Western Chances relies on your donations to provide much needed support to young people in Melbourne's west. Western Chances assists motivated young people in Melbourne’s west to realise their potential by providing scholarships, opportunity programs and ongoing support.
Our scholarships provide funding for small items that have a big impact. Things like textbooks and tuition fees, laptops and internet access, maths calculators and MYKI cards. Our recipients face barriers that often result in an inability to purchase these essential items.
What we also give our young people is a sense of self-belief. One of the keys to our success is the ability to promote self-confidence, esteem, motivation and pride, ‘suggesting that a scholarship involves more than simply disbursing money.’ We’re so proud of the young people we’ve supported and continue to support, and the momentum we’ve achieved in just over a decade.
“Thanks for giving me the opportunity to renew my scholarship. I recently received a fully paid MYKI without which there would be no possible way for me to travel to school. In essence, without Western Chances I wouldn’t be able to continue with my high school education and complete Year 12 this year,” Western Chances Scholarship Recipient