Grants Database

Little Sprouts Op Shop

This grant contributes to the lease of the Little Sprouts Op Shop & Café (LSOS), a social enterprise and training facility in Mildura, VIC. It will also contribute to the employment of the project officer who oversees the day-to-day running of LSOS, including managing employees and volunteers, and liaises with other local organisations to create education and employment opportunities for young mothers, Work for the Dole participants and volunteers.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Project State: WA
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Just Home Margaret River Inc

Augusta-Margaret River Community Resilience Project

Addtional funding for Community Development Project

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Project State: SA
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Habitat for Humanity Australia SA


ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centres that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. This grant supports the opening up of ReStore outlets in South Australia.

ReStores provide additional funding through the sale of merchandise to assist Habitat for Humanity to help more families and individuals into safe and secure shelter by building, renovating or repairing their homes or accommodation.

Additionally, Habitat ReStores benefit local communities by providing affordable merchandise to low-income families, diverting waste from landfills, and creating employment & volunteer opportunities for local community members.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Good360 Australia Ltd

Capacity Building supporting Good 360 Growing its Revenue Base

Capacity building grant supporting Good360 to grow its revenue base

Commercial Cooking Employment Pathway for People Seeking Asylum and Refugees

The Commercial Cooking Training and Employment (CCTE) project engages people seeking asylum and refugees who aspire to work in any commercial kitchen in Australia (e.g. in hospitality, events and/or catering) yet who are experiencing barriers to accessing secure, non-exploitative, properly remunerated employment.

The CCTE project launched with a 12-month pilot in January 2021 engaging a cohort of 8 participants with the intention to learn from and scale this project over the next 3 years. This grant supports an increased annual participant intake (within the full 12-month program) from 8 up to 20, within 3 years.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $105,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Conscious Creative Limited

HoMie Capacity Building

This grant supports the development of HoMie, a Melbourne-based streetwear clothing brand, founded in 2015. A dynamic social enterprise, HoMie, applies 100% of its profits towards achieving its mission in supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship to equip them with the skills, confidence, and experiences to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future.

GrowAbility Nursery - The Next Growth Phase

This grant supports GrowAbility in the next phase of its growth and specifically employ a part-time project officer to implement its strategy. The project officer will oversee the pathways and community engagement component, including delivering Learn Local courses in Introduction to Horticulture and Work Readiness for people with a level of impairment, school-based work experience and placements, volunteer projects and venue hire.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre - Social Enterprise Skills and Training for Jobs

This grant supports the Our Kitchen Social Enterprise (OKSE) at the Ballarat neighbourhood Centre. It is a workforce development program helping long-term disadvantaged job seekers gain the confidence and skills to find employment. Established in 2017, the program has an emphasis on supporting female, aged, multicultural, and disadvantaged jobseekers and is delivered in a safe learning environment at the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre.

OKSE creates real work experience opportunities through catering for local community members, organisations and businesses.

Home Stretch - Bringing it home in New South Wales and Queensland

Home Stretch aims to achieve historic legislative reform to Australia’s child welfare system by extending the age at which young people leave out of home care from 18 to 21 years. While this option is available in the USA, Europe, Canada and NZ, Australia lags behind.
Since 2016, the Home Stretch campaign has led to six of eight Australian states and territories implementing formal and guaranteed extended care arrangements until 21 years: VIC, ACT, TAS, WA and SA with NT currently implementing reform.

This grant supports the Home Stretch campaign to bring New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland jurisdictions in line with the rest of the country.

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