2020 – 2021
Baldau Yioohgen Hike to Higher Education: The program encourages students to discover their passion and build their academic and career journey from that passion. This is achieved by providing secondary school-aged students with the opportunity to work closely with university students and/or mentors from our partner organisations in an environmental setting that is supportive, scenic and challenging, to help them find a feeling of accomplishment. Funding provided for two hikes to Maria Island in Tasmania.
Asylum Seekers Resource Centre
ASRC Health Program: The ASRC runs a free clinic for people seeking asylum who are members of the ASRC. The service includes onsite appointments, supply of prescription and medications, maintaining relationships with local community pharmacies and building capacity in this sector, and increasing awareness around asylum seekers’ lack of access to pharmaceutical benefits and the healthcare concession card. Final year of a three-year grant.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Building a Powerful Movement 2022-2024: The aim of AYCC is to build a generation-wide movement to protect the environment from climate change. Young Australians are educated, inspired and empowered to take action for environmental sustainability in their communities. This grant supports building the scale, commitment, diversity and strategic capacity of their grassroots movement via online and offline programs. First year of a 3 year grant.
BackTrack Youth Works
BackTrack Staff Support:BackTrack, based in Armidale, NSW, works with young people at risk to increase their participation in education, build skills for employment, to reduce involvement in criminal activity, and develop resilience and healthy behaviours in order to live a fulfilling life and participate in the community. Final year of a five-year grant.
Banksia Gardens Community Services
Banksia Gardens Stronger Foundations Study Program:Banksia Gardens Community Services provides opportunities towards further education and employment pathways, enhancing the well-being and lives of participants experiencing disadvantage and poverty in the Hume City Council area, Vic. Funding provided for a Study Group for much-needed academic support for children and young people, as well as their families. First year of a three-year grant.
Food Pantry: Grant to help fund staff member to coordinate food relief to local residents.
Boys to the Bush
Victoria’s Men of Tomorrow:BttB works in NSW with community groups, schools and welfare authorities to identify and support at risk and disengaged boys, aged 10-19 years. They deliver term break and long weekend camps, group and one-on-one Men of Tomorrow “MENtoring” programs to build confidence, communication and resilience. Funds to support the expansion of the program into NE Victoria.
Cottage by the Sea
Core Funding: Cottage by the Sea supports disadvantaged young people in a positive, healthy, seaside environment.
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
Discovering novel targets for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell Therapy in Glioblastoma: CBF is Australia’s leading organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness, and aims to make sure that all Australian children can access new treatments with less harmful side effects. Final year of a three year grant.
Down the Track
Down the Track Operations: DTT operates out of the remote community of Lake Cargelligo, NSW, working with the most vulnerable youth in the community. The program promotes engagement and self-esteem and reduces youth crime. Two social enterprises provide young people with work experience, skill development, community engagement, confidence, structure and employment activities.
EdConnect Social Impact 2021-22: EdConnect connects volunteers who want to make a difference with young people in schools in need of extra help and guidance. Grant supports the Social Impact Coordinator position, whose role is to capture evidence, report change and outcomes, and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness of the program. Final year of a two-year grant.
Environmental Defenders Office
Protecting Biodiversity: EDO, the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, work to protect the environment, using the law to defend our wildlife, people and places. Funding for a solicitor to focus on addressing biodiversity issues of national significance and impact. Final year of a three-year grant.
Covid-19 Food Relief Grant: Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation. Grant was to assist with food relief during COVID-19 pandemic. Funds assisted the development of a supermarket bus.
Hello Sunday Morning
Infrastructure and Data Governance to Power Daybreak App: Hello Sunday Morning has a mission to change Australia’s relationship with alcohol. Funding helps support the HSM mobile app, ‘Daybreak’. Final year of a three-year grant.
Human Rights Law Centre
Justice for Aboriginal Children and Young People: Funding supports the Human Rights Law Centre to use their legal and advocacy expertise, strong partnerships and deep knowledge of children’s human rights law and policy to ensure long-standing positive change in youth justice systems. Final year of a three-year grant.
Karinya Young Women’s Service
Karinya Young Mums ‘n’ Bubs Program (KYM): Karinya Young Women’s Service Inc. operates a crisis accommodation service for young women in Launceston. The KYM program assists young mothers and pregnant teens in accessing suitable housing and security of tenure. Final year of a three-year grant.
Kids Under Cover
Partnering in preventing youth homelessness: KUC delivers relocatable studio accommodation and education scholarships as an early intervention strategy to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown. Funds contributed to a Kids Under Cover studio and the scholarship program. Final year of a three-year grant.
Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre
Strategic Priorities : The Resource Centre supports and advocates for the children, young people and families of Fitzroy Crossing, WA. Untied grant. Second year of a three-year grant.
Mooramong Conservation and Activation Project: Mooramong is an historically significant property in Skipton, Vic. It is an important site for local indigenous owners, the Wathaurung people, and has associations with the earliest Western District European settlers. It is also the site of the Mackinnon Nature Reserve, under covenant for protection between the National Trust and the Victorian Trust for Nature. Second year of a five year grant to fund conservation and repair works.
Outer Urban Projects
Outer Urban Projects Operations: OUP is a performing arts organisation collaborating with young people in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. It provides long-term artistic activity, employment, social engagement and genuine mentoring opportunities. Funds directed towards operations.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Flying Doctor Speech Therapy Program: This service works in partnership with Robinvale District Health and the Mallee Track Health and Community Service to ensure that children up to the age of 12, in the Mallee area, can access local speech therapy services. First year of a five-year grant.
Save the Children / Hands on Learning
Supporting the Growth and Development of Hands on Learning 2019 -2020: An alternative education program that addresses the problem of disengaged young people leaving school early. At risk Year 7-10 students spend one day a week taking part in creative building projects that benefit the school and the community. Final year of a three-year grant.
Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
Seed Senior Executive Leadership Team: Australia’s first and only Indigenous youth-led climate non-profit organisation is a powerful, national grassroots network of over 250 volunteers. Funding will contribute to establishment and support of Seed’s first Senior Executive Leadership Team. First year of a two-year grant.
Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Kelvedon Hills Estate: The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is a not-for-profit, apolitical, science and community-based organisation that raises funds from the public to protect irreplaceable sites and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land in Tasmania. Grant contributed to the purchase of land in Tasmania for the purpose of protection and management of a high conservation value.
Western Community Legal Centre Ltd/WEstjustice
Poverty is not Destiny: WestJustice Out of Home Care and In Custody Legal Clinics: WEstjustice is a community-based legal service which provides free, accessible and equitable legal services to people in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This grant provides legal services to children in care and in custody. Final year of a three-year grant.
Murdoch University WA
Yawardani Jan-Ga (Ngangk Yira Institute for Change): Yawardani Jan-Ga is an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) initiative/research program where the horses are the teachers. It is a strength-based program working with Aboriginal young people in Broome, WA.