For over two decades, Dame Roma Mitchell Grants have been supporting children and young people to achieve goals relating to wellbeing and personal and professional development.

In round one earlier this year, grants worth $87,000 were given out to 100 applicants, for a range of items and services including driving lessons, house furnishings and education supplies, intended to empower and support them through life.

The Dame Roma Mitchell Grants are available to children and young people, aged under 30, with a care experience.

Specific items and opportunities young people with a care experience have received grants for include:

  • Gym memberships and martial arts
  • Study support, such as textbooks, chairs and desks
  • Laptops
  • Micowaves and fridges
  • TVS
  • Lawmnmovers
  • Air-conditioner
  • Medical support
  • Power tools
  • Driving lessons

Supporting the Dame Roma Mitchell Grants

Supporting the Dame Roma Mitchell Grants is a chance for you to support the life of a child or young person with essential goods and services. Even a small gift can make a BIG difference.

Become a partner in the Dame Roma Mitchell Grants program and help sustain the grant-giving program into the future.  There are lots of ways you can contribute, for example:

  • an ongoing small pre-tax donation from your pay (ie $5)
  • making a one-off donation
  • donating to the grant in lieu of a birthday or Christmas present
  • holding a fundraiser at work
  • leaving a gift in your will

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt is available upon request.

Making a donation

Examples of what your donation could provide:

$700Washing machine or refrigerator
$850Double bed frame and mattress
$1000Driving lessons

To make donations please contact the DRMTF Executive Officer, or telephone: 1300 650 971.

Please show your support by giving a gift today.

To find out more about the grants, visit www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/drmg.