Give a Kid a Break

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Year-long school holiday program for 100 children in need.

Project details

Who will benefit from this project?



How will the funding be spent?

Funding will be spent in the design and delivery of a total 9 events and 6 camps over the year, including annual Easter and Christmas give-aways. Through these, our children will enjoy diverse new experiences and opportunities, broadening their exposure to the world whilst providing them with respite from often-stressful home environments. Funding will help us to work with their families to identify other opportunities for support to reduce long-term isolation and improve family outcomes.

How will the project be delivered?

Identify children on our waiting list to assess their suitability for program activities/events
Coordinate events, including volunteers and logistics with staff attendance to support children’s participation
Deliver camps in partnership with non-government partner organisations
Provide material support to children’s participation, such as travel assistance or aid
Coordinate annual Easter/Christmas give-aways
Provide follow-up support to families to help relieve stressors operating in the home.

How many people will directly benefit from this project?


How will you measure the impact of this project?

Outcomes will be measured using the Results Based Accountability Framework through surveys and service data and include the following success measures:

‘How much we did’
- Minimum 15 total holiday camps and events available
- Seasonal gifting conducted at Easter and Christmas
- Contact with 100 children’s families to engage them in the program.
‘How well we did it’
- Over 70% of children participating in one or more school holiday camp or event
- Over 90% of children receiving a gift through the Easter and Christmas gifting programs
- Over 60% of families receiving additional support through food and other material aid.
‘Is anyone better off?’
- Over 70% of participating children report at least three new ‘friends’ over the lifetime of the program
- Over 70% of participating families report children feel more socially connected
- Over 70% of participating families report involvement in the program has been beneficial to children’s confidence.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

Connect: Forming new friendships and social connections, supporting children’s positive psycho-social development.
Grow: A chance for children to discover talents and aptitudes through new experiences and opportunities.
Build: Enabling children and their families to identify and access other supports that will help them build capacity and improve outcomes.
Belong: Overcoming the isolating effects of disadvantage and helping children to participate in their world.

Project details

Who will benefit from this project?



Organisation details

Organisation Name

Time for Kids

What does this organisation do?

Time for Kids is a South Australian not for profit, early intervention service established in 1960 to prevent disadvantaged children from entering the juvenile justice system. Today, we continue to work with children and young people who experience various forms of disadvantage and are high in the risk factors associated with youth offending and poor life outcomes.

Time for Kids delivers long-term, respite care to children who often need a break from what can be chaotic and stressful home environments. Children, once matched, most commonly spend at least a weekend a month living with their ‘Time for Kids family’ until they reach adulthood.

Time for Kids also delivers a suite of supplementary supports designed to give all children connected with Time for Kids what every child deserves – a childhood filled with the love, laughter and positive learning that nurtures a happy and fulfilled adulthood.


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Evan John

11 May 2017

I have worked with Time for Kids as a host for a day at Aldinga Airfield S.A. I was very impressed with the children, the parents and the helpers within the group. They are obviously focussed on caring for these children, and I would like to give my full support for assistance to the organisation and for what they are doing to help these children cope with circumstances that are often beyond their control, restricting them from being happily and meaningfully active in our society.