Grants ChildrenYouth

Healthy development in the early years of childhood provides a strong foundation for the rest of life; important for the individual and for society. Equity Trustees is committed to supporting initiatives that provide opportunities for our most disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable young children to reach their full potential. 

Three streams  of granting support have been developed through a three part process: key review of literature; discussion with thought leaders throughout the sector; and a review of previous granting outcomes of the Equity Trustees Children & Young People Programs. At Equity Trustees we are focussed on areas of high needs by supporting approaches with a high potential for impact, and that are in keeping with the intentions of the founders of the trusts & foundations supporting these programs.


A Place for Education:
Supporting initiatives which focus on the benefits of education and learning in a variety of ways, with a particular focus on the Mornington Peninsula, Sunraysia region and the Goulburn Valley region. Supported by: R.M. Ansett Trust; Arthur Gordon Oldham Charitable Trust; The McEwen Foundation and The Edith M. & William M. Wilson Charity Trust.

A Place to Call Home:
We aspire to support young people, their families and carers transition successfully into independent living; to reduce the numbers of children entering Out of Home Care and to improve outcomes for children in the Out of Home Care system. Supported by: The Mars-Stride Trust; David Taylor Galt Trust; The Edith Kemp Memorial Trust Fund; Sir John Minogue Bequest; The E.H.M. Ratcliff Trust and The William Henry Pawsey Trust.

A Place in the Community:
We believe that children with disability have the right to a childhood that provides them with every opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. Children with disability face different and more challenges to their peers without disability.  We have focused our funding on enabling the service system, communities and family to support and Empower children with disability. Supported by: The John Saville Eastwood Trust; The Lynne Quayle Charitable Trust Fund; and The Percy & Ruby Haddy Foundation.

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