Grant Requests

Community Projects

 
Hands Across Canberra
 
 
Adamus Nexus Ltd
We want to help more women survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. That means we need more face-to-face groups running for women to attend. This will be done by a hiring a Social Media Manager to uplift and drive our connection to potential attendees but also importantly to other sector services who refer women to Adamas Nexus. Engaging with sector organisations in a meaningful, consistent and regular manner across multiple social media platforms will raise our profile, reach more women, increase our database of attendees leading to the setup of more face-to-face meetings. Who will benefit: Our attendees and their families, their workplaces, and the community because this trauma doesn't just sit with the victim, it affects all areas of their lives. And we can help them. The more women who know about the Adamas Nexus support group, the more women can be supported. Lived experience is what brings groups together and provides a community where support is unconditional.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Australian Red Cross
The Funding with assist to fund further material aid to our vulnerable cohorts. We have seen an increase of people experiencing Domestic, family and sexual violence with no were to go due to limited housing options. Material Aid such as sleeping bags, Swags, clothing and bus tickets can immensely assist provide further options in these times of crisis. We work closely with organizations such as The ACT Sleep bus, Vinnies street to home program and the Winter Lodge to enable safe accommodation and arrange transportation to these locations. This donation could assist as to purchase further material aid items for our patrons and ensure a deeper sense of safety and security in times of crisis. Australian Red Cross believes in the power of humanity and working with other services to achieve better outcome and impact in our community. We work to bridge the gaps and provide a safe space for all members of our community.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Barnardos
The Barnardo's Canberra Child and Family Centre has four main family support programs that provide intensive assistance to families experiencing difficulties across the ACT region. At any one time we work with 100 to 130 families (approximately 350 individuals) that are all experiencing a range of support issues and are linked to one of these programs. Christmas can be a very challenging time for our clients who are struggling financially and experiencing a range of disadvantages such as homelessness, physical and mental health and wellbeing issues, family violence, trauma, isolation, drug and alcohol misuse and disability. The Barnardos Canberra Child and Family Centre would like to host a family Christmas party on 9th December 2022 for all of the families in our programs. The families will get the chance to have an active play together, a healthy meal and a visit from Santa (where children will be gifted a present). The party is a chance to connect with staff and other families in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The Centre would like to gift all families with a small Christmas hamper with some Christmas treats that the families may not usually be able to afford such as a Christmas cake, pudding, pancakes, jam, spreads, icy poles, chocolate, and other items to help make the time special for the family. The money will be spent on two activities: 1) The Christmas party (which will be held on Friday 9th December 2022 from 4 to 8pm) and will include a jumping castle and a blow-up obstacle course (for older children), party games such as sack races, egg and spoon races (and similar), face painting, Christmas craft activities, reptile exhibit to see and feel, a Christmas family photo opportunity, buffet style meal, cake and ice cream and a visit from Santa Clause. We will be inviting approximately 350 people to this event. The cost for this event will be $4000. 2) Christmas style hampers - provide 100 food hampers to targeted client families in need and the average spend per hamper is about $50, totaling $5,000.
Requested
9,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Bully Zero Australia Foundation
Mental ill health is a growing problem amongst young people in Australia – one that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Educating young people on how to look after their mental health and wellbeing, how to support others and developing skills to face difficult times, has never been more important. THRIVE is a powerful face-to-face wellbeing program which aims to uplift and inspire students, promoting a positive growth mindset and provide young people with strategies to overcome challenges. This funding will allow Bully Zero to deliver THRIVE to 10 schools throughout Canberra. Allowing for an average audience size of approximately 100 students in each session gives us the opportunity to educate and empower 1,000 young Australians living in ACT.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Canberra Refugee Support Inc.
Each year, CRS works collaboratively with partner organisations that provide training or support to refugee and asylum seeker students in the Canberra region to identify and nominate students to receive a scholarship to Canberra students with a refugee/asylum seeker background that are engaged in primary, secondary or post-secondary education. The scholarships recognise meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding students. Scholarships are valued at $300 for primary students, $500 for secondary students and $1000 for post-secondary students and help students to cover education related costs such as fees, books or other relevant study materials. The program is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of recipients and build their connections with the Canberra community.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Carers ACT
Our proposal – Y Retreat Carers ACT has had great success in delivering respite and wellbeing retreats for other demographics and while we often have good reach with school-aged carers, and of those caring for people in disability or aged care sectors, we have more limited ability to connect with and impact young adult carers who are most at risk for poor long-term mental, emotional and professional outcomes, and less likely to be in an environment where they are identified as a carer. We are proposing a young adult carers retreat that will aim to set carers transitioning from youth into adulthood on a path to success, wellness and connection with community. Our concept for a Y Retreat recognises not only the turning point in a young persons life between the ages of 18-25, but also the “Y in the road” that their caring journey is about to take. All too commonly we see young carers who struggle to complete school, are unlikely to go on to further education, appear unreliable and disengaged early in their career, and hence become unlikely to break out of a welfare cycle or reach their professional potential. They struggle personally too - with relationships, mental and physical health, and in their social connections that other 18-25 year olds are free to explore. We want to enable a different pathway: one that sees young carers well engaged with supports and social networks, able to commit to education and employment opportunities, empowered to balance their various priorities, and able to realise a fulfilling identity beyond being “a carer”. We would like to open that second pathway to more young adult carers and set them on the path for happiness and success. For young adult carers on the cusp of adulthood, we have the opportunity to stop this disadvantage before it becomes a life-long pattern. With early intervention, support, and guidance, 10 young carers will have a more level playing field and be much better equipped to achieve life-long benefits. An initial investment of $1000 per young adult could result in a financial return of x500 for each carer (total loss of income for long term carers is ~$500k), as well as emotional, social, and mental outcomes that are immeasurable. We can help them access support and peer networks, start or maintain a career, achieve their dreams, and have a balanced, successful, and fulfilling life. Through this grant, we wish to pilot a 2-night wellbeing Y Retreat for youth carers with the aims of; • Establishing an ongoing relationship with Carers ACT so we can support them in their transition to adulthood – before they find us later in life when they reach crisis mode. • Embedding the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ methods for long term wellbeing strategies –‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ uses five simple and effective ways to improve psychological and emotional health that are based on extensive international research. Carers ACT adopts the five way to wellbeing framework to help carers live a happier and a longer life as well as cope with stress. • Enabling peer connections and friendships, making young adult carers feel less isolated, as they are not alone in these responsibilities. • Providing an opportunity for much needed respite to a cohort typically missed by traditional respite (aged care for example). • Offering coaching and life skills/professional advice for balancing caring with other relationships, career, education, and their own life goals. This retreat will enable 10 young adults to feel supported, empowered, understood, and hopeful about their future as a carer and whatever else they choose to pursue. If our retreat is able to open a path to JUST ONE CARER that they couldn’t have accessed alone, and this empowers them to achieve “average income” for JUST ONE YEAR ($39,000), this investment would have paid for it’s self four times over in tangible, dollar terms. The potential for impact across multiple lives and multiple years of caring becomes a staggering number. But we are not changing numbers and statistics, we are changing lives – and the returns we believe we will see in communities, families, and the future of these individuals will pay forward for decades to come.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
CHC Australia
The donation will be used to pay for the following: a one-year program of cooking sessions for 12 participants/session, food ingredients, additional kitchen tools and equipment, food safety handling fees and items in compliance with the Australian Food Safety Guideline. Please see the attached breakdown of the budget. The project is a 12-month cooking program mixing recreational and skills development to be conducted on a fortnightly basis. The main goal is to teach participants to shop and cook on a budget, as well as explore culinary from diverse cultures and promote residents’ independence and health, equipping them with new cooking skills and nutrition knowledge. The course will present cooking techniques, efficient use of kitchen tools and equipment, such as cooktops and ovens, and how to meal prep and become self-sufficient, so they can cook for themselves and/or for their babies/children, using their money and resources wisely and eating healthier. The program is targeting 20 of our social housing residents living on disability pension, aged pension, jobseeker, parenting payment or youth allowance. They consist of older women, older men, women with children, and young people. Many of our residents are living on a hand-to-mouth existence on most days. This program will help ease financial worries in multiple ways, including the ability to shop for ingredients wisely, and meal prep, saving money in the long run. This project can foster community belongingness with a diverse range of individuals and families coming together to share common interests, such as the love for food, or sharing family and/or cultural/traditional recipes, fomenting diversity and inclusion. The program will benefit participants through learning basic cooking techniques and learning about food from different cultural backgrounds.
Requested
9,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Community Services #1
CS#1 plastic recycling initiative in ACT Australians are large consumers of plastic bottle lids. So to help local community groups, volunteers and not-for-profit clubs (such as guides and scouts) collaborate in an atmosphere of community development and support, and become more environmentally responsible, CS#1 is partnering with Kids4Lids, Precious Plastic Melbourne, mens/womens sheds, local scouts/guides groups, CIT design students, as well as ACT Volunteering’s Inclusive Volunteer Program to embark on an innovative plastic recycling initiative in Canberra. This recycling program aims to empower community groups to become recycling champions by: • preventing each and every plastic milk bottle lids from going to landfill; • inspiring behavioural change, increasing awareness and encouraging recycling among their members, volunteers and local community; • volunteering to become a Public Collection Point to accept washed plastic bottle lids from their members, volunteers and local community (optional), and; • delivering their collection of colour-sorted lids to their designated Drop-Off Point. Who are we working with? 1. Lids4Kids: a grass-roots not-for-profit that rescues plastic bottle lids from landfill to benefit the environment. Lids4kids will provide the plastic lids to be cleaned and sorted. 2. Precious Plastic Melbourne: Manufacturer with a focus on manufacturing solution to provide a range of sustainable products by utilising 100% recycled materials. 3. Volunteers (Community groups) in ACT: a) Mens’ Shed; b) Womens’ Shed; c) Scout groups; d) Guides groups; e) Volunteering ACT’s Inclusive Volunteering Program, and; f) CIT design students. Commencement and duration of project: • Start Jan/Feb 2023. 6-12-month project. How does it work? CS#1 will work with volunteers from partner community groups such as men’s shed and girl guides to recruit and advise new public collection points. The volunteers wash (any unwashed lids), sort and count lids by individual colour and plastic type. They take turns to organise and drop their lids at a designated drop-off location for the CS#1 Coordinator. What happens to the sorted plastic lids? 1. Send to recycling plant for conversion from plastic waste to plastic sheet. CS#1 will coordinate and ship the sorted cleans lids to our partner recycling plant (Precious Plastic Melbourne) in Melbourne. The sorted lids are then formed in custom-designed moulds using industrial injection moulder. This diverts plastic waste from landfill to produce a range of recycled plastic sheets. Each sheet is both incredibly mesmerising and unique; transforming plastic waste into a high value, aesthetic panel. Sheet specification: • Sheet Size (MM): 500 x 300* • Sheet Thickness Options (MM): 10 or 5* • Each sheet weighs around 1.25kg (10mm thick) and 625g (5mm thick). 2. New Plastic panels are sent back to build street pantries. These recycled sheets are sent back to Canberra to be used to construct and fit out street pantries - these include food display shelves and wall panels, bench tops and a round plinth. CS#1 will work with men’s’ shed and CIT design students to design and construct these street pantries in the ACT. 3. CO2 emission savings. As a projection, to create street pantries using the recycled sheets will require approximately 30kg (roughly 10,000 discarded lids) of post-consumer plastic waste from landfill through this project. This equates to 95kg of CO2 emission savings per street pantries. Not only will this waste be diverted from landfill, it will also prevent the need for use of virgin (materials). Benefits of this project: This collaborative recycle initiative brings our volunteer community groups together to be change makers and future green entrepreneurs by creating new opportunities for innovation and industrial symbiosis! The micro-recycling community is a distributed network of do-ers, one connected to the next, and working to expand our collective impact on the ground! AT CS#1, we believe that this is critical work that needs to happen at a local and community level and our initiative provides exactly the right mix of eco-system to make it happen. Some of the many tangible and intangible benefits this initiative includes are: • Allowing volunteers to become an agent of change for their local community development through inter-community groups collaboration, trust, respect and empowerment for each other • Promoting and making recycling highly accessible at a community level in ACT • Recycling traditionally hard-to-recycle plastics • Utilising 100% recycled materials (no added virgin materials or binding agents) to ensure recyclability at end-of-life • Helping community to reduce their reliance on virgin materials through the production of functional recycled products • Empowering the community to recycle plastic themselves, through facilitating the set-up of micro-recycling workspaces • Supporting engineering, building machines, designing products, implementing recycling systems and possibly running a social enterprise How will the money be used/spent? The money will be used to pay for the running of the recycling initiative including costs of transportation, cost of shipment of recycled lids and plastic sheets, cost of manufacturing the plastic sheets from recycled plastic etc. Budget: Our projected budget: $87,935. We are seeking a maximum funding of $15,000 to cover part of the following the running costs and expenses: Transportation and resource expenses in ACT= $2,200 Shipping cost CBR-Mel-CBR @$580 x 2= $1160 Creative design for pantry shelving, signage and collaterals, copy writing, social media content (level 6) 1 hours x $65.74 (in-kind contribution)* x1= $657 Design, production and cost of manufacturing recycled sheets $79 per sheet x 190 units= $15,010 Volunteers hours 10 hours x $50.22/week (in-kind contribution)* x5= $60,264 Staffing (level 4) 10 hours x $45.89/week (in-kind contribution)* x1= $11,014 Note: *In-kind contributions are based on a minimum of 6-month projection. The project’s time frame is estimated to be 6-12 months.
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Conflict Resolution Service
The Right Start Project – Keeping kids off the streets Family conflict is one of the largest contributing factors to youth homelessness in Canberra and around the globe. For most, the summer school holiday period is an enjoyable time, where families are able to spend quality time with each other and celebrate the beginning of a new year. Unfortunately, it can also be a period that is laden with stress, hurt and conflict, particularly for our most vulnerable community. The Right Start project aims to support those who need it, during a period where they need it the most. The project will deliver a summer holiday program for families engaged in CRS’s Family and Youth Programs. With many of these families experiencing a volatile home life, intergenerational trauma, and young people at the cusp of becoming homeless, The Right Start will create opportunities for these families to begin their year on a positive note, whilst minimising the stress and pressure families feel during this time of year. The project will engage families in a number of activities to improve family relationships and decrease family conflict. This will be facilitated via group work to help families connect with one another and increase their connection with their community. Recreational activities will also provide children and young people with fun and play and provide a circuit breaker for all family members. The project will conclude with a coordinated family holiday trip with families involved in the project and program staff.
Requested
40,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Directions Health Services Ltd
The Proposed Project Directions Health Services is seeking to deliver a monthly Teen Clinic adjacent to each of Erindale and Tuggeranong Colleges. A minimum of 10 clinics would be provided at each location (20 clinics in total), at a total cost of $18,000 ($9,000 per site) over 12 months. Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention, primary health care model for teenagers. Teen Clinic provides the opportunity for young people to talk to, and seek support from, qualified nurses about a range of health issues, risky behaviours and other concerns in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. Teens are able to drop-in to the clinic without an appointment for free health education, assessment, treatment and referral. Young people may attend by themselves, with family members or with friends. Parents and other family members may also consult with the Teen Clinic nurses independently to seek advice on how they can best support the young person they are concerned about. Teen Clinic can: - respond to any immediate health and social needs - undertake risk screening and identify any areas of concern - provide information and education - support and advocate for the young person - where indicated, provide warm referral to local GPs and specialists - facilitate timely access to bulk billing psychologist - develop a clinical alliance that improves trust in health services
Requested
18,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Fearless Women
Our two year one-to-one mentoring program pairs young women with an older, non-judgmental volunteer female mentor who provides advice, guidance, and practical help in navigating the transition from being a child to adulthood. Understanding the importance of the role, Fearless Women recruits, screens and trains its mentors. Training involves two days of trainings, so our mentors have a thorough understanding of their role, the challenges girls face, and how to best support them.
Requested
5,500.00
Funded
0.00
 
Fortem Australia
This money will go towards our community engagements around Canberra to host activities, events and programs that allow first responder families to discover the benefits of every day mental fitness. Mental health and wellbeing - the fun way. Science-backed activities and programs as well as community engagement and support that promote and enhance important protective factors for first responder families.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Holy Cross Tuckerbox
Funds received will be spent on purchasing fresh produce to be provided free to members to supplement the now very limited supplies from Oz Harvest. Supplies of fresh produce from Oz Harvest have diminished by more than 60% in the past two years and there have been a number of weeks when there has been no delivery at all. Very rarely now are we able to provide our members with fresh green vegetables or, in the warmer months, with salad vegetables. We are usually only able to supply staples such as potatoes, carrots and pumpkin. Although these are a great help to our members they are not necessarily the best source of vitamins and minerals. Ten thousand dollars over 12 months would allow Tuckerbox to spend over eight hundred dollars each month on purchasing extra produce, including fruit and vegetables (fresh and frozen), milk and bread if required. With 70 members (plus their families) on an average week this would equate to approximately three dollars per week, enough to purchase some basic fruit and green vegetables. For many of our members food is fast becoming a discretionary expenditure. Many of our members have reported that that the combination of increased petrol prices and the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables has meant that they are now coming every second or third week instead of weekly. If that is a week with no Oz Harvest delivery then they are missing out on fruit or vegetables for several weeks. The consequences for short and long term health and wellbeing can be profound. According to Nutrition Australia "...only seven % of adults and five % of children meet the recommended guideline for daily vegetable intake.. while only two thirds of children have an adequate daily intake of fruit." All of our members deserve the best food that we can provide for them and this donation would help us to provide that extra nutrition that we currently cannot afford.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Karinya House for Mothers and Babies
Karinya House is seeking $7,500 to enable us to purchase 150 x $50 vouchers that can be provided to up to 150 women supported by Karinya House on an as-needed basis across 2022-3. These vouchers will be provided to women who require assistance to purchase essentials such as petrol, food and general groceries such as toiletries and nappies. Supporting women in this way affords them and their children the dignity that every individual deserves.
Requested
7,500.00
Funded
0.00
 
Lids4Kids
We have found a location to establish canberra fist small plastics recycling hub and education centre and need funds for the fit out. It will become a education centre for schools to have hands on STEM education and recycling experiences as well as a centralised collection and distribution hub for act residents for recycling for items that are sent to landfill by the ACT Gov.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Life Education NSW (Healthy Harold)
Life is scheduled to visit 3,000 children in 13 schools across the ACT in 2023. There is a large number of disadvantaged children missing out due to the $12 per child fee. This project will assist Life Ed in engaging approximately 400 of the most disadvantaged children in the ACT we are not currently visiting. This project will allow underprivileged ACT children the chance to receive crucial preventative education and improve their health and mental wellbeing at no charge. This project will target children at Richardson Primary Primary, Galilee School, Gilmore Primary School and Namadgi School. OUTCOMES 1. Empower Health, Safety and Mental Wellbeing - Childhood is a crucial time for developmental change and learning. The Life Ed approach improves engagement, attitudinal and behavioural changes, and long-term knowledge retention 2. Improved reach and equitable participation through increased connection - Active engagement with targeted schools and removing cost barriers will bridge the gap between disadvantaged ACT communities and their counterparts. Inclusion helps marginalised and vulnerable children to feel more connected, cared for and confident. 3. Reducing the Negative Impacts of the Global Pandemic - Life Ed program topics have expanded to meet the adverse effects of the pandemic. Adapted modules address children's stress, self-care, positive relationships, and resilience in challenging times. LONG TERM GOALS 1. To positively influence the overall health, mental wellbeing, happiness, safety, and resilience of disadvantaged children and their families in the ACT; and 2. To increase engagement and inclusion of the most disadvantaged ACT communities currently not receiving the Life Ed program, in the hope that this will lay the foundation for continued program delivery.
Requested
9,600.00
Funded
0.00
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group ACT & Region
We are looking to run a 3 month intensive radio campaign targeting men 40 plus years of age. The key message of this campaign is the ask the the question, Are male and over 40? Do you know your Prostate Cancer risks. By increasing the awareness of your younger men we can help reduce the number of men diagnosed later in life and at a stage where their cancer has metacisised causing life limiting outcomes and in far too many cases death. Whilst we do not currently know what causes this hideous cancer we can be proactive in its diagnosis potentially changing the live of thousands of men.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Rise Above CBR
Rise Above CBR has experienced an uplift in demand for their services and support of an average of 13% per month each month for the last 5 months. The organisation is in need of upgrades to office IT technology platforms and redeveloping the website which funds donated will support. The upgrades are designed to further protect the data associated with patients against cyber intrusion, and to enable better digital interaction with patients, supporters and volunteers. Upgrades will also provide the referrers in the hospitals with a means of registering patients " online" making it easier on the hospital clinicians and providing quicker response times and support to cancer patients with much needed support. Upgrading the technology and website will also enable the charity to cope with increased demand without increasing administration costs.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities ACT & SE NSW
The money will be used to buy new gifts, toys, books, games, activities, dry snacks, water bottles and other practical as well as fun goodies to stock our Wrapped in Love trolleys. Wrapped in Love involves our volunteers going around the Wards in the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, and giving out free goodies to children and their carers in the hospital, such as toys, games, books, dry snacks and more. This is a way for us to spread smiles and do our bit to brighten up the day for families with ill or injured children in the hospital, whether they are there for one day or ten. Our Wrapped in Love trolley carries a mix of board games, card games, reading books, activity books, toys, dolls, legos, play-doh, hand-knitted baby blankets and much more to provide comfort, practical support and/or a boredom-buster to children (and their carers) in the hospital wards. Our incredible volunteers are to thank for offering their time to stock the Wrapped in Love trolleys, deliver the goods, and consistently check-in with sick children and their families, to ensure they have everything they need. Wrapped in Love is a high-impact initiative for which we receive consistent positive feedback that it has helped a sick, injured, post-surgery or recovering child and their carer/family deal with an otherwise difficult day.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Sisters In Spirit Aboriginal Corporation
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women Solid Ground Cultural Healing - All Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women who apply will participate in a co-designed Healing Camp, to pass on the significance of cultural lineage and practices of the fundamentals of different cultures - on this country - and maintain those linkages with Traditional Owners here relating to respect. Dependent on the obligations of cultural respect- we see this as upholding identity in the wider community for all to share in the richness of Aboriginal women.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Soldier On
Soldier On is seeking funding for furnishings at the Robert Poate Reintegration and Recovery Centre in Canberra. From the centre, Soldier On delivers a variety of holistic support services to veterans and their families. Recently, we have diversified the programs available through the centre to include music lessons, art & photography exhibitions, employment and education support networking events, physical and psychoeducational workshops for veterans and their families. Our centre is in need appropriate furnishings to provide the space and scope for these diverse impactful therapeutic and inventive programs and activities. Funding requested would be able to provide foldable, portable, stackable, and mobile furnishings to enable the diverse and interchanging space requirements for the activities, programs, and events that veterans and their families are utilizing the centre for. The centre needs diverse mobility and limited physical capability friendly furniture items such as tables, chairs, storage shelves, partitions, audio/visual support equipment, low-level lounges, and adaptive furnishings. Veterans and their families who participate in and are actively involved with programs, activities, and events in the centre will benefit from the new furniture and fittings that can be provided with this funding.
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
The $10,000 donation will be used to fund 10 x $1,000 ‘Move in Packs’ for the Street to Home Program. St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn recognises that housing is a human right, but sadly on any given night more than 116,000 people are experiencing homelessness. Homelessness does not discriminate, for some it is a one-off occurrence but for many it is a prolonged experience of, moving between temporary dwellings, overcrowding, unsafe shelters or endless nights of sleeping on the streets. The Society has a number of outreach and mobile services to support those experiencing homelessness including Street to Home. Street to Home supports people who are ‘sleeping rough’ and/or experiencing long-term chronic homelessness through case management and assertive outreach. Part of the Street to Home support includes helping people to secure and move into stable accommodation. A crucial aspect of the process is ensuring that they are provided a range of household items to help furnish their new accommodation – ‘Move in Packs’. The ‘Move in Packs’ include microwave, vacuum cleaner, cutlery, pots and pans, kettles, toasters, mops, brooms, buckets, cleaning equipment, toiletries, bedding, and groceries.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Sustainable Ethical
The money will be spent to resources to recruit, train and sustain consistent local community members to deliver retail food services in the area. It will provide 1:1 coaching of staff to build their pathways to being peer support workers and supplies to allow members receiving services to get a hot meal whilst they undertake their training. It will provide resources for local community members who struggle to get to mainstream services a warm meal and a coffee to start their relationship to helping organizations and warm referrals.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
The STOP campaign
We aim to use the donation to produce and distribute a new line of STOP campaign materials to distribute across the community, including merchandise and advertising materials that aim to raise awareness of our mission and include a call to action for the community to be a part of the movement ending sexual violence within tertiary education settings. The campaign materials will: - Allow community members to publicly show their support for our vision to end sexual violence in tertiary education settings, including believing and supporting victim-survivors of sexual violence - Build a movement of solidarity amongst victim-survivors of sexual violence that they are not alone, that the community believes them and that they have the right to have their views and voices heard - Address the harmful stigma of speaking about sexual wellbeing and sexual violence, including through sparking conversations among community members about these issues and the power that grassroots activism has in order to prevent sexual violence from occurring in the first place - Raise awareness of The STOP Campaign and encourage wider community membership and involvement, ultimately fostering a greater capacity to combat sexual violence in our community. Merchandise The merchandise line will include a range of materials that are highly visible and shareable, such as stickers, badge pins, phone wallets, key rings, postcards, informational pamphlets and resource cards. This merchandise line would be created primarily by our volunteers, and through collaboration with local community members. We know from experience that increasing our brand awareness through free distribution ensures the Campaign is financially accessible and provides us the best chance of disseminating the merchandise widely. Advertising Advertising is integral to the success of sharing our mission widely and distribution of campaign materials. To unite the community against sexual violence, we will: Host advertising on the Campaign’s social media platforms, Create original content for a social media campaign, such as through a video series to launch the merchandise line Distribute physical advertising materials across university campuses, residential halls, university health centres, cafes and libraries
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Victims of Crime Assistance League ACT
(a) It will be used to help to pay operational expenses. Accordingly, funds will be used to enable us to continue to provide services. (b) Some of it (if any surplus) would be used to accumulate and help to fund any future staff which may be employed (should sufficient funds be found from various sources) - currently we are relying solely on volunteers.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
YWCA Canberra
YWCA Canberra are seeking funds to purchase educational and play resources and storage to host playgroups and youth events at the Coombs Community Centre and Coombs Cottage. Currently there is no community development funding in the Coombs area and no community events like this. We would like to provide these for local women, children and young people to build community participation and support women and young people in the area. YWCA Canberra have identified this as a need for the Coombs area and these resources would be vital in supporting residents to engage with their local community, improve wellbeing and decrease social isolation. Resources to be purchased would include: - Age-appropriate educational and play resources for children such as building blocks, Lego, toy cars, dolls, painting and craft equipment, outdoor play equipment, puzzles, books, and music. - Art class supplies for teens and young adults such as drawing paper pads, materials, paints, easels, and paint brushes. - STEM based equipment including a Wii, robotics equipment, a 3D printer, Minecraft, a green screen and recording device. - 8 x tablet devices for use by youth who may not have access to devices at home. These can be used to help them with schoolwork, research and staying connected with their peers. Storage items are needed to organise and securely store these resources. Items will include: - Stackable storage tubs of various sizes - Lockable storage cabinetry to store these tubs
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

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Cancer Council ACT
The “Capital Classroom Crunch” - An exciting extension of the Crunch&Sip program to improve vegie intake in Canberra kids. The ACT has the highest proportion of persons meeting the Australian Dietary Guidelines for fruit intake, yet the lowest proportion for those meeting vegetable recommendations. The long-term health outcomes of increased vegetable intake are well known, however in a school setting, adding extra vegetable serves any time during the day improves learning, behavioural, and health outcomes for kids. Primary school-aged children who eat extra serves of vegetables are less likely to consume junk food, and more attentive in class. Healthy habits also start early, and children who eat a variety of vegetables at a young age are more likely to eat better and be healthier through adulthood. Our proposal is to give kids at Canberra schools access to vegetables during school time in a pilot of the successful Crunch&Sip program, which aims to give young people a head-start on lifelong healthy habits. The pilot will target schools already engaged with the Cancer Council ACT’s SunSmart program, and will offer a one-off kick-start grant to run a “Capital Classroom Crunch” week. Between 15 and 25 ACT primary schools will be able to apply for a $100 grant to be spent only on vegetables, which will be consumed by students during class time to ensure that this is an extra serve of vegetables during the day. Ongoing support will be offered by Cancer Council ACT to extend the trial and formalise it within schools, with the aim that families are then encouraged and empowered to send an extra serve of vegies with kids to school each day during “classroom crunch time.” The simultaneous event will be promoted heavily via media and social media platforms to foster engagement with all ACT schools and the community, and to expand the trial to schools not involved with the kick-start grant. With 100 of 117 ACT primary schools already accredited through our SunSmart program, we anticipate a majority of the over 45,000 ACT students we already reach getting an extra serve of vegies each day within a few years.
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