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 disability in 2009

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.

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

Our programs

Charity Link

Charity Link

Charity Link aims to make the biggest difference possible to thousands of disadvantaged West Australians.

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Future Kids

Future Kids

Having the chance to make the most of an education is the bridge to a brighter future.

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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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Scholarships

Scholarships

The Variety Scholarships are awarded annually to recognise the inspirational talents of young Western Australians who are striving to overcome personal adversity.

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Hair with Heart

Hair with Heart

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 and sunshine coaches.

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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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