Since 2021, Orange Hearts Bursaries have helped children all over Australia to continue participating in their sporting, creative arts, social and academic commitments. With their bursaries of up to $500, recipients were able to continue activities including photography, go-kart racing, horse riding, swimming lessons, basketball and soccer.
These activities can give children joy, escape and hope while also a sense of stability and focus during what can be a stressful time.
Applications for the 2023 bursaries have now closed.
If your family or a family you know would be interested and benefit from our bursaries, we would love you to apply. More information can be found in the Orange Hearts guidelines.
Dannii, a cervical cancer survivor is the proud mum of her two daughters who were bursary recipients in 2022. She reflected that:
Families like Dannii’s are why ACCF introduced the Orange Hearts Program in 2021. In her words:
Orange Hearts Bursary applications open in February each year. Applications close in March and bursaries are awarded in April.
All applications are made online via the ACCF website (applications open in February 2024).
Applicants must satisfy all the following criteria:
For more information, see a previous example of the Orange Hearts 2023 Guidelines.
Note: the 2024 guidelines may change and will be available in February 2024.
Bursaries can be used to pay costs involved with an activity the applicant enjoys. This includes school, recreational, creative arts, social or sporting activities.
Swimming, artistic swimming, basketball, AFL, netball, soccer, dance, Taekwondo, go kart racing, photography, horse riding and school resources, activities and camps.
Information required includes:
The Orange Hearts Selection Committee has the honour of choosing the bursary recipients. They carefully assess the submissions making sure the applications:
Bursary amounts can range up to a maximum of $500.
Once you have been identified as a bursary recipient, ACCF will contact you to organise payment.