Program Description

The Variety Heart Scholarships Program supports children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.Applications can only be accepted for children between the ages of 8 and 17 years of age who are SA residents. Scholarships are awarded to support children in the areas of the arts and sport. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and must be spent within 12 months. Scholarships will be limited to $3,000 per year, per application.  Depending on the level of progress, scholarships may be renewed with a new application and supporting documentation submitted each year.

Some examples of scholarship applications are:

The Arts:

  • Music
  • Music, singing or dance lessons
  • Art tuition
  • Art materials and supplies
  • Exhibition or competition entry fees
  • Costumes
  • Instruments/equipment


  • Equipment
  • Uniform
  • Shoes (relevant to sport)
  • Entry
  • Membership or Registration fees
  • Coaching fees
  • Training fees

Entries close at midnight 30 September, 2019

Variety Heart Scholarship Applications are NOW OPEN – Apply today!

Download a copy of the Scholarship brochure

*If you require assistance submitting an application, please do not hesitate to contact our grants coordinator by email – [email protected] or call the Variety SA office on (08) 8293 8744


In 2018 we helped more than 111,712 children through grants

Equipment that helps children with their mobility, like wheelchairs, walking aids, and modified vehicles. Rare and expensive medical equipment and services including insulin pumps, wigs, feeds, nappies, oxygen pumps and more. Technology, programs and scholarships that help children unlock all the joys of education and communication.