All children deserve the same opportunity in life, no matter what their ability or circumstance.
About Variety - the Children's Charity
Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 14 countries, and many millions of individual children around the world live a better life because of the generosity of Variety’s communities of supporters.
Variety - the Children's Charity help kids who are experiencing disability, disadvantage or illness. Variety provides support to families and organisations through providing grants for a range of equipment, such as wheelchairs or all-abilities playgrounds to provide practical help to kids, schools and organisations in need. We run programs to educate and empower kids that are falling through the cracks. We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids living with disadvantage or disability. And last but certainly not least, we hold kids’ events to bring joy, light and laughter to children in need and their families.
Your fundraising provides support in four key areas
We grant tangible equipment, educational resources and technology to help kids and organisations.
We run programs like Variety SHINE to help kids keep up in the classroom and empower their future.
We give scholarships in arts, education and sport to encourage the talents of kids experiencing disadvantage.
We run kids events to bring laughter, joy and inclusion into the lives of kids who may otherwise miss out.
THE VARIETY SHINE PROGRAM
The Variety SHINE Program sees kids who are struggling at school given access to a team of allied health professionals either through an intensive opportunity over the school holidays, or onsite at their school.
Based off assessments of the child, the Variety SHINE team together form a plan and provide recommendations that can be actioned at home and in the classroom to improve the child’s learning outcomes in the long-term.
Together they are able to strategize and come up with robust recommendations that allow the families and teachers of kids to cater to complex needs from across different disciplines.
Variety provides scholarships to children with an existing talent living with disabilities, chronic illness, or financial hardship to achieve their full potential and follow their dreams.
Existing Talent Scholarships are designed to support children with a demonstrated talent who are living with illness, disadvantage or a disability, to reach the next stage of development in their talent.
Educational Scholarships are designed to support children living with disadvantage the assistance to cover basic educational needs.
Meet Seth & Teagan
Variety - the Children's Charity assisted twins Seth and Teagan with an iPad, new bike and invites to free Variety Kids Events. Hear from their mum Tanya and big brother Jordan as they share their Variety story.
Ways You Can Help
Stream for Good
When you stream for good and Level Up for Kids you are raising funds for Variety - the Children's Charity to empower kids who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disability.
Spread the Word
Tell your friends, family, and followers about us and the work you've been doing!
We'll keep in touch to let you know how your support has changed lives by sharing stories from kids and families showing the impact of your work!
Your funds will be directed to grants or programs to change the lives of kids in need. Your support can provide things like a mobility device, or assistance dog.
Looking for help?
If you are a parent, carer, teacher or support worker of a child experiencing disability, disadvantage or illness, we're here for you. Please visit the Variety International website to find your local Variety office and learn how you can apply for support, or get in touch via email@example.com.