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.
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.
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!
Operating since 1887, the Queen’s Fund supports single women in Victoria who need emergency financial relief due to family violence, mental illness, or medical issues by providing grants of up to $350.
We are different because we can provide flexible financial support that considers the personal and unique circumstances of each applicant to create the most impact, paying for things like rent, household bills, medication, transport or refurbished computers for education often within 24 hours if needed.
In fact, 100% of the donations we receive go directly to women to provide short-term support to get their lives back on track. This is because our committee is unpaid and we have very low overheads. Any overheads we do have are covered by a historical bequest.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Indigenous Marathon Project:
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.
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.
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,
We are an Indigenous-run charity.Our vision is economic freedom for First Australians.Our mission is to act as the bridge between the financial and Indigenous communities.
How we do it: EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP
We educate Indigenous people in financial literacy and outreach events. We educate the financial sector on products and services needed to meet Indigenous needs.We engage by providing accessible conditions for Indigenous and financial communities to work together.We lead by being the voice on Indigenous financial literacy, capability and resilience.
Find out more about our work through this short video
Examples:· We helped one community Elder find $750,000 in his superannuation and set him up for a dignified and comfortable retirement· We have trained over 1000 Indigenous people nationally in financial literacy and we are now fundraising to build an exciting DIGITAL financial literacy training package.
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.
Rural Aid supports farmers and rural communities in times of natural disaster such as flood, fire and drought. In addition, Rural Aid focusses on supporting the sustainability of regional and farming communities. Our disaster relief program includes the nationally recognised Buy a Bale campaign and delivers hay, water, and financial assistance for farmers across Australia.
Our Counselling program employs nationally registered counsellors, who live within their communities, to offer emotional and practical support to farmers and their families. We also provide volunteer support to rural towns, through our Community Support program.
CREATING BETTER FUTURES FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE
Since our establishment in 2011, we have grown and are responsive to the changing landscape of foster care.
We are focussed on EMPOWERING and EDUCATING young people impacted by foster care through our unique and evidence based programs.
The Launch PadThis is a long term subsidised and independent living program with essential life skills training and the facilitation of education and employment pathways for vulnerable young people.
A Maze In MindA web based application and online workshop program, designed for young people aged 13-24 years, to empower them with the tools and knowledge in the areas of mental and emotional health to build resilience, increase confidence, understand and manage their emotions and create a healthy coping strategy toolkit.
Social Enterprise CafeOur vision for 2021 is to open a social enterprise cafe to provide training and employment opportunities for The Launch Pad Program participants. Being a true social enterprise, 100% of profits are re-invested into the programs operated by Foster Care Angels.
#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.
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 purpose is to improve financial resilience in the communities that we operate in. We combine financial resources with hands-on volunteering to deliver public benefit.
We believe that improving financial literacy in young Australians will equip them with the skills, knowledge and resilience to make informed financial decisions when the time comes.
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.
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.
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.
Diamond Women is a warm, engaging community based not-for-profit organisation that provides holistic support to women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Diamond provides counselling, outreach, parenting and mentor support groups, material assistance and casework service referrals. These services are readily available for young, vulnerable, pregnant and or parenting women as well as their families who are in crisis.
Since its launch in 2006, Diamond has provided over 1,200 pregnant and parenting women and their families with thousands of hours of counselling, mentoring and support. Our service has always operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to ensure women can access the support they need any time. We support women from Greater Western Sydney, Central Coast, South West, Sydney CBD, Illawarra and surrounding areas. As of September 2018, Diamond Women’s Support, and Sara’s Place merged together to increase strength in numbers, resources and support for all women in need of help.
The women and families that we see at Diamond are some of the most vulnerable and at risk in our community. Without the care, counselling, practical assistance and support services that Diamond provides our clients and their babies would face a very uncertain future.
We provide affordable and accessible accommodation to those from rural and regional NSW who have to travel to Dubbo for medical treatment. Treatments can include cancer, accident and emergency, day surgeries, maternity and so much more. Many of our guests are travelling 3-6 hours by car. Where a guest's stay is approved, we also bulk bill IPTAAS on their behalf reducing the financial cost while staying with us (especially when they stay for upwards of 2 and 3 weeks). We have 14 rooms in stage 1 and based on the admissions from Dubbo Hospital, the upcoming completion of stage 3 & 4 redevelopment of Dubbo Hospital and the Western Cancer Centre opening in 2021, we need to build more units.
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 Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter was officially launched in December 2014 and opened its doors to clients in February 2015. It has since been at capacity supporting 10 women at any given time. The campaign to open this shelter could not have been successful without the support of Women’s Community Shelters, with which we maintain close ties, and many other community organisations and donors.
The Shelter aims to provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence. We provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.
Our professional case managers assist with:
The HKWS takes a client centred approach to collaborative case management. The maximum stay is 3 months.
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Fighting Chance designs, builds and scales social enterprises which move the dial for Australians with disability and their family.
Our approach is simple. We work with our community to identify the most pressing issues and challenges that people with disability face in their everyday lives, then we utilise the power of social enterprise to design sustainable, long term, inclusive solutions to these challenges.
Our mission is to ask ‘WHAT IF?’, to see the world as it isn’t yet, to imagine a future quite different to the present. And then to make it happen.
Through the creation of innovative social businesses, Fighting Chance provides opportunities for meaningful social participation, employment, work experience and skill development to young people with the most significant disability in our community.