Grants Database

The 100 Story Building - A centre for young writers

This funding will support the establishment of a new centre for young writers in Melbourne's inner-west. The centre will be named The 100 Story Building and will be a place where students of all ages can come to develop a passion for writing and confidence in themselves as creative individuals.

Cockatoo Voices

A children’s community publishing project which will target 60 disadvantaged children who live in the rural hills region of the Cardinia Shire. The project will run for 12 months and incorporates capacity building training, children’s community publishing workshops, the creation of individual and collective books and a travelling book road show, among other elements.

Growing Wild: Ground Zone

The Growing Wild educational precinct aims to foster early connections between children and wild places. Solely devoted to nurturing a love of nature in children aged three to eight and their families, Growing Wild will provide a space in which children can come face to face and have a tactile experience with animals in three zones: Ground, Trees and Water.

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Project State: NSW
  • Year Granted: 2010
  • Grantee: Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre


12words - is a microfiction website and networking tool through which writers (mostly aged 15-25) can register on the website, and then write stories of twelve words or less.

The Doula Project - renamed Mentoring Mums Program

The Doula Project, weekly supportive home visits by trained volunteer 'doulas' (wise women) to young women and families at risk of having children taken into care.

Refer to Case Studies (Our Stories) for further information.

Shooting goals for children - the establishment of a new junior Redskins basketball program

Uniforms, registration fees and first aid kits will be provided to children from a disadvantaged area to allow them to participate in the local basketball competition.

Education Support Project

Education Support Project - a holistic approach to educational support from kindergarten through to high school for disadvantaged children and their families.

Pathways to the Future

The project aims to work with asylum seeker families to identify their difficulties and problems, and to work with existing services in the community to help them meet the needs of these families.

Poetry Education Program

A program to encourage greater involvement in poetry by teachers and students alike.

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $23,570
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2007
  • Grantee: Tweddle Child & Family Health Service

Post Natal Depression and Beyond Mothers' Group

Provision of post natal depression groups with the support of the Austin Hospital.


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