Rapid response update

Since July 2018, the Foundation started a new grants program. Funding of up to $3,000 is available for projects that support prosperous, connected and cohesive communities.

Some of the projects we’ve funded to date are:

  • The Community Grocer:  to build healthy connected communities by creating a vibrant weekly gathering space – the market – encouraging social inclusion and cultural diversity in Fawkner.
  • The Bridge for the TTT Work Club: to provide a Job Search/Mentoring Club, for past, current and future to continue to grow the support base and practical applications provided by TTT facilitators and Moon Rabbit café staff, local business participants and community stakeholders, to assist  all participants to eventually transition into employment on an individual needs base.
  • Carringbush Neighbourhood House for Learning Together:  To deliver a project for men of CALD and vulnerable backgrounds with children and/or grandchildren at St. Joseph’s Primary School by providing individual and group literacy support, build the men’s capacity to participate in the community and school through information sessions and workshops that are tailored to the men’s particular needs
  • Kings Kongs at Midsumma: Kongs strengthens communities in Melbourne’s Inner North by fostering drag king culture and providing opportunities for marginalised community members to promote or launch their career in the arts. Involvement in the Midsumma Festival program will enable us to reach a wider audience and allow more members of the community to be a part of our events.
  • Breakaway Camps: Breakaway Youth is an early intervention program for at-risk youth in the Darebin, Banyule and Whittlesea council areas. Breakaway is in urgent need of a new photocopying/printing/scanning machine in it’s office in Preston. The current machine is no longer in operation. The machine would be used daily by all Breakaway Staff, Volunteer Leaders, and the youth we work with.

Applications are now open.