Cobra and Mongoose Charity Group (Rwanda)

Rwanda Childcare (Nursery) Facility Fitout
Cobra and Mongoose Charity Group (C&M) was founded in 2003 by Michael Symons after travelling in developing countries and realising how lucky he was to be born in Australia.

Initially the charity was set up primarily to help support the many orphans left by the civil war in Sri Lanka. The first project was support for a girl’s orphanage in Kandy, financing a new kitchen and washing facilities. Cobra and Mongoose now positively impact the lives of thousands across Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Prepare, Produce, Provide (W.A.)

5000 Meals
Prepare Produce Provide (PPP) is the trading name for the not-for profit organisation Live To Tell Your Story Inc. established in 2013 by like-minded and passionate home economics teachers in Western Australia with a vision for training and assisting young people to develop career pathways in the education, food and hospitality industries.

Over the last few years the organisation expanded its membership and developed innovative and effective projects that bring together teachers, chefs and other food industry stakeholders to impart skills to young people to prepare and cook nutritious and quality meals benefiting a wide range of social and community causes.

HUG Charity Foundation Inc. (Uganda)

Sewing and Knitting Programme Expansion
HUG Charity Foundation (HCF) is an Australian based not for profit organization that focuses on establishing sustainable partnerships between two different cultures and has been working side by side with communities surrounding Lubanda Village, in south western Uganda since 2008.

Tuberous Sclerosis Australia

“In Safe Hands” – Toolkit for Teachers
Tuberous Sclerosis Australia (TSA) is a non-profit organisation that exists to support people living with the rare genetic disease known as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). TSA has an almost 40-year history of helping children and families affected by this devastating disease.

TSC causes tumors to grow on a young person’s brain and heart, and then later in life in their lungs, skin and kidneys. TSC frequently causes difficult to control epilepsy, intellectual disabilities, autism and a range of neuro-psychiatric disorders (including depression, anxiety and challenging behaviours). Every week in Australia one baby is born with TSC – there is currently no cure.

Seacliff SLSC (SA)

Suneden Special School Project – an extension of “Beach Access for All”
The Seacliff SLSC Suneden Special School Project is an 8 week programme created and conducted in partnership with Suneden Special School (a former UCF grant recipient). The programme is tailored to the needs of participants and teaches beach safety and water awareness skills which have positive impacts that reach far beyond these activities. Now entering its 3rd year, Seacliff SLSC have revised and improved the programme to ensure the best outcomes possible for participants.

Aussie Books for Zim (Zimbabwe)

Rural School Library Setup
Aussie Books For Zim (ABZ) is an Australian registered charity with a vision of creating brighter futures through books. They collect new and gently used books mainly from Australia and ship them to Zimbabwe where they establish libraries in rural disadvantaged communities who previously had no access to books.

ABZ is all about sustainability and upcycling – turning one man’s trash into another man’s treasure! So far ABZ have shipped 90,000 books to set up over 40 libraries.

Create Impact NGO

Bilballa High School  (Ethiopia) – menstrual hygiene management (MHM) supplies and education

Create Impact was founded by two Australians in 2010 to address the poverty levels and lack of access to primary and secondary education in a remote region of central Ethiopia. Rural Ethiopia is considered one of the poorest regions of the world, with 9 out of 10 children living in extreme poverty and half of all children still not in school.

Create Impact’s work on-the-ground is carried out exclusively by local Ethiopian people. The Project Manager in Ethiopia works with communities, woreda leaders and government to identify communities with little or no access to education, clean water and/or health care.

Dymocks Children’s Charities

Tenant Creek Primary School – library regeneration
Dymocks Children’s Charities’ mission is to improve literacy outcomes for Australian children. 

The charity was set up in 2000 by John Forsyth, the owner of the Dymocks business to give back to the community in a meaningful way.

Dymocks Children’s Charities provide brand new books of choice to children and schools who need them the most. This helps them start their literacy journey with books they want to read and that are right for their needs. The schools Dymocks help don’t have adequate funding or resources to keep their library up to date and relevant to their students’ needs. Many children they meet also don’t have a single book in their homes so they are proud to help children start their literacy journey at a time when it can have the most impact.

Story Dogs

250 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.

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,