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Media Release

St.George Foundation grants over $300,000 to eight Australian children’s charities

18 April 2017

St.George Foundation is delighted to grant over $300,000 to support eight community organisations that help brighten the lives of disadvantaged Australian children.

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 $28 million to 800 community organisations and helped change the lives of more than 800,000 children.

Vanessa Barry, Head of St.George Foundation, said "Supporting community organisations who work directly with disadvantaged children is at the heart of everything we do at St.George Foundation."

The organisations have been awarded funding because they all perform important work in our communities. From supporting children living with a disability to helping Indigenous youth living in remote communities, these organisations are making a real difference to the lives of Australian children.

"We're proud to announce our newest charity partners and we look forward to seeing the impact they make on Australian children who need our support." Vanessa said.

The grants are as follows:


  • $50,000 to Chain Reaction Foundation to support its youth programs to help at-risk children living in low socio-economic environments.
  • $40,000 to Rainbow Club Australia to help children living with a disability learn to swim.
  • $20,780 to TAD Disability Services to support its Freedom Wheels program to give children living with a disability the opportunity to be assessed for a custom mobility device.
  • $30,000 to Woolloomooloo Police Community Scholarship Foundation to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds attend high school.



  • $45,500 to Dungeon Youth Care to support its Drop-In Program to help at-risk children.
  • $46,600 to Hannah's House to support its in-home and respite programs for children living with complex needs.


  • $50,000 to The Nangala Project to deliver its grassroots football-for-wellbeing program in remote Indigenous communities.

St.George Foundation will open its next Community Grants funding round on the 15th August, for more information please visit

Media Contact

Dianne Edwards
Phone: 0421 623 014

St.George Foundation Contact:

Brendan McGufficke
Phone: 0466 352 633

About St.George Foundation

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 $28 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