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The Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust has been established for the general benefit of charity.

  • Animal welfare (horses and dogs)
  • Ageing Well
  • Youth Development and Education
  • Medical Research
  • Palliative support for children & young people

Approximately $30,000 is distributed annually with individual grants of up to $10,000. 

2024 Grant round open

Granting from the Hazel Pear Perpetual Charitable Trust is facilitated via our Small Grants Program, you can read the guidelines here.

We are pleased to have supported the following organisations through the Trust:


 RSPCA Victoria – Horse Welfare Expert Evenings
Prison Fellowship Australia Victoria - Extraordinary Lives – Supporting children of prisoners to thrive
Very Special Kids – Bereavement Support Program
St Kilda Police & Citizens Youth Club Inc – Boxing for Parkinson’s
The Bionics Institute - Three-dimensional analysis of the inner ear


Western Chances - Scholarship Program
Very Special Kids - Lord Somers Family Camp for children and young people facing terminal illness
University of Melbourne - PupTracker: Advancing working dog welfare
Geelong Animal Welfare Society - Foster care of animals to achieve best outcomes in rehoming

Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust - Capacity funding
Horses for Hope Limited - Capacity fundingShepparton Family and Financial Services Inc - Capacity funding

Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Inc - Western Victorian Indigenous Literacy Heritage Program
Berry Street Victoria - Horses for Hope equine assisted therapy
Bionics Institute of Australia - Exploring the use of light to improve the perception of sounds conveyed by cochlear implants
Caroline Chrisholm Society - Core funding
St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) - Community Transport Program
Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc - Provision of Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Avenue Neighbourhood House at Eley - Avenue Neighbourhood House at Eley - Establishment of a community garden
Ardoch Youth Foundation - Improving educational outcomes for children in Greater Dandenong
Bionics Institute - Fitzroy - Creating bionic devices to address unmet clinical needs
Footscape Inc. - Children's Orthotic Project
Melbourne Recital Centre - Music Always Aged Care Program
Old Colonists Assoc Of Vic - Outdoor retreat for young and old
Reading out of Poverty Inc - My First Book Campaign

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services - Canine Environmental Enrichment and Training Facility project
Reading out of Poverty Inc - Let's Read Broadmeadows
Very Special Kids - Improved technology in the hospice