Southern Cross Kids’ Camps (SCKC)

SCKC Knox  Camp (Victoria)
Southern Cross Kids’ Camps has 13 camps operating each year in three states of Australia – NSW, Victoria and SA.

Thirty children will attend the SCKC Knox camp mentor programme: around 15 boys and 15 girls. The next Knox camp will be held in January 2018 and the children will be aged 7 to 11 years old (primary school age). The majority of children live and attend school in the City of Knox area.

Grandparents For Grandchildren SA Inc

Grandcarers Education Supplement Fund
Grandparents For Grandchildren SA Inc. (GFGSA) is a support and advocacy service for grandparents that have taken on the role of primary carer to their grandchildren. It has been providing these services for 14 years.

GFGSA listens to grandparents and their concerns regarding their grandchildren and helps them to discover solutions to those issues. It also helps grandparent carers navigate the courts, government agencies and other service providers who can assist and support them as well as providing assistance with referral services for grandparents e.g. psychologists, psychiatrists and lawyers.

Dress for Success Adelaide

Skills to Succeed Academy
Dress For Success Adelaide were the recipient of a $2000 grant in 2015 when they first opened their doors to clients. That grant was instrumental in providing job seekers with sales and POS skills which has ultimately assisted them into various field of employment.

Dress For Success Adelaide have been a resounding force for good by any measure  and they report-
In 2016/2017 Dress for Success Adelaide served 359 women taking the total of women served by our affiliate to 586. Of the 586 women equipped with employable skills 265 were successful in gaining employment – a result of 45%. We conducted 810 Career Support Program appointments, provided 2,754 pieces of clothing and accessories to the value of $34,770 to 526 clients (NB: not all clients need to access clothing for interview or employment suiting).

Breakaway Youth

Project: Beach Day
Breakaway Youth founder Merv Landy worked as a prison officer for 7 years and during this time he had many conversations with inmates, asking them about what might have stopped them from ending up in prison. The most common answers he received were: “had someone really loved me,” and, “had someone taken me out of the environment I was in, like going camping.”

International China Concern (ICC)

Community Outreach – Changsha city, China
Although China is experiencing rapid economic growth there remains a deficit in social welfare for the disadvantaged, especially the disabled. Hundreds of thousands of babies and children with disabilities continue to be abandoned each year.

ICC believes that WHERE a child lives should not dictate IF that child lives.

Specialized training for Chinese nationals working in social welfare is limited and many have little or no understanding of how to care for those with special needs. This leads to high child mortality rates. In many state-run orphanages

Sepheo Foundation (Lesotho)

School Fence Costs
Josh and Belinda Groves (Australians) founded Sepheo in 2013 in response to the needs of children on the streets in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Prior to this, Belinda spent 18 months on the streets understanding root causes and building relationships with children there.

Sepheo is the first point-of-call for children on the streets,

Kids Arthritis Australia

Juvenile Arthritis Support Group
1 in 1000 Children in Australia live with Arthritis and Kids Arthritis Australia is Australia’s first and leading organisation solely dedicated to supporting them.

Founder and CEO Sarah Hammond has lived with Juvenile Arthritis since birth and by the age of 19 was half blind with UVitis (Arthritis of the eye), and also had Medication induced Lupus. In October 2015 she officially registered Kids Arthritis Australia to advocate for change and support.

In 2 Life

Training Online Support for Youth Suicide Intervention – Adelaide
Established in 2001, In2Life began as an organisation to assist in the aid of at-risk youth throughout Australia.

Originally it successfully established relationships in communities throughout Australia through the RUSH Youth Mentoring programme involving secondary schools, local police, churches, local members of government and locally based volunteers and families.

In recent years however in2Life has re-evolved and its modern face was born out of the development of technology and social media. The Coming Together to Prevent Youth Suicide Facebook page was begun by two students recognising the need for a supportive community for those in trouble.

Mission for African Mothers (MAM)

Rural Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Campaign (Uganda)
In October 2014, UCF awarded a small grant of $2,000 AUD to Mission for African Mothers (MAM) to run this project in Olio sub-county. You can read about that first grant here.

The aim of this project is to use a youth-to-youth based approach as a means of creating awareness among the rural youth on sexual and reproductive services, information and rights.