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The KidsAssist program aims to support needy families with education expenses, and provide a pathway for schools to refer families and children who require financial assistance. 


All children should have the ability to fully participate in school life regardless of their parents’ financial situation, yet the rising cost of school education has resulted in some children being singled out or excluded from opportunities to learn and grow, and that’s where KidsAssist comes in.


Eligible families will be able to seek KidsAssist funding for school related expenses including Stationery, Text Books, Electronic Devices, Excursions and Camps, School Sports and other essential school items and activities. The following Schools are participating in our program:


  • Apollow Parkways

  • Arthurs Creek
  • Christmas Hills
  • Diamond Creek
  • Diamond Creek East
  • Doreen
  • Eltham
  • Elham East
  • Eltham North
  • Hurstbridge Learning Co-Op Wattle Glen
  • Kangaroo Ground
  • Macleod College
  • Our Lady's Help of Christians (Eltham)]Panton Hill
  • Research
  • Rosanna
  • Rosanna Golf Links
  • Sacred Hearth Catholic School (Diamond Creek)
  • Streeton
  • St. Andrews
  • Strathewen
  • Yarrambat


  • Diamond Valley College
  • Eltham High School
  • Macleod College
  • St Helena Secondary School

NOTE: Applications from Eltham High School, St Helena Secondary College and Diamond Valley College will be referred to CAVE in the first instance. To contact CAVE directly:

Jan Aitken 9439 0342  0407 682 177

Diana Warrell 9430 8565  0414 398 565

Our vision is to deliver KidsAssist through 20+ schools in Nillumbik and Banyule by 2020. You can help support a child in school by donating to KidsAssist today. 


100% of your KidsAssist donation will assist families pay for school expenses, and all donations are Tax Deductible.


For further information please contact



To apply for KidsAssist please follow the link below (participating schools only):