The year in review

As we look ahead with big ambitions for 2023, it’s important we remember to reflect on our achievements this year. Once again, Kids Under Cover has had a significant impact on the lives of the young people we work with. Here are six highlights from 2022.

The studio has helped keep the family together



Success in South Australia­­

The expansion of Kids Under Cover’s Studio Program into South Australia came to life in March. The program will help support the increasing number of at-risk young South Australians and give them the chance to build independence while staying connected with home. This happy studio recipient’s mum said receiving the studio was “a dream come true” and that without it her daughter would not still be living at home.  





Serg enjoys the community vibe at Village 21



Progress at Village 21

Our Village 21 site in Preston continues to go from strength to strength. Since leaving out-of-home care and arriving at the village nearly two years ago, the six young residents have taken huge strides. All have learnt useful new living skills, most have found employment and those who have moved on have found stable independent living options.







Philanthropic manager Janet Cameron (left) with Co-founder of
Kids Under Cover Lenka Morgan and former CEO Sarah Davies




A chance to catch up

In October, Kids Under Cover finally had the chance to host a long overdue get-together for some of our supporters. The evening, at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens was a rare opportunity to show our gratitude and re-connect with donors and partners. The night also gave us the chance to remember and celebrate our incredible founder, Ken Morgan.






Margo (left) is pictured with South Australian
Minister for Human Services, Nat Cook


Barossa build

Great-grandmother and carer of four boys, Margo, was our fifth studio recipient in South Australia and our first-ever in the Barossa Valley. The two-bedroom studio has provided enormous relief to the busy household and the two young occupants are thrilled with their new rooms. The studio was funded by the South Australian Government in partnership with Foundation Barossa’s Homburg Homelessness Prevention Fund. 






Kids Under Cover CEO Stephen Nash with
Manheim CEO Charles Cumming and the Kids Under Cover beetle



Donate Your Car driving success

Our Donate Your Car program has enjoyed a bumper year. With donations including a Mustang, a Maserati, a Harley-Davidson and a yacht! All proceeds from every vehicle auctioned go towards our Studio Program We are so grateful for Mainheim’s continued support, which has seen $16 million raised in the past 16 years.







Kids Under Cover ambassador Sarah Davies (right)
awards the scholarship named in her honour.



Empowering young women

Earlier this year, Kids Under Cover was delighted to award its inaugural Sarah Davies Empowering Women Scholarship. Applicants for the award are considered for their ambition, community support and for how the scholarship will help recipients achieve their goals. In the end, the selection panel couldn’t separate the two most eligible candidates – so they awarded a scholarship to each!