Who is eligible for assistance?
The KidsLink “Help for Kids” programme is available to support children and teenagers who attend KidsLink affiliated schools and KidsLink early childcare providers (in-home and preschools) access KidsLink services. Scholarships may also be made available from time to time to students attending KidsLink affiliated secondary schools who wish to go on to further tertiary study.
How does the KidsLink “Help for Kids” programme work?
Senior management of KidsLink schools and KidsLink early childcare providers may submit applications on behalf of children and students in their care. These applications set out the difficulties faced by the child and demonstrate how the child is likely to benefit.
Requests for assistance to create or support an in-school programme to cover the needs of multiple children may also be made by KidsLink schools.
If the application is accepted, we will try our absolute best to organise a KidsLink service provider who can support through a donation of their time, find a direct sponsor (if appropriate) or alternatively, the “Help for Kids” fund may make a contribution towards the cost.
How can I contribute?
Anyone! We know it takes a village to raise a child… we would appreciate your support.
Donation of Time
Many KidsLink service providers donate their time to help children through the “Help for Kids” programme. We contact the service provider and schools directly and make the connection.
“Help for Kids” sponsors may choose to support a particular child, cause or in-school programme. If you or your business would like to help, we’d love to hear from you!
KidsLink has established a bank trust account to administer all donations to the KidsLink “Help for Kids” programme. These donations are used to support children and young people who, because of their circumstances, need our help.
Support our “Help for Kids” Champions
All KidsLink service providers who contribute to the “Help for Kids” programme are acknowledged on their KidsLink web page. Look out for this logo:
It’s great to know you are making a difference!
So far we’ve helped 223 children access services worth over $73,015.00.
The best reward of all comes from knowing that your contribution is helping to change the life of a child or young person and their family.
If you’d like to become a “Help for Kids” Champion, contact us today