Cooloola Coast Medical Transport

New Computers
Cooloola Coast Medical Transport (CCMT) was formed in 2003 when a small group of community minded residents of Tin Can Bay realised the need to assist the frail and aged residents of the Cooloola Coast with non- urgent medical transport to specialist medical centres and hospitals in Gympie, Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Maryborough and Hervey Bay. There is no suitable public transport linking the Cooloola Coast to the medical centres.

International China Concern (ICC)

Community Outreach – Changsha city, China
Although China is experiencing rapid economic growth there remains a deficit in social welfare for the disadvantaged, especially the disabled. Hundreds of thousands of babies and children with disabilities continue to be abandoned each year.

ICC believes that WHERE a child lives should not dictate IF that child lives.

Specialized training for Chinese nationals working in social welfare is limited and many have little or no understanding of how to care for those with special needs. This leads to high child mortality rates. In many state-run orphanages

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

Zahra Foundation Australia

“Pathways to Empowerment” programme
Zahra Foundation Australia currently run a 9-week “Pathways to Empowerment” programme which supports women with financial literacy, computer literacy and developing a learning plan. All women accessing the programme have been or are currently experiencing domestic violence and are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged as a result.

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,

Grace Homestead

Materials For a Disabled Toilet
Grace Homestead is a facility in the Lockyer Valley, which caters specifically for mothers who are struggling with a substance use disorder and mental health condition.

The facility will enable a mother, with up to two children, to seek treatment while continuing to care

Childhood Cancer Association Inc.

Family Support Pack items
Each year in South Australia an average of 60 children are newly diagnosed with cancer. The majority of families who have a child diagnosed with cancer, are referred immediately to the Childhood Cancer Association by the social workers at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

When the Childhood Cancer Association Counsellors subsequently meet with the family to explain the support and services available to them, each family is also given a Family Support Pack.

Australia21

Smarter About Drugs – primary school programme
In May 2014, Australia21 applied for a small grant from UCF to help cover the post-production costs associated with producing a report and film of the first workshop.

Inspired by the film and discussion about the 2014 Young Australia21 ‘Smarter About Drugs’ youth workshop, the teachers at Cowandilla Primary School in Adelaide have

Puddle Jumpers Inc.

Portable partitioning
Puddle Jumper’s is a non profit, non-government organisation in Forestville South Australia, committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people; the priority of their work is reserved for children who do not live with their birth parents.

Puddle Jumpers (PJ) provides opportunities and support for children and families at risk, through holidays and recreational activities designed to promote personal, social and cultural growth and development.

Essentials 4 Women SA (E4WSA)

Feminine Hygiene Products
One aspect of women’s homelessness is not often discussed – the difficulty of getting your period while living rough. Limited access to sanitary products means homeless women are often forced to choose between buying sanitary products or other essential items like food.