Grants Given in Australia

Round 43

July to September 2019

Cause Region Amount

Tour de Cure

Supporting the Lindsay Davies Peter Mac Ride team

Tasmania $5,000

Anglicare

The Good Grub Club, which was funded through the Dignity First Program is a mobile kitchen which (1) trains homeless youth in catering operations, (2) feeds the homeless, and (3) provides our emergency housing youth with skills which will help them contribute to society in a positive and meaningful way. The mobile kitchen trains and supports homeless youth to learn about nutrition and how to prepare, cook, store and service a range of high quality food. Providing them with practical experience to support formal qualifications via Anglicare's collaboration with TAFE Queensland and/or other providers. This mobile kitchen is an extension of our emergency housing service for homeless youth. It doesn't just support the immediate needs of homeless youth. This innovative project addresses unmet skills development, connectivity and education (extension) needs of homeless youth and develop their long-term resilience. The aim is to upskill, educate, train and transition the homeless out of homelessness. It gives free food to those on the street and is a social enterprise which we hope will be self-funded by the end of the year.

Queensland $5,000

The Enneagram Movement

The Enneagram Movement (TEM) will use Enneagram based development programs to reduce the rate of recidivism across Australia. The first program that has been selected is a program developed in the United States known as Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). EPP teaches the incarcerated to understand why we do what we do, using the Enneagram; inspiring transformation through self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-regulation. EPP teaches the Enneagram system, guided meditation, somatic (body) awareness practices, and established relapse prevention models to help the incarcerated to "connect the dots" to how unhealthy intrapersonal patterns are what gets them in trouble in the first place. The EPP program modules are tied directly to each Enneagram type’s reactivity patterns, triggers, coping strategies and defense mechanisms. By bringing their awareness to these unchecked, automatic reactions, participants become more capable of “catching themselves in the act,” observing with non-judgement their negative thoughts and averse emotions, learning to witness their own reactivity and triggers, instead of acting them out. They are given practical, proven techniques to practice making the cognitive-behavioural changes necessary for successful reentry. Inmates develop psychological insights and develop inner resources to support their cognitive-emotional growth. They learn to look beyond “what” they do and instead focus on “why.” Enneagram students learn that our first unconscious “addiction” is to our personality structure and that drugs and alcohol are yet further attempts to numb the uncomfortable, unacceptable self, and avoid emotional pain. Gradually, they come to see how both of these strategies are partly or fully ineffective. Eventually, students learn how to become more capable of avoiding events that trigger their anger, reactivity, and self-defeating behaviours. In so doing, they are able to identify positive, hopeful, future goals and devise a personal plan for successfully reintegrating with their communities and families.

Queensland $5,000

Smiling Mind

Resource provision for two participating schools in our Mindfulness program. Our school mindfulness program is designed to support a system level, whole-of-school approach. It takes a mixed modality approach – offering resources, education and training using a modular approach that can support the whole school community in a scalable and sustainable way.

New South Wales $4,660

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Walk4BrainCancer is Cure Brain Cancer Foundation's biggest annual fundraiser, taking place across the country in October and November each year. These events give the brain cancer community an opportunity to come together, share their stories and physically join a movement which is now having real impact. Our community grows larger and stronger each year, and we use this momentum to drive our research, advocacy and awareness initiatives. Walk4BrainCancer Perth is set to be our biggest ever event in Western Australia, bringing together more than 1,000 members of this community to share their stories and take steps towards finding a cure. They will join more than $11,000 members of the community taking part in Walk4BrainCancer across the country in November. We are aiming to raise $150,000 at this year's walk. which will be allocated to world-class research such as that led by Professor Anna Nowak at the Harry Perkins Institute in Perth. Her project is one of 40 Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Foundation has backed since 2013, totalling an investment of more than $17 million.

Western Australia $5,000

Leeuwin Ocean Adventures

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure exists to provide personal growth and development through participation, adventure and challenge using sail-training and a tall-ship. Family Connect is one of 24 voyages delivered by Leeuwin Ocean Adventure per year. Family Connect is a little different because it provides the opportunity for young people to sail on board the tall-ship STS Leeuwin II with their parent or parents. This voyage is about building family connections, opening the channels of communication between parents and their young adults through a shared experience where together they are challenged and rewarded. Adolescence is acknowledged as a time when the relationship between parents and children is under significant pressure. Through the adventure of sail training, the 3-day Family Connect Voyage will provide family members with new skills and techniques to negotiate through the adolescent years - improving communication, tolerance, self-awareness and connectedness. In collaboration with Leeuwin Ocean Adventure's service delivery partner, Relationships Australia, the voyage program will focus on strengthening family bonds. Feedback from a family who participated in 2017: “Our Family Connect journey which I have to say, was truly amazing, and an eye opener for both myself, partner and our two boys. As a result our “chalk and cheese” boys became so much more connected with each other – which will have a huge impact on our future as a family."

Western Australia $5,400

Foodbank SA

The Cultural Needs Project will provide support to clients with different cultural backgrounds with foods that are not being purchased via our Key Staples Program. We aim to improve food variety and nutrition intake in the multicultural population accessing Foodbank services, to support and promote cultural identity, reinforce their sense of belonging and welcome them into our community. We will purchase food items such as rice, legumes - peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts and tamarind; spices - black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, sumac; herbs - dried thyme, oregano, marjoram and other food items such as sesame seeds. Foodbank has strong relationships with food manufacturers and will purchase these items at heavily discounted prices.

South Australia $5,000

Playgroup

The grant will be used to upgrade an outdoor playdeck, located at the Playgroup SA premises. The Playroom currently hosts 6 sessions of Playgroup per week, supporting 4 community organisations; Ronald McDonald House Charities, Multicultural Youth of SA, Heartkids and Adoption SA and approximately 50 local families (55 children aged 0-5 years), with the provision of an indoor play area and outdoor playdeck. Currently, the outdoor area is unavailable for use as it requires a maintenance upgrade. New decking planks, sandpit area and seating are listed as priorities. Without the provision of this area, the number of Playgroup children and families attending each session, is needing to be reduced, therefore, not being able to meet community needs to it's full capacity. Once the upgrade has been completed, Playgroup SA will be able to increase the usage capacity and the number of sessions held per week, providing a greater impact within the community. This area is also accessible for children with disabilities through existing ramps at both entrance and exits of the outdoor area.

South Australia $5,000