2021 Grants

2021 Grants

Education: 13 grants $837,880


Brophy Family and Youth Services
$40,000
Get Connected -Safe & Connected Team
To provide targeted support, links to opportunities, services and community for young people aged 12-25 years across the Great South Coast whose lives have been impacted by the pandemic.
www.brophy.org.au

Good Cycles
$200,000
Better Cities Logistics @ Good Cycles Social Enterprise Hub (The Hub)
To establish Better Cities-Logistics (BCL) within The Hub to provide employment for at-risk youth; drive systems change through collaboration; and to support sustainable transport through the use of cargo bikes.
www.goodcycles.org

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse
$30,000
Supporting School Transitions in Greater Shepparton
To deliver a suite of targeted complementary programs that support and prepare Grade 6 students to successfully transition into Year 7 in Greater Shepparton.
www.gslp.com.au/

Les Twentyman Foundation
$29,000
Back To School Impact Evaluation
To review and evaluate our Back To School program to articulate outcomes, identify opportunities for improvement and emerging needs, attract investors and supporters and strengthen collaborations.
www.ltfoundation.com.au

Mornington Peninsula Foundation
$200,000
The Learning Guarantee Project (LGP)
To test if restructuring school and services systems using school-cluster based wellbeing coordination, early identification and individualised responses with evidence based teaching can improve upper-primary engagement and educational attainment.
www.mpf.org.au

North Melbourne Language & Learning Inc.
$33,500
Digital Inclusion for NMLL students and community
To reduce the unfairness of the digital divide, brought to light by COVID, by responding to the needs of adult learners and local public housing residents.
www.nmll.org.au

Ourschool Ltd
$135,000
Expanding the Ourschool alumni program for students at public high schools
To scale Ourschool, a proven, student-centred alumni program, across public high schools in Victoria. Ourschool helps public schools build alumni networks to benefit students and school communities.
ourschool.net.au/

Refugee Migrant Children Centre Ltd
$30,000
Expanding Sidekicks to kids in need
To provide educational and social support to children from refugee and migrant backgrounds in regional and remote areas who lack access to specialist support.
www.rmccaustralia.org.au

SPELD Victoria Inc
$20,000
Implementation of Sounds-Write in the new Docklands Primary School
To lead and collaborate on policy and research projects that address how SPELDVic can better serve disadvantaged students dealing with the impacts of undiagnosed and unaddressed learning difficulties.
www.speldvic.org.au

The Huddle
$30,380
Provision of laptops to families in need during lockdown
To provide laptops to 60 families from multicultural communities to participate in online education, recreational and vocational activities that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
www.nmfc.com.au/huddle

The Song Room
$30,000
Exploring Deadly Arts in Victorian Schools
Scope the replication of TSR’s successful Deadly Arts Program for Victorian schools. The community-led First Nations Arts Learning program is designed with ATSI community members, and local artists/educators.
www.songroom.org.au

Upper Murray Family Care Inc
$30,000
AMPLIFY – Working together to support students experiencing family violence
To deliver family violence training to teachers across four secondary schools in NE Victoria, and build strong referral pathways between the schools and local family violence services.
www.umfc.com.au/

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co Op Ltd
$30,000
VACCA Education Strategic Plan
To develop VACCA’s inaugural education strategy, defining how we build our capacity and work collaboratively to improve school engagement and learning outcomes for Aboriginal children in VACCA’s programs across Victoria.
www.vacca.org

2021 Grants

Community: 19 grants $1,884,647


Alannah and Madeline Foundation
$167,797
To build a trauma-informed framework for early childhood services to support educators working with children affected by trauma to create supportive learning environments and maximise the learning outcomes for these children.
www.amf.org.au

Australian Multicultural Community Services
$30,000
Smart Women Smart Money
To develop, in partnership with Financial Counselling Victoria, the financial literacy of women from multicultural backgrounds including newly arrived migrants, to enable their financial empowerment and wellbeing.
www.amcservices.org.au/

Banksia Gardens Community Services
$45,000
Emergency Community Support during COVID-19
To enable Banksia Gardens Community Services to quickly adapt its mode of operating to ensure local communities in Broadmeadows and surrounds have access to essential services and support.
www.banksiagardens.org.au

Bendigo Family & Financial Services
$75,000
BFFS COVID-19 Bendigo and Shepparton Community Financial Resilience Program
To provide two financial capacity workers to support community members to withstand economic uncertainties and enhance financial stability.
www.bffs.org.au

Birchip Cropping Group
$30,000
Dynamic Diversification – a paradigm shift
To scope opportunities to add value to locally produced agricultural commodities and how these could drive economic diversification and job creation in communities across the Wimmera Mallee region of Victoria.
www.bcg.org.au

Caroline Chisholm Society
$30,000
Keeping Families Together
To pilot a community cultural brokerage approach designed to engage local expertise of women from CALD backgrounds bridging the social and economic gap for women impacted by their immigration experiences.
www.caroline.org.au

Community Four
$45,000
Support CALD Women Community Leaders to Respond to the Impact of COVID on Their Communities.
To demonstrate how CALD women community-led organisations are providing social support to their communities during the pandemic, and how they can be better supported to continue their vital work.
www.communityfour.org

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
$600,000
HMSTrust Bushfire Recovery Fund
To support the recovery of bushfire affected communities in Victoria in partnership with FRRR through the establishment of the ‘HMSTrust Bushfire Recovery Fund’.
www.frrr.org.au/

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
$50,000
Response to Gippsland Storm and Flood Impact
To support community recovery from flood damage in Gippsland and create a stronger, more resilient regional community to natural disaster; and to build greater capability within GERF.
www.gerf.org.au

Into Our Hands Community Foundation
$200,000
Community Capacity, supporting Bushfire and Pandemic Recovery in North East Victoria
To provide technical advice, governance, coordination and infrastructure to support our community to implement successful recovery activities.
intoourhandsfoundation.com.au/

Merri Health
$200,000
Ready, Set, Prep!
To scale-up Ready, Set, Prep!; a successful place-based, collective impact initiative that aims to improve early childhood development, school readiness and life outcomes for vulnerable children through collaborative partnerships.
www.merrihealth.org.au

Odyssey House
$30,000
Brokerage to support Family Reunification
To reduce financial hardship for parents seeking to reunify with their children in out-of-home care.
www.odyssey.org.au

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
$50,000
Debt and Financial Abuse Law Project
To expand PCLC’s COVID-related legal services through a specialised debt lawyer to reach vulnerable people who are at risk due to debt they cannot manage or pay back.
pclc.org.au

Playgroup Victoria
$31,850
Playgroups at Home – Digital and Interactive Playgroup
To initiative daily interactive online playgroup sessions that families can participate in via Zoom, from their home.  Sessions: MoveIt4Kids, All Come Out to Play, baby playgroup, all-ages playgroup.
www.playgroup.org.au

Relationships Australia (Victoria)
$30,000
Flexible and Accessible Services
To provide accessible and flexible technology based mental health and family relationships services to vulnerable communities in Southern and Eastern Melbourne and adjacent regional areas.
www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au/

RMIT University
$30,000
Migrant entrepreneurs in post COVID-19 economy: Enabling sustained entrepreneurship through enhanced financial and digital skills
To design and deliver a trial intervention that includes the skills and tools needed to support migrant entrepreneurs in Melbourne, to pivot and sustain their business in post Covid-19 economy.
www.rmit.edu.au

Save the Children Australia
$150,000
Children’s Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) – East Gippsland
To sustain the CWI, East Gippsland’s leading community coalition driving improved outcomes for children, as the region seeks to Build Back Better from compounding disasters of drought, bushfire and COVID-19.
www.savethechildren.org.au/

Tomorrow Today Education Foundation
$50,000
BOOSTER
To ensure that the predicted consequences of COVID-19 are ameliorated, and the trajectory of measured improvement in child development now evidenced in Benalla, is maintained.
www.tomorrowtoday.com.au

Zoe Support Australia
$40,000
Client-Centered Service Engagement Strategies
To develop successful program engagement strategies in response to decreased attendance and mental health concerns resulting from COVID-19.
www.zoesupport.com.au

2021 Grants

Arts and Culture: 15 grants $748,000


Community Music Victoria
$186,000
Growing Community Music in Teams across Victoria (GMC2)
To establish and support regional networks that invigorate community music-making activity in three regions of Victoria.
cmvic.org.au

Golden Dragon Museum
$30,000
Collection Redevelopment Project
To undertake a two-year intensive project, improving the o-going condition and management of the collection of some 30,000 objects ready for the proposed Museum redevelopment.
www.goldendragonmuseum.org

Jewish Holocaust Centre
$27,000
Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to ensure future sustainability and growth
To scope and develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to build evidence-based practices and organisational sustainability.
www.jhc.org.au

Jumpleads nfp Limited
$18,500
ArtsACTION – activating pathways for regional creatives
To deliver a professional development program for creatives in disadvantaged communities of regional Victoria, assisting them recover and grow their professional capacity/skills in relation to COVID-19 and other identified challenges.
jumpleads.net/

Kaiela Arts Shepparton
$25,000
Portable Screen Printing Studio & Artist Training Project
To equip a fully operational portable screen print studio at the new Kaiela Arts SAM building and train two key artists to operate it and train others.
kaielaarts.org.au

Melbourne Fringe
$200,000
Radical Access: realising best practice Deaf and disability accessibility in the Victorian arts sector
To undertake a new sector development project by Melbourne Fringe in partnership with Arts Access Victoria realising best practice Deaf and disability access in the independent arts in Victoria.
www.melbournefringe.com.au

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
$18,000
Melbourne International Jazz Festival: National Industry Summit
To deliver Australia’s first major national industry summit for the jazz and improvised music sector.
www.melbournejazz.com

Melbourne Writers Festival
$30,000
MWF Digital Capacity Building
To increase the capacity of Melbourne Writers Festival to deliver world-class digital events and resources, alongside its well-established and highly acclaimed annual live programming.
mwf.com.au

Outer Urban Projects
$50,000
Transmission – Urban Studio
To digitally transform OUP’s artistic program, ensuring its survival and relevance during and following COVID-19. It builds organisational and artistic capacity with live and digital commissioning, training, streaming and presentation.
www.outerurbanprojects.org/

Regional Arts Victoria
$50,000
Creative Recovery Quick Response Grant Funding
To deliver a creative recovery quick response grant program for creatives impacted by the 2021 storm and flood disaster.
www.rav.net.au

Sovereign Hill Museum Association
$28,500
Develop an ICT strategy to support the future vision for Sovereign Hill Museums Association (SHMA)
To contract a specialist consultant to develop an overarching strategy for ICT for Sovereign Hill and all its business units, taking into account the recently launched Masterplan 2020-2040.
sovereignhill.com.au/

Stella
$25,000
Safeguarding Stella’s future: improving communications and fundraising capacity.
To grow Stella’s networks and expand our programs over the next three years by addressing critical capacity issues with our communications platforms and fundraising infrastructure.
www.thestellaprize.com.au

The Torch Project
$30,000
Positioning The Torch for Sustainability, Impact and Growth
To develop the social impact measurement framework for The Torch’s Indigenous Arts In Prison & Community (IAPC) Program, enhancing and identifying sustainable funding opportunities in preparation for upscaling the program.
thetorch.org.au/

Victorian Opera
$10,000
Vimeo Digital Access Partnership
To develop and extend Victorian Opera’s digital capacity. This innovative request aims to expand Victorian Opera’s audience reach across Victoria and make opera more accessible to all Victorians.
www.victorianopera.com.au

Western Edge Youth Arts
$20,000
WEYA Leading Edge Ensemble – public performance outcome
To create a filmed version of the 2020 work of WEYA’s flagship ensemble, the Leading Edge Ensemble.
westernedge.org.au

2021 Grants

Environment: 5 grants $555,853


Connecting Country (Mt Alexander Region) Inc
$26,000
Rapid Response Landcare Recovery Mount Alexander Region
To re-engage Landcare volunteers with their environmental work, renew group activity, strengthen connections through planting days, and promote storytelling through social media to re-build momentum lost during COVID-19.
www.connectingcountry.org.au

Deakin University
$199,853
Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration Program: restoring wetlands of our past, for our future
To upscale saltmarsh restoration along the Victorian coast using low-cost methods by determining scalability, supporting practitioners with specialist resources, and reviewing financial impetus mechanisms to encourage long term protection.
www.deakin.edu.au

Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria
$100,000
Victorian Biodiversity Project – Seedbanking for the future
To address the urgent need to seedbank Victorian rare and threatened native flora following severe damage to entire habitats and ecosystems during the Black Summer bushfires.
www.rbg.vic.gov.au

South Gippsland Landcare Network
$30,000
Developing a Biodiversity Protection Plan for South Gippsland
To develop a Biodiversity Protection Plan for South Gippsland in collaboration with key stakeholders including government agencies, Traditional Owners, landholders, 16 Landcare groups and other local NRM organisations.
www.sgln.net.au

Victorian National Parks Association
$200,000
Life After Fire: citizen science monitoring of wildlife in bushfire-affected East Gippsland – implementation
To engage the community in monitoring the recovery of native wildlife and their habitat in bushfire-affected areas of East Gippsland.
www.vnpa.org.au

2021 Grants

Health: 3 grants $265,000


The Jean Hailes Foundation
$50,000
Emergency response protocols for women’s and girls’ healthcare
To develop emergency response protocols for women’s healthcare.
jeanhailes.org.au

The Reach Foundation
$50,000
Future-proofing Reach: investing in our crew to support more young Australians through COVID-19 and beyond
To support our greatest asset – our crew – the young people who design and deliver Reach’s workshops.
www.reach.org.au

Victorian Women’s Trust Ltd
$165,000
Rural Women Online
To fast-track training and technology support for rural women so that they are skilled in connecting, and re-connecting, to others socially as well as benefitting from online services and supports.
www.vwt.org.au

2021 Grants

Discretionary: 6 grants $180,000


Bolton Clarke
$30,000
Trustee discretionary grant for Victorian operations.
www.boltonclarke.com.au

Mission to Seafarers Victoria
$30,000
Trustee discretionary grant.
www.missiontoseafarers.com.au

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
$30,000
Trustee discretionary grant.
www.rspcavic.org/

The Lost Dogs Home
$30,000
Trustee discretionary grant.
www.dogshome.com

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation
$30,000
Trustee discretionary grant.
www.rchfoundation.org.au/

Vision Australia
$30,000
Trustee discretionary grant.
www.visionaustralia.org