Kickstart Your Dream


Every dream begins with the dreamer

You can kickstart someone’s dream today

Melbourne City Mission is fashioning futures every day by providing people with the supports they need to live their life, their way. We support people living with disability to follow their dreams …and then we help make that dream come true.

We want people with a disability to recognise their potential, set goals and be provided with the opportunities to follow their dreams.

Madeline Stuart is one such person who dared to dream and changed her life. In 2014, Madeline decided to chase her dreams and pursue a modelling career. Today, with the help of her mum Rosanne, Madeline is a model who has walked the prestigious catwalks in New York, has become the face of a cosmetic company called Glossigirl, and is now known as one of the first professional adult models with Down Syndrome in the world. When Madeline first turned to her mum at a fashion parade and said, “Mum, Me, Model” she didn’t expect her dream to change her life. Not only has Madeline reached for the stars and is a prime example of someone living their dreams, she is also changing the world and inspiring a society of inclusion.

Want to become a dream maker?

Granting a dream can help a person just like Madeline to think beyond their illness or disability and focus on something highly positive and empowering. The experience creates amazing memories for entire families that have a lasting impact on everyone involved.

You can fulfil a person’s dream today.

Kickstart Your Dream is an exciting new initiative that will pair recipients with a mentor and provide grants of up to $2,000 to enable people with disabilities to pursue opportunities that create employment, further education or training pathways, or enhance community connection.

Melbourne City Mission needs your support to fulfil these dreams which may be as unique as the people who dream them.

We rely on your generosity to make these wonderful things happen. Be one of the first supporters to help someone realise their dreams. Donate today.

Your gift today will help Melbourne City Mission provide people living with a disability with the chance to live their dreams and reach their full potential in life. Donate today and kickstart someone’s dream.


YES, I want to kickstart a dream and make a donation today.


More information about Kickstart Your Dream

To find out more information about Melbourne City Mission's Kickstart Your Dream initiative, including how to apply or how to get involved, please click here.

Thank you

A big thank you to DIY Online Blinds and Smart House Electrical who donated two Kickstart Your Dream grants to the first recipients of the initiative. Ryan Schmidtke and Liam Gussman, will both receive $2,000 and mentoring towards achieving their dream thanks to the generosity of these two organisations. Read more here.


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