The premier Child Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Service in Australia. We focus on the prevention aspects by working with families before children are born into the family. We provide caring supportive programs based on attachment and relationships to enhance peoples lives. Our evidenced based programs are proven and tested to work to change the life trajectory of children, to enhance the next generation of Australians to Thrive, not just survive.
We provide specific relationship based parenting programs, and protective behaviour programs that work with the whole of the child's safety network. Prevention is better than cure. We prevent childhood trauma.
Research demonstrates that reducing Adverse Childhood experiences , such as child abuse can reduce Drug and alcohol addiction, reduce suicide attempts, reduce mental illness and depressions (Teicher, 2016) By giving your valuable contribution we positively effect society into the future, by prevention abuse and reducing childhood trauma. Help us now. .
The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation, focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health. The Foundation is inspired by the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. Fred was a world-renowned eye surgeon and an activist for social justice who championed the right of all people to have access to high quality and affordable eye care.
The Foundation now works in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific. Established in 1992, The Foundation has restored sight to well over two million people worldwide.
Our core activities include:
We make a difference by:
An independently assessed report by PwC states that for every $1 spent on restoring sight, the economic benefit is four-fold.
Workplace giving donations can be used to support our international programs in places such as Kenya where every dollar invested will have a $3.56 economic benefit.
Canberra Police Community Youth Club is a not-for-profit organisation that has provided a platform to engage with young people and the community since 1957. While community engagement originally focused on sports activities and social events, our services have now evolved into an holistic approach to social edification. Today, the Canberra PCYC provides leading and innovative services for young people and their families across the ACT.The Canberra PCYC have an enthusiastic case management team who are dedicated to client driven outcomes. Our case management framework encompasses a flexible, creative, strengths-based approach to supporting individuals and families in need.The Canberra PCYC run recreational-based early intervention, as well as crime prevention and reduction, and youth crime diversion programs for vulnerable young people. These are targeted programs for young people who are exhibiting anti-social behaviour, disengagement from school, or are engaging in low-grade petty crime.Canberra PCYC is committed to seeing lives changed.Whatever journey people may have been on, it is our mission to empower people to create pathways to a better future for themselves
YARN Australia is a Sydney based Aboriginal not-for-profit Organisation.
We engage in conversations in diverse ways in Metropolitan Sydney through our Corporate, Community, University, Schools, and Sixty Thousand Arts & Digital Program. Also across Australia with our Connecting to Country Programs.
Since 1788 different cultures have been finding ways to co-exist in Australia. We acknowledge that this history can be tough, upsetting, and confronting which is why our conversations, workshops and events always begin with developing safe environments for mutual respect and understanding to establish an open and respectful dialogue.
Creating safe spaces for unique conversations and experiences.
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.
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
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees, we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional sports, engaging professional athletes to motivate change and inspire young people by providing access to 'out of reach' opportunities related to the world of basketball and other sports.
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.
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 Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.
Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys in 2000 the Foundation has grown to cater for over 5,600 boys in 96 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege can lead to alienation, anger and more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn raise their self-esteem.
Early in 2015, an article by Mia Freedman published on Mamamia caught our attention. We were shocked to learn that in Australia many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period. For these vulnerable and at risk women, each month brought a shameful and traumatic experience, suffering indignities such as having to clean themselves in public toilets and use paper towels or newspaper to create makeshift sanitary pads. Reading it from the comfort of our homes, with the knowledge that many Australian women couldn’t take hygiene for granted during menstruation, we knew we couldn’t allow it to continue.
We believe that sanitary items should be a right NOT a privilege.
In April and August we hold our collections for sanitary items, In November we hold our #itsinthebag campaign.Collection points around Australia help us in our mission to ensure every woman has dignity when dealing with her monthly period.
Whether you’re in mountains, forests, deserts or cities – you need the ocean. And the ocean needs you.
Take 3 is leading a movement of people who are connected to the planet to remove plastic pollution from the environment and support measures to prevent waste and pollution.
Our education programs in schools, surf clubs, communities and online focus on inspiration and participation. We believe everyone has the power to take action and create positive change, no matter where they are.
Simply Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or...anywhere and you've made a difference.
Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. We work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services.
With more than 90 years working with children, we are at the forefront of saving children's lives when disasters strike and create lasting change for children and their families through our long-term development programs. Save the Children Australia is a member of Save the Children International, a global network of child-focused organisations supporting children in more than 124 countries.
In 2015, Save the Children Australia supported 160 projects in 31 countries around the world, reaching millions of people. Together with our donors and supporters, we are helping to make a positive change for millions of people who need it most.
The Youth Development Foundation is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the young people within our region improve the circumstances of their lives through engagement with positive activities, free training, confidence & motivation building, free job-ready programs, crisis accommodation, work experience & more.
YDF is widely known and supported from our local community, however we would like to expand our horizons through the use of social media, local advertising, online campaigns and more.
The Youth Development Foundation are ready to help young people who are doing life a bit tough.We are committed to ensuring our young people have the right support. We provide a short and/or long term helping hand to help our young people turn their lives around. The Youth Development Foundation is a space where our young adults will feel safe and will find the right support to help focus on improving their life skills and knowledge.
We provide a structured community inclusive program incorporating social skills, customised training, mentoring/coaching, youth support and vocational education to support identified “at risk” young people, regain a sense of their own self-worth, respect and improve lives.
We offer a realistic work experience environment, where real skills and knowledge, on a live operating site, are learnt. We provide opportunities for marketing our young people to real employers, with real employment opportunities.At Youth Development Foundation we assist with:• Nationally accredited training• Crisis accommodation• Drug and alcohol support• Advocacy support• Life and social skills• Employability skills• Work placement• Mentoring and coaching• Drop in centre
YDF has served 1587 young people & counting across the region since Sep 2014, all of whom were deemed ‘at risk’ or have ‘major barriers to employment’. With a network of 63 local employers and mentors it has supported disadvantaged young people:• 649 attain work• 293 be placed directly into YDF’s employer network• 817 access advocacy and medical services• 194 into further study or return to schoolOther data shows:• 448 were female participants• 255 were Indigenous participants(Statistics are from July 2017)
Overall engagement is 95% of which 96% successfully improve their overall circumstances.Participants are recruited through the networks YDF has established with government and non-government agencies in the area who also connected with disadvantaged youth. Connections have also been made with other organisations that deliver other projects and referral is made to these when appropriate.We work with various government agencies to ensure our young people are aware of the right services and assist them to access these services at the right times. Some of the agencies we work with include:• Department of Child Safety• Project Booyah – Queensland Police Service• Department of Corrective Services• Department of Justice and Attorney-General• Job Active Providers• Community Welfare Groups
If you would like any further information, please contact us per below:
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For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has been offering support and care to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in our communities. We believe that no one should have to go it alone and journey with our clients for the long run. Today, The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of social and welfare services in Australia.
Every week, thousands of Australians turn to us for help – for shelter, food, a refuge from domestic violence, for counselling and many other needs. Our areas of focus are youth, homelessness and emergency assistance, recovery services (drug and alcohol rehabilitation), rural and emergency (disaster) services.
This Benojo profile relates to the work of The Salvation Army nationally and covers all Australian States and Territories.
Good360 is a matchmaker, helping repurpose items of value by directing them to the Australians who need them most. We bring together the people working to lift up Australian communities, and the spare new goods of businesses. We connect surplus with need.
Like any Not for Profit, Good360 relies heavily on the generosity of donors. Your donation can directly help restore hope and dignity for men, women and children going through a difficult time.
Every $1 donated delivers two brand new items to Australians in need.
We run free creative writing and storytelling workshops for young people aged 7 to 17, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds. Under the guidance of our expert storytelling team, young people work with volunteer tutors to write stories of all kinds, which we publish in as many ways as we can. Young people leave with the skills and confidence essential for future success.
#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.
Self Made Indigenous Corporation is a not-for-profit established to support, encourage, and develop Indigenous youth living in remote and rural Western Australia & the Northern Territory. Our Dreamers Program is designed to share and teach the principles of objectives, planning, and performing. Helping Indigenous youth to realise their potential to prepare them for a strong productive future. It aims to break the stereotypes by introducing positive role models to support and provide a positive outlook of their future.
We also provide relief to communities & schools, meeting the basic needs of Indigenous youth through donated shoes, socks, clothing and school supplies. We continually strive to provide our youth with the essential items they need.
ANROWS is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children
Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) opened its doors in 1977 and since has supported thousands of the most vulnerable members of our community gain access to justice.
Who we are
Legal help can provide a crucial intervention at a crisis point in a person's life. We provide free legal advice to people who could not otherwise gain access to legal assistance. By providing free, high quality legal services to disadvantaged people in our communities RLC is helping marginalized individuals achieve justice.
What we do
-Help women escape domestic violence-Fight discrimination and human rights violations-Give a voice to those who have have police complaints or who have been the victim of police misconduct-Advice and represent vulnerable tenants to prevent homelessness-Provide support for individuals facing employment disputes; such as unfair dismissal-Assist people experiencing credit and debt problems; such as being exploited by unfair lending practices-Government accountability.
In addition to providing legal advice and casework to disadvantaged Australians, RLC supports the community through education and advocacy.
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.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Their free of charge programs and services are designed to increase the employability of women in need by instilling confidence, building resilience and restoring dignity - helping women to help themselves.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 20 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
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.
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, level of intelligence, culture or background. It is estimated that over 800,000 people in Australia will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some stage in life, with sadly 40% never being able to stop or control their seizures. Over 55% of Australians (13.2 million people) know someone with epilepsy, and around 65 million people are affected worldwide.
Epilepsy Action delivers innovative services that increase epilepsy awareness, understanding, knowledge and skills to assist people with epilepsy across Australia to optimise their life outcomes. Our vision is optimal living for people with epilepsy. Our team of highly qualified service co-ordinators, registered nurses and community development officers is equipped with a rich base of technical expertise, built up during five decades of services to the community.
Take Action Now to support our work and make a positive difference to those living with epilepsy around the country.
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.
Suicide Shatters Families is an Australian based not for profit organisation whose primary goals are to provide support and resources for survivors of suicide, raising awareness for mental health to reduce the stigma attached to it and suicide prevention.
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.
Whitelion is a vehicle for change - we have the passion, skills and experience to bring together professional staff, volunteers, businesses and partnerships with other community organisations to provide a range of interventions to support young people at risk and give them a hand up and out of disadvantage.
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:
Dandelion Support Network Inc. was founded late in 2011 by two mothers who wanted to make a difference in their community. Importantly, the work undertaken by Dandelion fills a service gap in the community service industry and is built on a partnership model, working alongside social workers and case managers to support families.
Dandelion’s vision is that all babies and children have access to nursery items essential for their safety, well-being and development and we achieve this while reducing the environmental footprint of the community. As we do not receive any government funding, we rely on volunteers and the generosity of the community for donations to allow us to continue our work.
About Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is a very special place. That's why your generous donations are so important. The Hospital cares for more than 45,800 seriously ill and injured children every year. Every day around the clock, our brilliant and dedicated staff save lives, deliver expert medical care and help children and families on their recovery journey, while our brightest medical researchers look for answers and make new discoveries.
Thanks to your support, we can meet the Hospital's most urgent needs and improve the health and wellbeing of all children through clinical care, research, education and advocacy. Every donation we receive makes such a difference to the sick and injured kids we care for and their families.
Established in 2001, Jawun (which means ‘friend’ in the Kuku Yalanji language of Mossman Gorge) is an innovative not-for-profit organisation.
Under the guidance of Patron Noel Pearson, Jawun’s aim is to build the capacity of Indigenous people so they can choose a life they have reason to value.
Jawun places skilled people from Australia’s leading companies and government agencies into Indigenous organisations. These secondees share their expertise and support Indigenous leaders to achieve their own development goals. This, in turn, leads to lasting, material and measurable improvements in the lives of Indigenous people in those communities.
This year Jawun will place around 400 secondees from Australia’s leading companies and government agencies into Indigenous organisations in nine regions across Australia. These secondees use their skills and expertise to support the Indigenous organisations in achieving their aims. Their combined efforts equate to an annual in-kind contribution of approximately $12 million.
How Jawun worksA number of steps are involved in placing skilled secondees into Indigenous organisations:
The Orange Pigeon is a unique and special organisation and a symbol of hope, care and compassion for adults 18 years and older who have life threatening or terminal illnesses by granting them a wish or providing them with a simple comfort in their lives, giving moments of happiness and distraction away from their illness to help lift their spirits. The only adult wish granting organisation of its type in Australia.
The Orange Pigeon strives to create unique and unforgettable wishes or comforts that are tailored to the needs of each recipient. We aim to meet and, wherever possible, exceed their expectations, making the experience truly special and memorable. Every wish or comfort aims to provide recipients and their loved ones with a break from the realities of their diagnosis and treatment. At a time of uncertainty, spending quality time with family and friends or doing something they have always dreamed of can help restore a sense of normality, boost confidence and create precious memories for the future.
The Orange Pigeon is a non-profit Incorporated Association and holds a DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) endorsement with the Australian Taxation Department.
We work towards a world where people live free of poverty with the opportunity and the ability to shape their own lives.We exist to relieve poverty in a tangible way and provide long-term solutions through the delivery of quality aid and development projects together with our partners around the world.Global Development Group, established in 2002, is a Brisbane-based, Australian-founded non-government overseas humanitarian development organisation. Our passion is to provide comprehensive quality management to help achieve development effectiveness, together with our partners, in our aid and development projects and activities around the world.
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.
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.
Throughout my life I endeavour to make a series of films that attempts to delve into the minds of the indigenous cultures world wide in order to broaden the minds of the western world in creating a world that is peaceful and sustainable for all.
ONE DRUM // nyc2rio - A film about a road trip of best friends from North to South America and the internal inquisition of ones purpose in life.Watch trailer herewww.vimeo.com/valenfilms/onedrumtrailerCompleted in 2013.
In 2017 I am travelling around Australia with my partner to shoot the next film simply titled ONE DRUM II, for the moment. This is a totally self funded project, though any contributions will be greatly appreciated for the completion of the film. Though the film will be completely different from the first, it will feature deep spiritual context from both myself and the people that are interviewed along the way.
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.
Millions of people cannot access basic medical care, clean water, schools or receive the Good News of God’s love, simply because it’s too dangerous or time-consuming to reach them. We provide flights for 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to enable them to transform lives. It’s a great partnership – and you can help make it possible.
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.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national leadership organisation for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.We work with our Members, governments, businesses and the wider community to meaningfully reduce the number of deaths by suicide that take place in this country. Our vision is a world without suicide.
In August 1957, Mary Raine signed the Deed of Trust bequeathing her property empire to the University of Western Australia for the purpose of funding medical research. The Raine Medical Research Foundation was established and has now allocated in excess of $50m to medical research in Western Australia. The Foundation has supported some of WA's most successful medical research leaders at an early stage in their careers, such as Professor Fiona Wood, Professor Fiona Stanley and Professor Peter Klinken. The Foundation commits in excess of $1.3m towards competitive research programs every year including major grants, fellowships, research collaboration awards and travel prizes.
Anglican Aid's mission is to "To excel in the provision of Christian aid to vulnerable communities throughout the world by breaking cycles of poverty, abuse, exploitation and neglect."We support activities supporting vulnerable children in Pakistan who are enslaved on brick kilns with their parents, vulnerable women fleeing ritual violence in India and sexual slavery in South Africa, children who requiring education in Tanzania, Zambia and Lebanon, children locked out of society because of a physical or intellectual disability in Thailand, South Africa, India, Tanzania and China and communities lacking access to safe water supplies in Jordan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and other countries. In addition we support communities during disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fires and drought.
We work through Christian partners and churches in 30 countries and most projects we support are small and work directly with local communities.
CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience.
Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families and are placed in short or long term care to ensure the child’s safety. The children and young people we support have entered the care system through no fault of their own, usually due to neglect or trauma. As a flow on effect, young people exiting the care system are at higher risk of experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, unemployment, early parenthood and contact with the criminal justice system.
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).
Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing them to front line charities around the country to provide to individuals and families in need. In 2019, Foodbank sourced 42.8 million kilograms of food and groceries, equating to 77 million meals or 210,000 meals a day.
Additionally, Foodbank supports children through school breakfast programs nationally and play a crucial role in times of emergencies and disasters, providing critical supplies to support the work of emergency services as well as providing ongoing assistance to the affected communities.
Moreover, we are playing a critical role in tackling Australia's $20 billion food waste problem by collaborating with partners to redirect product from landfill.
The role of Parramatta Women's Shelter is to support women and children in the short term with transitional and emergency accommodation and support services, often needed due to domestic and family violence. In the long term, to work with the community to eradicate homelessness and domestic and family violence.
Show Me The Way (SMTW) is a not for profit supporting students experiencing disadvantage in accessing education. SMTW provides secure online mentoring, connecting students from First Nations and from a refugee background with e-mentors from corporate Australia. Show Me The Way focuses on providing opportunities for youth to continue education throughout high school and go on to tertiary studies at university and TAFE.During SMTW programs participants engage in video workshops to produce mini documentaries that focus on role models from similar cultural backgrounds.Educational support resources have been created in partnership with the participating schools to enable students’ additional cultural perspective on their school-based learning.
Canley Heights PS has an enrolment of 610 students K-6 and 20 preschool students. It is located in South Western Sydney in a low/medium density residential area in the Fairfield Local Government Area with a large portion of families living in Government Housing. Our school is also a feeder to a Women's Refuge for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Our families come from predominately low socio-economic backgrounds. Our 2013 FOIE is 156 which states that we have 463 students/families that are recognised in the first 2 quarters. As a result CHPS teachers work extremely hard to provide our student’s with the best educational teaching and learning programs and to ensure that our students wellbeing is at the forefront of all that we do. Just over 90% of our students come from language backgrounds other than English and are supported by significant EAL/D and Community Language programs as well as targeted literacy and numeracy initiatives.The school has an ongoing commitment to the development and delivery of quality teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. This is achieved through a strong, strategic professional development program for all teaching staff. The integration of technology into all areas of teaching and learning helps create a rich, engaging learning environment for students.Our school’s purpose is to provide our students with the academic, cultural and social skills they will need for continued lifelong learning and to have positive aspirations for a productive and bright future.
The Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation recognises art as a major driver for social change. We manage and produces arts projects in the Pyrenees region of central Victoria.
We connect regional communities, establishing forums, events and programs through which new ideas can be developed and realised with confidence.
Through our annual art development grants program, local young people and artists are given the opportunity to construct, manage and present arts installations and productions in natural environments. An Artist in Residence professional development program supports artistic outcomes with management skills training, thereby building a self-sufficient localised arts industry.
The Foundation has a particular focus on collaboration and promotion of Australian Indigenous artists, arts and culture. We support and raise awareness for local Indigenous culture while fostering interaction with non-Indigenous community members.
We also use the arts as a vehicle to promote sustainable environmental practices, guiding local communities in the appreciation and preservation of the breathtaking natural environment of the Pyrenees.
Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation enjoys strong support from local community groups and shire representatives. Together, we’re bringing a new awareness of the power art and culture has to improve outcomes across the whole community We are currently developing a major long term community arts project "The Pyrenees Sculpture Park and Trail". The 10-year strategic development plan will connect communities with major sculpture installations, and create a new creative tourism destination across the shire.
Our organisation is on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) and has DGR1 status
Bawurra Foundation's aims to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to increase school retention and literacy rates by providing a new and engaging way to learn about culture and community. Community relationships are built on trust to share true cultural identity and help preserve valuable Songlines, Language and history on the Bawurra Digital Library. Our digital library acts as both an engagement tool for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, helping drive interest with culturally relevant materials, and as a digital textbook and cultural education tool for all Australian students and staff in the education system. Bawurra promotes the Indigenous culture of the many nations within Australia with a history of over 60,000 years.
Being able to read opens so many doors. But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. Our purpose is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language - but also by running programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Starlight helps sick kids simply be kids by turning pain, fear and stress into fun, joy and laughter. Starlight is the broadest reaching children’s charity in Australia and last year Starlight created over 426,000 Starlight experiences for sick kids and their families. Starlight supports kids of all ages, regardless of their illness or injury.From Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms to Livewire and Outreach, Starlight's programs helps brighten the lives of sick kids and their families across Australia.
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.
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.
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
WAGEC is a not-for-profit charity that has been creating safe spaces for women and families in inner city Sydney and the inner west for over 43 years. We provide support and shelter to women and their children when they need it most, in times of crisis and adversity. Women and families accessing our services have been impacted by the effects of homelessness, domestic violence and systemic disadvantage.
Each night we are accommodating 200 women and children.
We offer crisis accommodation, medium term supported housing, rapid response and outreach support for mums with kids as well as single women. We operate a specialist domestic violence support service after hours to provide intensive, targeted support when women and kids are leaving violent situations. We work toward a safe future for all women and families by providing enriching activities for children and young people, parenting groups to support mothers, therapeutic programs such as art and music therapy and opportunities for women to engage in study and training to enable them to up-skill and re-enter the workforce.
We provide case management services, including provision of holistic emotional and practical support, goal setting, advocacy and service referral.
We work with our community to advocate, provide training, capacity building and community development activities.We do this because we believe that violence against women and children is serious, prevalent and driven by gender inequality, but that it is preventable if we all work together.
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.
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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.
The Cathy Freeman Foundation programs help broaden horizons and inspire Indigenous students to experience their full potential in school, and beyond. We have a vision of an Australia where Indigenous and non-Indigenous children have the same education standards and opportunities in life.The Foundation acknowledges the strength and wisdom that lies within remote Indigenous communities. Our work demands strong and trusting partnerships with community, elders and school leaders. We partner with communities for the long haul, as we journey through the complexities of the work required to create social change.The Foundation works with 1600 Indigenous children and their families by partnering with four remote Indigenous communities. This includes:Palm Island in northern Queensland since 2007;Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory since August 2014;Woorabinda in central Queensland since October 2014; andGaliwin’ku in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory since January 2015.
The Foundation delivers five programs designed to travel the journey of a child’s education from Pre Prep through to Year 12. The programs focus on improving school attendance, behaviour and literacy and are effective in extending the children’s horizons and future opportunities. The Cathy Freeman Foundation inspires children to realise their own gold medal journey.
At Cottage by the Sea we aim to empower disadvantaged children by supporting them in developing their self-esteem, health and well being. Our programs emphasise co-operation and respect and encourage children to be healthy, active, happy and secure. Children are given the opportunity to participate in a range of leadership and outreach programs in a positive, friendly, healthy, seaside environment.
Dismantle is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers dynamic and engaging outreach programs to empower at-risk and disadvantaged young people, helping them rediscover and achieve their ambitions, as well as overcome significant barriers for successful engagement and participation in education, training and/or employment pathways.
Dismantle's mission is to provide young people with enabling support so they can gain the knowledge, thinking skills, attitudes and behaviours to manage their life, learning and work in a positive, self-directed way.
Dismantle is not a funded organisation. It fills the gaps between mainstream services and corrective services, for e.g. schools and police. Often, young people's vulnerability is then only noticed when it's too late - by police or crisis support. Rather than wait for that to happen, Dismantle engages young people when they start to have a tough time, not after it’s too late. Dismantle utilises social enterprise revenue to enable these programs, but internal funding capacity does not yet meet demand.
BikeRescue, Dismantle’s flagship mentoring program, uses bike mechanics as an outreach and engagement tool. By focussing on bikes, BikeRescue Mentors (Youth Workers and Occupational Therapists) build trust and rapport among referred youth, that is used to facilitate learning and therapy workshops. The casual and safe atmosphere enables connection to the root causes of participants’ vulnerability. To date, the program has supported over 1,200 at-risk youth across 110 partners, with a 90% completion rate.
The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 is a team of people, based in the City of Melbourne, who work passionately with those who live on the fringes of society.
We work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, those suffering from serious mental health issues, people affected by a range of addiction issues and people who are suffering from social poverty. We have hundreds of interactions each day with people aged from 9 to 93.
The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 provides support by supplying meals, clothing and counseling but also work with clients to help create pathways out of their current state of marginalisation. These pathways include training, volunteering, employment and accommodation options.
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.
World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).
Our mission is to provide support to improve the social, economic and well-being of Australian Indigenous people while acknowledging their culture and spiritual connection to the land. With the dedication of our volunteers, directors, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of Indigenous people who need help within the community. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.
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
BE AN ELF LTD is established to be a not for profit, whose purpose is to relieve poverty and build equal opportunity for children in Australia. We are non-denominational and assist children of all races, colours, sexes and creeds, with a special emphasis on poorer children, from significantly disadvantaged minorities, for example; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children.
EVERY CHILD'S LIFE IS PRECIOUSBe an Elf Ltd was formed in in January 2018, but the Be An Elf Christmas Appeal has actually been operating for 11 years, in one form or other. Originally a group of concerned members of M.A.D (Mothers Against Drugs INC), just wanted to help hungry local children. Every time they went shopping, they would put a few extra items in the trolley, to be later distributed to children in need. From these humble beginnings, the giving program grew from helping a few, to helping hundreds and potentially thousands of deprived children, through the annual 'Be An Elf Xmas Appeal’.
'The Be an Elf Xmas Appeal' has been very successful. In 2016 we received national coverage in News Corp publications and The Daily Mail, as well as Quest newspapers for the first time. We get children and teens to write a wish list letter to Santa, which is then filled by generous donors. We are proud to say that have been able to make many children happy through the Appeal . Some of the letters we receive are heart breaking. They ask for towels, sheets, school shoes and lunchboxes for Christmas. We deliver to houses with no furniture and often find that the young people are living in very insecure situations. They may be couch surfing, living in cars or in crowded housing commission homes of 2-3 families, if in fact they are not homeless.
'The Be An Elf Xmas Appeal' is our most important community outreach campaign, but not our only one. The 'Sleepy Elves Appeal', where we help disadvantaged children with Manchester items is steadily growing. The group now known as Be An Elf Ltd has a long history. We have actually been operating under our former name M.A.D, since 1989, helping disadvantaged children, teens and their families in the Logan/Beenleigh regions and throughout South East Qld. Our name has changed and we have also evolved in our services role, over that period. Never the less, we have consistently helped literally 100’s of local children and their families to overcome problems relating to poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse, gambling, homelessness and criminality issues.
We have taken children and teens, who had no hope, no educational opportunities and even no food and shelter off the street and seen them go on to lead valuable and contributing lives. We will often be the last recourse when a child has nowhere else to turn.
Some of the kids we see just need a push, a kind word, someone to talk to, some food and decent clothing. Our volunteers tell us they have heard children we help say years later, “You know, that was the one thing that turned it around for me.” A simple act of generosity can have profound life changing results.
In our current work, Be An Elf Ltd focuses on 0-18 year olds', who are most in need of:• Emotional and psychological support• Physical safety and housing• Items that meet their basic living and schooling needsThese young people include those who are:• facing or at risk of sexual exploitation or experiencing domestic abuse• at risk of running away from home or care• seeking accommodation. They may be homeless, living in a car, couch surfing or sleeping rough.• living with a disability or caring for someone in their family with a disability, illness or substance abuse• living in care• offending or in the youth justice system• having mental and emotional health concernsWe also assist the families of disadvantaged children.
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.
Wunan is an Aboriginal development organisation in the East Kimberley, with a clear purpose and strategy to drive long-term socio-economic change for Aboriginal people by providing real opportunities, investing in people’s abilities, and by encouraging and rewarding aspiration and self-responsibility.
Wunan’s PURPOSE is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices that lead to independent and fulfilling lives – essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them.
A key OBJECTIVE for Wunan is to shift the balance of dependence of Aboriginal people on welfare from 80% to 20% over 20 years. This objective is based on a clear guiding philosophy that Aboriginal success grows from investing in people’s ability, real opportunity, and reward for effort. We facilitate long term and sustainable change by focusing on our strategic priorities:
EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT / HOUSING & ACCOMMODATION / WELFARE REFORM / LEADERSHIP
Education – Innovative, long-term solutions in education create opportunities for children, young people and families to build a positive future for themselves.
Employment – Delivering direct employment and training outcomes for Aboriginal people to grow independent income-earning capacity and reduce welfare dependency.
Housing & Accommodation – Providing housing solutions that underpin family stability, employment and educational opportunities.
Welfare Reform – Wunan has long championed welfare reform as being critical to improving the lives and opportunities of Indigenous people in the East Kimberley and our advocacy in this area has been important in building a strong case for change within government.
Leadership – Strengthening the leadership and organisational capacity of Indigenous organisations is critical to improving the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Aboriginal communities.
Our PHILOSOPHY is to help those who want to help themselves
Wunan has a demonstrated track record of successfully implementing projects that create pathways for Indigenous people to achieve tangible outcomes and improved life choices.
Souths Cares is an independent charity with close affiliations to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Our charter is to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through delivering programs in education, training, health and employment.
FareShare is a volunteer-powered charity with a simple mission. We rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and cook it into free, nutritious meals for people in need. Our vision is for a society where food is not wasted and no one goes hungry.
We operate Australia’s largest charity kitchens cooking 2.5 million meals a year. With more and more Australians seeking emergency food relief, we aim to increase that number to 5 million meals by 2022, doubling our social impact.
Beyond is a justice festival.
We believe that our world can be a better, more loving, more inclusive place where all have the opportunity to grow and flourish.
We believe we need to celebrate what binds us together: so Beyond is a genuine community that embraces a mixture of genders, ages, cultures and traditions.
We are committed to being people of justice and working for justice in Australia - Indigenous Justice, Gender Equality, Employment Justice, Housing Justice, Climate and Refugee Justice are just a few of the areas that we engage.
We work alongside some of our nation's most influential artists and thinkers: Katie Noonan, Archie Roach, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Tim Costello, Prof. Gillian Triggs, Shane Howard, Lior and many, many more to inspire us to greater involvement in our country's future.
Beyond Festival is a place of creativity, celebration, education and empowerment across the generations - because real change comes when regular people start living it out.
Suicide is the single biggest problem Australia faces today. Simply put, it’s becoming a national crisis. 8 lives are lost every day, 8 attempts are made every hour, with suicide being the biggest killer of people between the age of 15 and 44.Yet, Lifeline believes most suicides are preventable, and through support and intervention in times of crisis we can save lives. Lifeline is on the front line, providing all Australians with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.Our purpose is to support all Australians in times of crisis and equip individuals and communities to be resilient and suicide-safe.
Stepping Stone House provides accommodation and personal development for homeless and in care children and youth so they can become the best they can be
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:
Contact Inc. is an Australian organisation helping to address the impacts of isolation for children, families and communities. Operating for over three decades as a follow on program from the International Year of the Child, Contact Inc. serves the community by working across all child, family and children’s sectors, providing service delivery in ways that best fit local child and family need.