Grants Given in Australia

Round 25

January to March 2015

Cause Region Amount

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc - Devonport

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. offer a diverse range of flexible & accessible programs that promote the wellbeing & safety of children, young people & families including crisis accommodation support, transitional accommodation support, family support services, needle syringe program, youth alcohol and drug service and more. These funds will be used towards the HELP Film Festival 2015 (Homelesness: Every Life is Precious). In its 4th year, the contest is open to high school and college students and community groups. The 2015 theme is 'Who is homeless?' The top 12 entries will be screened at CMAX Devonport during August coinciding with National Homeless Persons Week. The winners will receive vouchers for the school, college or group. The project will raise community awareness, provide opportunities for young people to be involved in their community and have their voices heard.

Tasmania $6000

HeartKids Victoria Tasmania

HeartKids provide high-quality caring support, information & advocacy and to give hope by driving world class research into Childhood Heart Disease (CHD). One of the objectives for the organisation over the next 12-18months is to expand the family support network in Tasmania, with roughly 100 families with a child with CHD registered as HeartKids members and around 40 whom require cardiac treatment or surgery at the RCH in Melbourne each year. After families return home after surgery or treatment they require follow-up support and we'd like to appoint a branch coordinator in Tasmania. The branch would provide support for families, a first point of call when dealing with issues of CHD and help put families in touch with others in the community to build support networks. Funding will be used specifically for supporting Tasmanian families with three branches to operate in the Hobart, Launceston & Burnie.

Tasmania $7000

Hobart Police & Community Youth Club Inc

Hobart PCYC's purpose is to provide a safe environment for youth & community to participate in a range of social & recreational activities. Funding will be used for painting the youth activity & meeting room - a space used for at risk youth attending programs. Funding would also be used for painting the foyer and installation of a heat pump, TV & couch which would make the area much more comfortable whilst waiting for their program to start or for parents waiting to collect their children. With the foyer area being more welcoming this would in turn aim to increase the number of people using the space. The Foyer was designed in the 1950's and has had no renovations since then.

Tasmania $4000

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation

The Butterfly Ball is an initiative of the Royal Brisbane and Womens' Hospital Foundation where Funds raised are directed to Australia's largest group researching pregnancy and birth tragedies (Perinatal Research Centre). This will be the 3rd year in a row that the Harcourts Foundation has been able to support this wonderful organisation as naming rights sponsor for the Butterly Ball.

Queensland $20,000

Sydney Childrens Hospital Foundation Ltd.

Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick provides a complex and comprehensive range of services in paediatric and adolescent medicine and surgery, treating children with conditions including cancer, trauma, HIV/AIDS, congenital abnormalities, disabilities, disabilities, heart disease and respiratory disorders. The Sydney Children's Hospital is working collaboratively with Fairy Sparkle, their very own resident fairy, to create a balcony garden on the 1st floor. Fairy Sparkle recently received the Order of Australia for 20 years of spreading her magic and helping children. The garden on the 1st floor will be helpful to children with limited mobility, brightening the days for many sick children & their family.

New South Wales $5,000

Foster Care Angels Incorporated

Foster Care Angels is a young charity established by foster carers and run by volunteers. Our mission and purpose is to help make the foster care experience as enriching as possible for all vulnerable children and their foster families in NSW, and for it to become a positive chapter in their life story. When a child is removed from their home and placed into foster care, they often leave with little or no personal possessions. This can be an extremely traumatic time and the simplest of things can have the biggest impact. The Bed in a Bag Program aims to provide personal bedding for kids placed in group homes. Unfortunately not all children in the Foster Care system will be placed with a Foster family. In some cases children from 12 are placed with other children in a group home and cared for by staff. The Bed in a Bag program provides one child with their very own Bed in a Bag, which includes a Fitted Sheet Set, Pillow and Pillow Case, Towel and face Washer, and Quilt and Quilt Cover for $120 per set.

New South Wales $2,500

Edith Cowan University

The Edith Cowan University aims to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their full academic potential. In keeping with the ethos of Edith Cowan, we feel an education is fundamental to tackling the social issues of the day and is the key to growth, change and improvement, and the aspiration of ECU is to guarantee all of our students achieve their full academic potential and graduate to become valued citizens for the benefit of WA and beyond.

Western Australia $5,000

The School Volunteer Program

This project is an intergenerational program that harnesses the time, talent and passion of dedicated volunteer community members who are trained as mentors, and utilises hard court bowls as the vehicle for their mentoring relationship with socially, emotionally vulnerable, and at risk children engaged in education.

Western Australia $5,000

ManUp! Australia

In 2015, ManUp! will conduct a number of awareness and educational campaigns known as the ManUp! On The Road Tour throughout July, September and November. ManUp! will be visiting more than seventy communities in regional and rural  Queensland and Victoria. With a vintage Kombi secured as a centrepiece of the 2015 tours, our goal is to raise public "brand awareness" for prostate cancer, its detection, its treatment and the need for a program that offers support to men living with prostate cancer. It is only through awareness and education that prostate cancers will be detected at an earlier, more treatable stage.

Queensland and Victoria $10,000