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.

Enterprise Development & Governance Facility (EDGF Cameroon)

Rural Women Micro Enterprise Cooperative Development
When EDGF went to construct a safe drinking water project in Ntungfe, they met with the village desperate and marginalised poor, who do not have access to financial services, and so depend on men in the community for supplies. Women are typically viewed in the community as farm hands. The women had created a potato cooperative as a link to their farming activities. This project aims at empowering the women to achieved their long desired goal of improved livelihoods.

Dress for Success Adelaide

Professional Retail and Customer Service Training Programme
The mission of Dress for Success Adelaide is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.

Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. From its inception in 1997 there are now 140 Dress for Success affiliates in 19 countries which have served over 850,000 disadvantaged women with professional attire and career support.


Youthinc Employment Placement
In November 2015, another 10 young people between the ages of 16-25 and who live in South Australia, will be invited to participate in Youthinc’s pre-employment programme. One of these will be partially supported by a UCF small grant.

Following the programme, each participant is assigned a suitable job with a relevant host employer, as well as a mentor to provide ongoing support, motivation and guidance. Furthermore,

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,

Young Pioneer Disaster Response (YPDR)

UCF grant enables hire of local carpenters
Young Pioneer Disaster Response (YPDR) is a start-up NGO registered in both the Philippines and the USA which was formed by four friends in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Yolanda made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013 and left massive devastation in its wake. Since then, together with their partners, YPDR have built 917 houses and retrofitted 128 more, rehabilitated 17 classrooms and built a new 3-classroom building, treated more than 3,500 medical patients, and much more.

Read the rest of this post to find out how UCF’s small grant will help build more houses and check out the video 🙂

Peachey Place Living Skills Centre

First Aid training & chicken coop materials
Peachey Place Living Skills Centre is a partnership of five agencies, Playford Primary Health, Housing SA, City of Playford, Association of the Burundian Community of SA and Lutheran Community Care. Lutheran Community Care is the lead organisation for this partnership.

Peachey Place Living Skills Centre is a collaborative, innovative project that has created a community hub for the Davoren Park Community. The motto for Peachey Place is Connect, Learn and Live Well.

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)

New trot poles for Oakbank centre
In 2014 RDA relocated their state office from Maylands to Oakbank and no longer had access to trot poles. They use these poles to teach lessons, using them to set up trail & traffic courses for riders to navigate different courses, or to step over when training horses.

The UCF small grant was used to buy twenty new 3-metre poles in the centre’s colours.

WARNING: Only watch the incredibly moving and inspiring video if you have a box of tissues handy!

In 2 Life

Training Online Support for Youth Suicide Intervention – Adelaide
In 2 Life have been established since 2001 and have over twelve years experience in the youth sector. They have a strong track record in the creation and delivery of programs that support marginalised youth in Australia. Their staff and volunteers are very experienced in youth issues and the needs of youth today.

Tragically, youth suicide in Australia is alarmingly high. The Facebook group Coming Together to Prevent Youth Suicide was established in June 2012 by two young people in Melbourne after a series of 10 suicides across 3 schools in one region.

Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia (ADSSA)

Asbestos Awareness Training – Adelaide
ADSSA was incorporated in 2005 to look after the needs of victims of Asbestos Related Diseases (ARDs).  ADSSA employs a Social Worker on a part time basis to look after the needs of victims, their families, carers, relatives etc.

It has, in recent years, embarked on Asbestos Awareness Training to all people in South Australia – conducting workshops in businesses, clubs, social groups and for home renovators.