We Join Grant

Variety's We Join Community Grant supports schools and organisations for grants up to the value of $10,000 to promote inclusivity for all kids!

Variety NSW/ACT promotes inclusivity for all Australian children. Schools and NFP organisations are invited to apply for a grant up to $10,000 to purchase equipment that will promote access and inclusivity in the community for children aged 0-18 years, living with financial disadvantage, geographic isolation and/or a disability or chronic illness.

Your grant request can include one or more items but it must directly benefit the children in your community. Some examples to get you thinking are technology like smart boards; supplies like school bubblers, library resources or musical instruments; play or canteen equipment; or perhaps funding for a school camp or group outing. If you have an idea but you’re not sure if it would come under the grant guidelines, please reach out to the kids support team – [email protected]. 

Applications are open all year round. Sign up to our newsletter to be kept in the loop about the next round or join our Facebook group. You can also email the team directly with any questions you may have to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must:

  • Be a school or NFP organisation
  • Be based and operating in NSW or ACT
  • Support children aged 0 – 18
  • Directly support kids or young people living with a disability, chronic illness, financial hardship or geographic isolation

Applications are accepted all year round.

As the main contact, you will be asked to provide general information about your organisation and details about how the grant will benefit your organisation.

You will be required to address the following points:

  • Name and contact details of applicant and representative
  • Description of applicant and service objectives
  • Information about requested item(s) including supplier information, quote, why it is needed and the impact it will have
  • Desired outcomes and measurements
  • Funding and financial information

Once submitted, your application will be pre-assessed by the Kids Support Team to make sure it meets criteria. If eligible, it will then go to the Grants Committee for a final decision.

Items that directly benefit children will be considered. We have provided examples below but feel free to contact us before completing an application to ensure the request is eligible.

Examples include:

  • Supplies, e.g. bubblers, garden supplies, library supplies, musical instruments etc
  • Equipment, e.g. play equipment, adaptive toys, sporting equipment, beach wheelchairs, canteen equipment etc
  • Technology: g.  Coding supplies, 3D printers, smart boards, hearing loops etc
  • Experiences, e.g. transport to school camp or group activity that would otherwise be unavailable

You can apply for a grant up to $10,000 to purchase equipment that will promote access and inclusivity in the community.

Here’s what happens when you send through and application to Variety

For more information about how Variety can support individual kids or organisations, please check our website or contact the Kids Support Team on [email protected] if you have any questions.

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