Grants Given in Australia

Round 5

January to March 2010

Cause Region Amount

Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club

Funds toward the purchase of an inflatable Rescue Boat, an essential item of equipment which enables the Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club to perform searches, rescues, and provide much needed first aid services quickly and efficiently.

Queensland $5,500

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland

Funding towards Bereavement Parents Weekends, to aid parents that have lost a child. The Foundation has designed a grief program specifically to meet the needs of parents who have lost a child. Program runs over 6 weeks with parents meeting one night a week for three hours. At the conclusion of this program, parents are given an opportunity to participate in a live-in weekend at Maleny on the Sunshine Coast.

Queensland $1,033

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Provide funding for 2 schools to implement "Better Buddies". The central goal of the "BETTER BUDDIES Framework" is to create friendly and caring school communities with a reduction of bullying and other negative behaviour. This is the only program in Australia which offers support for primary schools to introduce a buddy system. Older children team up with younger children and learn the Better Buddies values such as caring for others, friendliness, respect, empathy, responsibility, including others and valuing differences through formal and informal weekly activities. Better Buddies enables younger children to feel safe and cared for, while older students feel valued and respected. Better Buddies has been tested in over 700 schools in Australia. The incidence of bullying is reduced by 40% in Better Buddies schools.

South Australia $3,250

RSPCA

Funds to assist in the purchase of uniforms for volunteers and a marquee for fundraising events in all weather conditions. Volunteers are essential to the RSPCA in volunteering out at the shelters, our headquarters and as foster carers.

South Australia $2,730

Diabetes SA

Funds to assist a Kids Camp for children 8-12 years old with Type 1 diabetes. The camp gives these children the opportunity to have fun with other children with Type 1 Diabetes and learn valuable skills to help them live with this life-threatening disease.

South Australia $2,500

Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation

To assist with the purchase of a new Rotor-Gene to analyse DNA and RNA in hemochromatosis, a common iron overload disease; bowel disease; colon cancer, and in elderly patients with ulcers that don't heal, as well as monitoring resistance to anti-malarial therapies and determining how to provide protection agaainst hepatitis C virus infection.

Western Australia $7,500