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.

Bright Futures (Northern Uganda)

Lukodi Health Centre – Vaccine Fridge / Freezer
Bright Futures works in partnership with established agencies primarily in Uganda, Kenya, India and Pakistan to provide vital education, health and development programs that address the causes of poverty and offer the prospect of a better life.

In January 2016, Bright Futures, in partnership with Bishop Onono Onweng Foundation, established the Lukodi Health Centre in the village of Lukodi in Northern Uganda. The health centre was a much-needed facility for local villagers in the Lukodi area

Barrier Breakers Inc.

Art as Therapy
Barrier Breakers will develop two, Art as Therapy programmes in Sale Victoria. One programme will be for the general community and one for the indigenous community, which will concentrate specifically on indigenous art forms. In both cases, the programmes will be open to people who have a mental illness and to their families and carers.

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.

Palliative Care South Australia Inc (PCSA)

State Palliative Care Conference – enable 20 palliative care volunteers to attend

Palliative Care South Australia Inc (PCSA) has been the peak body for palliative care in South Australia since 1984. It is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people living with terminal illness and those who care for them.

PCSA has been a consistent and influential driver of palliative care service development and discussion for over 30 years, continuing to be active in facilitation of education and training for health care professionals, carers and the general public on a number of fronts.

Partners In Aid

Sinangpad Healthy Village Project (Philippines) – 70 sanitary household toilets
Partners in Aid (PIA) is a non-profit organization established in Melbourne in 1962 which seeks to improve the living standards of people in vulnerable communities in developing countries. To this end, it has developed long-standing relationships, based on mutual respect, with partner organizations in India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Symbiosis International (Bangladesh)

Village Vision 2018
The work of Symbiosis in Bangladesh is carried out under the overall management and oversight of Symbiosis International, an NGO registered in Australia and based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Village Vision 2018 will be conducted as part of Symbiosis Primary Eye Care Service (SPECS), the aim of which is: Supporting sustainable development by reducing low vision and blindness with a focus on primary eye care, eye health education and training of skilled eye care personnel.

SIDS and Kids SA

It’s Not A Christmas Party!
One of the most difficult times of year for a bereaved family is the lead up to Christmas. Each year the festivities leave an ache in their heart because their beautiful child is not there to enjoy it with them.

SIDS and Kids SA recognises that bereaved families experience significant trauma and anxiety as they try to deal with the ‘happy’ arrangements with any other children, family and friends, and the ‘sadness’ of not having their lost child to share it with.

The Hands Of Rescue (THOR)

Safe Motherhood Programme – Papua New Guinea (PNG)
PNG is one of the worst countries in the world for recorded maternal deaths.

1 in 30 women will die in childbirth in PNG compared with 1 in 10,000 in Australia. About 1 in 10 women in PNG will have a problem delivering a baby, sometimes minor and sometimes major. If they get into difficulty in a remote village they may not survive the problems.

Living Ruff in SA

Paws & Pals – pop up vet clinics for pets of the homeless
Living Ruff in SA seeks to encourage a more compassionate and supportive attitude towards the homeless keeping their dog, so they can maintain that special bond which is of benefit to both dog and owner.

The Paws & Pals programme supports homeless people and their pets by helping them obtain free or heavily subsidised pet care and veterinary services. The first pop up vet clinic was