2019 Grants

2019 Grants

Education: 15 grants $1,060,582

Banksia Gardens Community Services
Project REAL / Northern Centre for Excellence in Trauma Informed Practice (NCETIE)
To enhance support structures to increase attendance at the referring schools and maximise the chances of successful re-engagement: increased face to face support, revamped communication protocols, onsite creative engagement (OUP).

Berry Street Victoria
Berry Street Education Collective Leadership Program: Effective leadership strategies in trauma-informed education – implementation pilot project
To develop, pilot and evaluate the Berry Street Education Collective Leadership Program for schools/communities which recognise the Berry Street Education Model’s value and strive for greater impact for disadvantaged/all students.

Culture is Life Limited
The Boonwurrung Cross Sector Schools Project – bringing Boonwurrung culture to life in bayside schools
To support the roll-out and refinement of the curriculum framework and content into 5 local bayside cross-sector primary schools

Foundation for Young Australians
YLab strategy and business plan
To test and develop a strategy and business plan for the Foundation for Young Australians’ social enterprise, Ylab, to increase its financial sustainability and social impact.

Give Where You Live
Grow Our Own: Colac collaboration and capacity for our local workforce
To build capacity of local employers to understand skill-based training needs, workforce development and planning, and inclusive employment practices that will support sustainable employment of long term local job seekers.

Good Cycles Limited
City Services & Impact Evaluation Approach
To fund a Project Manager role, responsible for designing and implementing participant training plans and an accompanying evaluation framework for Good Cycles’ expanding City Services enterprise.

Righteous Pups Australia Inc
To lay electricity, internet and fans, to the learning environments used by over 100 at-risk young Victorians to improve conditions for engagement, growth, learning for life and future educational pathways.

Springvale Learning and Activities Centre
CoCO’s – Community Creating Opportunities Social Enterprise
To develop and implement: detailed Financial Model; innovative business and  partnership building strategies;  and Work Readiness skills training program for CoCO’s Social Enterprise.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Victorian Learning Areas Map: Kitchen and Garden Task Ideas for Years F-6
To develop and publish a downloadable educational resource that shows Victorian Primary School teachers how to use a kitchen garden program to enhance Victorian curriculum teaching.

The First Step Program Limited
First Step and the Future of Mental Health in Victoria
To (a) coherently explain First Step’s social impact in order to attract sustainable funding partners AND to (b) test the efficacy of the business model in order to scale it.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Building capacity of primary schools as a universal platform to address children’s mental health issues
Scope and develop an innovative program to address rising child mental health issues using primary schools as a universal platform, co-designed with the Victorian Government (DET and DHHS).

WEstjustice Youth Employment Justice Program – Poverty is not Destiny (the YEJ Program)
To trial and evaluate the impact of targeted legal interventions for vulnerable young people through our Youth Law Program to increase both short and long term employability and improve systems.

Womens Health Grampians
CoRE Hi Vis
Develop and implement a project to support organisations to attract and retain women into non-traditional workforce roles, with a particular focus on trades and manufacturing, across the Central Highlands region.

Youthrive Victoria
MSRF Transition to Independence: Brand Redevelopment
A new name and brand identity for Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation that honours the legacy of Helen Macpherson Smith and acknowledges the transition to independence.

Zoe College Limited
Fit for Purpose: College Modifications for Registration
To complete the building modifications required for VRQA registration.

2019 Grants

Community: 13 grants $1,272,199

Keeping Home
To develop and deliver housing focused programs on budgeting, living skills and tenancy legislation to people at risk of homelessness, building capacity to remain housed on a low income.

Birth for Humankind
Settling in to parenting: Best-practice skills building for new mothers experiencing disadvantage
To deliver a pilot parenting support program to support socially isolated mothers in Melbourne, while developing resources (material, human resources) and working partnerships (community, local government) for scalable implementation.

Cire Services Incorporated
Using the power and pleasure of rhymes/story/music/song to strengthen Upper Yarra families and foster resilience.
Deliver an evidence-based program to vulnerable young families in the Upper Yarra that strengthens attachment and interaction between parents/cares and their young children during the crucial early years/ build resilience.

Guide Dogs Victoria
Specialist early intervention for babies and children living with low vision or blindness in Victoria.
To pilot an early childhood intervention service (ECIS) to provide holistic support for babies/young children (ages 0 – 6) living with low vision or blindness and their families in Victoria.

Kidsafe Vic Inc
Development of an online educational tool for community organisations working with vulnerable or disadvantaged families
To develop an injury prevention education tool for workforces of community organisations (COs) with the aim of developing capacity to reach vulnerable families with critical safety information.

McAuley Community Services for Women
Court Support 4 Kids
To continue operating Court Support 4 Kids in Sunshine Magistrates’ Court for a further 18 months and collate additional data to support case for government funding.

Mercy Hospitals Victoria
Improving Family Outcomes for the Sudanese & South Sudanese Communities of Wyndham
To co-design culturally responsive maternity, allied health and parenting education service models that support Sudanese and South Sudanese communities in Wyndham and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for families

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
The Healthier Wealthier Families program: addressing child poverty through better healthcare systems
To test the feasibility and potential impact of providing financial and income maximisation advice to families experiencing or at-risk of poverty, building on Victorian universal Maternal and Child Health services.

Prevention United
Partners in Parenting: evaluating the real-world use and impact of a depression prevention parenting program.
To promote and deliver the evidence-based Partners in Parenting depression prevention program and evaluate its real-world impact in supporting parenting practices that reduce the risk of teenage depression.

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Victorian Section)
Flying Doctor Speech Therapy
Extension of pilot program to address gaps in regional health service delivery and extend access to speech pathology for developmentally vulnerable children in the Mallee, improving critical life skills.

Shepparton Community Share: The Bridge Youth Service
Making Quality Happen: enhancing services for families by building organisational capacity for continuous quality improvement
To develop a replicable, sustainable and collective model of continuous quality improvement which primarily enhances programs, services, quality and outcomes for families, and secondly, meets compliance demands

Working Out Dads: A Roadmap For Sustainability, Reach & Impact
To deliver a Business Plan, project delivery and further research to establish the sustainability of the early intervention Working Out Dads program, addressing a gap in support services for fathers.

Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library
Learn Through Play – Toys for Wyndham’s Children
To expand the toy collection of Little Buddies Toy Library so that we can service more families

2019 Grants

Arts and Culture: 16 grants $712,334

Ausdance Victoria
Leading and teaching Dance to Ageing Populations – Dance Professionals and Mature Movers
To develop a new workforce via an accredited training program for dance professionals.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Australia Contemporary
ACCA will establish the Australia Contemporary series showcasing diverse Australian artists over a three-year period. Funding is sought for Victorian artists in years two (a First Nations artist) and three.

Burrinja Studio Artist Enterprise Development
To develop a program that enables sustainable careers and creative practices for artists by increasing resource capacity to support artistic enterprise through an activated studios program in the Dandenong Ranges.

Chamber Made Opera
Hi-Viz: a professional development and networking program for women and non-binary artists
To deliver a sector and professional development program including live events and ongoing online engagement that will provide networking, skills development, and collaboration opportunities for Victorian artists.

Circus Oz
BLAKflip Community Engagement Coordinator
To trial a part-time BLAKflip Community Engagement Coordinator to support the development and delivery of Indigenous community circus workshop programs in Victoria, encompassing new and existing programs.

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019: Rewriting the Score by Mandy Martin, Alexander Boynes and Tristen Parr.
To provide artist fees, materials and associated costs to create a large-scale installation at Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell.

Community Music Victoria
Building Victorian Community Music Leadership (stage 1)
To undertake the necessary research and planning for a large scale program commencing on 2020 to increase Victoria’s community music leadership capacity.

Geelong Art Gallery Inc
The Museum as Muse: Geelong Gallery’s digital asset management strategies for the future
To implement a 21st century upgrade of our digital asset management system and to introduce an accessible child, family, youth focused digital interpretive framework for Geelong Gallery’s permanent collection.

Kaiela Arts
Working Towards Achieving Twenty- Twenty Digital Vision
We will purchase camera, data and sound equipment, laptop computers, LED display, a dock, cash draw and accessories that allow the flexibility of workspaces and enable digital point-of-sale services.

Linden New Art
Linden Projects Arts Industry Placement Program
To develop a robust evaluation process to measure the program outcomes and inform the development of a model for applying within the arts sector.

Melbourne Fringe
Melbourne Fringe at Trades Hall: Space to Create
To purchase performance infrastructure to fit-out a new year-round venue at Trades Hall, operated as an additional income stream for Melbourne Fringe, significantly increasing capacity to support Melbourne’s independent artists.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Acknowledging Victoria’s Indigenous Countries with MSO (working title)
To create 11 musical Acknowledgments of Country developed collaboratively with, and featuring Victoria’s 11 indigenous language groups, to be shared for ongoing local community use.

Progressive Broadcasting Service Co-operative Limited
PBS’ State-of-the art Performance Studio & Control Room at the Collingwood Arts Precinct
To design and construct a state-of-the-art Performance Studio (Studio 5) and control room at PBS’ new home at the Collingwood Arts Precinct (CAP).

Punctum Inc.
The Pavilion Project – Phase 2
To create a new artistic and architectural response to how we might collectively welcome and celebrate the cultural contribution of newly arrived members of three multicultural communities into our region.

Speak Percussion
Bespoke Business Program
To deliver a professional development program for artists and arts workers targeting career sustainability and the development of business, financial and leadership skills

West Space
West Space Re-location Project
To engage specialist project management services to oversee the planning and build of West Space’s new gallery and to employ a casual Marketing & Development assistant to manage sponsorship and rebranding activities associated with the move.

2019 Grants

Environment: 8 grants $944,250

Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc.
Relocate CEC Community Nursery from Tynong to Deep Creek.
To vacate the temporary and dilapidated Nursery at Tynong and move to a new facility at Deep Creek where the new CEC office and educational facilities are presently being built

Environmental Justice Australia
River laws program
To support the continuation and growth of a program of work directed to improving legal and policy protections for Victorian waterways, in collaboration with community organisations.

Invasive Species Council
Determining the distribution of the invasive smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) to enable potential eradication.
To map the distribution of invasive smooth newts in Victoria to determine whether eradication is feasible and inform decisions about future management.

Monash University
Designing genetic rescue – a cost effective solution to save Victoria’s only endemic bird
To DNA-sequence the genomes of Helmeted honeyeaters and their relatives, for designing a genetic rescue strategy to save from extinction the last remaining population of Victoria’s bird emblem.

People and Parks Environment Trust
Resting Places – Healing Country Together
To support Traditional Owners to scale up and sustain the Resting Places program, enabling them to rebury their Ancestors’ exposed remains, and repair and maintain the landscape that protects them.

Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria
Landscape Succession Planning and Biodiversity Conservation in Victoria’s city and regional Botanic Garden Network
To integrate findings from RBGVs Landscape Succession Strategy into the Care for the Rare biodiversity conservation project within Victoria’s city and regional botanic gardens.

The Tree Project Inc
TreeProject website redevelopment.
To seek help from a design agency to redevelop our website and make it easier for people to get involved in our revegetation program and improve staff efficiency.

University of Melbourne
Indigenous Plants – Journey from Paddock to Plate: A New Model for Sustainable Agriculture
Collaborating with the local Bunurong/BoonWurrung people and community, to develop a model for the inclusion of Indigenous plants in peri-urban agriculture for sale to restaurants/retailers – which promotes sustainable-agricultural practices

2019 Grants

Health: 3 grants $595,171

Bolton Clarke
Delivering a free low intensity mental health program to Gippsland Primary Health Network area.
To implement the evidence based, non-clinical, low intensity mental health program; NewAccess, free of charge to rural and regional communities within the Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN).

Monash University
An innovative holistic approach to women’s mental health in rural and regional Victoria
To establish a sustainable video-consultation service to enable better access for women in rural and regional Victoria suffering mental illness and her treating GP to specialised mental health treatment.

Swinburne University of Technology
Community Collective Impact: A best-practice, community-based approach to accessing rural mental health services.
To implement, with health services, an established community development process that uses best-practice evidence and enables communities to develop optimal local accessible mental health services through services and citizen collaboration.