How We Help

Variety – the Children’s Charity supports kids (aged 0-18) who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Our vision at Variety is for all Australian children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background. We’re passionate about all kids deserving a fair go, believing no child should fall through the gaps. Because all kids deserve a fair go.

For 45 years Variety has been helping to give kids, and their families, a fair go. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our ability to award new grants, run our programs and hold our kids experiences. We know this is a challenging time for everyone and hope to be able to resume our regular support and activities soon.

Although we are currently limited in our ability to award new grants we have made a significant commitment to families prior to COVID-19 which we are proud to honour at this time. These grants will allow families to gain mobility, get out and about in the community, communicate, play, achieve independence and increase their self-esteem.

Variety is making every effort to minimise disruption to our workflow whilst also maintaining the health and safety of our staff. We understand our families and referrers may be experiencing similar challenges. All enquiries including but not limited to invoices and reimbursements may face delays in being actioned. We recommend emailing [email protected] rather than calling at this time.

Variety Kids Experiences, including the Variety Kids Xmas Party in Sydney and Newcastle and the Variety Musical Picnics, based on the current advice from the Federal and State Government regarding COVID-19 will not be going ahead for the time being. If you would like to be notified when kids experiences recommence please complete the form list below.

To stay in touch sign up to our newsletter or join our Facebook group. Our Kids Support team are working hard to avoid or limit any delays, however, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unique and challenging time.

Variety Grants currently available

What else are we up to?

Register to be notified about updates to Grants, Programs and Kids Experiences below.

Keep in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Kids Support team on 02 9819 1000 or [email protected] 

There are a couple of other ways to stay up to date on all that is happening at Variety for kids and families, including finding out about the return of kids experiences such as the Variety Kids Xmas Party. We send a monthly newsletter to families with kids aged 0-18, that you are welcome to sign up for. You can also join our dedicated Facebook group

Sign up here for our Variety families newsletter

Join the Variety families Facebook group

We love hearing the stories about the wonderful kids and families we support at Variety, and to share them with our Community. If you would like to share your story please  click here.