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$2,081,000 in new grants. . .

1 new Partnership Grant. 4 new Major Grants.

In the first funding round under our new Grants Strategy, HMSTrust has awarded five grants totalling $2.081m. They include a significant Partnership Grant of $600,000, and four Major Grants.

Grants at these levels are anticipated to contribute to our long-term Impact Goals:  Building organisational capacity and sustainability – stronger organisations are able to deliver stronger outcomes; Changing sector practice – solutions that have the potential to change entrenched sector practices; Contributing to systems change –  focussing on the components and structures of the systems that drive social change.

Program Organisation Project  Funding Purpose Grant
Community Social Traders Build the capacity, sustainability and impact of Victorian social enterprises by scaling social enterprise procurement. By 2025, scale social enterprise procurement across the business and Government sectors to drive $700 million in revenue for 350+ Victorian enterprises, enabling support of 4,500 jobs for vulnerable Victorians $600,000 over 4 years
Sunraysia Community Health Services Family and Child Hub – Our Sustainable Future To achieve independent business sustainability of the Family and Child Hub through investment in business modelling, management, program expansion, and relocation, both to optimise impact and business mix $355,000 over 2 years
Education University of Melbourne / Melbourne Graduate School of Education In2School@school: a re-engagement program for students who are school refusing after remote-learning experienced during lockdown In2School@school will utilise learnings from a successful pilot to adapt and scale-up an intervention to re-engage at-risk students in collaboration with Travancore School, Royal Children’s Hospital and MacKillop Education Services $400,000 over 2 years
Environment Bush Heritage Australia Wurreka Galkangu: An ongoing partnership journey – collaborating in right-way planning, management and evaluation To work together with Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners to deliver conservation and cultural outcomes on Bush Heritage reserves in Central Victoria $330,000 over 3 years
Health Swinburne University of Technology / Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults Mental Health (Telehealth) Counselling Service for aged-care communities in rural and regional Victoria To scale-up an evidence-based, free mental health counselling telehealth service for older people living in residential aged-care homes in rural and regional Victorian communities in partnership with aged-care providers $396,000 over 3 years