How Variety Helps

Variety – the Children’s Charity supports Victorian kids aged 0-17 who are living with illness, disability or experiencing disadvantage through grants, scholarships, programs and events. Our vision is for all children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background.

Our work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem, and where possible, to help them integrate into mainstream school and activities.

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Kids Events

Current Grant Rounds

Applications for the Variety Bikes for Kids grant round are now open. This round includes both individual and community grants. 

Every child deserves the chance to experience the joy of riding a bike! Through the generous support of our donors, we now have the opportunity to make this a reality for hundreds of children.

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Individual Grants

We help children and their families facing challenges by giving them access to resources such as mobility equipment, communication devices, learning aids and technology.

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Community Grants

We provide grants to organisations that support kids in need, including schools, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants can include educational resources, mobility equipment & technology.

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Variety Heart Scholarships

We support children with a demonstrated talent who are living with a disability, chronic illness, or financial hardship, to reach the next stage of development in their field of talent.

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Educational Scholarships

We support children who are experiencing disadvantage with assistance to cover basic educational needs such as textbooks, stationery, uniforms, camps and excursions.

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Kids' Programs

We run programs to educate and empower kids who are falling through the cracks.

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Kids' Events

We hold kids’ events throughout the year to bring joy, light and laughter to children in need and their families.

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Variety Sunshine Coaches provide transport to organisations that cater for children with physical disability, regional or social disadvantage, to enable them to access the community and to experience a range of special programs and activities.

Variety Sunshine Coaches can be fitted with wheelchair modifications, ensuring that all children can attend excursions and extra-curricular activities together. For more information on Variety Sunshine Coaches please email

Here is a heartwarming video of the very special Variety Sunshine Coach presentation to Skene Street Specialist School in Stawell.

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