Sheen community fund

Our commitment to giving back to our community

Over the last 34 years, we’ve supported various charities across different groups with an aim to promote happier, healthier, and safer communities. This year, our vision is to raise funds and awareness for the charities below via our foundation, the Sheen Community Fund.

  • Variety, the Children’s Charity, supports children who are sick, living with disabilities, or experiencing disadvantage
  • Friend in Me promotes an inclusive and safe environment for children where they can build friendships and feel accepted

Exceeding our $5 million milestone

In 2022, the Sheen Community Fund reached a momentous milestone of $5 million in charitable funds. Our next goal is to fund much-needed assistance for our partner charities by:

  • Sponsoring Friend in Me’s Community Day, where our aim is for 5,000 kids to attend the all-inclusive event
  • Funding assistance dogs for children with disabilities
  • Supporting Variety’s fundraising events, including Eat Street, the AFL Grand Final Lunch, and Women of Melbourne

Other charities we support

Variety

Supporting kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with disability.

Good Friday Appeal

Fundraising initiative to help The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne provide the best care for sick children.

Sacred Heart Mission

Supports the Sacred Heart Mission by making a donation to purchase chocolates for the meals program at Easter.

Buy a Bale

Supports Australia's rural communities and Aussie farmers, especially during drought, flood, or fire seasons.

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

Provides short-term funds to those affected by natural disasters in Gippsland.

Movember

Fundraises to prevent prostate and testicular cancer, research mental health, and prevent suicide.

Epilepsy Foundation

Offers support and guidance to those living with epilepsy and their families.

Vets for Compassion

Provides emergency response during natural disasters and reduce the suffering of stray animals in underdeveloped communities.

Beat The Heat

Connects youth with people from the emergency services sector to create a safe outlet for motorsports.

Race Against Dementia

Raises money to fund breakthrough research and treatment of dementia.

Variety

Supporting kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with disability.

Good Friday Appeal

Fundraising initiative to help The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne provide the best care for sick children.

Sacred Heart Mission

Supports the Sacred Heart Mission by making a donation to purchase chocolates for the meals program at Easter.

Buy a Bale

Supports Australia's rural communities and Aussie farmers, especially during drought, flood, or fire seasons.

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

Provides short-term funds to those affected by natural disasters in Gippsland.

Epilepsy Foundation

Offers support and guidance to those living with epilepsy and their families.

Movember

Fundraises to prevent prostate and testicular cancer, research mental health, and prevent suicide.

Beat The Heat

Connects youth with people from the emergency services sector to create a safe outlet for motorsports.

Race Against Dementia

Raises money to fund breakthrough research and treatment of dementia.

Life Education

Empowers children to make safer and healthier choices through education.

Vets for Compassion

Provides emergency response during natural disasters and reduce the suffering of stray animals in underdeveloped communities.

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How the fund works

The Sheen Community Fund is housed within the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Our ongoing commitment to supporting young people in less fortunate circumstances continues to be our primary focus. You can help us achieve our mission, which is outlined below:

  • Give to the Sheen Community Fund with a tax-deductible donation
  • Grow the fund balance with contributions and income accrued
  • Grant to our partner charities

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What we do with our donations

Thanks to our wonderful donors, the Sheen Community Fund has helped make a difference to the lives of thousands of young people and their families. Here are just a few programs we put your donations towards.

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Petember

This initiative provides kids with physical or intellectual disabilities with an assistance dog, which can have a life-changing impact by helping them become more independent.

2

Unbox Joy

We sponsor Variety’s annual festive event, where disadvantaged children receive toys and a party in the lead-up to Christmas.

3

Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety provides financial assistance to children and their families for things like mobility equipment, educational resources, and therapy.

4

Beat the Heat

The BTH program partners with motoring clubs to provide at-risk youths with the chance to gain leadership skills and experience.

1

Petember

Variety provides kidswith physical or intellectual disabilities with an assistance dog, which canhave a life-changing impact by helping them become more independent.

2

Unbox Joy

We sponsor Variety’sannual festive event, where disadvantaged children receive toys and a party inthe lead-up to Christmas.

3

Variety Bash

This motoringfundraiser spans 10 days and involves driving thousands of kilometres in theSheen Group car, visiting rural communities along the way.

4

Beat the Heat

The BTH programpartners with motoring clubs to provide at-risk youths with the chance to gainleadership skills and experience.