All kids deserve a fair go in life no matter what their ability or circumstance.
Variety – the Children’s Charity help kids who face sickness, disability or disadvantage. With your help, Variety provides support to families and organisations in the following ways.
Variety – the Children’s Charity assists both individuals and organisations – including schools, not for profit organisations and community groups - through our grants program. We grant equipment, supplies, educational aids and much more. This may be a wheelchair for a child, an assistance dog or an all- abilities playground for a school or local park.
We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids in need. We provide Variety Heart Scholarships to children with an existing talent living with disabilities, chronic illness or financial hardship to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams. Whether it’s a dream to compete at a higher level in sport or wow a crowd on a stage.
We run programs to educate and empower kids in need. In Victoria, we are proud to present the Variety SHINE Intensive Program, an intensive education program ensuring all kids get an opportunity to overcome language and learning problems and to keep up with their mates in the classroom.
We hold lots of exciting events throughout the year bring joy to kids in need and their families, who often miss out. Our largest kids’ event is the Variety Kids Xmas Party, which brings up to 5,000 children and carers together to experience performing acts, rides, animals, face painting, stage shows, gifts and of course Santa.