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Media Release

$400,000 to change the lives of children in Australia

12 December 2017

St.George Foundation is delighted to grant over $400,000 to support ten community organisations that help brighten the lives of children in Australia.

The organisations supported by St.George Foundation receive little assistance from the government and are unable to generate significant funding on their own. Since 1990, the Foundation has given over $30 million to 800 community organisations and helped change the lives of more than 800,000 children.

Vanessa Barry, Head of St.George Foundation, said “The organisations have been awarded funding because they all perform important work in our communities. From supporting children diagnosed with a rare disease to providing assistance to premature and sick newborns, these charities are making a real difference to the lives of children in Australia.”

Miracle Babies Foundation is one organisation who received funding this round for their work providing better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity and sickness.

Kylie Pussell, CEO of Miracle Babies Foundation said, “Every day in Australia 132 babies are born requiring some type of specialised care.  St.George Foundation’s funding means we can now expand our NurtureGroups program where children can learn and play in a safe and secure environment.”

The grants for St.George Foundation’s second funding round for 2017 are as follows:



  • $50,000 to GingerCloud Foundation to expand their Modified Rugby Program to enable children living with a disability to play sport and encourage a healthy lifestyle.



  • $1,000 to Indigenous Literacy Foundation focused on providing culturally appropriate books to remote Indigenous communities.
  • $50,000 to One Disease to help eliminate Crusted Scabies and provide education for children who live in remote Indigenous communities.
  • $49,450 to Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation to support children diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome to access information and be involved in emerging trials and treatments.
  • $50,000 to The Pinnacle Foundation who offer scholarship and mentoring to LGBTIQ youth who have been marginalised because of their gender or sexual identity.


Know an Australian children’s charity? The St.George Foundation Community Grants funding round is currently open till Friday 2 February 2018, please refer charities to the funding guidelines to ensure the organisation is eligible to apply. For more information about St.George Foundation grants, please visit



Penny Mahon

Phone: 0434 185 590




Brendan McGufficke

Phone: 0466 352 633




St.George Foundation was established by St.George Bank in 1990. Since that time, it has partnered with more than 800 community organisations across Australia to invest more than $30 million to improve the lives of Australian children who are physically, socially or economically disadvantaged.


To find out how you can support St.George Foundation please phone 1300 726 023 or email