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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.

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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. 

 

Our Impact

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. The panel reviews grant guidelines and applications for funding each year.

The panel is currently seeking two new community representatives. These positions are held for a two year period. To be eligible, you must live or work in the City of Kingston.

Expressions of interest are now open and close on Monday 25 October 2021.

Your application should include:

  • Resume with details about your relevant experience
  • Cover letter outlining your interest and connection to Kingston

Email your application to charitable.fund@kingston.vic.gov.au.

For more information on the panel please see the terms of reference.

 

For further information regarding the Kingston Charitable Fund, please contact 9581 4518 or email charitable.fund@kingston.vic.gov.au