Get Creative - Join a Level Up for Kids Event
Throughout the year Variety Level Up for kids holds events and themed streams for you to take part in. Check out our special months below!
Access-ABILITY, hosted by Variety – the Children’s Charity, explores and celebrates accessibility in the Australian games industry.
Learn about the importance of accessible games for players living with disability and hear from local developers who are working towards making their games more inclusive.
Enjoy a live stream of accessible games made by content creators who are raising money to support Variety Heart Scholarships. Variety Heart Scholarships help kids and young people who are sick, disadvantaged or living with disability who have a demonstrated talent in an extra-curricular discipline. This year the program focuses on kids in need of inclusive hardware and who are interested in coding and game design.
Join Variety in learning more about accessibility in games, and the needs of gamers of all abilities.
Bikes for Kids!
Throughout June, we're running our Bikes for Kids event. You can help provide a child with one of the biggest moments of their life - getting their first bike!
We need to raise 450 bikes to provide joy, inclusion, physical AND mental benefits to kids who would otherwise miss out. AND this year we're also fundraising for 19 special adaptive bikes so kids to bring these life-changing benefits to kids living with disability.
We're inviting you and the Level Up for Kids crew to take part by streaming for kids in need, or even physically riding bikes!
Calling all creators who love spooky games! Variety Spooktober is a month long event raising funds and awareness for kids in need where funds raised go to life-changing equipment for kids who need it.
Play your favourite horror game, and get freaky with your incentives. You can even theme up your stream with our Spooktober broadcast kit and get the word out with our chillingly eerie social tiles!
Let's bring some joy and hope to kids and families this holiday season!
This year Variety – the Children’s Charity are arranging special toy deliveries to our most vulnerable families, and we want our awesome streaming community to be a part of it! Join us by holding a Press X(Mas) stream or making a donation this holiday season.
In 2021 we raised over $20k, funding more than 3000 toys for kids, how exciting!
ShowHeart Global Concert
February 13 - 18 2022
The inaugural 'ShowHeart' Charity Concert Series is a five-day international event from February 13 - 18. The event will feature unique around-the-clock entertainment, with over 50 bands performing 24 hours a day for the entire five days all while raising funds to support Variety - the Children's Charity to assist kids living with disability, disadvantage and illness.
OCTOBER 2 - 7 2021
Melbourne International Games Week!
As part of Melbourne International Games Week, local game studios, content creators, and player communities will unite to charity stream exclusively locally made games.
Level Up Melbourne celebrates the resilience, creativity and generosity of the local gaming industry and community all while changing the lives of kids in need. Some featured games included; The Gardens Between, Untitled Goose Game, Justice Sucks: Recharged, and many more!
We even had special prizes for this event, namely some pretty funky Samurai Punk gear!