How can I help?

We're so glad you asked... there are a number of ways you can help Chances, financial or otherwise.

You can make a one-off donation, to the value of your choosing.

If you would like to make an ongoing contribution, you can join our Sustaining Supporters or Workplace Giving programs, where you can make annual or periodic donations. By becoming a member of either program, you're helping to ensure that we have the financial stability to continue to help young people in our region – knowing how much money we will have coming in each year helps with our planning.  Members of these programs receive recognition through our website and other promotions we hold throughout the year.

Your business or community group may like to partner with Chances in a fundraising activity or in scholarship management.  Together, we would develop a Memorandum of Understanding and clear roles and responsibilities for the activity, to ensure a successful partnership.

You might be part of a passionate group with a great fundraising idea for Chances.  We would love to work with you and where possible, provide some support to help you with your event.

Perhaps you are preparing a new Will and you'd like to include a gift to Chances in it. By remembering Chances and all the young people we support in your Will you can leave a lasting legacy of hope and vitality for your community. You have a number of options in terms of making a gift or bequest in your Will and we encourage you to seek advice from a solicitor or financial advisor.

If you would like to make a non-financial contribution to Chances, you can always volunteer your time with us.  Chances has a number of working groups and Committees you can join as an interested community member, or you might like to volunteer for our tertiary mentor program to provide some assistance to a young person transitioning to University. 


How do we know our money is going to the right place?
Chances has a number of checks and balances by way of our governance structure. 

Applications for funding are assessed by District Selection Committees (one in Mildura, the other in Swan Hill) who recommend support to the Mallee Family Care Board of Management.

The Mallee Family Care Board is responsible for the governance of Chances for Children. Ultimate financial decisions are made by Mallee Family Care Board of Management. 

Now you have the money, what do you do with it?
Chances for Children strive to ensure that the absence of money or support will not stand in the way of a young person achieving their potential.

Our focus is on providing financial support to recipients, who without our help, may not have the opportunity to pursue their education or realise their talents in sport or the arts. We tailor funding to each individual recipient, to give them the best chance for success.

The majority of our support goes to young people hoping to pursue tertiary education outside of the district and are required to relocate to be able to achieve this goal.  Along with financial support for our tertiary students, we also offer a tertiary mentoring program using volunteer mentors to assist with a recipient’s transition to university.

Make a Donation
Mildura Office:
Haselgrove House
122 Ninth Street Mildura
T: (03) 5023 5966