• Literature and The Arts
    for all children
    We run multiple programs to reach as many
    children as we can.
  • Workshops
    Australia Wide
    We travel to remote regions of Australia to run Writing and Art Workshops throughout the year.
  • 2019 Awards
    Was Another Huge Success!
    Congratulations to all the Award Winners
    We look forward to seeing the entries coming through for 2020.

OzKids Arts & Literacy Program

Running since 1999, the Awards have become a high-profile event now including Indigenous Art.

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Australian Disaster Relief

In Disaster Regions we Deliver Relief to Australian Children and Their Families.

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Art & Literacy Workshops

Authors & Illustrators available Australia Wide for In-School Workshops or Online.

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Welcome to Childrens Charity Network

Childrens Charity Network is a Victorian based not-for-profit organisation, which acts as an umbrella for different programs/initiatives. Its main aim is to build, foster and nurture confidence and self-esteem in all children.

Kimberley Workshops

Since 1998, we have been researching and putting in place programs and initiatives to build and foster self-esteem and confidence in children, our latest Art & Literacy Workshops showcased above.
We have more than 100 volunteers who help us deliver our different services and programs, mostly funded by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

Featured Programs

Magazine Archive

Letters of Support

We are very proud to have the support from our Community Leaders

Geoff Handbury

Patron. Childrens Charity Network.

The Honourable Steve Bracks

Premier of Victoria, 2007.

The Honourable Rod Kemp

Federal Minister for the Arts, 2005.

The Honourable Brendan Nelson

Federal Minister for Education, 2005.

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Use this form if you would like to remember us in your will

Bequest Form

Conditions of entry are contained in this document

Conditions of Entry

Attach this form to your work if sending by post

Entry Form

Receive a printed version of our magazine for yourself or your library

Magazine Subscription

Our Patrons & Ambassadors

The Children's Charity Network Patrons' Circle is a small group of dedicated donors who commit an annual financial donation of their choice, to ensure the expansion and continuation of the Children's Charity Network work in the community.

We have a website dedicated to our patrons and ambassadors to show our appreciation for the efforts they put in the ensure we can continue our programs

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How Can You Help

Since 1998, we have been researching and putting in place programs and initiatives to build and foster self-esteem and confidence in children, as these ingredients are essential not only for children's success in life but in some cases their survival.
Today we have more than 100 volunteers who help us deliver our different services and programs, mostly funded by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

Volunteers are key to enabling us to achieve our goals. They are the backbone of our organisation. Without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Volunteer now by sending us your C.V. and a letter detailing the areas of your expertise and how you could assist us.

We are constantly applying for grants from Trusts, Foundations and the government. We would welcome inquiries from any grant maker or government agency to discuss possible opportunities. We are renowned for maximizing benefits to the community from all the money we receive.

Workplace Giving is a payroll contribution scheme where direct pre-tax donations from registered employees go towards assisting us continue our work in the community. A Workplace Giving Program is a very effective way for employees to help Childrens Charity Network.

How it works ...

Donations are deducted each pay period direct from your gross salary, by arrangement with your employer's payroll departments. All you need to do is decide on the amount you would like to give. It's that simple.
As your donation is made before tax it actually costs you less than the amount we received from your pay office

Donations per week
Donations per Year to Charity
Actual cost to You

This table is based on a marginal tax rate of 42% for taxable income of $50,001 to $60,000 and a Medicare levy of 1.5%. Because your donations are processed through your pay you receive an immediate, guaranteed tax deduction – you do not have to collect, keep and claim receipt.

How to Register ...
  • Download and complete the registration form and send it to your payroll office.
  • Instruct your payroll department to deduct your nominated donation amount from your gross pre-tax salary each pay period.
  • Request that your pay office forward your details to us.

Contributions are pre-tax and tax free!

Fundraising events are great fun:

They allow you to raise funds for the Childrens Charity Network or one of its initiatives whilst simultaneously engaging friends, family members, employees and customers and giving you self-satisfaction in the knowledge that you are helping a worthwhile cause.

You can organise a "Golf Day", a "Tennis Day", a "Family Day", a "Gala Night", etc.

If you are interested in discussing this option, please contact us

Childrens Charity Network recognises the importance of developing and nurturing strong links with the corporate and business sectors in the community.

In partnering with corporations and businesses, we seek to engage all partners in long-term, strategic and mutually beneficial relationships. We are focused on developing partnerships of involvement and commitment.

Corporate partnerships are important strategic alliances between major organisations and Childrens Charity Network, building warm and positive relationships with all sectors of the community.

What Can You Do?

The benefits to corporate donors are both immediate and long-term:

Profile and brand – being a corporate partner of one of the most respected and trusted charity can help to strengthen your profile and brand

Customer and staff loyalty – Childrens Charity Network sends donors wonderful pictures and stories for internal and external communications.

Staff morale – an excellent way to engage your staff to help others, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Social responsibility – product donations can demonstrate your company's commitment to supporting communities.

Reducing inventory cost – free up storage space and lower stock-handling costs by donating slow-moving or excess stock.

Childrens Charity Network Patrons' Circle is a small group of dedicated donors who commit an annual financial donation of their choice, to ensure the expansion and continuity of our work in the community.

Help us to continue and expand our programs so we can keep on delivering our services to the community by remembering Childrens Charity Network in your will.

Your Gift for Tomorrow

Bequests are the special gifts that help Childrens Charity Network to expand its services and programs and help a larger number of children. A growing number of Australians are seeking to leave a lasting legacy through bequests or charitable trusts.

Let us Thank You

A Will is a very personal matter.We do not need to know the details of your bequest but we would like to thank you personally. Please let us know if you will be helping us to plan for the future.

Seek Legal Advice

We strongly advise you to seek qualified legal advice and assistance when making or revising your Will. It is important to understand that someone may challenge your Will if it is not drawn up correctly.

If you do not have a legal advisor, the following independent organisations can help you. You are also welcome to talk to the Childrens Charity Network.

State Trustees
Phone 03 9667 6444
Law Institute of Victoria
Phone 03 9607 9311
Childrens Charity Network
Phone 03 5282 8950

Be Specific in your Will

The most important thing to remember ... is that your bequest must be properly detailed in your will – the legal document that every adult should have to protect the assets they have worked hard to accumulate. A Will is not the reserve of the wealthy or something to be postponed until old age.

Your Will allows you to specify how you want your assets distributed after your death, including gifts to your favourite charities. If you don't have a Will, your assets will be distributed according to a pre-determined legal formula.

Many of us find it difficult to talk about our Will because it represents the time when we will no longer be with our family, friends and loved ones. But by making a Will, you will actually be helping your family and the people you care for. Your wishes will be clear and nothing will be left to chance. If you want your support for the Childrens Charity Network to continue beyond your own lifetime, your Will is the practical device through which this can be achieved.

Financial donations are greatly welcomed!

They can be made to support the work of the Childrens Charity Network.
We are a not-for-profit organisation as a whole so we can expand our programs or direct donations to a specific program such as Books for Kids or The Feeding Program.
All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.

You can also donate goods or services for our raffle ticket sales, or to be auctioned at one of our popular events.

Payment Options

The simplest method is to donate now using PayPal

We also acceptl cheques which need to be made out to:
Childrens Charity Network
Registered Office
170 Forrest Road
Lara, Victoria 3212, Australia

Indigenous Youth Programs

Remote Areas

To make our artistic programs available to Indigenous children in regional and remote areas, which lack quality artistic material.


To give all Indigenous children the opportunity to pursue their natural abilities.


To reward artistic and written talent by introducing the Young Indigenous and Writers Awards program to all outback schools.


Supply an electronic vehicle (website) to allow participants to showcase their individual creative talent and ability for self expression through art and literacy skills, both natural and developed, through the program.

Indigenous Art

The Indigenous Youth Art program is designed to consist of high quality arts and cultural workshops that are focused on the education, health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth. It will also promote the artistic talents of Indigenous children across Australia with a program which is designed to capture the interests of those Indigenous children in regional and remote areas.


The Art Educational Programs are designed to help the children of Australia to advance artistic talent, they are written by some of Australia's leading artists, designers, photographers.

We have access to over 50 of Australia's leading authors and Artists. These professional Art and Literacy tutors offer advanced techniques, tips and guidance for students to develop and build on their natural talents by offering workshops and mentorship, a forum is available for Indigenous children to display their visual arts work.

This program is being undertaken with sponsorship from Mining and Energy exploration companies in the areas of their operations.

Latest News

Channel 7 News

We were lucky enough to have Chennel 7 cover the 2017 Awards evening, then to have a 40 second spot on the news! Watch the segment on the left.

2019 Awards

A fantastic evening for all involved at The RACV Club, children from all over Australia came to Melbourne to be presented with their award. The judges were truly amazed at the quality of the entries this year and we congratulate all the students, families and schools for their achievements.

2020 Awards Magazine

The Winning Entries for 2020 Literature & The Arts have been announced. You can download the magazine now and read an amazing selection of stories and poems along with an incredible display of talent in the Arts.


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03 5282 8950



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