who we are
The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund has been helping Queensland children in need since as early as 1909.
Established by Queensland Newspapers staff as a way to give back to the community.
One of the initial campaigns of the Fund over 100 years ago was the annual ‘Santa’s Toy Sack’ drive which gathered toys in the lead up to Christmas for children in Queensland hospitals.
Over the years The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund has evolved, expanding the number of children it helps across a more diverse range of issues while staying true to its original vision – to help Queensland children in need.
The Fund maximises its impact and efficiency by only directing its funds to registered charities that demonstrate that they have the specialist skills and knowledge to deliver high-value, life-changing programs to children in need.
Today the Fund is expanding its work once again. While continuing to provide strategic grant funding for important projects, The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund is drawing on its extensive knowledge and skill base, its connections, and its media know-how to provide selected charities with a program that delivers not only funding, but also media support to maximise the impact and effectiveness they can achieve with those funds.