Lindara is the longstanding benevolent outreach program instigated in 1987 under the auspices of congregational members amongst the Uniting Churches in the Lindfield and Killara suburban area.  It continues to be supported by the remaining original congregations, Lindfield UCA and Killara UCA, and over the last decade by members of the nearby Gordon Pymble congregation. 

It is now formally registered as a public benevolent institution (PBI) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and endorsed deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Tax Office.  

The objective and principal focus of the not-for-profit Lindara charitable institution is on families in crisis and homelessness within the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby municipalities.  

Rather than providing material help directly to those in need, under a long standing cooperation arrangement with CatholicCare Broken Bay, Lindara funds a dedicated family support worker within the CatholicCare’s Waitara Family Centre to undertake these activities on its behalf.  The arrangement between the parties is known descriptively as the Lindara Family Program. 

To meet its funding obligations, the predominant source of funding is from individual donor members of the supporting congregations. Through a bi-annual planned giving process, individual donors make either one-off or committed regular donations to Lindara over two years.  All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  Additionally, the Lindara Markets provides a significant contribution to the Lindara Family Program activities.

The Lindara Family Program today is widely recognised within the community for its underlying homeless and families in crisis cause, and its good reputation.  On 10th February 2021, the Hon. Jonathon O’Dea MP, Member for Davidson and Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly, delivered a Community Recognition Statement in Parliament regarding the Lindara Family Program and Lindara Markets.