The Sixth Child (formerly SANCCS) was established in 2015 to support the 1 in 6 children in Australia who are living in disadvantaged circumstances.
The Sixth child helps disadvantaged children lead happier, fuller lives. We enhance the lives of disadvantaged children by addressing their specific needs through targeted community support and projects. Our work spans Australia and beyond, providing urgent material aid, cultural and indigenous outreach, social justice advocacy and educational tools to facilitate long term change.
We work over many areas including educational resources, health and recreation programs, cultural outreach, social justice advocacy and disaster relief, with an overarching focus on providing targeted help for the specific needs within a community. In this way, we are able to make a real and direct impact on young lives.
The Sixth Child is entirely volunteer run and made up of a team of people who are passionate about the care and well-being of children. We rely on donations of monetary funds and goods to continue our life-changing work. We are consciously committed to keeping administration costs as low as possible and avoiding bureaucracy, to ensure the highest value of contributions is directed to the work at hand.