• Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation launch event
  • Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation launch event
  • Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Our Chair Jane Hansen with Mavis’ granddaughters Prue Little and Katie Palmer on the steps of the Victorian Arts Society

Our Initiatives

The current priorities of The Little Foundation are education, the arts and addiction rehabilitation, all within Australia.

The Hansen Trust

The Little Foundation’s first major initiative was the establishment of The Hansen Trust, supporting arts and humanities at the University of Melbourne.
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Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation

In February 2016, the Melbourne Theatre Company launched its Foundation with the announcement of a $ 1 million gift from The Little Foundation, the largest single donation from a private donor in the MTC’s history.
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First and Second Step

Since 2000, we have been proud to support First Step, a not for profit organisation, based in Melbourne with the core focus of helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction and the associated mental health and social issues.
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Surf Life Saving Victoria

The Little family has actively been involved with surf lifesaving at Sorrento and Portsea ocean beaches for the past 15 years.
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The Victorian Artists Society

The Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award honours the memory of Lindy, Paul and David Little's mother and her love of art and active involvement over twenty-five years at the Victorian Artists' Society.
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