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.

We also provide support to assist young people:
  • in Years 11 and 12 remain engaged with school
  • who may show career prospects in music or sport
  • who need some extra assistance in the classroom.
How can I apply?
Simply click on the SCHOLARSHIPS tab on the top of the menu to read all about eligibility criteria and the application process.
Make a Donation
Mildura Office:
Haselgrove House
122 Ninth Street Mildura
T: (03) 5023 5966

Swan Hill Office:
Marie Schlemme Centre
229 Beveridge Street Swan Hill
T: (03) 5032 4479