Grants Database

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $300,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2017
  • Grantee: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Kitchen Garden Early Years Program

To develop a food education model for early years learning centres and educators reflecting current thinking that obesity prevention should start earlier with children. Once developed and piloted, the professional development program and educational resources pack will be provided nationally as a fee for service program.

One For All: Collaborative Storytelling from Script to Stage

A scalable two-year project with Belvoir Theatre that will boost the communication skills and confidence of Western Sydney teenagers through a creative writing and drama.

The Grand Imaginarium

This grant over 3 years will support The Grand Imaginarium, an artist led pop-up space that provides creative storytelling workshops and programs for children and families, based out of Abbotsford Convent in Collingwood.

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2015
  • Grantee: Pigeons Projects Inc T/A 100 Story Building

School Community Literacy Project

Grant over 3 years to scale and replicate the literacy program service into a financially viably social enterprise to ensure organisational sustainability.

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Project State: NSW
  • Year Granted: 2015
  • Grantee: National Trust of Australia (New South Wales)

Kids Garden Safari

Towards The Kids Garden Safari, a program aimed at children aged 3-6, encouraging them to investigate and relate to the environment both structured and natural of the National Trust property, Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

TEACHaR - Transforming Educational Achievement for Children in Home-based and Residential care

A grant over 2 years with the aim to lift the educational outcomes of children in care by providing them with practical support from teachers experienced in working with disadvantaged and special-needs children.

Digest-ED Learning Centre

A grant over 2 years to establish a Learning Centre as part of the new Predator Prey Precinct which will be a world leading educational development, and an engaging relevant space supporting the education of thousands of students attending Melbourne Zoo.

KIDS CREATING CHANGE: developing, delivering and evaluating a creative, long-term primary prevention strategy

A grant over 3 years will support Kids Creating Change which aims to help break the cycle of poverty and violence for children at risk by embedding creative strategies for long-term change within their communities through three interconnected arts programs.

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Project State: SA
  • Year Granted: 2014
  • Grantee: The Australian Centre for Social Innovation Inc

Children as Changemakers

Family by Family Australia (FFA) is a family-to-family mentoring program that develops the skills and behaviours families need to thrive, helping them to make changes before they reach crisis point. The aim of this 12 month project is to co-design child led curriculum and resources (and purchase a Play Pod) to be incorporated into the FFA program so that through undirected play and kids coaching, children are more actively engaged in the program in turn producing better outcomes for the participating children involved.

MEDAL: Movement Education supporting Dance and Literacy

This grant will enable Tasdance to deliver an innovative, cross-curricular dance and literacy program in three primary schools in Launceston, reaching approximately 375 students from Prep to Grade 6 over a year.


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