Grants Database

No Place Like Home: Preventing Future Homelessness

Justice Connect will support the “future homeless” with accurate, responsive information and interactive resources to help those at risk to understand the rapidly changing COVID landscape and take preventative action to avoid homelessness and escalating financial crisis. Justice Connect will deliver tailored legal help at scale throughout the COVID-19 recovery period, using innovative tools which focus on housing, financial and employment problems.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $200,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: The First Step Program Limited

The Road Home

First Step will partner with Launch Housing & Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation to deliver a weekly, multidisciplinary clinic within 2 emergency housing locations. They will facilitate access to comprehensive services at a point of critical need, providing services free of charge using the First Step whole-of-person, collaborative treatment model that incorporates: addiction medicine GP's, criminal/family-violence lawyers, mental health nursing and access to all other services offered by First Step.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $180,000
  • Project State: WA
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Just Home Margaret River Inc

Augusta-Margaret River Community Resilience Project

Just Home will deliver a new Community Resilience Project with frontline social workers to support and advocate for at-risk residents to access and maintain housing, while building strategic partnerships to develop innovative social housing in the community. The project builds on the learnings of our successful Housing Advocacy Project 2017-2020.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $154,000
  • Project State: WA
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Curtin University of Technology: Faculty of Health Sciences

Virtual platforms for enabling neurodiverse individuals and developing the digital literacy in aboriginal teenagers

To build a virtual platform providing a pathway to employment for neurodiverse individuals with national reach, underpinned by the established Coder Dojo coding club (partner AASQA and Autism West), TRANSITION to adulthood program (Therapy Focus and Autism West) and the social enterprise ExteND Testing (Therapy Focus).

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $225,000
  • Project State: QLD
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Suited to Success Limited

Supporting job-seekers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

This project will enhance the capacity of Suited to Success to assist people in overcoming barriers to employment, through investing in program resourcing and growing its volunteer team. This project will also enable STS to tailor its programs for jobseekers living with a disability, and create a new service offering. STS supports jobseekers by providing employment assistance, career coaching, workshops, styling services (including clothing), and peer support activities.

  • Program Area: Fair - Early Childhood Development
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: SNAICC-National Voice for our Children (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Corporation)

Transforming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander access to quality early learning

This project will pilot and start to scale an innovative Indigenous intermediary service model to support community controlled early learning services to re-establish post-COVID, improving their quality, viability, sustainability and agency. This is the first phase of a long-term endeavour to develop a robust and responsive support system for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled early learning sector and to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice on early childhood development.

  • Program Area: Fair - Early Childhood Development
  • Amount: $360,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: University of Melbourne: Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Learning from the COVID-19 crisis in early childhood education: Educator wellbeing and family engagement practices

The REEaCh Hub, in partnership with Goodstart and MCRI, to generate insights about innovative family engagement practices implemented by early childhood services during the COVID-19 crisis (Phase 1), and to spread and embed the learnings across services (Phase 2). The project will explore which innovative strategies were effective in maintaining family engagement and supporting educator wellbeing over a 2-year period. Insights will be explored from an organisational, service, educator and family perspective, with a focus on vulnerable families. Quality-improvement methodology will be used so that knowledge is translated widely, and benefits extended to other Goodstart centres and other ECEC services nationally.

Digital learning to support child mental health and wellbeing.

This project is the first of its kind, bringing Smiling Mind's much-loved resources to life through the mainstream broadcasting channels of ABC Me and ABC Kids, underpinned by the expertise and clinical governance of the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) and the Raising Children Network (RCN). It is designed to take Smiling Mind's developmentally appropriate and proven approach to supporting children to engage in learning experiences into a new realm of reach and impact, in response to acute and growing need.

  • Program Area: The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift
  • Amount: $360,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for Early Childhood - Phase 2

This funding will allow SAKGF to further expand, monitor, evaluate and refine the early years program over another 3 years. This grant follows a previous grant of $300,000 awarded by the Foundation in 2016 to support this program as a pilot with 15 childcare centres.

  • Program Area: Fair - Early Childhood Development
  • Amount: $450,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Limited

Capacity Building: Strengthening ARACY's Strategic Impact in the Early Years

This funding will ensure ARACY is equipped to provide strategic leadership and collaborative capacity building to ensure a more coordinated approach to early years outcomes across government, business & philanthropy.

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