Join our mission to #getkidscoding

This July, Telstra Kids is excited to be supporting Moonhack, our annual space-themed event held on the anniversary of the moon landing to encourage kids to learn how to code. The event is an initiative of Telstra Foundation and Code Club Australia. Last year, we broke the world record with 35,000 kids across the planet coding together. This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we’re calling on the Telstra Kids community to join our mission and help us break the records again.

How to participate

Joining in the fun is easy – and you don’t need to know how to code.  To participate, all you need to do is 1) visit the Moonhack website and register to be counted, 2) download the step-by-step project instructions, and 3) support the kids in your life to complete the projects and code their way to the history books. 

Next Telstra Kids grant round

Telstra Kids funds grassroots projects, delivered by local non-profit groups, for local kids, across metropolitan and regional Australia. Projects that are successful will receive a grant of $1,200 to help kids connect to their local community.

We’re pleased to announce that the next Telstra Kids grant round will open in October 2019.

Telstra Kids applications are a two-part process. When the round opens, all eligible* Telstra employees will be able to register their interest online for a $1,200 Telstra Kids grant on behalf of a local school, kinder, library or youth-focussed community group.  Then, through a “lottery-style” allocation process, a random selection of employees that lodged their registration by our deadline will be invited to complete the grants process.

Sign up here to be the first to know when it opens.

*Only permanent Australian-based Telstra employees who have not received a Telstra Kids grant in the last 3 years can register their interest for a $1,200 Telstra Kids grant.

Telstra Kids loves to connect kids to local activities supporting digital making and citizenship, the arts and culture, education, the environment, or sport and recreation.

Recent projects

Young Politicians
IT Comes Alive at Playdays West Pennant Hills
Lake Park Kindergarten steps into the Digital Age!

With your support, since 2002 Telstra Kids has:

Helped millions of kids
Donated over $13m in grants
Supported 11,000 projects

2 projects everyday for over a decade