GIFT BAG AND MOREReceive a L’Oreal gift bag packed with goodies PLUS a handwritten letter of thanks from a foster family
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A$200 +All GonePERSONAL PORTRAITAdrianne Harrowfield of QED Photography is offering a one hour photo shoot for two people and printed portrait photography from the shoot. http://www.qedphotography.com/about
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A$500 +SPEAKER PACKAGE Learn more about the SAVE FOSTER CARE campaign and invite a FCAV spokesperson to your office or organisation.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014