The Variety staff and Board are meeting to address the organisation’s COVID–19 Response Plan and any updates as a result of those discussions will be provided in the coming days.
Based on the current advice, some of our events and programs planned for the coming weeks have been postponed. This includes the Variety Easter Family Fun Day (part of the Sydney Family Show), the Variety Spin 4 Kids event in Newcastle and the Variety Activate Inclusion Sports Days for NSW Schools Term 1. All future Variety programs and events will be assessed on an individual basis, taking into account the situation at the time and the latest advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.
The disruptions to daily life as a result of COVID-19 creates unique challenges for those caring for children. We have compiled a list of Family Resources which we will continue to update over the coming weeks.
We thank you for your patience during these challenging times and assure you of our continued focus on improving the lives of children in need.
Now more than ever, the kindness and generosity of the Variety family will be important to support our community during this time.
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We continue to focus on reaching all kids and supporting families and communities, regardless of how remote or regional they may be. Children who are forced to travel great distances for medical appointments, educational opportunities and sporting competitions often face particular challenges and that’s where we come in – making sure that all kids can attain their full potential, regardless of their background.
New Grant Breaks Records
In early 2021, we undertook a grants review process to ensure we were providing help where help was needed. We compared our systems to those in Variety offices across the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and throughout Australia. After analysing the results, we used the information to revamp our Kids Support framework and launch four new grants: We Move, We Join, We Care and We Learn.