2020 Grants

2020 Grants

Education: 16 grants $860,613

Beyond the Bell
BtB 2.0
To undertake a scoping study of current context and future proofing BtB to ensure our young people across the Great South Coast are supported to thrive and succeed in Education.

Carringbush Adult Education
Women’s Entrepreneurship: building capacity for pathways and financial empowerment
To consolidate and expand on a pilot partnership project that builds high-needs refugee and migrant women’s capacity to participate in the broader Australian community through a multidisciplinary skills-building program.

Deakin University
The Deakin Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education: Career Clinics and Employment Guide
Its key purpose is to finance the development and evaluation of careers clinics and an employment guide to support job seekers from a refugee background to gain employment.

Foundation for Young Australians
Western YLab – Equitable Learning and Employment Model
To convene technical experts, local partners and young people to scale a feasible, equitable learning and employment model in Melbourne’s western suburbs that is replicable in other contexts.

Free to Feed
Marketing Capacity Boost
To increase our marketing capacity and reach. Better, broader engagement with communities and collaborators will more effectively broadcast our advocacy, increase revenue and ultimately scale up our social impact

Ganbina Program
To support COVID-19 expenses arising from the significant increase in demand for support activities and services from students and their families, plus unbudgeted equipment and IT expenses relating to creating remote home working environments for Ganbina staff.

Work for Tomorrow
To pilot and deliver an innovative work experience program, in a partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital, to improve employment experiences and opportunities for young people with a focus on indigenous students

Intouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Given the Chance-Employment Pilot Project
To deliver a pilot project that through tailored pathways to employment supports women from a migrant and refugee background, victim survivors of family violence, to enter the Australian job market.

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Schools in the time of COVID-19: A practical training program to support students and teachers
To develop an online modular mental health training resource for teachers in primary school

River Nile Learning Centre (RNLC)
Managing COVID-19 risks at River Nile Learning Centre
To provide the additional support needed during the Covid19 crisis for our students, who are among the most vulnerable in our community due to their limited English and lack of resources.

Society Melbourne
Hospitality Training Program – Preparing to Scale
To conduct a measurement and evaluation study into our impact model to establish its effectiveness

Sunraysia Community Health Services Limited
Mildura micro-enterprise facilitation centre
To investigate feasibility and develop an initial business design for a micro-enterprise facilitation centre for disadvantaged youth in Mildura

The Placement Circle
The Placement Circle Pilot
To deliver a pilot testing a model that empowers women to find meaningful employment by linking communities of peer support women to place based TAFE and employers

The Reach Foundation
Reach in Schools – A three-year strategy to support the wellbeing of Victorian students.
To refine our school workshop program offering to ensure it can support the wellbeing needs of year 5 -12 school students across Victoria, and the adults who support them.

Youth Live4Life
Adaptation of program and materials for digital delivery during COVID-19
To support COVID-19 expenses relating to pivoting activities from face-to-face delivery to virtual delivery

Youthrive Victoria
Program funding – COVID-19 emergency response
Maintenance of core programs during COVID-19.

2020 Grants

Community: 12 grants $1,314,500

Anglicare Victoria
Rapid Response Lead Practitioner
To enable the successful expansion of an evidence-informed family preservation model (Rapid Response) which significantly reduces the numbers of children being removed from families and placed into out-of-home care (OOHC).

Annie North
Annie North – Independent Evaluation
An independent evaluation to capture and measure the effectiveness of Annie North’s new model to attract diverse funding and shape our sector’s service providers and policymakers in Australia and internationally.

Justice Connect
Dear Landlord – Preventing Future Homelessness & Financial Insecurity
In response to COVID-19, Justice Connect will scale up “Dear Landlord” to equip the “future homeless” with responsive & interactive resources to resolve their legal & financial problems, preventing eviction into homelessness, escalating financial crisis & family breakdown.

Make a Difference Dingley Village
COVID-19 Emergency Relief
To support COVID-19 emergency relief expenses for disadvantaged community members impacted by the pandemic.

North Central Local Learning and Employment Network
Strong Families Strong Children, Buloke
Scale a successful evidence-based early years initiative into a neighbouring shire to facilitate investment in the earliest years of vulnerable children’s lives, break the cycle of disadvantage & change trajectories

Oonah Belonging Place
COVID-19 crisis support for Oonah
To support COVID-19 expenses relating to food security plus the fit-out of new clinical rooms to support the delivery of Stepped Care and other mental health and clinical services as required.

Our Place
Early Years Quality Practice Framework for practitioners to improve disadvantaged children’s education and life outcomes.
Expand Early Years Quality Practice Framework to individually monitor and support child development and improve quality of educator practice, and to build Our Place’s proficiency delivering the tools, PD and evaluation.

Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation
BEAR in the Community: Building Early Attachment & Resilience for families in regional Victoria
Delivery of high-quality early intervention parenting support for vulnerable families in regional Victoria through upskilling and mentorship of existing local health and welfare workforce.

St Kilda Mums
Crisis support for St Kilda Mums
Funding is required to cover two key expense areas over the next two months, which have been the result of COVID-19 impacts: material aid and staffing costs.

Moving Feast
Moving Feast: a pandemic food response that creates justice, sustainability and resilience.

WRISC Family Violence Support
Little children, Big outcomes
Research and develop a creative therapies model suitable for children 0-4 years to assist trauma recovery from Family Violence in rural communities.

Zoe Support Australia
Accreditation for Zoe Support Australia
To achieve accreditation with DHHS so that we can continue to support young mothers and their children in regional Victoria to reach their potential.

2020 Grants

Arts and Culture: 11 grants $473,399

Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s Heritage Conservation, Restoration and Repurpose Project Scoping Works
To engage heritage consultants and specialists to produce preliminary scoping and costing works necessary to embark on a series of complex conservation, restoration and repurpose projects across Abbotsford Convent precinct.

Asteria Services
Making Music in Central Goldfields
To deliver a participatory community music program (singing and percussion) for people with disability and community groups/members in the Central Goldfields.

Bluebird Foundation
North Youth Theatre – a music/ theatre performance project for young people from refugee backgrounds
To deliver an eight-month music/theatre project that is youth-led and provides creative opportunities for young people from refugee backgrounds in Corio (Geelong) leading to a unique, high-quality, community performance.

Flinders Quartet
Organisational evaluation to inform future pathways and program focus
To undertake a full organisational evaluation during Flinders Quartet’s 20th anniversary year, which will shape the organisation’s future direction and future success.

Her Place Women’s Museum Australia
Her Place-Visible Women
To undertake planning activities to develop a 5 year strategic plan, to support building a sustainable and vibrant future for Her Place at its new home at Clarendon Terrace, Melbourne.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Pilot program: long-term sustainability of live concert streaming in partnership with Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
To support Victorian musicians during COVID-19 lockdown, improve equity of access for those unable to visit a concert hall, and act as a pilot for the long-term sustainability of live concert streaming.

Monash University
Inclusive Gallery Experiences: Creating an Accessible Bendigo Art Gallery for Blind and Low Vision Visitors
To develop an evidence-based, technology-driven framework that provides accessible gallery experiences for people in Victoria who are blind or have low vision, and a more inclusive experience for all visitors.

Next Wave Festival
The Next Wave School of Artist Led Learning (ALL School)
To establish a school of artist-led learning, which nourishes artists, helps to create viable artistic careers, demonstrates economic self-sufficiency, and contributes broadly to sector development.

Space2b Social Design
Launching with Space2b – Beyond the Space2b Experience
‘Launching with Space2b’ is a springboard to scaffold artistic and entrepreneurial potential of migrant and refugee communities. It embraces inclusivity by fostering understanding & respect across different cultures.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
Yalingwa Exhibition
To commission emerging Victorian Indigenous artists for exhibition alongside and under mentorship of established Indigenous artists. The funding request will also support public programs to accompany the exhibition.

Western Edge Youth Arts
Community Engagement Program
To deliver a pilot Community Engagement Program that builds organisational capacity by increasing resources and community partnerships to ensure that WEYA has the capacity for sustainable growth.

2020 Grants

Environment: 7 grants $488,791

Earthwatch Institute
Establishing a Community-Led Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Program in East Gippsland
The Community-led Bushfire Recovery and Resilience program aims to build knowledge and capacity within East Gippsland schools and communities to empower local stewardship of the environment.

La Trobe University
Fire in the Belly: grassy ecosystem restoration through the cultivation of Aboriginal food and fibre plants
To improve and scale-up the ecological restoration of temperate native grasslands across Victoria, by bringing together Aboriginal, historical and ecological knowledge on the cultivation of Aboriginal food and fibre plants.

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Revegetation of the Mackinnon Nature Reserve and restoration of Eastern Barred Bandicoot habitat
Rehabilitation of the threatened Western District Basalt Plains Grassland Community at the Mackinnon Nature Reserve (Mooramong), to provide suitable habitat for a population of endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots.

Port Phillip EcoCentre
Futureproofing Port Phillip Baykeeper: succession planning to protect our Bay through evidence, partnerships and education
To methodically transfer knowledge from current to future Baykeeper staff; ensuring continuity of strategic cross-sector partnerships and citizen science monitoring to understand, celebrate, and protect Port Phillip Bay.

Remember The Wild
Enhancing our storytelling capacity
To improve Remember The Wild’s ability to tell stories that matter and enhance the financial security of our charity.

Threatened Species Conservancy
Rainforest Germplasm Conservation Program – Pilot Project
To deliver the pilot phase of the Rainforest Germplasm Conservation Program which will collect and store seeds and tissue of selected plant species to support the rehabilitation of Victorian rainforest.

Victorian National Parks Association
Life After Fire: citizen science monitoring of wildlife in fire-affected East Gippsland, scoping and development.
To scope a new citizen science project that engages the community in monitoring the recovery of native wildlife and their habitat in bushfire-affected areas of East Gippsland.

2020 Grants

Health: 2 grants $310,000

SANE Australia
SANE Assist: specialist professional support for rural and regional Victorians affected by complex mental illness
To enhance and scale up the SANE Help Centre’s capacity to provide specialised, professional supports to people living with complex mental health issues in rural and regional areas of Victoria.

Youth Live4Life
Live4Life Goes Large: Scaling our successful model State-wide, improving youth mental health and reducing suicide.
To enable Live4Life, an award-winning, community-grown, evidence-based rural youth mental health and suicide prevention model to scale-up and work with more communities across rural and regional Victoria, strategically and sustainably.

2020 Grants

Discretionary: 6 grants $30,000

Bolton Clarke
Special Consideration by Trustees grant

Mission to Seafarers Victoria Inc
Special Consideration by Trustees grant

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Special Consideration by Trustees grant

The Lost Dogs Home
Special Consideration by Trustees grant

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation No 2 Trust
Special Consideration by Trustees grant

Vision Australia Limited
Special Consideration by Trustees grant – for Victorian Operations