All kids deserve a fair go in life no matter what their ability or circumstance.
Each year, thousands of children who are living with disability, sickness or experiencing disadvantage, get support from Variety - the Children’s Charity when they need it most. 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 disability, 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, a Variety Scholarship will help them get there.
We run programs to educate and empower kids in need. This includes the well-known Variety Choir and the Variety Motor Mouth Program, which assists kids who have limited speech and rely on augmentative and alternative communication aids to communicate.
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 hundreds of children and carers together to experience performing acts, rides, animals, face painting, stage shows, gifts and of course, Santa!