Western Victoria HAS Winners: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 in their lives.
BackTrack Youth Works
BackTrack Staff Support: BackTrack, based in Armidale NSW works with young people at risk, to increase their participation in education, building skills for employment, to reduce criminal activity and develop resilience and healthy behaviours to live a fulfilling life and participate in the community. First year of a three-year grant providing funding for staff expenses.
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.
Best Chance/Cheshire School
Part Funding for a Parent Counsellor: The Cheshire School provides a specialised 12 month intervention program to support children from Prep through to Grade 4, who have demonstrated significant social, emotional and behavioural problems in their mainstream schools. In a supportive and caring environment, Cheshire helps children and families to identify the fundamental causes of a child’s issues and to overcome the disruptive behaviours that may have become part of everyday life. First year of a second three-year grant providing part funding for a family counsellor to work with parents of children at the school to help them understand their child’s behaviour, their responses to the behaviour and to gain skills consistent with the school strategies.
Friends of the Earth
Advocacy Training Program: This program trains new leaders with key advocacy, project management and communication skills. Course is targeted at people working and volunteering in community and non government organisations.
Good Beginnings Australia
High Risk Teenage Mums: Good Beginnings builds better outcomes for children living in vulnerable communities through effective early intervention programs. This collaborative program between Good Beginnings and Hobart City Mission provides parenting programs (Play2Grow) to homeless or at risk teenage mums in purpose built accommodation. It is a targeted program aimed at young families with complex issues and challenges with their parenting. Second year of a two-year grant.
Hands on Learning
Capacity Building: 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.
Ladder Project Foundation
Ladder @ Broadmeadows and Glen Waverley: Ladder Project Foundation tackles youth homelessness in Australia. Founded by a group of AFL players, they empower young people aged 16-25 to break the cycle of homelessness by harnessing the support of the AFL industry’s profile, networks and players. Funding provided for the Ladder un(Ltd) development program which is a suite of integrated aspirational programs and services that enable young people who have experienced homelessness to reach their potential, to be delivered to young people residing at two Education First Foyers in Broadmeadows and Glen Waverley.
Melbourne Youth Music
Melbourne Youth Music Kimberley Foundation Scholarships Program: Melbourne Youth Music (MYM) has been enriching young lives through the power of music for 45 years. They continue to grow a community 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 the Summer School, Wind Symphony Camp, and the Ensemble Program for students referred from the Mirabel Foundation, Western Chances and the MSO Pizzicato Effect program.
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Health Nuts Project – 6 year follow up: First year of a second two-year grant to support the research project “Health Nuts Study”. This study is the world’s first population-based study of food allergy with objective measurement of true food allergy. Funds were provided for equipment needed to provide assessments of children taking part in the study.
Noble Park Primary School
Kitchen Garden and Hands On Learning Transition Program: Project in partnership with Hands On Learning involving two major engagement strategies with a new approach to transition. 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.
One Disease at a Time
Indigenous Community Based Workforce: The organisation’s aim is to target and eliminate one disease at a time, starting with Scabies in indigenous communities in East Arnhem Land. Funds go towards the upskilling and employment of an Indigenous Community Based Worker who will deliver healthy skin education within their community and to conduct community-level skin surveillance. First year of a second three-year annual grant.
Outer Urban Projects
Grand Division- A Moved Urban Cantata: 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. This is the final stage of OUP’s Urban Trilogy, a collaborative project between four organisations: Outer Urban Projects, YOUTH, CoHealth Arts Generator and Black Grace Dance Company. Final year of a two-year grant.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
The Peter F Williams AO International Surgery Grant Myanmar Primary Trauma Care Program: Funding for three volunteer surgeons to deliver and supervise a PTC Program. Program focuses on training a number of Myanmar health professionals as PTC providers/practitioners in order to establish a core of experienced PTC instructors.
Building Skills Myanmar pdf
Pacific Islands Fracture Management Course: The Pacific Islands Fracture Management Course in Fiji aims to build expertise in orthopaedic care mainly in the area of trauma (road and industrial). 20 medical and 15 nursing attended the course delivered by volunteer surgeons from Australia.
Principles of Fracture Management –Fiji: Funding for six Australian volunteer medicos to deliver a problem-based worshop focusing on trauma and basic fracture management training targeting the graduates of the Masters of Surgery program in collaboration with the Fiji School of Medicine.
Royal District Nursing Service
Homeless Person’s Programme: Journey to Better Health: This program aims to improve access for people experiencing homelessness, to holistic, integrated and supportive nursing and health care by providing them with taxi vouchers and MYKI travel cards to enable them to attend vital healthcare appointments. Final year of a two-year grant.
Royal Flying Doctors Service
Mobile Dental Care: Program involves volunteer dentists from Melbourne delivering clinical care and education programs to those most at risk in the Mildura region. Final year of a two-year grant.
SHINE for Kids
Building Capacity and Profile in Victoria: Shine for Kids is a charity that supports children with a family member in the criminal justice system. Funds will provide operational support for SHINE for Kids programs in Victoria, which include Prison Invisits in three prisons, children’s supported transport, case work, financial assistance and advocacy on behalf of children of prisoners and their families. Second year of a three-year grant.
Operational support and capacity building to enable long term stability of Smiling Mind: 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.
First year of a second two-year grant.
Spina Bifida Foundation
SBFV Operational Development: 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 supported general operating costs.
Crowdfunding Change is Local Communities: StreetSmart actively raises awareness of and funding for small not for profit organisations working with people who are homeless or at risk. In order to grow their impact in the community they have increased their fundraising capacity by building a new website incorporating a crowdfunding platform. Final year of a three-year grant.
The Aurora Project and University of Canberra
The Aspiration Initiative Academic Enrichment Program: The Aurora Project runs projects aimed at improving educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians. TAI’s Academic Enrichment Program is a 5 ½ year pilot that provides students with intensive and ongoing educational and related support during holiday periods (through residentials and camps) and throughout the year. The aim is to advance and strengthen the academic skills of participants, building their resilience and raising their aspirations. A further aim is that all participants will successfully complete Year 12 and be eligible for university. First year of a three-year grant.
The School Volunteer Program Inc.
Building Capacity to unite Generations in Schools: The School Volunteer Program (WA) and Timehelp (VIC & NSW) legally merged to become Australia’s only national charity dedicated to uniting generations in schools for education and wellbeing benefits. The new entity connects vunerable and at-risk young people in schools with community volunteers and mentors, the majority of whom are older or retired Australians. Funds provided for professional development and team building at a Training the Trainers Workshop for Volunteer Coordinators, General Manager, the CEO and the Training manager.
Tomorrow: Today Foundation
Education Benalla Program: By school commencement all Benalla children are socially ready to learn and have basic pre-literacy and numeracy skills.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 for implementation of the PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership) program which is delivered at free play groups in Benalla.
University of Melbourne
An Early Literacy Assessment to Assist Indigenous and Disadvantaged Children: This grant will continue to support the study that seeks to measure the very early literacy skills children begin to develop before 36 months of age. The data from this study is contributing more broadly to the goals of the Abecedarian Approach Austrailia (3a) Development Porject, which is focused on the prevention of school failure or underachievement of disadvantaged children.
Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
Video Visits Program: VACRO adopts a through care approach, working with individuals, families and communities at the time of arrest, through court, in the prison system and as they transition safely back into community life. The Video Visit program aims to overcome the barriers to the maintenance of parental relationships where children are unwilling or unable to visit their parent in prison. Final year of a three-year grant.
Western Edge Youth Arts
Innovative Drama Literacy Program: Western Edge provides positive arts and education experiences for culturally diverse and disadvantaged young people. This project will run at Tate Street Primary School in East Geelong with 35 Grade 5 and 6 students in a performing arts project that includes a creative writing strand and a large scale public performance. The content will be drawn from 1001 Arabian Nights folk stories.
Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School
Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School Travel Allowance Project: The school is a major educational initiative of the partnership between the Fitzroy Valley community in Western Australia and Wesley College. The school provides a new pathway for Aboriginal students to access mainstream education and for non Aboriginal students to learn “on country” alongside indigenous students. The project provides funds for the travel costs of parents and elders to come to Melbourne, to provide emotional and cultural support to students while they are away from home.
Young People’s Legal Rights Centre Inc (YOUTHLAW)
Smart Justice for Young People: building the case for youth justice reinvestment: This project will resource the Smart Justice for Young People youth justice advocacy coalition to move into a new phase of informing and generating public debate and influencing action by key stakeholders and decision makers on major youth justice issues in Victoria. This will include building and presenting a case for Government to commit to a justice reinvestment approach. First year of a two-year grant.