The Humour Foundation

Clown Doctors SA
The Humour Foundation is a national charity founded in 1997 by a General Practitioner and professional performer, who saw an opportunity to bring the performing arts to the bedside of sick children in hospital and create and spread smiles and laughter where it is needed most.

Their core programme is Clown Doctors, bringing emotional healing, humour therapy and empowerment to sick children and their families in 21 hospitals across Australia.

Tutti Ensemble Inc.

Exercise equipment
Begun in 2004, the Performing Arts program is one of Tutti’s core programs and involves 16 young adults with intellectual disability working three days a week with professional artists to develop their voice, movement and drama skills. Together they form our Performing Arts Ensemble which has produced two original works and been involved in collaborations with State Opera, Cirkidz and other Adelaide companies. The aim of this program is to develop professional pathways for the performers involved, and some are already sought after as singers, actors and movement artists.

A growing focus of Tutti’s  programmes is to increase the physical activity of participants.

Down Syndrome SA (DSSA)

Dance Down performance troupe costumes
Founded in 1974, Down Syndrome SA (DSSA – previously the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia) has for many years provided an holistic, comprehensive and seamless programme of education, life skills, advice and support, advocacy, activities and respite for people with Down syndrome and similar chromosomal disorders, and their parents and carers.

This project request related to the Dance Down performance troupe and was requesting a once off grant to contribute towards the cost of new costumes. DSSA have 25 young adults with Down Syndrome who weekly train and regularly perform at events.

Suneden Special School

Sensory play space
Suneden Special School was founded in 1943 and is an independent, not-for-profit, non-denominational school that caters to approximately 60 students aged 5 to 21 years with intellectual and multiple disabilities. Approximately 70% of the students have Autism; other medical conditions the students experience include Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay.

Many of the students at Suneden Special School, particularly students with Autism, experience challenges processing sensory information and self-regulating their sensory and behavioural responses. Alternative learning and development settings are required to support their needs and to facilitate their engagement in curriculum and other activities.

Consequently, the school is creating a new outdoor sensory play space especially designed for the students and the first of its kind in South Australia.

Work Injured Resource Connection Inc. (WIRC)

Freezer for Emergency Food – Adelaide
Work Injured Resource Connection (WIRC) began in 1996 when the founding members gathered to discuss their common experiences and difficulties with the South Australian WorkCover system. It was begun with the aim of providing injured workers with information, knowledge and support as they attempted to regain control of their lives, and understand the system in which they found themselves trapped.

The Bags of Love Emergency Relief project was given this name to reflect what is very much required by many work injured South Australians.

SIDS and Kids SA

LINE 1 Crisis Response – Adelaide
Formed in 1977 by a group of parents who tragically had their babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), this group worked tirelessly to raise money to fund research in to SIDS and, based on research, promoted the safest way to sleep babies.

Today they continue to promote their safe sleeping message which has resulted in an 83% drop in the rate of SIDS and still support 50 new clients every year that suffer the tragic loss of a baby or child that has died suddenly and unexpectedly.

Bridges and Pathways Institute

ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Projects – Adelaide
Bridges and Pathways Institute Inc (B&P) is a not-for-profit charity established in 1999 with the aim of improving the lives (health outcomes) of Australians living with complex chronic conditions. 100% of their work is done by volunteers who share their skills and expertise to achieve B&P’s goals.

Friends of Ebenezer Australia Inc

Building Project
Part of the Ebenezer vision is to build a High School and Skills Training Centre on, or near, the site of the present school in Livingstone, Zambia.

The Friends of Ebenezer Australia Inc (FoEA) is a community-based group in Maleny, Queensland. It exists for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the Ebenezer Child Care Trust, which is