Before you apply

  1. Download the grant application form:
    Individual application form
    Organisation application form
    If you don’t have access to a printer, please call the Variety office on 8293 8744 and we will mail a form to you.
    To apply online for a scholarship, Click here
  2. Fill out the form. Please ensure you complete all fields and provide as much detail as possible.
  3. Get three written quotes if possible.
  4. Get at least two written references.  These can be from a doctor, a teacher, a social worker or occupational therapist – someone that can describe to us how the equipment (or similar) will help your child.
  5. Attach information of your income.  This can be payslips, tax return or Centrelink statement – everything is treated confidentially.
  6. Send your complete application into us at PO Box 1235, Marleston, SA, 5033.
  7. Within a week you will receive a confirmation letter – if you don’t hear from us, please contact Variety – The Children’s Charity on 8293 8744.
  8. Your application then goes to our volunteer Grants Committee, which meets monthly.  It will be allocated to a committee member for investigation – this person will be in contact with you to discuss your situation and your needs.  They will then make a recommendation to the Grants Committee. This process normally takes a minimum of two to three months.
  9. We will advise you of the outcome in writing.
  • Children (aged 18 years and under) who are sick, disadvantaged (socioeconomic or geographic) or have special needs
  • Organisations, schools and hospitals requiring grants for programs or equipment to assist children 18 years and under who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs

Applying for a grant requires documents that support and complete your application. Often these documents are required to be no more than 6 months old.

Please refer to the guidelines for the grant program you are applying under for specific instructions.

Ready to start?

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Jacqui – or (08) 8293 8744


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