In April, the team from Lead-grant recipient Orygen presented to HMSTrust trustees and staff on developments in the YOTES program.
HMSTrust staff at the 2017 Christmas lunch and site visit to Footscray Community Arts Centre. From left: Peter Wetherall, Lea-Anne Bradley, Sarah Bartak, Michelle Springall, Lin Bender and Glen Thomson
At a farewell dinner on 20 November 2018, HMSTrust Chairman Phil Moors presented retiring Trustee Winsome McCaughey with a very special River Red Gum seedling propagated from the famous Separation Tree of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. The 400 year-old Separation Tree was damaged in two separate vandalism attacks in 2010 and 2013 and subsequently died. The so-called Separation Tree was the site where citizens of Melbourne gathered on 15 November 1850 to celebrate the news that Victoria was to become a separate colony from New South Wales.
HMSTrust trustees, their spouses and the staff team came together to farewell Winsome McCaughey who retired after eight years as a trustee.
L-R: Caroline Milburn, OurSchool, Elise Dunstan, Vic Association of State Secondary Principals, Claire Brown and Rosemary Calder, Victoria University, Liz Chapman OAM, Tomorrow Today Foundation at HMSTrust, December 2017.
L-R: Glen Thomson, HMSTrust Finance Executive, Alyssa Huxtable, Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Magenta Simmons, Orygen, The Hon. Rod Kemp, HMSTrust Trustee at HMSTrust, December 2017.
L-R: Kate Gillick, Outer Urban Projects, Simon Abrahams, Melbourne Fringe, Liss Gabb, cohealth at HMSTrust, December 2017.
Lea-Anne Bradley and Michelle Springall, HMSTrust with (centre) Elise Dunstan, Vic Association of Secondary School Principals at HMSTrust, December 2017.
Participants at Midsumma Carnival 2018 enjoying an installation for blind/low vision audiences, funded by a 2017 one-off grant from HMSTrust.
Young artists at Nar Nar Goon Kindergarten in Gippsland participate in a collaborative community project facilitated with an HMSTrust grant to create three mosaic murals reflecting the local Indigenous people's histories, values, languages and cultures. The murals will join 18 other murals commemorating Nar Nar Goon's history.
Holy Trinity Parish received a multi-year grant in 2015 to implement The Arrowsmith Program, developed in Canada. The program uses cognitive exercises and neuroplasticity to help students become effective, confident, and self-directed learners. View the case study on our website for more information.
The Fabulous Meltones play the Platypus Festival. Community Music Victoria's multi-year grant created new opportunities for community instrumental music making for all Victorians through the accessible style of the "Street Band".
Scholarship recipients at Weenthunga's Bendigo Health Day 2018. Weenthunga Health Network aims to help "close the gap" between First Australians' and Australians' health and wellbeing in Victoria.
Port Phillip Eco Centre's Be the RE-Generation project received an HMSTrust Impact grant. In August 2018, its 1540 youth volunteers were recognised with the Keep Victoria Beautiful Clean Beach/Waterway Award.
The official re-opening of the Helen Macpherson Smith Family History Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria, September 2018. Chairman Phil Moors (second from left) with SLV staff and the Minister for the Arts, Martin Foley (right).
A capacity building grant to Shepparton Foodshare to implement a comprehensive marketing plan allowed it to not only focus it's efforts on feeding those in necessitous circumstances but to also raise the profile of the service, resulting in significant increases in donations and community engagement.
Public Galleries Association of Victoria, together with Arts Law, provided a two-day workshop providing culturally appropriate legal advice, information and education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in order to develop their professional capacity in the arts sector including at Warrnambool Art Gallery.
In October 2018, HMSTrust hosted a roundtable meeting on behalf of our grantee ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship) to hear from UK educational thought leader, Professor Bill Lucas.
Ryley, HMSTrust's Chief Morale Officer