Our history

Share was established to raise support and create awareness of the multifaceted welfare work of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.

Share officially began in 1980. It conducted its first appeal in July 1980, with the theme “This time called life was meant to SHARE”. The appeal included a major campaign among congregations, approaches to philanthropic trusts and a grant from the state government.

The 1980 appeal generated more than $350,000 in donations. Today, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Share is able to raise about $2 million each year.

This money continues to be distributed to UnitingCare agencies and other worthy community services programs in the form of grants which are a vital source of support for programs providing emergency relief, meals programs, homelessness services, child and family support, disability services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation and aged care services.