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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

Mordialloc Life Saving Club

Mordialloc Life Saving Club (MLSC) was established in 1921 to ensure the safety of the community who enjoy recreational activities at Mordialloc beach. In addition to providing emergency search, rescue and medical services to the local and tourist community, the club also delivers training and education programs. These include water safety education programs for schools, community lectures, beach and water activities, first-aid training and surf survival programs. 

The Kingston Charitable Fund 2020 grant will fund the Schools Water Safety Awareness Program aiming to reduce the number of aquatic related injuries and drowning deaths through aquatic education. The program focuses on teaching youth how to identify potential dangers, thereby empowering them to make safe choices in and around the aquatic environment.

2020 Grant: $5,200

 

Special Olympics Australia, Melbourne Southern

Special Olympics has grown from a backyard camp into a global movement that has been transforming the lives of people with an intellectual disability for almost 50 years. Today, Special Olympics supports over 5 million athletes in 177 countries. Special Olympics began in Australia in 1976 and continues to ensure that people with an intellectual disability are given opportunities to play sport. Together we can open the door to personal achievement, pride and inclusion for some of the marginalised and isolated members of our community. 

The Kingston Charitable Fund 2020 grant will fund competition bathers so our athletes can purchase them at a highly subsidised price as Special Olympic athletes are usually some of the most disadvantaged financially. 

2020 Grant: $1,000

 

Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel 

The Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Program is led by a Grant Assessment Panel, who review the Grant Guidelines and assess applications for funding each year. 

The Grant Assessment Panel consists of two community representatives. These are honorary positions, 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 2021.

More information on how to apply for the Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel will be available in late 2021.

 

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