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Apply to host a School Sleepout

Hosting a school sleepout at any time of the year is an awesome way to give back to your community and support those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Please complete the Vinnies School Sleepout Application form below. Once your application has been approved, you will be notified by email, with a direct link to your fundraising event page.

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Event host contact details

Are you 18 years or over?*
You must be over 18 years old to host a sleepout

about your sleepout

This will be the name of your event page
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Physical Event Address*
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Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.
Terms and conditions of hosting a sleepout*
Terms and conditions of hosting a sleepout*
Further information*
Further information*

Once you have completed the application, our team will review your details and send you a notification that your event has been approved with a link to your event page.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can Vinnies provide a speaker for my Sleepout?

A Vinnies Youth Coordinator can visit your Sleepout. A Youth Coordinator’s calendar can fill up fast so register your School Sleepout first then contact us to check for speaker availability.  Our Youth Coordinators can be reached at: youth@svdpwa.org.au

How private are your fundraising pages?

To help protect children’s online presence we have made all School Sleepout participant pages private. Participants can still share a link or QR code to their page directly with their supporters.

Please note that our Community Sleepout, Fundraise My Way and Tough Night Out event pages are public. They do however have a function option that allows the user to set their page to private.

Do you provide educational resources for schools?

Information about school resources can be found on our Youth Services page here www.vinnies.org.au/wa/get-involved/youth-and-schools-wa 

Who is responsible for the legal compliance of the event?

The event host is solely responsible for the legal compliance and safety of the event. More information can be found in the Terms and Conditions document in the Resources section.

How do donors receive tax deductible receipts?

When people make donations online they will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt. If cash donors would like a receipt please record their details on the Cash Donation Summary Form. Once we receive their donations and completed form we will issue the donor a receipt.

Can our offline fundraising be added to our online total?

Yes! Once we receive the bank deposit from your fundraising we can add the offline amount to your fundraising page total.

What if we don’t want to do a Sleepout but we still want to fundraise?

There are plenty of ways to fundraise and make a difference. You may like to host a morning tea or a casual clothes day and donate the money raised by making a direct deposit into our account. There are plenty of fundraising ideas to be found in the Fundraise Your Way Kit.