to give a hand up to 2 famlies in poverty
to give a hand up to 1714 families in poverty
Decide what kind of curry you want to cook and lock in a date for your event sometime during October or November. You can share a spice night at home, host a curry cook-off at work or let the professionals do their thing by heading out to enjoy a curry at a restaurant – it’s completely up to you!
Follow a few easy steps to set up your fundraising page and goal.
Invite your friends, family or colleagues along to enjoy your curry and show their support by donating through your fundraising page. Donations will help Opportunity reach out to families living in poverty in countries such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Too many people in the world live in poverty – and sadly, many of them right on our doorstep. Just past Australia’s shores, Asia is home to family after family who struggle to earn an income. As a result, they go without three meals a day, clean water, safe shelter and even school for their children.
Asia is also full of incredible curries – from the Korma Curry of India to the Green Curry of Thailand. Colourful dried spices hang in busy streets while the air is filled with the incredible aroma of street food and home cooking.
By sharing a curry with friends this October or November (in honour of Anti-Poverty Week – 15-21 October), we can celebrate the vibrancy of these countries while also giving a hand up to families in need. Every dollar raised will help Opportunity International Australia provide small loans to families in Asia, giving them the tools they need to start their own businesses, earn regular incomes and begin to leave poverty behind.
Find simple answers to your questions in our frequently asked questions.
Find out everything you need to know to take part in the Great Australian Curry.
Download our ready-to-use posters, place cards and food tags to help decorate your event and put everything in its place!
Print out donation forms to collect donations at your event if your guests prefer to give in person.
Invite friends and colleagues along to share in a curry.
Win a signed copy of Peter Gilmore’s hardcover cookbook Organum! Gilmore, the head chef of Quay Restaurant in Sydney, has played a key role in shaping modern Australian cuisine. To enter, tell us in 25 words or less why taking part in the Great Australian Curry is important to you. Enter now!
I love curry. It is absolutely one of my all-time favourite meals –it always has been! I can’t wait to get behind the Great Australian Curry this year and enjoy an awesome feast in support of such an important cause –giving families a hand up through Opportunity International Australia.”
We loved sharing our family’s favourite recipes with everyone on My Kitchen Rules and we’re so excited to now be able to cook them for the Great Australian Curry so we can help raise funds for Opportunity International Australia and the incredible work they do helping families around the world leave poverty behind."