One Civil Ground Aboriginal Corporation: Their initiative, Prevention Before Punishment, provides support, training and education to Aboriginal men and youths to reduce the number of crimes in SEQ communities by breaking the cycle of re-offenders.
Sharing Stories: Their project, Reducing Inequalities in Yuggera Education, aims to embed authentic First Nations Perspectives across all learning areas of the Curriculum by working with the Yuggera Community in Ipswich to develop Cultural Short Films, Teacher Resources and Cultural Protocols to be housed within Jajoo Warrngara – their national online Culture Classroom.
Rotary Club of Brisbane River City: Their initiative,the Community Table project, will prepare and distribute hot meals and supplies to vulnerable community members in Jeay Street Park in Bowen Hills every Sunday.
Wynnum Manly Community Kindergarten Association: Their project, Building a Zen Den for our Preschoolers, will help establish a tranquil sanctuary designed to foster inclusivity and promote positive mental health among our young learners, where they can fulfil their sensory requirements and find moments of relaxation and serenity.
Baby Give Back: The grant will support their Buckle Up Little Lives program to providecar seats for vulnerable children and families in need across SEQ.
Wilston Grange Kindergarten & Preschool Association: Their initiative, Beaka Bike Skills Course, will deliver a 'learn-to-ride' program to equip students with the physical skills needed to master bike riding and the confidence and safety awareness necessary to help children ease into the rewarding journey of riding a bike.
Hope Centre Services: The grant will support theirMimis House, Circuit Breaker and Community Connect programs, to provide meals, food relief, counselling and emergency accommodation assistance, to ensure no one in the community goes to bed hungry or without the support they deserve.
Vacro: Second Chance Cycles will take discarded bicycles destined for land fill and restore them for community use. Repaired bicycles will be provided free of charge, or at low cost, to City of Yarra residents.
Oz Harvest Limited: Upskilling OzHarvest Food Rescue Drivers to safely rescue food destined from land fill and deliver it to charities that feed people in need by providing training for Medium Rigid Licence and Mental Health First Aid. The project will also provide equipment (Hi vis vests, updated first aid kits, signage, pallet jack) to assist with safely undertaking key food rescue operations.
VIC SES Essendon: The Essendon SES Unit is upgrading and expanding We are looking to upgrade and expand on our current lighting and pumping equipment including pumps, hoses and lighting to help clear up sites of natural disastersthe community during floods and other emergencies.
Bridge of Hope Foundation: Our This projectwill provide empowering resources to vulnerable young women experiencing disadvantage and exclusion, by equipping them with life skills, including driver education, and helping break addressing social justice issues and breaking down the barriers they face.
Footscray Community Arts Centre Limited: Through intergenerational learning, we this project provides seed-funding and mentorship for emerging Victorian Aboriginal culture-makers over 9-months. Building on the success of a 2021/22 pilot, this program has been expanded to deepen creative and cultural knowledge development for 8 direct program participants and over 30 indirect First Nations beneficiaries.
Financial Counselling Victoria Limited: Our This proposed project is towill run a community education events in collaboration with a local financial counselling agency in one or more of the eligible council regions, allowing community members who may be at risk of financial hardship to come in and connect with a local financial counsellor.
South West Community Transport Ltd: The Volunteer Driver and Recruitment Training program supports new and existing volunteer drivers of South West Community Transport. We aim to provide approximately 15-20 Volunteer drivers with the essential training, education and document checks
Giant Steps Australia: The Road Safety Program aims to educate autistic children and adults aged 3-35 on road safety, particularly focusing on safety while walking.
Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport: The grant will assist Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) with the cost of installing a wheelchair/mobility hoist in a new HiAce van. The vehicle modification will increase the number of trips we provide to clients who rely on our affordable, accessible services.
Zen Tea Lounge Foundation: Our project is a Road Safety workshop designed to empower individuals with disabilities to navigate road crossings safely, fostering independence and ensuring their well-being on the streets.
Stepping Stone House: The SSH Drive to Freedom Program makes it possible for young people who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness to obtain their Learner and Provisional Licences and achieve sustainable independence.
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW LTD: PCYC will deliver subsidised Driver Education in partnership with Transurban through their online Traffic Offenders Intervention Program for 100 economically disadvantaged people in Southwest Sydney.
Northside Enterprise Incorporated: Bushlink will employ people with disability to undertake environmental regeneration work in suburbs along the Hills M2 motorway to restore the natural beauty and ecological health of these areas by removing litter and invasive weeds, while also planting native flora to enhance the vitality of these landscapes for local communities.
Gunawirra: This funding will provide suitable shelter to cover our backyard space to eliminate cancelling or postponing important cultural community events while ensuring the public have a dry comfortable space to visit. The shelter also will ensure our clients who use our service, will all be dry and comfortable while at Gunawirra House.