Application Process

When can applications be submitted?
Applications will be considered at any time throughout the year.

Complete an application form – things to consider.
Please read the application form carefully, and answer all the questions as best you can.

Evidence of Financial Hardship
Chances for Children rely heavily on financial information to determine eligibility for Chances scholarships, so it is important that we have this information to help Chances staff in their decision making.
Statement of support from two (2) referees 
All applicants must have two (2) referees to support their application.
Who can be a referee?
Referees can be people who are well known to the applicant, for example teachers, principals, wellbeing officers, sporting coaches or case workers. 

Referees cannot
  • be a family member or friend, or
  • financially benefit from any award granted by Chances – e.g. cannot be the provider of the service that the award will pay for. 
Lodge your application in full 
You can submit your application at any time by posting your completed application to:

PO BOX 1870, Mildura Victoria 3500 
Or email your application to:

When will I be notified about the outcome?
You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application within approximately four (4) weeks of it being received

Further questions?
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Chances team by telephoning
0350 217 480 or email

Chances for Children is a community funded program. We would like to acknowledge the support and commitment of the local community, businesses, Corporate Partners, Sustaining Supporters and Workplace Givers who support us to ensure that the absence of money does not stand in the way of a young person’s ability to achieve their maximum potential.        
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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