Zahra Foundation Australia

“Pathways to Empowerment” programme
Zahra Foundation Australia currently run a 9-week “Pathways to Empowerment” programme which supports women with financial literacy, computer literacy and developing a learning plan. All women accessing the programme have been or are currently experiencing domestic violence and are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged as a result.

Grace Homestead

Materials For a Disabled Toilet
Grace Homestead is a facility in the Lockyer Valley, which caters specifically for mothers who are struggling with a substance use disorder and mental health condition.

The facility will enable a mother, with up to two children, to seek treatment while continuing to care

Essentials 4 Women SA (E4WSA)

Feminine Hygiene Products
One aspect of women’s homelessness is not often discussed – the difficulty of getting your period while living rough. Limited access to sanitary products means homeless women are often forced to choose between buying sanitary products or other essential items like food.

Symbiosis International

Village Vision 2017 (cataract surgery)
For almost 22 years, Symbiosis has been helping poor and marginalised people in Bangladesh overcome poverty, principally in rural areas. They do this through empowerment-based grassroots community development, centred on self-help group formation, adult literacy and peer savings (for income generation activities). The empowerment of women is a key focus.

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.

Elizabeth South Community Centre

Equipping the Expansion of the Elizabeth South Community Centre
The Elizabeth South Community Centre (ESCC) is a community development project in the disadvantaged suburb of Elizabeth South in Adelaide.

Elizabeth South is rated as the most disadvantaged suburb in the most disadvantaged

Hopes and Dreams Inc

Economic Empowerment – women’s self-help groups (South Africa)
Hopes and Dreams (registered in Australia in 2008) is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions in Africa and India where they focus on two areas:

• bringing clean and safe water to communities, and

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.