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NSW/ACT Variety Heart Scholarships 2017 Round 1

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 27 August 2017 (AEST).

Welcome to Round 1 of the 2017 Variety Heart Scholarships!

Now open - submissions close 27th August 2017.

Variety Heart Scholarships are designed to support children with an existing talent who are living with a disabilitychronic illness, financial hardship or geographic isolation, to reach the next stage of development in their talent, achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.

Variety Heart Scholarships Guidelines

  • Download Guidelines here


  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Applicants must live in NSW or ACT.
  • Applications can only be accepted for children aged 6 to 18 years (at date of submission, including 18).
  • Applicants must demonstrate an existing talent in one of these areas; The Arts, Sport or Education.
  • Applicants identifying under financial hardship or geographic isolation: household income (after tax) must not exceed $5500 per month.
  • Applicants identifying with a disability or chronic illness: household income (after tax) must not exceed $8000 per month.
  • Variety will not consider applications from previous Scholarship recipients until 12 months after the initial date of previous grant submission.

Documentation Required 

Some documentation will be required for your application depending on your situation, these may include Support Letters, Diagnosis Letters & Proof of Income. Please check the Guidelines

We are here to assist you with your application, if you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Grants team at: or call the office on 02 9819 1000.