Variety Every Chance to Play

Variety Every Chance to Play

The Variety Every Chance to Play Grant helps kids in ACT, aged 5-18, who would otherwise be unable to participate in junior sport to get out on the pitch or the court and enjoy being part of a team and community.

Applications for the summer round have now closed. Winter round applications will open early next year.

Applications are made by trusted referrers, for a full list of trusted referrers click here.

Apply to Become a Trusted Referrer Read the Guidelines

Variety Every Chance to Play is proudly supported by the ACT Government.

If you have any questions or are at all unsure about the process, please give our friendly Kids Support team a call on 02 9819 1000 or flick us an email [email protected]

Variety Every Chance To Play grant launch. Belconnen Basketball Stadium, Belconnen. 10 August 2018.
Photo: Bradley Cummings

Get Involved

Applications for the Variety Every Chance to Play Grant are made by Trusted Referrers, a group of people and organisations within the ACT community who help identify kids who are not playing sport because of their family’s financial situation. Trusted referrers include teachers, social workers, and health professionals. You can find a list of Trusted Referrers here.

Sound like you? Apply to become a trusted referrer today or if you have questions contact the Kids Support team.

To be notified when applications are open, or for more information, email [email protected].

Are you a family member, friend or community representative of a child living in the ACT? As a first step, speak to the child’s local sporting club to see if they are registered as a trusted referrer and discuss the child’s application request. If they are not registered, direct them to back to this page on our website or encourage them to contact us for more information on how Variety may be able to support both the child and the club.


Which sports registrations do you subsidise?
Sports available for the Summer Round are cricket, basketball, softball, baseball, touch football, OzTag, volleyball and little athletics.

Why was Variety Every Chance to Play created?
Every Chance to Play was founded in 2017 by a diverse group of Canberrans with a mission to make junior sport accessible to all kids, including those from low-income households. In its first year, Every Chance to Play helped kids play Soccer, Rugby League, Basketball, Netball, and Hockey by paying registrations fees. In August 2018, Every Chance to Play merged with Variety, allowing even more kids to overcome financial barriers to reach their full potential in sport.

Why do you only sponsor ACT kids?
At this stage, the Variety Every Chance to Play Grant is only available to ACT kids. Families that have a child at school in NSW can claim the Active Kids voucher

How do you assess whether a family is in need?
Our panel assesses each application according to our guidelines. Anonymity and dignity are key values.

Not quite the right fit? Have a look at other Variety grants available to give kids a fair go.

To meet an individual’s needs have a look at the Education Supplies; Medical Equipment & Supplies; Mobility Equipment; Nappies & Feeds; Communication Technology; Vehicle Modifications; Wigs and Therapy for rare conditions grants.

There are also community grants available such as the Sunshine Coaches and Variety Livvi’s Place.

Become a Supporter of the Program

Don’t all kids deserve to follow their dreams, and be the best they can be? The children we support are facing bigger challenges than most. You can help them overcome these obstacles by becoming a financial supporter of the Every Chance To Play program.