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Once you've sent your message, why not go and make someone a coffee and write them something encouraging on a sticky note.  Go on, it will only take you 4 mins but we reckon it will change their whole day.

PO Box 30
Northlands, Western Australia

(+61) 433 130 237

12 Buckets, located in Perth Western Australia, is an early intervention strengths-based mentoring organisation established as a charity for local children who need extra support in life and learning.

The predominantly volunteer run organisation is committed to innovation and generosity, helping children discover their capacity to give - regardless of background or circumstance.

Sponsor A Child

Sponsor a Child - CHANGE a life

“12 Buckets is an excellent initiative that shows the power of community for our more challenged and vulnerable children – and a safe circle of community is a key building block to raising resilient kids. This model could work anywhere.”
— Maggie Dent. Parenting author, educator and resilience specialist.


Over the years, the 12 Buckets program has produced outstanding results. The 12 Buckets One-to-One Mentoring Program is its stand-out success.

Tailored one-to-one mentoring is the core element for helping children build stronger futures through 12 Buckets.  Our strengths-based approach engages each student in a tailored module of learning that aims to develop a student’s ability in an existing area of interest while contextualising socio-emotional and academic learning within the skill development process.

For this reason, our goal for 2019 is to source funding to sponsor another 50 students now and into the future.

From less than $6 per week you can positively impact the life of a child.  It costs $1,200 for a child to be a part of the 30-week one-to-one mentoring program and this can be reduced to $25, $50 or $100 per month.

Together we can achieve so much.

12 Buckets is a registered Australian charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status. We'll make sure you receive a tax receipt at the conclusion of the financial year.


+ How is my donation used? (Click TO REVEAL)


  • Fund a 12 Buckets School Liaison in a School.
    Along with recruiting, coordinating and equipping our mentors, the School Liaison collaborates with the school so that a tailored module of learning can be developed. Sustaining this role is critical to our ongoing success.
  • Ensure that the children and mentors participating in the 12 Buckets program are properly cared for.
    It's vital that we uphold highest standards when it comes to the selection of mentors and the care of all our participants. There are a lot of administrative processes acting as the non-visible backbone to our program and your generosity builds further strength into the core of our celebrated program.
  • Enable 12 Buckets to reward children for their outstanding achievements.
    We think it's important to celebrate with vibrancy and meaningfully reward children for their achievements. There are a few different ways this occurs and presently, we're working on a scholarship aspect to our reward system.

12 Buckets is a registered Australian charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status. We'll make sure you receive a tax receipt at the conclusion of the financial year.

A Beautiful Impact Story

Danny, is a local Perth legend who has been mentoring at Balga Primary School since 2014. He has taught a few young lads some basics in woodwork and, more than this, he has been a tangible expression of kindness for boys needing a strong male role model.

One of the students he walked alongside wrote about both 12 Buckets and his opportunity to learn from Danny, saying:

12 Buckets has changed my life. 12 Buckets has helped me to be who I really am. I feel a lot more confident with myself and I feel like I am supposed to be here, where I am.