2018 Grants

2018 Grants

Education: 20 grants $1,394,730

Ardoch Limited
Primary Pathways: Inspiring career choices among primary school children
To deliver a pilot program to Ardoch partner primary schools in Frankston to increase school engagement and student confidence by building aspiration through the introduction of different pathways beyond school

Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship Ltd
Scaling the ‘Social Enterprise in Schools’ program across Victoria.
Implement independent evaluation findings for the provision of teacher materials, resources, networks and evaluation frameworks in order to scale the highly successful ‘Social Enterprise in Schools Program’ across Victoria.

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Diversity Field Officer Service – Developing a sustainable model of delivery to improve employment outcomes
To build on pilot outcomes and implement a sustainable employer-engagement model for small and medium sized businesses to employ, retain and include people with disability within the workplace

Carringbush Adult Education Inc
Learning Together – Family Literacy Engagement
To deliver a Family Literacy Engagement program with individualised family literacy support and family engagement activities for migrant and refugee families at St Joseph’s Primary School in Collingwood.

Cultural Infusion Ltd
Migrant Science Communicator Program
To train qualified migrants to become “science communicators” by honing their skills as presenters of both science of intercultural content that can be delivered to Victorian primary and secondary schools.

Discovery Science and Technology Centre
Exhibit Floor Renewal Project
To create a multi-disciplinary review and re-imagining of Discovery’s exhibit floor, delivering a conceptual framework, pedagogical case, floor and exhibit designs, artists impressions, detailed budget, and business case for renewal.

Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Valiant Volunteers
To recruit volunteers who will support CALD women in the city of Moonee Valley to improve their language skills and increase opportunities for social participation.

Homeless of Melbourne // HoMie Street Store
Pathway Project – providing meaningful training and employment opportunities for Melbourne’s homeless youth.
To deliver The Pathway project for six Melburnians (aged 18-25) in 2018, addressing the lack of innovative, sustainable programs that provide real-life training and employment opportunities for homeless youth.

Indigenous Employment Partners Ltd
Growing Victoria’s Indigenous Workforce
To create a database identifying people not currently in the labour force and disengaged from government service providers but who are seeking employment and support these people into employment.

Kensington Neighbourhood House Inc
The Family Learning Partnerships Program (FLPP)
To expand our Family Learning Partnerships Program, a holistic learning program to improve educational aspiration, engagement and outcomes for students and parents from refugee backgrounds in grades prep to 12.

Mawarra Centre Inc
Community Shed
To construct, fit-out and equip a community shed to be used for the delivery of vocational training to people with a disability prepare them for employment.

Red Stitch Actors Theatre Limited
Certified arts traineeship opportunities for young Victorians, developing employment pathways for Indigenous youth.
To establish an arts training program and undertake organisation-wide cultural awareness training, in order to provide a suitable environment and employment opportunities for Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander young people.

Refugee Migrant Children Centre Ltd
Securing sustainability for RMCC’s unique educational development and pathway programs
To secure the sustainability and growth of RMCC’s services for vulnerable refugee and migrant children and youth

State Schools’ Relief Inc
Glasses for Kids – The Rural Regional 2018
To deliver a program to remove vision impairment as a significant potential barrier to engagement in education.

The Huddle
Building Brighter Futures – Wyndham
Deliver and scale a proven model of education support and career readiness program for young people in Wyndham taking focus to migrant and newly arrived youth.

TRY Australia
TRY Build Initiative
To deliver the Certificate II Construction program including training and mentoring of the students enrolled. It will also assist with the purchase and provision of toolkits that the student uses.

Victoria University
AVID: Developing a replicable model for improving and sustaining education outcomes in targeted disadvantaged communities
To implement AVID using a communities of practice approach in two locations of entrenched social inequalities and disadvantages, Geelong and Ballarat. This model will be replicable in other regions.

School Lawyer Project: Documenting the Model and Framework
Document the School-Lawyer-Project model/Framework including its purpose, outcomes, services offered to key beneficiaries as well as the structure and governance required to deliver the program in the school context.

Yarraville Community Centre Inc
Finding solutions that support refugee parents to become sustainably engaged in education and training opportunities
To undertake a scoping study that identifies ways to meaningfully address escalating social isolation, disengagement and  health & wellbeing concerns affecting parents of refugee students in western metro Melbourne

Zoe Support Australia
Paving the Way for the Zoe Independent Specialist School
Employment of a Project Officer to oversee the registration and establishment of the Zoe Support Independent Specialist School campus dedicated to reengaging young mothers in education and encourage workforce participation.

2018 Grants

Community: 8 grants $647,500

Barwon Child Youth and Family
Strengthening Family Connections Plus (SFC Plus)
To deliver Financial Resilience component of SFC Plus curriculum to participating parents and children,conduct individual family financial health audits,provide a pathway to financial counselling,and train BCYF staff to deliver .

bestchance Child Family Care
Parent and Child Support (PACS) Program: Program redesign
bestchance have engaged a university partner to evaluate our PACS program. We are seeking funds to redesign and prototype elements of our program based on the findings from this evaluation.

Children’s Protection Society Inc
CPS Sensory Room: A therapeutic, education and relaxation space for children who have experienced disadvantage
To establish a Sensory Room to enable non-directive therapy to be delivered to children who have experienced family violence, neglect, and disadvantage building healthier outcomes for families in our community.

Good Shepherd Microfinance
Building Financial Resilience for Geelong families through the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP) Program
To trial and evaluate a program enabling Geelong-based organisations to understand financial vulnerability and take action to address financial hardship; build capability; microenterprise skills; and access to safe, affordable finance

Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association
Taking the Healesville Belonging Place to the Next Level: Phase Two.
Used to meet HICSA’s Strategic Objective Governance and Organisational Leadership to ensure Service and Clinical Governance are in place to support the level of growth in programming and service delivery

Justice Connect
Dear Landlord – Building tools and knowledge to prevent homelessness for Victorian women and children
To use an online outreach, education and empowerment strategy to help prevent homelessness for women and children through building confidence and capacity to act early when facing eviction.

University of Melbourne
Strengthening children and families in disaster and emergency recovery
To develop and disseminate an enhanced package of family recovery resources for use after major disasters and emergency events to support child recovery, family function and positive parenting.

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West Inc.
Project Respect Heywood – Gathering the community
To support the development of a partnership in the Heywood community which will create wide and lasting community cultural change by addressing the underlying drivers of violence against women.

2018 Grants

Arts and Culture: 17 grants $826,665

Aardvark Worldwide Inc
Pathways and Sustainability: Developing Aardvark’s Organisational Capacity
To develop and increase a sustainable revenue stream

Arts Centre Melbourne
Tech Connect: investing in the technical capacity, safety and capability of Victorian regional arts centres
To enable ACM’s RTO to establish four regional Victorian hubs for performing arts production training -offering WorkSafe-accredited Entertainment Industry Safety Training, workplace wellbeing modules and one-on-one mentoring opportunities.

Channel 31
Community Builder
To build a sustainable social enterprise unit of C31 that delivers digital communication projects to support the goals, activities and business models of Victorian non-profit organisations.

CoDesign Studio
Graham Street Bridge Art Project
To deliver a collaborative arts project to activate underutilised space with disadvantaged youth and local artists and to facilitate participatory processes with not-for-profit, Star Health, and mentor local youth.

Flinders Quartet Inc
Implementation of the strategic business development plan, created following 6 months of research and consultation
To fund the employment of a Development Manager to implement the Strategic Business Development Plan which will position FQ to achieve sustainability and growth.

Ilbijerri Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-op
MARGUK Indigenous Youth Program
To deliver the MARGUK Indigenous Youth Program, a participatory theatre program for Indigenous young people

Koorie Heritage Trust Inc
Supporting Aboriginal Peoples and Communities — Achieving KHT’s Long-term Sustainability Objectives
A feasibility study of KHT’s place in the cultural landscape will frame how we model our business to achieve long-term sustainability, enabling us to deliver our vision and purpose.

Melbourne Writers Festival Inc
Community Partnerships Program
Build a sustainable model of commissioning diverse artists and co-curating with community partnerships for the delivery of free public programming outcomes for audiences.

Midsumma Festival Inc
Midsumma Festival 2018: Developing LGBTQIA+ Audiences with Disability
To deliver a ‘creative-inclusion’ art project by Slow Art Collective for blind/low vision audiences, and provide festival-wide access services for audiences with disability.

Mission to Seafarers Victoria Inc
MTSV Heritage Collection — intensive project to Digitise heritage images and document archives
Digitisation and catalogue 500-700 archival objects/ artefacts/ documents for mounting on the MTSV database,  and freely share the digital records with  the Victorian and Australian community.

Nar Nar Goon Kindergarten Inc.
Nar Nar Goon Indigenous Heritage Mural Project
To create 3 mosaic murals in Nar Nar Goon that reflect our Indigenous people’s histories, values, languages and cultures

Next Wave Festival Incorporated
Brunswick Mechanics Institute is a cultural enterprise managed by Next Wave with Moreland City Council.
Using an experience design process, undertake market/user research to develop a sustainable commercial model at BMI through capital improvements and digital infrastructure.

The National Theatre
Development of a streamlined website and systems integration
To ensure sustainability of The National Theatre’s artistic and educational output and to modernise its online image, revenue collection as well as student and client engagement.

The Push Incorporated
The Push It Hip-Hop Lab – On The Road
To undertake a creative contemporary music workshop program for regionally-based young people to build their writing, performance, communication and technical skills, community/peer networks and career pathways.

University of Melbourne
Strengthening language, strengthening community: showcasing Mildura’s Aboriginal languages
Language revitalisation materials and activities for the Mildura Aboriginal community, with a focus on increasing linguistic and cultural pride, and social engagement with the broader community.

Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation
Maar Nation Gallery
To develop a program of exhibitions and activities to understand, preserve and share Maar Nation culture of South-West Victoria and strengthen identity, cultural tourism and employment for local Indigenous youth.

Women’s Circus Limited
Building a Sustainable Future for Women’s Circus through Salesforce readiness and implementation
To engage a consultant to support the implementation, staff training and roll out of Salesforce, a powerful CRM that will support improved audience engagement and income diversification for Women’s Circus.

2018 Grants

Environment: 8 grants $800,219

BirdLife Australia
Developing site action plans for priority migratory shorebird habitat in Victoria
To identify key management needs and threats to migratory shorebirds at nationally and internationally significant sites in Victoria and develop site action plans to address these challenges and threats.

Christmas Hills Landcare Group
Monitoring Nillumbik’s Forest Health and driving collaborative action to improve it.
To establish a ‘forest health’ monitoring program, and use to set an action plan to pursue shared measurable goals for public and private land forest managers in Nillumbik

Connecting Country (Mt Alexander Region) Inc
Connecting Country’s Habitat Health Check: empowering citizen scientists to monitor habitat health in Central Victoria
To create a sustainable program for rigorous, long-term monitoring of native animals and plants in the Mount Alexander region, maximise engagement of skilled citizen scientists, and promote online information-sharing.

Earthwatch Institute
Stronger Together: Building resilient parks through community stewardship
To support sustainability of Victoria’s parks by developing trails for species monitoring, and training and connecting schools and community members to collect vital data for Parks Victoria management plans.

Environmental Justice Australia Ltd
Protecting the Western Rivers: governance reform for community and the environment in Western Melbourne
Produce an expert report on options for best practice governance of the Maribyrnong and Werribee Rivers in Western Melbourne, building on success of the innovative Yarra River Protection Bill 2017.

Trust For Nature (Victoria)
Building a long-term legacy of sustainable lands-use on the Northern Plains through community and stewardship
To establish a targeted landholder extension program, as the foundation for achieving our Conservation Plan goals for protection and management and restoration on private land across the Northern Plains.

Victoria University
Protecting Victoria’s Little Penguin population from the adverse effects of oil-spill contamination.
To develop a specific treatment method to improve the survival rate for Victoria’s Little Penguins in the event of contamination with recalcitrant oil pollution, especially at lower ambient temperatures.

Wildlife Victoria
An Economic Evaluation of Wildlife Victoria which builds a compelling case to leverage sustainable funding
To source a reputable consultancy to compile an economic evaluation of Wildlife Victoria that will be used to leverage sustainable philanthropic and government funding to underwrite our valuable service.

2018 Grants

Discretionary: 1 grant $75,000

Philanthropy Australia
Pilot to increase collaboration & co-funding with Victorian philanthropic funders
To conduct a pilot program with PA members in Victoria, including State Government agencies, to share learnings, explore collaboration and co-funding opportunities utilising the new functionality of the Better Giving Hub.