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Making music with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!

By: Sunnyside Kindergarten
The Telstra Kids grant was of enormous benefit to our Kinder. As a not-for-profit organisation, without the help of this grant an excursion such as this would not have been possible. Thank you! Read more

A successful competition season for Avonde Calisthenics College

By: Vanessa Bennett, Grants Coordinator
Telstra Kids Fund enabled us to upgrade our outdated audio system with new modern equipment that uses latest connectivity solutions Read more

Randwick Boys' High School gets coding

By: Birgit Schickinger
Thanks to a Telstra Kids Grant students at Randwick Boys' High School enjoy coding with their brand new Arduino Kits. Read more

Telstra Kids grant success

By: Uniform purchases funded and coaches tops and equipment stocked
Players and coaches playing and coaching in uniform with the tools of trade! Read more

Keeping our players safe from light poles

By: Anna Davis
The Telstra Kids grant contributed enormously to the upgrade of our home netball courts. Now our players and umpires will be protected from any contact with the two light poles Read more

Sandringham Primary School Makerspace

By: Kylie Hogan Parent School Councillor Grants and Sponsorships
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A good start to the day!

By: Queanbeyan South Public School
A win for the breakfast program Read more

Aussie Team bring home 27 medals

By: Denise Fursman
The Telstra Kids grant has supported our club in our aim to continue to develop mental and physical discipline in children whilst engaging in competitive sports. Read more

Oldest Olympic sport introduced to over 550 kids

By: Jenny Cassidy, Head Coach
The Telstra Kids grant let kids from Hallett Cove to Yankalilla have a come'n'try session and learn more about the Olympic sport of fencing, just before the start of the RIo Olymics. Read more


By: Colleen Wyles - Administration Manager
The Telstra Grant enabled us to provide a "hands-on, living" classroom to our centre, the ideal space for learning about sustainability and the environment. Read more

Food Forest Garden

By: Created by Warranwood Primary
The telstra grant enabled us to buy raise retainers, buy plants and mulch the area. It made a big difference to what we were able to achieve Read more

Food Forest Garden

By: An edible garden for the students
We were able to establish fruit trees in our school, the students use this area both during class and lunch time activities Read more

Wetland rehabilitation

By: Creating habitat
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Wetland rehabilitation

By: Creating habitat and diversity
With telstra's help we were able to extend this area, and create a usable space for the students Read more

Growing with technology

By: Integration Aide, Pam Wernert
The Telstra Kids grant enabled us to purchase 4 ipads for use both in and outside of the classroom. Read more

Sunbury Light It Up Blue 2016

By: Karen Butler
The Telstra grant enabled us to raise awareness about autism, the effects on families and individuals, bringing our community together Read more

Sydney provides a key learning opportunity for students from the bush

By: Brad Austin
The excursion was made possible due to the generous support of the Telstra Kids Fund. The funding enabled all 28 students from our small, rural school, the opportunity to undertake such an incredible learning experience. Read more

Nimmitabel kids get into the swim of things!

By: Brad Austin
The Telstra Kids Fund provided the students with essential life-saving skills. We would not have been able to provide such a comprehensive program without this support. Read more

Being Active and Imaginative

By: Catherine Andres
Our successful entry gave us the opportunity to purchase an outdoor play Activity Gym and Dress Up costumes for the children. A Big thank you to the Telstra Kids Fund for their generous support. The children are ecstatic having a slide where they can play, explore and get involved with their peers. The new Dress Ups have given them some inspiration and excitement and looking like their idols and favourite characters (Princess, Pirates, Doctors or Police Officers). Read more

New Under 9s jumpers

By: Ann-Maree Duncan, Secretary
The grant funds allowed us to purchase new jumpers for our Under 9s season Read more

Solway kids can cook!

By: Marnie Lassen, Solway Primary School Sustainability Convenor
We've had a kitchen garden for years but now we finally have somewhere where kids can cook the veggies themselves Read more

Keeping our Kids Nimble

By: Yoga program available thanks to Telstra Kids Fund!
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ARTEMIS robotics team helps girls learn real world engineering and business skills

By: Susan Filan, FIRST Robotics Coordinator
The Telstra Kids Grant allowed us to buy motors, gear boxes and other parts used to build the FRC robot. Read more

Telstra Grant Buys New Nets And Defender Men

By: Telstra Grant
The ever growing player numbers at Thirroul Junior FC has benefited greatly from the Telstra Grant recieved. Read more

Being Active

By: Charlie McIntyre - President MSB
The benefit to the club was to update equipment used for training and game day Read more

Kids from the Warehouse Circus 'Jump Start' program are learning skills and building confidence in their transition to High School, thanks to the Telstra Kids Grant!

By: By Anna Sullivan. Anna is the Project Officer at Warehouse Circus.
The money from the Telstra Kids Grant, nominated by Mark Turner, enabled us to implement Jump Start at MCSS - a project that is part of a longer term youth justice and re-investment program delivered by Warehouse Circus. We are excited to now expand this program into a project at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. Read more

Sandringham Primary School Defibrillator

By: Kylie Hogan Parent School Councillor
The Telstra Kids Grant has been enormously helpful the purchase of critical equipment to keep our kids safe and strengthen our invaluable nursing program. Read more

New equipment for 1st Ashburton Scout Group

By: New tents and digital projector purchased thanks to Telstra Kids Fund Grant
The new projector is enabling our group to more effectively present audio visual learning materials in a manner that is much more effective in capturing our young members' attention. The two new tents have replaced leaky, heavy 1970s vintage canvas tents long past their use by date. Read more

Pretty Beach Pre-School Aboriginal Mural

By: Andrew Keys
The children learnt of the aboriginal tribal history and their journey through the school and the next phase of their journey to primary school. This was demonstrated through the mural. The children left their handprints as a signature of their input to the story. Read more

Bella Vista Physie get some sounds!

By: Narelle Sauerbier - Head Teacher
Thanks to the Telstra Kids Fund we were able to purchase some much needed sound equipment. Read more

New Bike Path

By: Callie Young
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Fishtrap cubby house enhances outdoor play space

By: Jane Goller, treasurer, Angliss Parents Committee
The Telstra grant provided a wonderful opportunity to improve the outdoor play space of our children's centre. Read more

Mud Kitchen Fun

By: Kelly Ashton
The Telstra Kids Grant enabled us to enhance our outdoor play space and tick a big item off our wish list! Read more

Cubbyhouse Play

By: C&K Salisbury Community Childcare Centre
Our new cubbyhouse has provided our children with a place to explore and challenge, use their imagination and make long lasting friendships. Read more

Balmain Care for Kids

By: Sustainability in action
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Connecting kids to culture

By: Kylie Armstrong
The Telstra Kids Grant enabled Willum Warrain to purchase two ‘Connecting Kids to Culture’ resource kits to use for outreach work at playgroups, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. Read more

Thanks from Seabrook Primary

By: Seabrook Primary School
Kids get a local history lesson thanks to Telstra Kids Read more

Play, Learn and be Active

By: Britt Finlay, WOCC Director
Thanks to Telstra Kids we were able to expand on and replace our weathered outdoor play equipment, with the fantastic equipment pictured Read more

Kids enjoying their tennis

By: Ann Schiller, Secretary
The Telstra Kids grant has been a huge benefit to the Club. It will enable us to continue to provide more uniforms for up and coming juniors in our Club. Thank you, Telstra Kids for your support. Read more

Kayaks from the Telstra Kids Fund

By: Damien Kelly
The Telstra Kids Fund grant enabled our club to purchase vital safety equipment so as to look after our most precious asset - THE KIDS! Read more

Play, Learn and be Active

By: Britt Finlay, Director
Thanks to Telstra Kids we were able to expand on and replace our weathered outdoor play equipment, with the terrific equipment pictured. Read more

Keeping our sand clean

By: Jacqui Hempel, President
The Telstra Kids Fund Grant enabled us to purchase a large sand-pit cover, which will keep our sand clean and hygienic for the next 5 years. Our Pre-School teaches up to 56 children each year - all who love getting into the sand-pit! Read more

The New Rhythm

By: Fiona Cerbe - Sacred Heart P&F Secretary
The Beat The Drum Project has allowed Sacred Heart Primary School in Mundaring to purchase 15 Djembe Drum, which has nourished and developed the students' passion and skills in their music classes. Read more

St Joseph's Values on Show!

By: Jennifer Edstein Boyes
The Telstra Kids Fund grant helped us afford this bright, positive signage. Read more

Fun in the sun

By: Rachel Phillips (Grants Officer)
The Telstra Kids Fund Grant allowed us to purchase gadgets which encourage kids to use their gross motor skills and direct all that energy! Read more

Dancing to the beat

By: Narelle Sauerbier
Thanks to the Telstra Kids Fund we were able to purchase some much needed sound equipment that has allowed the girls to practice their routines throughout the year to reach their goal of competing at the National Finals. We are happy to say we had 7 representatives in the National finals. Read more

Big Day Out-Positive relationships and Proactivity

By: Aimee Dawson
LYF young people get a boost thanks to Telstra Kids :) Read more

Therapy, Music & Movement is Fun!

By: Heydi de Waal
The Telstra Kids Fund Grant made it possible for local kids with special needs to use and benefit from specialised therapy tools and equipment at home and at School. Read more

Telstra assists Cheltenham Panthers Junior Football Club

By: Andrea Cormick
The Cheltenham Panthers Junior Football Club would like to thank Telstra for the generous grant we received. Read more

Getting creative in Westgarth

By: Christie Roberts
Westgarth kids get creative thanks to Telstra Kids Read more

Keeping up with the Beat...

By: Warrimoo Public School P&C
With the extra money from Telstra Kids we hope to continue to help our younger students keep to the beat and enhance their learning along the way. Read more

Soccer success in the burbs

By: Russell Cameron
Thanks to Telstra Kids Grant the Casey Pathers Soccer Club was able to conduct a very successful team building day, putting smiles on 100+ young children's faces. Read more

Bearing it

By: Andrew Garde, Vice President
It is now much easier to explain hydrocephalus to children so they can understand what has happened and what may happen to them in the future Read more

Giving young girls a leg up

By: Jessica Brown
Educating our most vulnerable girls Read more

Rockhampton Junior Oztag 2015

By: Ryan Scott
The Telstra Kids grant allowed us to provide food, drinks and a medallion for our kids! Read more

Lorne works toward Paper Planet

By: A community working to provide creative opportunities for its children.
Pre school and lower primary children from the towns of the Surf Coast get creative with paper to build their own paper planet. Watch this space! Read more

Warm and toasty cubs in their new tent

By: Mike Zeederberg
New tent ensures lots of camping fun for 2nd Abbotsford Scout Troop Read more

Getting back to nature

By: Tunstall Square Kinder Committee
The Telstra grant contributed towards the successful establishment of nature learning for pre school children. It will bring about greater awareness and help our children have a greater appreciation of the natural environment. Read more

Footies and Training Tops

By: Adrian Bettio
New kit for Bacchus Marsh kids Read more

Use 'your' voice

By: Gill Greenwood
These programs have allowed Glenallen School to provide the best opportunities for the students to experience literacy and communication activities tailored to their individual needs. Read more

St.George 12 Years Representative Netball Team

By: Tamlyn Holtz
Our Telstra grant assisted families with the costs of our new uniforms and don't they look great! Read more

New floor makes us shine

By: 5th Brunswick Scout Group has a newly polished floor
Scouting helps young people to learn new skills and to become resilient, well balanced leaders of the future. Read more

Supporting children with a history of trauma and neglect

By: Minaz Adambhai Bhonsaria
Supporting kids with traumatic backgrounds Read more

First Aid Tent for North Albury Kids

By: Dave Gardiner
The Telstra Kids Fund allowed us to purchase a First Aid Tent which will increase the safety of all the kids in our club. Read more

Readers for Readers at Malvern Valley Primary

By: By Anna & Darren Brooks
The Telstra Kids grant was just what the school needed to help refresh the aging reading books for all students! Read more

GenAquatic is in the 50 Meter Fast lane, thanks to the Telstra Kids Fund

By: Kerry Miles
Training in a 50 meter pool is a huge benefit to our swimmers because competition pools are 50 meters, the experience they are now gaining will be invaluable on competition days. Read more

Wildcats Netball Club Age Grade Camp

By: Alice McDonald
The Wildcats girls had a blast thanks to Telstra Kids Read more

Outdoor fun all year round

By: Rachel Phillips (Grants Officer)
The Telstra Kids Fund Grant was fantastic! It paid for the installation of 5 PVC gearbox operated blinds around our pergola transforming our outdoor concreted area into a flexible indoor/outdoor play space. Read more

Playgroup facelift at Florence Avenue Playgroup

By: Nicole
The Telstra Kids grant was greatly appreciated by our whole group. It enabled us to give our playgroup a face-lift and become more environmentally friendly. Read more

Darfur (Sudanese) Community Centre Homework Club

By: David Singer
The computers will be used by the kids to work on their homework and to improve computer skills. Thanks Telstra Kids Fund! Read more

Thanks Telstra Kids!

By: Angela Vlahadamis
New iPads for Canterbury kids Read more

Thanks Telstra Kids!

By: Rob Favata - President of the Riversdale Soccer Club
Free player registrations at Riversdale Soccer Club! Read more

Helping Polynesian kids connect with their heritage

By: By Liz Lambert, Treasurer of Polynesian Kids Community Language School Inc.
The Telstra Kids grant means so much to our community; we’ve been able to purchase costumes and musical instruments, for the 84 Tongan and Samoan children currently attending our language school. Read more

Introducing water recycling for Cardiff kids

By: Kathryn Russell
The Telstra Kids grant was of enormous benefit. It enabled us to introduce water recycling as part of our Water Awareness Program! Read more


By: Michelle Thompson
The kids at Family Access Network say thanks for the swimming lessons :) Read more

Robotics team represents Australia

By: Neil Blake
Team 3132's logo is "Innovate, Improve, Inspire the World" Read more

Taronga's Zoomobile SAILs to Blacktown

By: Priyanca Menon
It was a unique exposure to Australian wildlife, and the kids (all of refugee background) enjoyed learning more about the ecosystem in which they live. Read more

Kids learn about the Environment

By: Dean Huxley
Thanks to Telstra Kids we were able to run an awesome school holiday program to promote environmental sustainability. Read more

Westall kids get creative!

By: Raquel Mayman
We used the Telstra Kids grant to build wooden stoves enhancing the outdoor learning environment at Westall Kindergarten. Read more

Player Development Program

By: Darren Adey
Young players at Blackburn Footy Club get ready for the big time Read more

Young Politicians

By: St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School
Young Politicians in the making at St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School Read more

New jumpers for the Lindenow Juniors

New jumpers for Lindenow Juniors! Read more

Cluckington Palace

By: Geri Overberg
The kids at Anderson's Creek build Cluckingham Palace! Read more

Hobart kids get jumping

By: Kim Sly
The kids at Hobart and Districts Pony Club get a helping hand from Telstra Kids Read more

Dressed for Success

By: Tracie Withers, Jetstream Editor
The Telstra Kids Grant allowed the Gungahlin Jets to buy new footy jumpers for the kids to wear every time they step out onto the field. Read more

Play, learn and be active

By: Kellie Chang
Fun and active play at Watsonia Occasional Child Care! Read more

Jamboree on the Air at Winston Hills Girl Guides

By: Norma O'Hare
Taking the Jamboree online! Read more

Telstra Kids sounds the right note for Stan

By: Scott Hamilton
Telstra Kids helps Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra to support young players and grow the orchestra. Read more

Our new Camp Trailer!

By: Jennifer Coleman
The Telstra Kids Fund grant fulfilled our long term dream of our own trailer. Now the Guides can be fully involved in camp, including packing and unpacking! Read more

Supporting kids with autism

By: Phillippa Talbot
The Telstra kids grant has positively impacted on children and young adults with autism Read more

A dedicated classroom for Culture!

By: Steve Caspersz and Paul Hartin
New art room for the kids at St Johns Primary Read more

Clay for Kids: sculpture activity for school students

By: John Petersen, Director of Duldig Studio
The Telstra Kids grant has enabled the Duldig Studio to purchase materials for the Clay for Kids program Read more

IT Comes Alive at Playdays West Pennant Hills

By: Kirsty Newbury, Centre Manager
Access to technology which will support everyday learning in our Preschool classrooms - a new PC Compatible projector and screen! Read more

St Brendan's Kids collaborate through tech

By: Louise Maguire
Kids at St Brendan's are motivated to learn through new technology Read more

A Touch Of Bali at Benwerrin

By: Toni Lepore
The Telstra Kids Fund grant was of enormous help to achieve the amazing addition to our outdoor play area. It greatly benefits our current students and the next generations of Benwerrin children :) Read more

Polish Saturday School

By: Zbig Lis
The generous grant from Telstra Kids to our school's Technology Refresh project has delivered a new and modern photocopier (multi function printer). This MFP replaces our old copier which was a dinosaur! The efficiency improvement is really noticeable. We appreciate the helping hand from Telstra Kids! Read more

Lake Park Kindergarten steps into the Digital Age!

By: Angela Simone
The Telstra Kids Grant was a great benefit to us - were were pumped to receive the grant! It made it possible for the kinder to purchase two iPad's together with accessories. Read more

Kalkaringi goes to Melbourne!

By: Melanie Norton
Kids from NT travel to Melbourne for netball comp! Read more

Acacia creche

By: Olivia Liron
We're helping kids get active and healthy at Acacia Fitzroy crèche. Read more

Flying high at Collingwood Harriers

By: Christopher Boylen
Collingwood kids flying high thanks to the Telstra Kids Fund Read more

Setting record Speedcubing times in Camberwell

By: Tim McMahon
The Telstra Kids grant enabled us to purchase more timing equipment so that more kids can speed-solve more puzzles! Read more

Kids getting active in Melbourne

By: Melbourne Kids Fun Run
Little kids being active and learning about giving. Read more

A clear message in Auslan at Toowong State School

By: Saleigh De La Jara
At Toowong State School, we offer mainstream education for deaf and hearing students. Students work alongside each, other accessing the curriculum through two languages: English and Auslan Read more

'Giddy-up' in all seasons with Riding for the Disabled

By: Penny Baldwin, Riding for the Disabled
The spirit of Riding for the Disabled is summed up in our slogan: riding develops abilities. The primary aim of Riding for the Disabled Association is to give people with a disability the chance to enjoy a range... Read more

Getting back to nature with Junior Field Naturalists SA

By: Rona Sakko, Junior Field Naturalists South Australia
Thank you, Telstra, for giving our nature club some of your grant money so we can buy some very handy tools that we can take on field trips. We enjoy doing outside activities and getting our hands dirty Read more

Music to their ears at Bridgetown Primary School

By: Louise Hodge, Bridgetown Primary School
As a retired teacher, I know that music can bring a little magic to kids’ education. As a volunteer running the music program at Bridgetown Primary School, I see first-hand how music benefits children with Read more

Connecting kids to their communities

By: Telstra Foundation
With a million dollars in Telstra Kids grants on offer every year, there are a million reasons to help kids connect. Since 2002, Telstra Kids has contributed more than $9.8 million to some 8,000 projects that connect kids to their local community. That's more than one project a day, every single day, for over a decade. Read more

Meeting needs at the grassroots

By: Telstra Foundation
Telstra Kids grants meet community needs at the 'grassroots'. The $1,200 grants fund activities and projects run by local non-profit organisations and community groups that connect kids across Australia to their local community in some way: through digital making and citizenship, the arts and culture, the environment, education, or sport and recreation. Read more

At Its Heart: Telstra People

By: Telstra Foundation
Telstra employees are at the heart of the Telstra Kids Fund: they direct where the grant dollars are donated. Of the million dollars in Telstra Kids grants available each year, every cent is donated to community projects nominated by eligible Telstra employees. Read more

How to Apply

By: Telstra Foundation
Since 2002 we have contributed more than $9.5 million to some 8,000 projects that connect kids to their community and we’re getting ready to do it all again soon! A new grant round will be opening soon and we’d love to see an application from you! To help you get ready to apply we’ve prepared this simple summary of what information you’ll need to provide. Read more

What is a digital project?

By: Kelly Rafferty
Telstra Kids loves to back projects that help young people thrive in their digital world, across metro, regional, rural and remote communities. Read more