The Nappy Collective welcomes support
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The Nappy Collective welcomes grants and seeks further support as cost of living grows

by Freya Lucas

May 08, 2024

Charity The Nappy Collective has distributed more than 2.6 million nappies since launching in 2013, and now boasts over 150 collection points across Victoria, and has welcomed two recent grants issued by the Victorian Government to help support their operations and provide relief to families in need. 


Research from The Nappy Collective shows that one in 10 Australian families don’t have enough nappies due to reasons outside their control, such as homelessness, escaping domestic violence, major weather events or other emergencies, and with the rising cost of living and the pressures associated with it, the services it provides are in demand now more than ever. 


The first grant, allocated in September 2023, was a one off grant of $110,000 was provided to The Nappy Collective through the More support for mums, dads and babies 2023-24 state budget initiative.


An additional grant of $100,000 was awarded by the Department of Health in January 2024 which will be used to launch two new programs. 


These two programs – School Collective and Corporate Collective – will allow participants to contribute financially to The Nappy Collective while gaining valuable education on nappy stress and wider social disadvantage through a series of guest speaker presentations. 


Minister for Children Lizzie Blandthorn and Member for Albert Park Nina Taylor met with The Nappy Collective recently to hear the profound work the charity is doing to build new community partnerships and expand its nappy donation points across the state. 


“Given the current cost of living pressures impacting many Victorian households, the work of The Nappy Collective is even more important with the charity establishing new community partnerships and nappy donation points across Victoria,” Ms Blandthorn said. 


“Being a new parent is one of the most incredible, yet challenging experiences – and for Victorians experiencing vulnerability or in crisis, this work provides significant relief when they need it most.”


Learn more about the work of the collective here

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