A student-led philanthropy initiative to raise funds to help sick kids!


Arc's Phil' is Australia's largest student-led philanthropy initiative. Our mission is to unite all UNSW students, staff, alumni and the local community to do good and Phil' good. 

In the inaugural year (2016) Phil' raised $34,833, last year we raised $76,403.43 that's $111,236.43 going directly to help sick kids.

This year our aim is to a further raise $85,000+ for Child Life and Music Therapy at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. The therapists use play and music to help hospitalised babies, kids and teens manage pain, understand medical procedures and make sure they don’t miss out on having a fun childhood! They empower sick children by;

  • Normalising the hospital environment
  • Reducing anxiety and promoting self-esteem
  • Providing education and support to children, and their families

Click here to read more about where the money goes.

Our mission is to put the FUN in fundraising. Our wonderphil' student volunteers organise large-scale events on campus like our Phil’ Charity Concert and the 24 hr Fun-a-Thon; they will be at Bunnings on the weekends doing barbecues and bake sales; and they’ll participate in larger community events like Pedal4Kids and City2Surf. 

So far in 2018 we have raised: $2,828.16

We are getting closer to our target with: $82,173.84 to go

Together we can make a BIG difference for little kids! There are plenty of big and small ways for YOU to get involved:


We’re looking for students who are excited to be a part of our Phil' fam and are passionate about making a real difference in the lives of sick kids and their families.The role is to promote, help prepare for and attend Phil’ events.  

Applications now open - click here (first Round volunteers application close Thur 1 Feb)

Charity Concert Night

UNSW have you got talent? We're looking for performers to bring something special to our Charity Concert Night on Thur 17 May. The night is all about showcases student talent; from singers and dancers to comedians and circus acts. Auditions are now open!

To audition simply email

Tickets will be on sale from O-Week. 

Pedal 4 Kids

Calling all experienced cyclists! Have fun, stay fit and help us raise money for sick kids on May 6 2018. 

Pedal 4 Kids is the annual charity bike ride, raising money for Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation. Test your abilities by taking on one of our two challenging Pedal 4 Kids courses: 83km -or 132km.

Join the big ride for little lives.


City 2 Surf

This course is one of the most loved and largest community events in the world. Run, walk or dance with us from the Hyde Park to Bondi Beach.

Distance: 14 km When: Mid-August 2018 (exact TBC)

Entry cost: $65 (early bird price) Fundraising target: $150 (we'll help you!)



Are you ready to fly? Skydive for a cause! Phil' is taking you on the flight of your life. 

Sign up to Sky Dive at a discounted price and FUNdraise for Phil'. 

Usually $339 + APF levy fee, pay only $300 with $86 going straight to Child Life & Music Therapy, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. 


24 hr FUN-A-THON

Be a part of the BIGGEST student-led fundraising event in Australia. Join as an individual or a team and take on the challenge of movin' n groovin' for 24 hours! 

Week 11, Sem 2 : Thurs 11 Oct- Fri 12 Oct. 

Applications open June.  


If you're interested in an event listed above please get in contact email Courtney at 


Phil' 24 hour Fun-A-Thon!

Where does the money go?

Find out more about Child Life & Music Therapy

Please support these businesses who support Phil'​!

2017 Sponsors List