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Challenge Foundation (1984 - 1993)

Care Provider and Non Government Organisation

Challenge Foundation was the new name for the Sub-Normal Children's Association. The name change occurred in 1984, after conflict within the Association led to its collapse. The Challenge Foundation ran Crowle House from 1984 until 1993. The Crowle Foundation is a subequent of the Challenge Foundation, when the branches of the Challenge Foundation incorporated.


 1946 - 1984 Sub-Normal Children's Welfare Association (NSW)
       1984 - 1993 Challenge Foundation
             1993 - 2008 Crowle Foundation
                   2009 - Achieve Australia

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Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Earl, Dave, Caring for the Children. Forever: Parent-run organisations for children with disabilities in New South Wales, 1950-1968, The University of Sydney, 2007,; Overell, Anne, Crowle Foundation v New South Wales Trustee and Guardian [2010] NSWSC 647 (Supreme Court of New South Wales, Ball J, 25 June 2010), Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, 2010,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry