A million ways to show we care
Powered by the Telstra Foundation, the Telstra Kids Fund champions local community connections for kids in Australia.
We fund the little things that make a big difference to kids’ lives: connections to local activities in arts and culture, education, health, the environment, sport and recreation.
Each year, Telstra Kids gives a million dollars in $1,200 grants to local non-profit groups that help kids to play and learn.
Telstra Kids supports school veggie gardens, bouncing balls for sports clubs, books for bubs in childcare, just to name a few. It funds thousands of local, grassroots community activities that sprout up across Australia in response to local needs.
At the heart of Telstra Kids is a Telstra employee... an individual who tells us where the dollars should be donated... and gets a chance to feel like a million bucks, by investing just a few minutes to fill in this online application.
Connecting kids to little things that make a big difference to how they learn & play
Telstra Kids provides a million dollars in grants each year — on behalf of Telstra employees — for local community projects that help kids in Australia to dance, sing, ride horses, compost, plant trees, play sports and much more.Apply
Trumpets, dress-ups & easels
Telstra Kids supports arts and culture projects, funding music programs and instruments, visual arts supplies, rock eisteddfods and remembrance gardens.
Teddies, books & swings
Telstra Kids supports education projects, playgrounds, electronic white boards, smart devices, literacy resources, programs for kids with special needs and toys for childcare centres.
Frogs, plants & worm farms
Telstra Kids supports nature-based and environmental projects, funding veggie patches, indigenous plants for playgrounds, frog bogs, chicken coups, field equipment and billabongs.
Healthy bodies, healthy minds
Telstra Kids supports health and wellness projects, funding shade sails, health education, physical therapy equipment, nutrition programs for childcare providers, and first aid equipment.
Bats, balls, tents & jerseys
Telstra Kids supports sport and recreation projects, funding equipment, uniforms, pennants and trophies, improvements to grounds, camping gear and pre-school trike tracks.
Out of the box?
Telstra Kids has supported thousands of unique community projects around Australia. So, if your idea is not listed here, don’t worry. Think local, think kids, be creative, and have fun.