#iDREAMCulture and Purpose — Using yesterdays traditional knowledge to bridge todays divide, 'Creating Cultural Pathways' and bringing real change to peoples future through development of perpetual, intergeneration self sustaining system of self determination, pride, self -respect and empowering traditional cultural roles resulting in large scale indigenous employment, housing and financial independence.
Your passionate support by helping with one or more of our projects close to your heart will help our dream grow and help right a wrong that brings us to today.
All projects are assessed against our core focus areas of:I nvestmentH ealthE conomic DevelopmentL earningP reservation of culture
We have watched and observed the failure of some good meaning organisations over many years, all had similar problems...ego's, Not understanding of culture, Not sustainable, Not creating intergenerational change.
We strive for a just world for all children and equality for girls.
Put simply, we’re the charity for girls’ equality.
We tackle the root causes of poverty, support communities through crisis, campaign for gender equality, and help governments do what’s right for children and particularly for girls.
We are here to ignite the creativity, talent and ideas of girls in all their diversities. We are informed by evidence, and always learning.
We’ve been doing this for over 80 years, but we don’t do it alone. We bring people together to create change that lasts. Children, families, local communities, government, schools, businesses, and you.
We do what we do so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can live and work without discrimination, so young people can stand up for their rights, and so all children can break free from poverty. We view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals.
We believe a better world is possible. An equal world; a world where all children can live happy and healthy lives, and where girls can take their rightful place as equals. This is the world you are helping us create.
A better now for her. A better future for everyone.
This is what we stand for. Will you join us?
The rights of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. To read more about the measures we take to safeguard children, read our full child protection policy: https://www.plan.org.au/contact/child-protection-policy
Days for Girls is an international non-profit creating a more dignified, humane andsustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness,education and sustainable feminine hygiene, because no girl should go without.
What if not having sanitary supplies meant days without school? Days of isolation?Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they canfind...but still miss up to 3 months of education and opportunity every year. Daysfor Girls provides washable feminine hygiene kits to girls and women who wouldotherwise go without, enabling them to not miss valuable days from their educationor employment.
Ausdance NSW was established in 1986 as the dedicated service provider for dance in the state. Funded principally by the NSW Government through Create NSW it is the key support and advocacy body for dance creation, presentation, and participation across the state.
Whether you are a professional dancer, independent or commercial, organisation or company, dance fan, or a dance parent, being a member of Ausdance NSW can help you engage with the sector and join us in being a champion for dance in New South Wales. With your membership, you will be provided with ticket giveaways and discounts as well as incentives like our Innovating Dance Practice program in partnership with Create NSW and the DAIR Dance Artist in Residence program.
To connect LGBTIQA+ people and advocates across the Australian church, resourcing and equipping them and their churches to be a truly welcoming and affirming Australian church; one which acknowledges, respects and utilises the gifts of all, regardless of sex, sexuality or gender.
The Membership of Equal Voices undertakes to:
*Boldly proclaim Christ’s love for all people, regardless of their gender, sex, and sexual orientation;*Value the voices of all in the church, especially those not usually heard;*Honour the value and equality of committed, life-long, life-giving adult relationships, regardless of sexuality, gender identity or physical gender traits;*Understand that moral expectations in committed relationships for heterosexual and LGBTIQ+ Christians are the same;*Welcome all believers in Christ to fellowship;*Promote the value of listening and respectful conversation;*Welcome the value of learning and growing in our understanding of the Word of God;
Who We Are
Equal Voices is an alliance of LGBTIQA+ Christians and allies. It supports, sustains and empowers LGBTIQA+ Christians to express their religious identity in community with others and in the public domain.
At great personal cost and in violation of their human rights, LGBTIQA+ people of faith are often forced to choose between essential parts of their identity. They face varying degrees of exclusion, rejection and ignorance from both LGBTIQA+ and faith-based communities of identity.
In the public domain religious rights are often pitted against the rights of LGBTIQA+ people, erasing LGBTIQ people of faith from consideration in public policies and impoverishing the public conversation.
Launched in April 2017, Equal Voices works for the inclusion and recognition of religious LGBTIQA+ people in both their communities of identity. Equal Voices brings LGBTIQA+ Christians together.
Equal Voices recognises and affirms their dual identities. It gives them a united voice to speak to their communities of identity and to public debates that often divide what they have reconciled.
Equal Voices advocates on behalf of LGBTIQA+ people of faith within faith communities (primarily Christian) and in public policy. It develops and provides educational and other resources for LGBTIQA+ people of faith, their communities and their families.
Equal Voices offers support, care and encouragement by facilitating, branches, faith networks and task forces – particularly among religious communities, running events and operating in online spaces. It makes submissions and contributions to public policy and law reform issues and engages with government at all levels.
Why We Exist
Within contemporary Australian churches, the body of Christ is divided over issues of sex, sexuality and gender. There remains division and debate over the acceptance, welcome, affirmation and full inclusion of Christians who are LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual or other).
There remains an ongoing failure to recognise and honour LGBTIQA+ experiences and gifts.
Parts of the Christian community have been unloving and exclusionary. In other churches and communities, LGBTIQA+ people are treated as ‘clients’ in need of ‘healing’ and ‘fixing’ and are dehumanised by this.
Parts of the church continue to either operate or condone ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ which have done and do tremendous harm in peoples’ lives.
We have promoted stereotypes about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and have failed to become educated about LGBTIQA+ people. We have put LGBTIQA+ people outside the family, using terms such as ‘family values’ to suggest that they are not part of community. We have ‘othered’.
Equal Voices is convicted of the urgent need to repair the breach.
Shooting Stars was launched in 2015 and is currently operating in eight communities across Western Australia: Halls Creek, Derby, Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Narrogin, Leonora and Laverton with our 23 staff working with almost 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island (ATSI) girls and young women.
Based within schools, Shooting Stars is an education engagement program comprising of activities inclusive of sports, health & wellbeing sessions and reward activities designed to improve educational attainment of ATSI girls through improved school attendance (to a minimum of 80-90%), while challenging participants to improve their attitudes and behaviours at school. The Shooting Stars model also grows local role models through traineeships and employment opportunities. Of our current team, 85% are Aboriginal women and are critical to our success, as is the 66% Aboriginal membership of the Glass Jar Australia Board (GJA).
SolarBuddy is an Australian charity with the vision to create a brighter future for all children. Our mission is to eradicate energy poverty in all its forms for future generations by empowering a global community to provide safe and sustainable solutions. It is our goal to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to improve their education outcomes and bring environmental, health and economic benefits to their communities.
Energy poverty plunges 1.4 billion people into complete darkness, every night as they lack equal access to clean energy. They depend on primitive forms of energy like charcoal and firewood to ignite their way through the night. These forms of energy have a devastating impact on their health, well-being, economic stability, educational outcomes and the environment.
To date, we have gifted 100,000+ solar lights to children in 21 countries across the globe. We are currently working in countries such as: Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cambodia, India, and Madagascar. We also offer SolarBuddy's Indigenous Education Program within Australia.
What is our solution?SolarBuddy provides safe, reliable, effective, and innovative solar lights to children who don’t have access to electricity, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Our donor, corporate and education programs give our community the chance to transform lives through the gift of light while learning how innovative design solutions can help create a more sustainable world.
We have created various innovative programs combining learning with practical application – designed to build awareness and inspire action on the issue of energy poverty. All our work is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
All funds raised go directly to purchasing SolarBuddy lights that go to communities living in energy poverty.
Solve the 17Solve the 17, SolarBuddy’s Global Innovation Challenge is a highly engaging virtual team building program with a purpose. Watch our video here https://youtu.be/LUTuIrTm144
The solutions-focused program is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a call to action with three overarching aims: to fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty, and to tackle climate change.
In teams, employees will collaborate to discover, define, develop, design and deliver a unique solution to a global issue we currently face in relation to one of the 17 SDGs. Solve The 17 has been curated by an exceptionally skilled team of educators, innovators and designers to provide employees with an interactive, educational program that creates real-world solutions to the most pressing global issues that we face.
Workplace GivingWhether your organisation is large or small, establishing a giving program with SolarBuddy will help you increase staff engagement and bring organisational values to life. Strong social connections also result in enhanced staff and customer loyalty; authentically and actively demonstrating social good really is good for business. Measurable impact for you and transformational change for children living in energy poverty. What a win-win!
Turnkey Events / CSR ProgramOur turnkey Event/CSR Program will motivate you to learn about the 1.4 billion people who live in energy poverty and how innovative design solutions can transform lives, economies and the planet. Watch our video herehttps://youtu.be/Rz4-4mmpcSY
Our program is the perfect option for values-driven organisations, looking to include a Corporate Social Responsibility program that drives Return on Investment.
Designed to be both flexible and adaptable, our program can be run anywhere in the world and is suitable for intimate groups of 25 people up to 3,000+ event-attendees.
Education ProgramOur Education Program encourages student collaboration, inter-culture understanding, creative and critical thinking while inspiring students to consider how innovative design solutions can transform lives. Designed by education experts, our program is aligned to ACARA and mapped to the Sustainable Development Goals. See more here https://youtu.be/DrZyTjCynaw
Marrickville Legal Centre is a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Sydney’s inner-west, working across NSW.
We provide holistic support to people experiencing disadvantage in our legal system through free legal and related services. We advocate for equal access to justice and the protection of human rights, and we work to improve our local communities.
Full Time Lives is a profit for purpose organisation that aims to help people build bold, happy, fulfilling lives after full-time work.
While a lot of people clearly plan out how much money they need to retire, not so many think about how they'll spend their time. We help people identify what makes them feel energised and fulfilled when they move on from full time work and then give them practical advice, tips and assistance to make their plans a reality.
We work with companies that care about the holistic needs of their mature employees or customers. We help businesses engage more closely with the growing and dynamic ageing population, better positioning themselves for future growth.
ADHD Foundation in Australia is a not-for-profit registered charity and we are here to help “because EVERYONE deserves a chance to shine" in their own UNIQUE way.
ADHD Foundation has been established in Australia as a national body which aims to support and represent all people with ADHD and those affected by ADHD Australia-wide. As one of many ongoing projects, this website aims to forge links with individuals, community groups, and online groups which support consumers with ADHD. Our work involves working within government legislation and regulations to bring attention to the needs of people with ADHD and contribute to delivering information to support change. You will find us at www.adhdfoundation.org.au or connect on through to our social media pages.
Our work includes the implementation of formal and inclusive avenues where people with ADHD can have their say in order to assist change in future legislation that will filter across the avenues of life for people navigating life with ADHD.
ADHD Foundation works with associated organisations across Australia who share common goals to strengthen our national network in support of people with ADHD and associated conditions. Our work is both project-based and ongoing. We provide support to our community through our support line and work with project-focused work to bring about facts and accuracy of the information available to the ADHD community.
Habitat for humanity is a global non-profit organisation working in local communities across 70 countries. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 22 million people obtain safe decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.
In Australia we partner with low income families in Vic, SA, NSW and QLD. We provide them with affordable, safe and adequate housing. We build on average 10 homes per year nationally and repair and restore crisis accommodation for vulnerable groups including women escaping domestic violence.
Our volunteer program allows individuals and community employees to participate in the building, restoring and repairing of these homes and accommodations.
The Redland Community Centre is committed to helping residents of Redlands, Bay Islands and Wynnum/Manly areas to connect. Our vision is that our page will act as a mechanism enabling greater human capital for the Redland community.
Legacy is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted charities. For almost a century, we have supported the families of those who gave their life or health for their country.
We are there in times of loss and grief, providing ongoing social support to families. We work to ensure the emotional health and wellbeing of those under our care.
We are there in times of hardship, providing financial support. We provide for basic needs, and advocate for their rights and benefits.
We are there for the long term, providing for the educational and development goals of our veterans’ families.
White Ribbon Australia seeks an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.We work in a primary prevention approach to stop violence against women before it happens. We see men as central to this, and support them to work alongside women to demand social change.
Through education, awareness-raising and creative campaigns, prevention programs and partnerships, we highlight the positive role men play in this social movement and support them to stand up, speak out and act to stop men’s violence against women.
With less than ten percent of our funding coming from governments, it is through the generosity of our donors that has allowed us to make the change in the community through our:
Thank you, Australia
Operating since 2006, Koya Aboriginal Corporation (Koya) is a 100% Aboriginal owned not-for-profit organisation. Guided and led by Aboriginal people and with a focus on engaging and retaining Aboriginal staff, the organisation’s mission is to ensure Aboriginal lives, heritage and identify are strong, empowered and thriving. We are an inclusive community group that welcomes other vulnerable children and families and we use our Kinship Care model to connect communities to each other. Underpinning Koya’s delivery of services and programs is the Pindi Pindi Centre of Research Excellence which, through research and evaluation based on the principles of sustainability, empowerment and cultural security, provides evidence to inform program development, implementation and delivery.
Here are some of our projects:
Kaat, Koort n Hoops (KKnH) - Link >Kaat, Koort n Hoops (Head, Heart and Hoops) is a sports and wellbeing program for children and young people.
Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) - Link >Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) operate various activities that include engagement and meetings with key stakeholders, visits to school, delivering workshops, community gatherings targeted at students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Guthoo: We are One, Kalgoorlie Youth Project - Link >The untimely death of an Aboriginal young person in 2016 highlighted community concern for stronger engagement with youth, demonstrated by the high rate of youth antisocial behaviour occurring in the community.
Mooditj Relationships - Link >The Mooditj Relationships project will develop, pilot and evaluate a holistic, strengths-based, culturally safe and effective, resilience and relationships education program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years.
See more at our projects page - Link >
Koya has a number of plans in place that are being execute short, mid and long term over a number of years, such as the Partnership Development Plan which is intended to provide a practical, realistic and achievable framework for the transition of Aboriginal community development to community thriving.
Koya has operated in the Swan region for ten years and has served all members of that community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, in a variety of different ways. We believe in empowering people to achieve their goals by providing the tools and support to put their own ideas and initiatives in motion. Koya aims to create an innovative and sustainable community owned and controlled Aboriginal business that:
Supporting transplant recipients and people with chronic illnesses by providing the flexibility, understanding and stability within a working environment that is required in order to maintain a steady job, in spite of sometime changing and unpredictable health needs, Currently raising funds to open Australia's FIRST social enterprise dessert restaurant,
Disaster Relief Australia unites the skills and experiences of Australian Defence Force veterans, civilians and first responders to rapidly deploy emergency relief teams around the globe and into local communities.
Our mission: To stand up the pre-eminent disaster response organisation in the Pacific Rim and, in doing so, change the narrative around the Australian Veteran.
Disaster Relief is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need. Founded in 2016 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Disaster Relief has deployed hundreds of volunteers across Australia and the world to provide relief to communities in need.
Your contributions help us to continue to serve.
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Reconciliation Tasmania’s activities are many and varied, but all share the one common focus of promoting healing, truth-telling and unity for all Tasmanians. We build relationships across the Tasmanian community, facilitate education opportunities for all and collaborate closely with Tasmanian Aboriginal communities to celebrate history and culture and work to close the gap of disadvantage. Reconciliation Tasmania is a social enterprise deriving operational funding from consultancy services with project funding sourced from government grants, funding bodies and philanthropic endeavour.
First Hike Project Inc. aims to make all newly arrived youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds feel welcome and involved in their new country by taking them on fully-funded overnight hiking and camping adventures.
The Aurora Group is a charity, raising funds to disburse to LGBTIQ community organisations. Aurora exists so people can donate to a broad range of causes that benefit the community. It is the fund raising organisation people choose when they want their money to benefit the community as a whole and not just one specific cause.
The Aurora Group organises unique events. These events, such as the Annual Dinner to celebrate International Stonewall Day are important fund raisers that also bring fun, glamour and joy to our community.
St Edmund's College is a co-educational high school based in Wahroonga, catering for students with sensory impairment and/or mild to moderate intellectual disability including physical disabilities, autism and communication difficulties. There are 130 students that attend St Edmund's.
Our students appear to have an innate capacity to accept every moment of their lives as an unrepeatable miracle and their sense of joy, happiness and being fully present in the 'now' is a great gift that we can all learn from.
Rainbow Families is an incorporated, volunteer based community organisation.
Our goal is to support, connect and empower LGBTIQ parents and their families.
Rainbow Families is the peak NSW organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) parents and children.
We work with partners and volunteers to deliver a range of programs.
These include educational seminars, parenting education, playgroups, and social, community and cultural events.
Rainbow Families has introduced a strong voice for LGBTQI parents and their children in NSW, providing advocacy, support and opportunities to celebrate our families.
Through our programs, Rainbow Families works to support those in need to receive the right assistance. In particular our programs aim to; Support families to get the right help to support their babies, children and teenagers, including social support and parenting programs Ensure that culture, sexual and gender diversity is acknowledged and celebrated throughout all our service delivery Build parents and children’s resilience and reduce systemic and social discrimination experienced by Rainbow Families Celebrate and nurture a supportive community Support LGBTQI parents who experience depression and post natal depression and anxiety to access most appropriate specialist support Support children and young people to build social support networks Empower parents to provide the best care for their children by providing quality parenting programs and education
Australian Social Investment Trust (ASIT) was established with a mission to enable and amplify social innovation, Collective Impact and social investment initiatives that are designed to create sustainable positive social impact for communities.ASIT’s broad charitable purpose aligns with the relief of poverty and improved well-being of individuals, families and communities.ASIT’s purpose is underpinned by its place-based community ‘Collective Impact’ model in Bellambi NSW, as a platform for the engagement and mobilisation of communities, businesses, NGOs, philanthropy and government in social and economic change.
We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to call home.
Since 20003 we have been working to raise funds and awareness for smaller grassroots homeless services that deliver critical services but are often forgotten about when it comes to funding. To date we have raised and distributed over $5.6 million, funding 1888 projects and supporting 612 organisations across Australia.
When you support StreetSmart you will be joining other STREETFUNDERS. Each month we seek out and fund a different project responding to a different aspect of homelessness. We will be able to tell you where your funds have gone and the impact that has been achieved together.
Join Us and take action against homelessness.
Adam RobinsonFounder and CEO
The WheelEasy Foundation believes leisure activities should be made available to everyone. Our purpose is to create and develop products and services that enable the mobility-impaired and everyone with them to have full access to leisure activities together.
When Max Burt was left paralysed in a car accident years ago, Max and his wife Justine were both struck by just how many activities as a couple they couldn’t do together.
They saw that when a mobility-impaired person is limited by the leisure activity available, the people with them are always affected too; family members, friends, or other companions. And then add to that all the mums and dads struggling with all the prams sold every year. So they decided to launch WheelEasy.
Our aim is to integrate the mobility-impaired and all the people with them more fully into everyday life. There are numerous accessibility friendly products that currently exist, and more still waiting to be created. The WheelEasy Foundation aims to help deliver these products and services to all those who can’t get out and fully enjoy life together.
Our mission is to generate the public and political will to end global poverty.
Our advocacy efforts are focused on areas which are underfunded, cost effective and have high-impact that make a real difference.
Our grassroots advocates tackle a pressing poverty issue each month. We educate ourselves about the issue and then create real change by taking action.
Our actions are strategic and can include writing a letter to or meeting with an MP or Senator on the issue to encourage them to take action.
Over more than 25 years our grassroots members have achieved amazing results for the world’s most disadvantaged people. In the last decade alone our efforts have helped direct hundreds of millions of lifesaving dollars towards effective health, education and microfinance programs worldwide.
Waves of Wellness, or WOW, is a for-purpose mental health charity committed to changing lives through innovative mental health programs.
We work with people from all walks or life, including those at risk of, or currently experiencing mental health issues in the community. Our programs spread across surf therapy, education and corporate spaces, and are based on our three pillars of wellness:
Our vision is a world where invisible mental health issues are treated like any other physical injury, where there’s no social stigma, and people struggling don’t have to go it alone.
Mental health is not just about dealing with crisis, it’s also about finding healthy outlets for people who are struggling, recovering and doing fine. By increasing awareness, conversations and connection, we aim to change the way mental health is viewed and treated.
Join us on our journey for positive mental health and wellbeing, and become a member of the WOW community!
Our Purpose:We image a world where:• Every young person can be their best• Every young person identifies their true direction• Every applicant is worthy for employment• Every apprentice and trainee completes• All young people get a great start in life• All young people are successful.
Our Vision:Empowering young people to successfully engage in education, community and work.
Our Mission:• To provide links and programs to help young people build confidence through self-development programs• Engage parents/family, business, education and community to support the development of young people• To provide career development support activities• To provide skills development programmes that link to educational choices and information• To encourage business to re-engage with and recognize the potential of young people• To support quality dissemination of information and advice
We began the Rainbow Tapestry project after a lot of research. Trends showed that more people are living by themselves. People remarked that they wanted to meet and connect with others. We observed behaviours of those who thought might be lonely.
For us involved in MCC Welfare Services, we didn't want to focus on the negative. We wanted our work to be fun and interesting - even though we knew there would be heavy loads to carry at times.
The Rainbow Tapestry project speaks to all of that. We offer weekly events that allow the inner child to come out and play. We have other events that take us out into the world. We also draw on topics that help us grow as people. Underpinning all events is the opportunity to connect with others.
Will you help us strengthen connections?
RoundTrip is an international development organisation based in Australia. We believe that travel can play a key role in fighting poverty, as well as acting as a bridge between peoples and cultures to help celebrate diversity.
We believe travellers should respect other ways of living, care for the environment, engage with local peoples and spend money in ways that benefit the local community.
RoundTrip has two major areas of operation. Firstly, we actively nurture the growth of responsible travel via an online resource, which features a host of articles from some of the world’s best travel writers. It covers a diverse range of issues from endangered wildlife to gender inequality.
Secondly, we establish and support grassroot programs in Africa and Asia that deliver sustainable development. We create the opportunity for travellers and tourists to make a real difference by giving back either through donations or volunteering their time.
We’re a charitable trust affiliated to the Anglican Church. We have been helping those most in need in the Wellington region for 115 years having been formed in 1904 from St. Peter’s Church. In 1929, an Act of Parliament established The Mission as a separate entity.
Through our four programmes — Mission for Independence, Mission for Youth, Mission for Families, and Mission for Seniors — we provide holistic practical support to a broad range of people. These include struggling families, at-risk youth and vulnerable older people. The assistance we provide includes food parcels, hot meals, advocacy, alternative education, financial mentoring, and social work support. We also operate a residential facility called Kemp Home and Hospital, providing rest home and hospital level support and transition housing.
We are open to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of their religious belief, age, ethnicity or social background. Together, we work to identify and address people’s underlying issues to create positive outcomes.
Rainbow Club Australia provides swimming lessons for 500+ children with disabilities at 16 locations across NSW.
Our seventeen clubs in NSW provide swimming lessons for children with a disability. They operate during the four school terms and, thanks to many generous supporters and fundraisers, all lessons are both individualised and heavily subsidised.
At Rainbow Club, we believe that learning to swim is a right for all children, including those with a disability, and we recognise that concentrated and individual focus helps those with a disability acquire the skills needed to stay safe in an aquatic environment.
The Equanimity Project® is an Australian-first project that has developed an innovative solution to effectively reduce two core national issues: domestic abuse and homelessness.
We rely on a ground-up approach, through harnessing and working with local communities, services and jurisdictions. We’re about servicing society and building a legacy that will be present in every community in Australia.
Visit our website or get in touch to learn more or get involved.
Monkey Baa Theatre Company is Australia's widest-reaching touring company. We make great theatre for young audiences.
As a Not For Profit, Monkey Baa relies on the wonderful support of the community and our philanthropic partners. Just 10% of our operational and creative development funding comes from government support.
By supporting Monkey Baa, you are helping to inspire and delight young people for years to come: inviting them to question and challenge their values, expectations and understanding of the world, and their place within it. Thank you.
Donations to Monkey Baa Theatre Company are tax-deductible and every donation makes a difference.
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for around 60,000 beneficiaries, with 96% of them being elderly widows throughout Australia.
Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives or their health as a result of their military service.
Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:
There are over 4,000 active volunteers around Australia who act as mentors to the widows and their families and who ensure Legacy’s promise to care for the families of deceased veterans is kept.
Our mission is to support children to develop skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking and respectful discussion by enabling community volunteers to deliver ethics classes in public primary schools. Our goal is to grow our program so that all parents have the option of choosing ethics for their child. Primary Ethics is a child-focussed organisation valuing respect, integrity, independence, excellence and teamwork.
en•act•usA community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
entrepreneurial - initiating business innovation with integrity and passion.
action - the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise.
us - student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.
Enactus (formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) is an international non-profit organisation with a global network of over 70,500 university students in 36 countries. Students collaborate with leaders in business and academia by taking entrepreneurial action to develop social enterprise projects which empower their communities. Each year, teams from various universities across Australia compete against each other at the National Conference & Championships by presenting their projects to a panel of judges, culminating with the winning team representing Australia at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges.
The Social Studio is a safe place of belonging that strives to create awareness and change public perceptions for people who have experienced being a refugee.
We operate as a non-profit Incorporated Association, which is managed by a Board of Management elected by the membership. Our Board is composed of design and business professionals, media and communications experts, community development workers and community leaders from refugee communities in Melbourne.
All income generated through the Studio is invested in creating social benefits for our students, staff and their communities. We measure this through education outcomes, employment outcomes, environmental benefits and social inclusion.
We believe there is a growing entrepreneurial spirit in community development. Along with participating in forums workshops and events that support the social enterprise sector, we have been mentoring other creative enterprises including The Social Outfit (Sydney), Twich Women’s Sewing Cooperative (Dandenong), No Sweat Fashions (Canberra) and The Global Studio (La Trobe Valley), among others.
WLS NSW is an independent non-profit organisation, which provides a voice for women in NSW and promotes access to justice, particularly for women who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances. Our Foundation is an independent organisation, set up to support and promote innovative projects and to campaign for reform of unjust laws, policy and legal processes that affect the rights and limit the lives of women, particularly those most disadvantaged in their access to justice.
Women’s Legal Service NSW is the only state-wide specialist domestic violence legal service for women and it has been for over 30 years.
In a time of great financial uncertainty, please donate today and support our pursuit of a fair and just legal system for all women in NSW.
At Fitted for Work our vision is economic independence and empowerment for women and our mission is to help women experiencing disadvantage get work, keep work and navigate their world of work. Every woman has the right to economic security. When a woman achieves financial security, the flow on effect is transformational. Not only does she reap the benefits but so does her family, her community and ultimately the Australian economy.
Fitted for Work assists women from varied backgrounds. For example, they may be older women; survivors of domestic violence; experiencing homelessness; recently released from prison; a newly arrived migrant or refugee woman; or have a disability. They all have one factor in common. They want to work.
We develop each woman’s confidence and self-esteem as well as her skills and knowledge to obtain work through a suite of tailored pre and post-employment programs and services. We focus specifically on helping women gain employment not only because work provides financial security but also a sense of social connectedness, dignity and pride. We believe that when a woman is fitted for work, she is fitted for life.
Outloud is an award-winning intersectional, CALD-focused social impact arts organisation that creates genuine, meaningful, inspiring opportunities for young people in Western Sydney. We give a voice to people whose stories would otherwise go untold. We provide outreach, support and ongoing guidance and engagement with local young people and artists. We broaden young peoples’ experiences – making art a portal of empowerment and a platform for voice. We tackle tough social issues, such as domestic violence and social inequality that are touching the lives of these youth.Our projects are evidence-based, and draw on strengths-enhancing, skill building projects that provide artistic, playful and meaningful socially and culturally beneficial experiences to under resourced or marginalised youth from Western Sydney.
The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the disadvantaged, disengaged or “at-risk” young people within our community.The Youth Development Foundation assists young people with the following:• Job-ready programs/qualifications• Marketing to local employers• Housing/Accommodation• Work Experience• Family/parent support• Medical checks • Cultural Awareness programs• Food Hampers• Legal Advice/attend court• Mentoring & Support• Learner Licenses• & SO MUCH MORE!
YDF offers young people the opportunity to participate in a positive and fulfilling activity which in turn, gives them the opportunity to grow into contributing members of the community.
Guide Dogs Australia is the leading provider of orientation and mobility services for Australians living with low vision or blindness. Guide Dogs works with children and adults across the country so they can be empowered to live independently and achieve their personal potential.
We provide support through the provision of services including:
Protecting and supporting mothers and babies in pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period during a time of uncertainty and crisis.
We are fundraising to make alternative birthing locations available all around the country to ensure safe, positive and supported births, while the medical and specifically the maternal health care services are under strain due to C-19.
-Raising funds for women who can’t afford a home birth midwife-Connecting women with community support-Setting up a Support Hotline, for pregnant, birthing women & newborn mothers-Delivering care packages for newborn mothers in need
And lobbying for best outcomes for all birthing mothers and newborns, reducing the risk of transmission of C-19 and cultivate best mother/baby bonding and health outcomes.
Our mission: to support Mamatotos (mother and baby as one) and their families in pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period during a time of uncertainty and crisis.
107 Projects creates positive social change and supports emerging communities to be more connected, healthy and sustainable.
We’re a charity that self-generates 72% of our income, meaning your support goes direct to the human and artistic elements of what we do - encouraging people to live creatively at arts centres in Redfern and Green Square; and through 107 Presents, our investment umbrella to directly fund artists and community focused impact. We improve affordability for artists to create and present new work; supporting learners through to professionals.
Our programs aim to be proactive in addressing isolation and the issues that are born from disconnection. Through art and inclusive practices, we cultivate a sense of place, community spirit and civic participation. We create welcoming, safe places for all genders, LGBQTI, abilities, cultures, income and age groups. Redfern, and the communities that make it, have been the main beneficiary of our work; each year we engage with 35,000 visitors and 3,500 artists across 650 events.
In 2018, we’re expanding our reach by opening a second property, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square, and through satellite events and public art commissions across broader Sydney.
Help us to invest in artists and communities through giving your support to:
An Aboriginal employment strategy that will offer a graduate part-time employment and peer mentorship from established artists to lead and consult on indigenous activities in our Creative Program.
Providing access to space and utilities that support start up enterprises, small businesses, freelancers and students.
Hack Sounds - providing an entry point for adults with and without disabilities to collaborate in an inclusive music making space using the latest in electronic music technology.
The launch of our new arts centre, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, which will boost Sydney's cultural sector with 28 affordable studio spaces for artists and creative producers.
The Women's Justice Network mentor and advocate for women and girls affected by the criminal justice system.
Women's Justice Network (WJN) is a socially inclusive based charity managed and directed by a group of women, dedicated to improving the status, wellbeing, and prospects of women and female youth in the criminal justice system. WJN takes a holistic approach to address the social injustices that exist for women and girls in the criminal justice system and campaigns to raise awareness of, and progress the cultural, social, economic and political inequalities that sustain these injustices. WJN operates a voluntary adult and girls mentoring program that seeks to enhance the well-being of women and girls by increasing their social capital, supporting their community reintegration, encouraging their autonomy and learning from their lived experience.
We strongly believe that yogis standing together can create positive social change in this country.
Get Off Your Asana is held by a team of our most revered yogis in Australia.
Together they make the decision about where to distribute funds raised and which of the myriad of positive endeavours made by yogis in this country, would benefit most from the support.
The bigger questions such as how to best teach yoga on Aboriginal land, address the trauma within communities suffering domestic abuse, incarceration, ill health and disconnection and countless other questions are put forward for community consideration.
Our Get Off Your Asana website lists yoga programs in Australia striking out for positive communal change. By doing so we hope to inspire the community to work together strongly.
Through the provision of a participatory co-operative of yoga teachers we will build up discussion and momentum around Service throughout yoga in Australia.
Mary’s House provides a quality refuge for women and their children escaping domestic violence. Our accommodation and care services enable our residents to be safe, hopeful and empowered to make the first steps to rebuilding their lives. With domestic and family violence the number one cause of homelessness for children, Mary’s House is a much needed resource.
HOTEL ETICO is the place where holidays create opportunities.
Hotel Etico is Australia’s first social enterprise hotel - which means its purpose is to deliver a fantastic holiday experience to guests that powers a program providing work, training and live-in opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities, enabling them to transition to open employment and become more independent.
Hotel Etico will also be home to Niccoló’s Restaurant and Bar. Due to open in March 2021, the restaurant will welcome guests and the public offering a menu of authentic Italian cuisine guaranteed to delight diners.
Join us on our mission to eradicate global poverty by supporting local people to solve their own problems, their own way.
We connect everyday Australians with grassroots projects around the world that address poverty. All projects are designed and delivered by local people to ensure culturally appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Your donation goes a long way to changing the life of another person, family or community around the world. Thank you for your contribution to making our world a more equal and just place to be!
Youngcare is fighting for freedom of choice for young people with high care needs and their loved ones. We are a not-for-profit organisation spearheading powerful and positive change to create a future where every young person has the freedom, dignity and choice to live the lives we all deserve. We are boldly tackling a national issue, empowering industry, government and community to work together to bring much needed change to the disability housing sector.
Too many young Australians with high care needs are being left behind in inappropriate housing, such as aged care. These young people deserve the freedom to choose where they live, who they live with and how they live their lives - and it's up to all of us to make sure that happens.
Established in 1986, The Parramatta College Inc is a Registered Training Organisation and an adult education provider. We offers a wide range of short courses and accredited training in Business services, Information technology, Training and Assessment, Retail services, Customer Contact, and Pet Grooming and Styling. The College can also deliver customised training programs to best meet the local community needs. We specialise in assisting disadvantaged learners reengage in their community.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia's largest autism services provider. We've been helping people with autism and their families achieve the best possible opportunities since 1966. More than 10,000 families come to us every year in need of information and advice, diagnostic assessments, early intervention and behaviour support, among other specialist services. We currently have nine autism specific schools with over 100 satellite classes and close to 1,100 students. We share our applied research across Australia through workshops, consultancies and partnerships.
Autism is a lifelong disability that affects an estimated 1 in 70 people in Australia. People on the autism spectrum face profound difficulties with social interaction, communication and behaviours. Your support will give children with autism the vital therapies they need for the best start in life, helping families in their greatest times of need.
The Coral Sea borders the Great Barrier Reef and the island archipelagos of Melanesia, and contains marine ecosystems of exceptionally high quality and biodiversity. This region accommodates the last great reservoir of ultra-diverse coral reefs in the world, however it currently has insufficient marine protected areas to achieve robust conservation outcomes. Our aim is to raise awareness of the ecological and social value of the Coral Sea and the Eastern Coral Triangle and take a proactive role in its sustainable management.Marine reserves support local fisheries and safeguard biodiversity, but in this region, they can only be successful if they are initiated, administered and supported by the local communities. The "Sea Women of Melanesia" program selects intelligent and determined young Melanesian women and trains them in conservation theory, scuba diving and marine biology survey techniques so they have the skills to communicate the need for marine reserves to their local communities and can identify areas suitable for marine protected areas on their own coral reefs.The Coral Sea Foundation supports the Sea Women trainees in this work and helps the landowners to research and register their marine protected areas and provides humanitarian assistance by way of clean water infrastructure, medical care and education support in order to promote the participation of the community in the marine reserve process. Our grassroots approach has a proven track record of success, and the broad skill-set within our team and our experience working in the remote islands of Melanesia gives us a unique capability to deliver cost-effective results in this area of exceptionally high conservation value.
Do What You Can is a registered not-for-profit organisation that helps community become job ready, socially connected, professionally engaged and future positive!Do What You Can empowers participants from all walks of life through Simulated Workplace Environment Program in effort to help them achieve career longevity by learning, practicing and sharing their skills in a supportive environment, developing a sense of achievement and belonging.Our main strengths are: Employability Mentoring, Redundancy and Career Transition assistance, First Job Opportunity Mentoring.Do What You Can embraces diversity inclusion within its groups believes that employment changes people’s lives by promoting independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.
Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, decent toilets and hygiene.
Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Our values define our culture and unite us across the many countries in which we work. They are at the very heart of WaterAid - who we are, what we do and how we do it.
We work with local partners to help communities access clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. And we use our experience and research to influence decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services.
We only use practical technologies and make sure the right skills exist locally so that households, communities and service providers can keep services working long into the future.
By working with local partners we’re able to deliver lasting change. By investing locally, we know that they can continue the good work even after we’re gone.
Community Action Services Australia (CASA) is a non-profit organisation, registered charity and endorsed deductible gift recipient (DGR) based in Wakeley, NSW. We strive to assist everyone in the community, regardless of age, gender, nationality, religion, or sexuality.
Our Vision: To be a lifting force in the community offering freedom to individuals of all ages, through promoting personal mastery, autonomy, and purpose, to be productive members of the society.
Our Mission: We believe in expressing our love for the community through an action-driven platform that empowers families and individuals to be self-reliant through food relief, financial mentoring, and wellness programs, in a sustainable fashion.
Our Values: Our trust vests in exhibiting integrity, compassion, respect, honesty, and commitment in our everyday activities, in a transparent manner.
Heaps Decent is a dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from diverse communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music and visual media with a unique identity.
Heaps Decent was formed in 2007 by young people working in the Australian music industry. With an equipment bequest drop-in workshops were established in juvenile detention centres, soon followed by projects with others at risk. Since this beginning the organisation has flourished and is comprised of a collective of artists who work with over 700 participants annually in metropolitan, rural and remote communities. Many are facing substantial challenges and barriers to successful educational and community participation, and are at high risk of social isolation. Each year Heaps Decent travels thousands of kilometres with a mobile production unit, providing skills development in contemporary media. Young people explore song writing, music and image in a supportive, collaborative environment. Central to work is the creation of unique new material by young people that is reflective of their own environments and supports social justice, peace, respect, self worth and community. Sharing this work with broad audiences is a priority.
Through the provision of high quality production programs Heaps Decent:
Raise creates thriving communities by empowering young people to become resilient, capable and connected. We impact the wellbeing of young people at risk of disengagement through best practice mentoring programs.
Having someone to listen, without judgement, is one of the best gifts we can give vulnerable young people. Over the last 12 years Raise has provided mentors to more than 6,300 young people. To do this we have also delivered industry leading youth mentoring training to almost 4,800 volunteers from the community.
Our programs are evidence-based, fully supervised, mentee-led mentoring programs for young Australians in high schools. Integral to the success of our programs are the duration (min 22 weeks), supervision by qualified counsellors and the detailed level of mentor training (12 hours Raise accredited).
Too often it’s the stuff that goes on outside of school, either at home or in social situations, that affects our young people’s ability and readiness to engage in learning. Raise volunteer mentors support each young person to navigate these challenging situations, by listening without judgement which enables our young people to feel heard, valued and supported.
Centre For Hope is all about empowering disadvantaged young people to respect themselves, to connect to the wider community and to create an inspired life.
Our team works with Australian youth aged 6 to 18 years who are suffering adversity through causes such as financial hardship, mental disorders, physical and learning disabilities, mental, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies and who, because of their circumstances, suffer a significant degree of helplessness.We work with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to assist them to find their place in their world.
C4H Programs25 Engaged Schools1,900 Engaged Students
Wheels for Hope500 participants300 bikes refurbished300 skateboards gifted
One Voice Mob Choir40 participants10 performances
Volunteers302 contributing their time47,300 volunteer hours
Drop In5,000 toasties made1,500 smoothies drunk
Playgroup50 parents attending100 children attending400 Christmas presents distributed
FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA (FPDN) IS A NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION OF AND FOR AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES WITH DISABILITY, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.
By providing quality and innovative education and other services, RIDBC will achieve the best outcomes for current and future generations with hearing or vision loss throughout Australia.
The range of specialist services available at RIDBC is unique in Australia and is benefiting thousands of children, families, adults and professionals each year. These services are delivered by a broad range of highly qualified professionals.
Services are provided from 17 permanent sites and serve children, families and adults throughout Australia. Using face to face services combined with modern technology, RIDBC connects people across Australia to the expert therapy and services they need.
RIDBC Renwick Centre is Australia’s leading provider of professional development and research in the education of children with hearing or vision loss. Through the Renwick Centre, RIDBC helps to ensure that services for children, families, and adults - across Australia and around the world - are based on current evidence and are delivered by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.
RIDBC is a charity and relies significantly on community support.
The UN 17 sustainaility goals list goal #4 as Universal Lifelong Learning by 2030. This is an ambitious goal. We wish to roll out eSOLEMATES as a way to implement this goal by applying connectivism.We are seeking fundng to apply the methods of Dr Sugata Mitra to a small SOLE unit in a housing commision estate at Cranebrook NSW.This will be used for setup and ongoing operational expenses.This will allow us to apply connectivism to social learning in a disadvantaged community.Charles Richard GreenawayB.Sc.(Hons.),M.Sc.,B.Adult Ed.
Every day, more than eight Australians take their life. This equates to over 3,000 suicides every year.
For every death by suicide, it is estimated that as many as 30 people attempt to end their lives. That means approximately 65,300 Aussies attempt to take their life each year.
In 2011, the cousin of a team member lost a brave battle with depression and took his life. Shortly after, our community was devastated again by the unexpected passing of a group member’s father. Two years later, having quietly struggled with mental health issues, a close friend of ours also took his life.
While discussions around suicide have been raised a great deal more since these tragedies, we’re conscious that a stigma continues to exist around mental health and suicide.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians, accounting for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. But if we can’t come to terms with or speak about suicide as openly as we do about safe driving, how will this devastating situation ever change?
Having all been touched by suicide at some stage in our lives, we are determined to take the conversations around suicide one step further. We want people to talk, we want people to listen, but most importantly, we want to make sure our friends, family and every single Australian that is fighting their own mental health battle, feels supported.
Working collaboratively with Lifeline, we are proud to launch a new not-for-profit aimed at making sure the conversation about suicide doesn’t fade away. It shouldn’t have to take the death of another family member or friend to remind us how important it is to keep this conversation alive. Mental health is an inevitable part of our society, so let’s start dealing with it and Beat the Breakdown.
AED Legal Centre is multi award-winning centre run by the Association of Employees with Disability Inc. (AED) - an incorporated organisation established in 2003.
Our main objective is to defend the rights of people with a disability who have been discriminated against in education or employment and give them access to the justice system. We do this by providing information, education, advice and legal representation.
We would like to provide more free legal services to people with disability. The impact of our services consists in: job retention, compensation for pain and suffering, mental well-being, self-esteem and confidence.Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Donations $2 or more are tax deductible.Please help if you can.Thank you
Nova for Women and Children are a specialist homelessness service in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas of NSW.
Nova assists women (with or without children) that may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic and family violence with temporary crisis accommodation, case management support and to maintain safe accommodation or to remain safely in their home.
Each day, Nova accommodates up to 80 women and children across 4 refuge sites - with most nights being at full capacity.
Over a year, that equates to providing over 27,700 nights accommodation for vulnerable women and children that may otherwise have simply no where else to remain safe.
Moorambilla Voices is more than a program about country kids learning about artistic expression, it’s a program that helps them find their voice, their passion and even their path for the future. Established in 2006 it has brought together many communities as part of a unique cultural experience. In 2019, 3,481 children in 20 Local Government Areas were seen by Moorambilla’s Artistic Director inviting 122 schools from 54 towns as she delivered 79 skills development workshops, this takes the total of children involved in our gifted and talented program now to 35,500.332 children over our three ensembles (33% of our first round offers identify indigenous with 76 indigenous kids participated) at Baradine residency camps created our program that was seen in the Dubbo Regional Theatre online by 9300 people and reached 15,500 and rising. In 2019 Moorambilla Voices exemplifies "More than a Choir" with 2 Full Time staff, 5 part time staff, 44 artists throughout the year over 19 events.
Each year over 300 students attend a camp where they dance, sing, compose, paint, weave, play taiko and learn about the cultural traditions and stories of their landscape. This is done in partnership with the highest quality professional musicians, performers, composers, dancers and visual artists.
We have been celebrated nationally to critical acclaim in documentary and feature film format –"Outback Choir" & "Wide Open Sky". Moorambilla has won every National award of excellence in our field, we have been led by our Founder and Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM for the entire 14 years. Michelle being originally from Coonamble, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for Services to the Community and Performing Arts in 2017, 2018 the Sydney University Alumni of the year award for services to the arts and in 2019 was named in the Financial reviews top 100 most influential women in Australia.
Once part of the Moorambilla Voices these young people become part of a broader artistic family that allows them to develop their cultural identity through the telling of stories, travelling their lifelines and exploring the landscapes of the unique region of north-western NSW.
Our Skills Development Workshops Tour includes schools from the following Local Government Areas:Dubbo Regional Council (Geurie, Wellington, Ballimore, Wongarbon)Narromine Shire (Trangie)Parkes Shire (Peak Hill, Trundle, Tullamore)Forbes ShireGilgandra Shire (Tooraweenah)Warren ShireLachlan Shire (Tottenham)Warrumbungle Shire (Binnaway, Coolah, Coonabarabran, Dunedoo, Baradine, Mendooran)Upper Hunter Shire (Cassilis)Gunnedah Shire (Mullaley)Mid Western Regional Council (Gulgong)Coonamble Shire (Gulargambone, Quambone)Walgett Shire (Carinda, Burren Junction, Rowena, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge)Narrabri Shire (Pilliga, Gwabegar, Wee Waa, Bellata)Brewarrina Shire (Goodooga, Weilmoringle)Bourke Shire (Enngonia)Cobar ShireCentral Darling Shire (Wilcannia)Bogan Shire (Nyngan, Hermidale, Girilambone)Cabonne Shire (Yeoval, Cumnock)
And while Moorambilla Voices is supported to some extent by contributions from government agencies and private donors, there is always a large shortfall that needs to be filled through fundraising to ensure the voices continue to sing, dance and drum. While all participants are subsidised, we don’t want any child to miss out if they can’t find the $660 they are asked to contribute themselves. ANY financial help you can offer to help support these candidates in some of the most disadvantaged communities would be much appreciated. We know they are worth all the effort.
After fourteen years graduates of the program are now moving into tertiary education and planning the next phase of their lives, shaped in part by their experience with Moorambilla Voices; pursuing careers in music, community services and the environment.
AFS Intercultural Programs Australia (AFS Australia) is a volunteer-based and non-profit organisation that provides intercultural learning opportunities primarily to young people to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.
St John’s Youth Services works with young people in the Adelaide metropolitan area who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. As well as individuals, we accommodate and support young couples, families, single mums or dads, and their dependent children.
We believe in young people and refuse to define them by their temporary experience of homelessness. Instead, we focus on each young person’s talents and ambitions, and their capacity to overcome challenges in their past and take control of their future.
Since St John’s Youth Services was established in 1981, we have supported more than 15,000 young people experiencing homelessness or crisis. We know what works, and have a proud record of developing innovative service models to change young lives for the better.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation operating in 190 countries. Red Cross is uniquely positioned as an independent organisation with no political, religious or cultural affiliation.
To improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally by mobilising the power of humanity.
To be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of vulnerable people through the programs we deliver and the promotion of humanitarian laws and values
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We’re improving the lives of vulnerable people, saving lives and supporting people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote humanitarian laws and values. We advocate based on direct experience and evidence, and empower people to speak out and take action to improve their lives.
We work with others to create an Australia that is caring, welcoming and allows everyone to thrive—even in the toughest of times.
Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. We operate with a staff of approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers. https://www.foodbankwa.org.au/
From humble beginnings, Foodbank has grown enormously to become the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia. Last year alone, we provided enough food for over 60 million meals.
We have been fighting hunger in Western Australia since 1994. Today we source and distribute enough food to provide 5.7 million meals to food to over 500 welfare and charity agencies.
The Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program provides an additional 2.2 million serves of breakfast to over 430 schools throughout the state and we are also the largest provider of nutrition education and healthy eating programs.
Foodbank WA is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need to ensure all West Australian’s have enough food to eat.
The Jalopy Derby supporting Rural AidWe’re a rally with a real difference… We won’t be rushing from one overnight stop to another, trying to cover as many kilometres as possible and missing the unique environment we’re driving through. On the contrary, our Derby goes out of its way to take in some of the outback’s most iconic landmarks, as well as giving you fascinating insights into the rural areas and the unique challenges they face.
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which Australians have generously donated to allowing the distribution of fodder, hampers and more. Rural Aid understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough.
Recent weather events such as fires and cyclones have meant that there is even more call for Rural Aid services than ever before. Rural Aid have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need.Check out Rural Aid by clicking on this link.
Brainwave is Australia's only paediatric charity supporting children with a broad range of neurological conditions.
Established in 1994, Brainwave provides practical assistance and emotional support to children with neurological conditions as well as their families and carers to positively impact their quality of life.
Brainwave runs a number of programs to support children and families in need including: funding for rehabilitation and mobility equipment; funding for ongoing therapies; social inclusion and respite events including weekend camps and hospital assistance programs.
Brainwave reaches over 800 children across Victoria and New South Wales.
To learn more about how Brainwave can help you or to get involved and help Brainwave to support more children visit www.brainwave.org.au
As the state-wide multicultural youth specialist organisation in NSW, we work to provide support and expertise to ensure young people from multicultural backgrounds are able to build the skills, knowledge and networks they need to be active citizens in Australian society.
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s longest-running HIV charity. Founded in 1984, BGF undertakes a range of support and interventions that address key determinants of poor health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV) – ie long-term social and economic poverty.
BGF provides direct financial and practical assistance, emotional support, financial counselling, housing, study and employment support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living with HIV in New South Wales and South Australia.
Working with clients to limit the challenging circumstances that are often detrimental to physical and emotional wellbeing: BGF has provided care and support to thousands of PLHIV and operate a range of programs and services to address issues of social isolation, stigma, medication adherence and positive healthy living.
Thrive Association supports the wellbeing of children and young people in the Northern Territory of Australia by promoting and advancing the use of trauma-informed, culturally safe, therapeutic, strengths-based, and collaborative practices in legal matters relating to children, young people and families. It also does so by engaging ongoingly with experts in the field, liaising with stakeholders, and making information and resources on these topics more readily available to practitioners and the community.