Support charities helping to make a difference in Kingston. All donations to the Kingston Charitable Fund of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Since 2007, The Kingston Charitable Fund has supported over 60 charitable organisations and provided $674,021 in grants to facilitate 148 projects to benefit the Kingston community.
About The Kingston Charitable Fund
The Kingston Charitable Fund was established in February 2007 as an initiative of Council in partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The Fund aims to support charitable organisations that meet community needs, make the community stronger and more connected, and complement Council’s activities. The Fund raises money from businesses and philanthropic community and all money donated goes into a perpetual account, managed by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, which generates a lifetime income. This interest is dispersed each year to charities via our Grants Program.
St Kilda Mums
St Kilda Mums' mission is to rehome preloved nursery goods to support Victorian families in need while saving the earth’s precious resources. They collect, sort and redistribute essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys for babies and school age children. St Kilda Mums’ goal is to make sure children and families are happy, healthy, and safe. This is possible when families can provide for their children with the best possible foundation in life.
The Kingston Charitable Fund 2021 grant will fund the Material Aid for Vulnerable Families in the City of Kingston Program, providing essential material aid such as prams, cots, car seats, clothing, toys, linen, bottles, nappies, wipes, clothing, toiletries, books, linen and shoes to those who need it most in the City of Kingston.
2021 Grant: $6,760
Cancer Patients Foundation Limited
The Cancer Patients Foundation’s Look Good Feel Better Program is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in free practical workshops which cover skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.
The Kingston Charitable Fund 2021 grant will fund the Look Good Feel Better Program, facilitating face to face workshops, including 12 within Kingston, Home Delivered Confidence Kits and online workshops to over 120 residents who will be diagnosed with cancer in Kingston over the next 12 months, predominately women.
2021 Grant: $10,000
Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel
The Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Program is led by a Grants Assessment Panel, who review the Grant Guidelines and assess applications for funding each year.
The Grants Assessment Panel consists of two community representatives. These positions are for a two-year period. To be eligible, applicants must reside or work within the City of Kingston.
The current community panel representatives will serve until late 2023.
More information on how to apply for the Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel will be available in late 2023.
For further information regarding the Kingston Charitable Fund, please contact 9581 4518 or email email@example.com