Deafblind Association NSW (Inc.)

Unheard Voices – Tactile Interpreters for performance rehearsals
The Deafblind Association NSW Inc (DBANSW) was formed in 1989 in Sydney due to limited social services available to adults with deafblindness. It has developed into an organisation that provides support to people with deafblindness to advocate for systemic change to ensure their inclusion in their communities. DBANSW undertakes community education, volunteer training as well as providing social support.

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.

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,

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda

Girl Empowerment Project
This project, which will be implemented in Ngora District in Kobuin Sub-county Eastern Uganda, has a life span of 5 months.

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda (IYAU) is a grassroots community based integrated empowerment programme aimed at offering livelihoods, capacity building for women, gender issues,

Time for Kids

Little Pop-up Library
Time for Kids was established in 1960 to prevent disadvantaged children from entering the juvenile justice system. Today, they continue to work with children and young people who experience various forms of disadvantage and are high in the risk factors associated with youth offending and poor life outcomes. 20% of Time for Kids children are in the out-of-home care system, living in kinship care arrangements.

The Time for Kids programme matches children in need with individuals and families who play a significant role in their life over many years, complementing and adding to the child’s existing family structures.

Australia21

Smarter About Drugs
“Smarter about Drugs” comprises a workshop on this topic for young people, followed by a panel discussion for parents, teachers and young people, with live streaming of questions from around Australia.

The workshop and the evening discussion will be filmed as a discussion starter for later use in schools, youth groups and communities.

Genesis Pregnancy Support

School resource materials
Commencing in 1991, Genesis’ purpose is to provide support to girls or women experiencing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy
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This support is provided in the form of free pregnancy testing, counselling (telephone or face-to-face), material assistance

One Girl Australia

School Furnishings – Magbafth Primary School, Sierra Leone
The UCF grant will be used to help provide essential furnishings to the new school building at the Magbafth Primary School.

This will include tables, benches and blackboards.

The One Girl project aims to increase attendance at schools to create a ripple effect of educated girls with an increased capacity to earn which in turn benefits their family and community.

Australia HOPE International

HOPE Schools Projects: 40 desks – East Africa
Australia HOPE International was begun in 2003 by Bill and Norma Osborne to help educate orphans and children in need.

Their application was for HOPE schools projects: three of the schools urgently needed desks which would be made by local carpenters and labourers in just one month once the funds were received and the wood purchased.

Forty desks will be made. Each desk can seat 3-5 children and will get them off the dirt floor and give the children something to write on as well as providing a better learning environment.