Taking Flight and the Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy: Anglicare runs a range of programs in Horsham, Ararat and Stawell for young people that aim to develop a life long love of learning, to be positive about their lives and what they can achieve, and to make healthy and sensible choices. The programs aim to encourage young students to undertake further study or training and includes such activities as: hikes, sports, arts and music camps. Second year of a three-year grant.
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 other medications, maintaining relationships with local community pharmacies and building capacity in the sector, and increasing awareness around asylum seekers’ lack of access to pharmaceutical benefits and the healthcare concession card. Second year of a two-year grant.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition/Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
AYCC Climate Leaders Training Program: 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 the AYCC Youth Training Program, which involves Climate Leaders Retreats, State-based Training Camps, Online training sessions and Solidarity training.
Seed Regional Training: This grant will support regional trainings for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to learn more about climate change, climate justice, and climate science and solutions. Workshops are hands-on and skill based aimed to build transferable skills in leadership, organising and communications.
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 criminal activity and develop resilience and healthy behaviours in order to live a fulfilling life and participate in the community. Second year of a five-year grant supporting salaries.
Banksia Gardens Stronger Foundations Study Program: Banksia Gardens Community Services provide opportunities for those experiencing disadvantage and poverty that lead to further education and employment pathways, enhance well-being and transform lives in the area of Hume. Funding provided for a Study Group, for much needed academic support for children and young people who live or study in Hume, as well as their families. Final year of a two-year grant.
Take a Break Camp Thomastown West Primary School: Cottage by the Sea supports disadvantaged young people in a postive, healthy, seaside environment. This grant supports 35 children from Thomastown West Primary School to experience a 5 day camp at the Cottage.
BIOMEDE – A new adaptive trial for Australian children diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma): CBF is Australia’s leading organisation for brain cancer resarch, advocacy and awareness and aims to make sure that all Australian children can access new treatments with less harmful side effects. Biomede is the first adaptive clinical trial in Australia for children which is a faster and cheaper way to test and develop brain cancer treatments.
EdConnect Social Impact 2019-20: EdConnect connects volunteers who want to make a difference with young people in schools who need extra help and guidance. First year of a two-year grant that 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.
Proactive Alcohol Health Coaching: Hello Sunday Morning has a mission to change Australia’s relationship with alcohol. Funding helps support the HSM digital health coaching via their mobile app, ‘Daybreak’. The app provides access to trained professionals who provide proactive health coaching. Final year of a two-year grant.
Protecting the Human Rights of Children in Youth Justice Systems: 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.
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.
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.
Strengthening Capacity of the Language and Cultural Wellbeing Teams to provide the highest quality educational opportunities to familes in the Fitzroy Valley: The Resource Centre supports and advocates for the children, young people and families of Fitzroy Crossing in WA. Funding supporting the creation of a vibrant learning environment at the Baya Gawiy Early Childhood Learning Unit, informed by cultural knowledge and embedding Aboriginal languages as a core component of all teaching and learning.
Melbourne Youth Orchestras Kimberley Foundation Financial Assistance Program 2019: Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) has been enriching young lives through the power of music for 45 years. They continue to grow a community based on a reputation of excellence, developing the best in young people, unleashing creativity and empowering tomorrow’s leaders through dedication and teamwork. This grant funded scholarship places for students from the MSO Pizzicato Program to attend the Summer School and, to students experiencing financial difficulty, to attend the Ensemble Program. Funds also supported transport for the Summer School Residential Camp and provided some prize money for the MYO Virtuosity Grand Final.
VITALITY Study: MCRI are making a difference to child health through world-leading research. This study examines whether Vitamin D supplementation, given in the first 12 months of life, can prevent the development of food allergies. Final year of a three-year grant.
Mooramong Activitation Project: Mooramong is an historically significant property in Skipton, Victoria. 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 three-year grant to fund the removal of asbestos from outbuildings.
Hands On Learning and Kitchen Garden Transition Program: Project in partnership with Hands On Learning, involving two major engagement strategies with a new approach to transition. The program combines the HOL component of engaging struggling students through kinaesthetic projects and the Kitchen Garden initiative, which promotes nutrition and a deep understanding and appreciation of diet, food preparation and horticulture.
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. First year of a three-year grant to help fund operations.
The Peter F Williams AO International Surgery Grant
Myanmar Primary Trauma Care Program and Skills Training: Funding for volunteer surgeons to deliver a range of skills courses and instructor training and mentoring programs in Myanmar. Includes Primary Trauma Care Master Classes, surgical skills, education and training and management of surgical emergencies. Final year of a three-year grant.
Flying Doctor Speech Therapy: The Flying Doctor Speech Therapy service is working in partnership with Robinvale District Health and the Mallee Track Health and Community Service to ensure that children between 0 and 12 in the Mallee area can access local speech therapy services. First year of a three-year grant.
Handson Learning Core Capacity Support 2016-2018: 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 second three-year grant.
Out Teach Mobile Education Out Teach Connections to Vocational Training: Out Teach is an intensive education and support program for repeat young offendors in Tasmania. Using a dual worker model (teacher/youth worker) to provide mobile and tailored education to support development and strengthen evidence based factors against reoffending, including educational and community engagement. This grant is helping to support the provision of a teacher and youth worker to enhance employment potential and opportunities for young people in contact, or at risk of contact, with the youth justice system. First year of a three-year grant.
Evaluating the Smiling Mind mindfulness curriculum and developing case studies to support and inspire teachers across Australia: Smiling Mind is modern mindfulness meditation for young people delivered via a website, a free App and an in-schools program. It has been developed by specialist psychologists with expertise in youth and adolescent therapy, it aims to bring balance to young lives. Funding will go towards the evaluation ofSmiling Mind’s newly released mindfulness curriculum. First year of a three-year grant.
SBFV Children’s Ski Camp 2019: Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria is an independently funded, dynamic and professional not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping families and individuals living with Spina Bifida. Funds will support an annual ski camp for SBFV members.
Education Benalla Program: Tomorrow: Today Foundation is a philanthropic organisation, formed and run by local people to provide funds for local community projects. It is Benalla District’s Community Foundation, working to bring about positive change. Funds used for the “Wanna Play but Can’t Pay” program which provides financial support to children in the 5 to 10 year age group to participate in sporting or recreational activities in Benalla.
Developing Young Leaders through Theatre: Western Edge provides positive arts and education experiences for culturally diverse and disadvantaged young people. Funding to support two in-school residences at Victoria University Secondary College in St Albans and Manor Lakes P-12 College in Wyndam. First year of a two-year grant.
Expanded School Lawyer Program:WEstjustice is a community-based legal service which provides free, accessible and equitable legal services to people in the western suburbs of Melbourne. The School Lawyer project was developed to address the hidden problems within a public school community. By embedding a lawyer within a public school community it aims to build the confidence of students and parents to effectively engage with the justice system in order to improve the stability of school families and the attendance and performance of school students. Second year of a two-year grant.
Smart Justice for Young People: This project will resource the Smart Justice for Young People youth justice advocacy coalition to informing and generating public debate and influencing action by key stakeholders and decision makers on major youth justice issues in Victoria.