2020 – 2021
Baldau Yioohgen Big Dreams Leadership Program: Led by Anglicare’s Aboriginal Cultural Elders, this program offers rich cultural experience and leadership development opportunities for at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth located in rural, regional and metropolitan Melbourne.
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 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 three-year grant.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition
AYCC Training and Organising 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 building the scale, commitment, diversity and strategic capacity of their grassroots movement via online and offline programs.
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 criminal activity and develop resilience and healthy behaviours in order to live a fulfilling life and participate in the community. Fourth year of a five-year grant supporting salaries.
Banksia Gardens Community Services
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.
Covid Food Relief Grant: Grant to fund staff member to coordinate food relief to local residents.
Best Chance Child Family Care
Cheshire School SEED Educational Program: SEED is an online learning portal that supports teachers to foster social and emotional learning in pre-schoolers by targeting the quality and intentionality of educator-child interactions. Funding provided to develop a module for the Early Years and Caregiver versions of SEED.
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.
BIOMEDE – A new adaptive trial for Australian children diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma): 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. 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. Second year of a three year grant.
Down the Track
Down the Track Operations: Down the Track operates out of the remote community of Lake Cargelligo in NSW. DTT works with the most vulnerable youth in the community and 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 2020-21: EdConnect connects volunteers who want to make a difference, with young people in schools who need 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. First year of a two-year grant.
Environmental Defenders Office: EDO is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific. They work to defend 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. Second 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.
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’. Second 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. Second 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. Second 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. Second 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 in WA. Untied grant. First year of a three-year grant.
Mooramong Conservation and Activation 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. First year of a five year grant to fund conservation and repair works.
Ngadju Conservation Aboriginal Corporation
Kala Management on Ngadju Parnu (Fire Management in Ngadju Native Title Lands): NCAC maintain a comprehensive ranger team, operating from a base in Norseman, WA. Rangers manage visitor and mining impacts, fire, ferals and weeds to protect rock holes, granites, water places, flora and fauna. Funding assists with on- ground land management 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. Final year of a three-year grant to help fund operations.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Flying Doctor Speech Therapy Program: 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. Final year of a three-year grant.
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. Second year of a three-year grant.
Save the Children
Hands On Learning Tasmania: Due to the closure of the Save the Children’s Out teach Mobile Education program in Tasmania, the remainder of the funds allocated to this program were redirected to Hands On Learning in Tasmania.
Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
Seed Senior Executive Leadership Team: Australia’s first and only Indigenous youth-led climate non-profit organisation which 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.
Supporting Teachers implementing Mindfulness in the Classroom: 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 and it aims to bring balance to young lives. Final year of a three-year grant.
Tasmanian Land Conservancy
TLC Foundation/The Kimberley Foundation Fund: The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is a not-for-profit, apolitical, science and community-based organisation that raises funds form the public to protect irreplaceable sites and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land in Tasmania. Grant created The Kimberley Foundation Fund within the TLC foundation which creates critical support for the effective conservation management for their suite of reserves, comprising more than 13,000 ha of significant habitat.
Western Edge Youth Arts
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 Wyndham. Final year of a three-year grant.
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 that 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. Second year of a three-year grant.
Smart Justice for Young People: Youth Law leads and resources the work of the youth justice advocacy coalition by facilitating and supporting SJ4YP members, supporters and the sector to mobilise, and collaborate in its advocacy and be influential in leading the agenda for progressive improvement and effective reforms to the youth justice system.