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Media Release

$400,000 in grants to help make a difference in children's lives

8 June 2016

St.George Foundation will grant more than $400,000 to support 12 small community organisations across Australia to provide a brighter future for children in need, in the latest funding round for the Foundation.

In its 26th year, St.George Foundation is focused on helping community organisations support socially, economically or physically disadvantaged children. Since 1990, the Foundation has given more than $25 million to 800 community organisations and helped change the lives of over 600,000 children.

Vanessa Barry, Head of St.George Foundation, said St.George Foundation is dedicated to helping community organisations that create a positive impact on children’s lives.

“The 12 organisations have been awarded with funding because they do important work in our communities. From providing education and coping strategies for children who have experienced domestic violence, to helping implement a program to support children who are affected by Sanfilippo Syndrome, these are just some examples of how the grants can help improve young people’s lives.

“We’re delighted to partner with these local organisations and look forward to continuing to support smaller Australian community organisations that do life-changing work for children well into the future,” Vanessa said.

Successful projects in the latest round were:





  • $5,200 to Parentline ACT Inc. to expand their Paint and Play program to outer suburbs of Canberra, allowing disadvantaged children aged 0-5 years to participate in structured play

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