Did you know?

4.3 million

Australia is home to approximately 4.3 million children aged 14 or younger

7%

An estimated 7% of these children had a disability in 2009

A quarter of a million

More than a quarter of a million children had an intellectual, sensory or speech disability

Remote Areas

Children in remote areas are much more likely to be hospitalised than in urban or regional areas.

For families of children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs, finding support can be a challenge. Each year, thousands of these children and their families turn to Variety for support when they need it most. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, Variety is here for you.

How we help

In 2016, Variety – the Children’s Charity supported children with more than 133 different conditions. We help children who can’t be formally diagnosed ad those who have multiple conditions. If you are unsure whether we can help your child, please get in touch.

Variety Kids’ Xmas Party

Variety Kids’ Xmas Party

Variety – the Children’s Charity celebrates our 30th Variety Children’s Christmas Party.

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Variety Shine Intensive Program

Variety Shine Intensive Program

Ensuring all kids get the opportunity to keep up with their mates in the classroom.

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Variety Bikes for Kids

Variety Bikes for Kids

The Variety Bikes for Kids Program provides freedom, independence and joy to disadvantaged children through the provision of a bike.

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Future Kids

Future Kids

Variety helps children unlock all the joys of education, whether it’s technology, music, sport, therapy or a scholarship.

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Freedom Kids

Freedom Kids

For many children, moving and communicating better means greater independence, freedom and self-esteem.

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Caring For Kids

Caring For Kids

Learning that your child needs access to a rare and often expensive piece of medical equipment or service can be a daunting experience.

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Rare diseases

Rare diseases

The Variety Smile Program offers financial and practical help to children affected by a rare disease or condition.

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Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids

Variety – the Children’s Charity provides wigs to kids who have lost their hair due to Alopecia or another medical condition such as cancer.

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Schools and organisations

Schools and organisations

Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds, Liberty swings (modified for special needs), and sunshine coaches

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Liberty Swings

Liberty Swings

Liberty Swings allow children in wheelchairs or afflicted by a physical impairment the chance to enjoy the joy of swinging.

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Sunshine Coaches

Sunshine Coaches

Variety Sunshine Coaches provide transport to organisations that cater for children with physical disability, regional or social disadvantage, to enable them to access the community and to experience a range of special programs and activities.

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Variety Scholarships

Variety Scholarships

Variety’s Scholarship Program provides scholarships for children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.

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Contact programs manager

Pauline Graafmans
03 8698 3900
grants@varietyvic.org.au

We’re here to help! Call the Variety office today!