Did you know?
Australia is home to approximately 4.3 million children aged 14 or younger
An estimated 7% of these children had disability in 2009
A QUARTER OF A MILLION
More than a quarter of a million children had an intellectual sensory or speech disability
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.
How Variety helps
All kids deserve the same opportunities in life. No matter what life throws at them. Variety helps children and their families overcome the obstacles they are facing to live life to the fullest.
Variety helps children gain independence and the freedom to be themselves. We provide financial support for things like wheelchairs, walking frames, hoists and vehicle modifications. Even in-home therapy equipment like trampolines and pools.
Variety helps children with special needs communicate better with specialised communications devices like iPads, laptops, Braille notetakers and specialised software.
Variety helps families care for children with a medical condition in their own home by providing vital medical items and equipment.
The Variety Scholarships program recognises the inspirational talents of Western Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
Schools and organisations
Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds and sunshine coaches for transporting children, which can be wheelchair modified.
How it works
Confirm the application eligibility requirements
Fill in application form
Successful applications are approved and funds released
Having the chance to make the most of an education is the bridge to a brighter future.
For many children, moving and communicating better means greater independence, freedom and self-esteem.
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.
The Variety Scholarships are awarded annually to recognise the inspirational talents of young Western Australians who are striving to overcome personal adversity.
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.
Schools and organisations
Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds and 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.