The Abbeyfield Society Marion Inc

Health & Wellbeing Project – Sports Equipment
Originally established in 1990 Abbeyfield Marion provided supported independent living for 10 elderly persons who could no longer afford to rent in South Australia. The elderly residents moved out in 2009 and a disability house was established to accommodate young adults with mild intellectual disabilities.

Abbeyfield Marion is part of Abbeyfield Australia who are the peak national body representing and supporting 22 local Abbeyfield societies. An Abbeyfield House is a group house in which residents live independently within a shared supportive environment. An Abbeyfield House is a large house but it is not an institution or a facility. It is just an ordinary house in an ordinary street. The residents ‘come and go’ as they please, socialise with other residents as much as desired.

Riding for the Disabled Australia (Viewbank, Vic)

New refrigerator
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) has 38 centres in Victoria and Riding for the Disabled Viewbank (RDA Viewbank) is one of those centres.

They conduct horse riding lessons for people with disabilities (mainly children) which provides physical, intellectual and social stimulation. Coaches, together with volunteers run the centre and are responsible for tasks such as property maintenance, hay slashing and fencing together with the care and well-being of horses and ponies. RDA is totally self-funded and reliant upon fees from riding lessons and small community donations.

Impact Care and Compassion (Qld)

Commercial Freezer
Impact Care and Compassion (ICC) is based in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and has been operating for over 10 years.

As an agency for Foodbank distribution, ICC offer ongoing emergency food relief parcels to those in our community suffering financial hardship. These referrals come from the many networks ICC liaise with in the community such as: Centre for Domestic Violence, Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre, Salvation Army Emergency Relief Network and Uniting Care.

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.

Australian Dental Outreach Foundation Inc

Grow up Smiling – “GuS” – programme materials
The Australian Dental Outreach Foundation Inc (ADOFI) provides mobile dental treatment and related services across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia and partners with facilities, including schools, to provide care to those in greatest need. It is an entirely voluntary orgnisation.

The Foundation strives to provide oral care to the most needy members of the community across Australia, who suffer the greatest burden of disease – often with the poorest access to dental care. Such patients include children, the disabled and seriously ill.

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.

Elizabeth South Community Centre

Equipping the Expansion of the Elizabeth South Community Centre
The Elizabeth South Community Centre (ESCC) is a community development project in the disadvantaged suburb of Elizabeth South in Adelaide.

Elizabeth South is rated as the most disadvantaged suburb in the most disadvantaged

Bulogo Women’s Group (Uganda)

Entrepreneurship training
Bulogo Women’s Group (BWG) was started in 2005 by rural women of the Kamuli district to mobilize and empower women through enterprise, agriculture, health, human rights promotion and protection of the environment.

BWG wanted to expand their programme for entrepreneurship training to 300 women in the Kamuli district and applied to UCF for the funds to do so.

Nabilala Community Development Programme (Uganda)

Hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre
Nabilala Community Development Programme is a grass roots organisation which constructed Nabilala Children Health Centre to offer medical services to the poor rural children of Nabilala and the neighbouring villages. They applied to UCF for a grant to purchase 10 hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre.