Grandparents For Grandchildren SA (GFGSA)

Supplementary Education and Sports Fund

GFGSA has been entirely operated by unpaid volunteers for 16 years and is the peak body for non-statutory Grandcarers and Kinship Carers in South Australia. It is the only organisation of its kind in Australia with a growing list of clients currently numbering in excess of 13,000 SA family members.

There is no substantial support of any kind for Grandcarers and Kinship Carers (unlike the foster care system) and 54% of all children in out-of-home care live with their grandparents who receive no financial assistance from Government or state authorities.

Australian Dental Outreach Foundation Inc

Grow up Smiling – “GuS” – programme materials
The Australian Dental Outreach Foundation Inc (ADOFI) provides mobile dental treatment and related services across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia and partners with facilities, including schools, to provide care to those in greatest need. It is an entirely voluntary orgnisation.

The Foundation strives to provide oral care to the most needy members of the community across Australia, who suffer the greatest burden of disease – often with the poorest access to dental care. Such patients include children, the disabled and seriously ill.

Children First Foundation

Rehab Through Play Project
Children First Foundation (CFF) is a Melbourne based not-for-profit charity founded in 1999. They facilitate life-changing – sometimes life-saving – surgery in Australia for children from developing countries. The children they support are unable to access the medical procedures, resources and care that they require as these complex and often multiple surgical procedures are not available in the children’s own countries.

CFF work in collaboration with extraordinary surgeons, medical doctors, health professionals and hospitals who often provide this first-class treatment and allied health therapy, on a pro bono basis and to date have supported over 350 children from more than 30 different countries.

Story Dogs

260 New Books for Story Dogs
The Story Dogs Mission is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers. No child should be left behind in literacy.

Formed in 2009 in northern NSW, Story Dogs has expanded to now be operating in six Australian states, partnering with 224 schools, with 374 volunteer Dog Teams helping over 1880 children every week.

Wongan Community Care Inc.

Therapy Fun – training for volunteers
Wongan Community Care (WCC) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, community organisation that began over 40 years ago and was originally established as a support organisation for people with disabilities or those who are living in disadvantaged circumstances in the central Wheat belt region of WA.

Motivation Australia

Building children’s wheelchair services in Fiji
Motivation Australia (MA) was founded in 2007 with the mission to enable people with disabilities to be healthy and mobile, access assistive technology (such as wheelchairs, prosthetics, vision and hearing aids), and achieve full and equal inclusion. They work primarily with local organisations in the Pacific Region.

Lolly Jar Circus Inc

UCF Scholarships for two people
Lolly Jar Circus (LJC) was founded in Adelaide 4 years ago to provide young people 3-25, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities or socially at risk, the opportunity to improve their physical, emotional and social fitness whilst having fun learning circus tricks.

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.