I feel that a great burden has fallen off my shoulders and that feeling of depression is gone. You have helped me make that positive step toward the future and given me a sense of hope.

Thank you for supporting our work. Every donation, whether large or small, helps us in our work of providing services and support to people who have survived terrible and traumatic experiences.

Your donation will help us to provide more comprehensive services to the people that need them most, particularly children, young people and older refugees.

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The STARTTS Refugee Ball


3 November 2017
7pm – midnight
Hyatt Regency Sydney

Buy tickets now!

Go to the refugee ball website

What will the 2017 Refugee Ball raise money for?

The money raised at the Refugee Ball helps fund some of the most vital and innovative projects that support people from refugee backgrounds in NSW.  This year all funds raised will go towards the ‘Refugee University Scholarship Program’.

This is the first time we will be raising funds for a vital non STARTTS project.  Asylum seekers in NSW do not have access to university unless they pay large international student rates.  In addition, many asylum seekers are not allowed to work which makes attending university impossible.  University degrees are of paramount importance when it comes to empowering refugee communities, building self-esteem, enabling people from refugee backgrounds to give back, and increase education levels for the next generation.

Since the government policy was introduced, the ‘Refugee University Scholarship Program’ has identified children from refugee backgrounds that excel at year 12 level, and worked with universities to create and find funding for scholarships.  By supporting this year’s Refugee Ball, you will be helping many children from refugee backgrounds gain access to university, overcome disadvantage and rebuild their lives.