Grants Given in Australia

Round 23

July to September 2014

Cause Region Amount

Australian Firefighters Inc.

Sponsorship for the annual Gold Coast Firefighters Charity Ball (The Fire Ball), with 50% of net proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish Australia, and the other 50% of net proceeds will assist one of the local firefighters suffering from cancer.

Queensland $20,000

Southern Cross Kids' Camps

Southern Cross Kids' Camps is a not-for-profit organisation, enabling children aged 7-11 to overcome abuse, neglect and domestic violence. SCKC accomplishes this through 5-day early-intervention camp programs with a unique 1:1 child-to-adult Buddy mentoring model. Buddy mentors empower each girl and boy to develop life skills for greater connectedness: at home, at school and in the community. This grant 10-11 girls and boys, aged 7-11 from Casey and Knox, who come from backgrounds of abuse, neglect and domestic violence. The project recognises children's diverse needs and shared human dignity. It will include kids from all walks of life, regardless of their socio-cultural or religious backgrounds: kids from culturally diverse heritage, kids from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, kids who face the insecurity of transient foster homes and out-of-home care.

Victoria $10,000

Family Access Network Inc.

Family Access Network (FAN) provides support within a case management framework to vulnerable young people aged 15 to 25, young families, and their accompanying children in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR). Their target group is primarily young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and includes young people from CALD backgrounds, indigenous, same sex-attracted, transgender intersex (SSATI) and young people with a history of statutory involvement. Services include transitional support; private rental brokerage program; a life skills program incorporating a young mum’s group; and a state-wide Same Sex-Attracted, Transgender, Intersex (SSATI) program. The aim of this project is to assist young people who are ineligible for mainstream funding to enter long term housing.

Victoria $4,000

Little Heroes Foundation

Little Heroes' purpose is to identify funding projects for life after cancer through our child family care program, offering the family and individuals programs for seriously ill children. These funds will specifically be used for a national and local program for EB Kids, raising money for a Robotic Gym. The total budget for the project is $4M.

South Australia $1,000