Grants Given in Australia

Round 6

April to June 2010

Cause Region Amount

Sunshine Coast Community Hospice Ltd.

To provide a new vehicle (Holden Hatch) for volunteers, counsellors, clients and their families to visit the termanilly ill, to collect goods for the thrift shop, to travel to make presentations, and to visit families to provide grief counselling.

Queensland $14,000

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The JDRF Peer Support Program is designed to provide peer to peer emotional support for adults and children who have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. These funds allowed further training workshops for volunteers and staff which would allow the program to service more people in the QLD Type 1 Diabetes community, and also cover the cost of the hundreds of phone calls made to support these individuals and families.

Queensland $5,000

McGuiness McDermott Foundation

The MMF commitment to Survivorship Services provides support in five key aspects of family need. The service offers wellness support (massage, art therapy, couselling, etc), psychological support for families and individual children, a physical program in conjunction with the University of SA and a range of practical support to families as they adjust to living with cancer. With this grant, they are planning to develop and publish a comprehensive service and support directory to be available to all parents of children living with cancer and serious illness in South Australia.

South Australia $8,000

Legacy Club of Adelaide

Since 1923, Legacy has been caring for the families of deceased veterans who have died on operational services or subsequently. The 'Legacy Remembrance Concert' is a 2 hour annual variety concert for widows to be held in the Adelaide Town Hall on 24th October with over 100 expected to attend.

South Australia $3,000

Dry July Foundation - QEH Research Foundation

Dry July mission directly benefits adult cancer patients with real and tangible change by better environments and support networks for patients and their families. Dry July also aims to make people aware of their own drinking habits and the value of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

South Australia $2,500

Cancer Council of SA - Relay for Life

Relay for Life is an overnight community event that brings the community together for a weekend of fun, entertainment, celebration of survivors and rembrance of those lost to cancer. Teams raise money leading up to the event then participate in a relay-style walk over 19 hours.

South Australia $1,000

Can Do 4 Kids

Funding for the Contact Lens Project provided a training resource for clients with a vision impairment, their families and the wider community via a comprehensive DVD format and a supporting booklet. It provides specialist eye care information and family support, as well as real-life examples of peers at various stages of learning to manage contact lenses.

South Australia $1,700

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria

Support to trial a new initiative called "Walter Jona Memorial Making Children with Asthma Safe Program", involving children's service providers and the parents of young children with asthma in the outer south east group corridor of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Support of this innovative trial will help improve the quality of care delivered to children aged 0-4 years with Asthma.

Victoria $8,000

Variety the Children's Charity - WA

The variety bash is the major fundraiser for Variety WA. It is a high-profile event which sees participants theme their cars and dress in costume to raise funds for the sick, disadvantaged and disabled kids in WA. Along the route participants are involved in grant presentations to children and also visit a number of schools, who also receive grants. $10,000 covers the cost of the Harcourts car in the bash, and essentially helps Variety reach and support many more children.

Western Australia $10,000

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

The grant specifically support fundraising for The Mont Blanc Project 2010: A Climb for Childhood Cancer". Funds used toward the purchase of a $500,000 3D Imaging Machine, which will lead to better and more effective treatiment options for young medulloblastoma (brain tumour) patients at this specialist children's hospital.

Western Australia $5,000

Beyond Blue

This donation helped Beyond Blue to continue raising awareness of depression and anxiety in communities throughout Australia and conduct research into the prevention and early treatment of depression related disorders.

Western Australia $8,882

Rainbow Club Australia Inc.

Rainbow Club Australia provides swimming lessons for children with disabilities. In both the short and long term, RCA aims to continue to support those clubs already operating and to expand to areas and states where there are no similar programs presently running.

New South Wales $1,500

Starlight Children's Foundation Australia

The grant helped to upgrade 4 fun centres at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (VIC) and Box Hill (NSW). These will provide a unique and much needed service to seriously ill children. The upgrade will ensure that the fun centres are operable and utilise the latest technology.

New South Wales $2,500