December 2015
 

  • Paul Ramsay Foundation $14.7 million donation: Every year, over 2500 Australians die by suicide and a further 65,000 make an attempt.

    A $14.7 million donation from the Paul Ramsay Foundation will be used to help those at risk of suicide. The donation to the Black Dog Institute enables world-first trials of new suicide prevention approach in four Australian communities.
     

  • Grassroots Grants awarded for ageing, disability and mental health support initiatives: Social inclusion for people marginalised by age, disability and mental illness across Victoria received a boost thanks to State Trustees Australia Foundation’s annual Grassroots Grants.

    With a focus on supporting the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Foundation announced more than $200,000 to go to 23 organisations.

    State Trustees Executive General Manager, Melanie Lewis said the Foundation’s focus is with assisting organisations and people through the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other associated sector reforms. The Foundation remains focussed on funding initiatives that support vulnerable Victorians to exercise choice in how they engage with and inform the service systems that support them.

     


    Organisation


    Initiative


    Grant

    Able Australia Services

    National Disability Insurance Scheme Workshops for people with deaf blindness

    $7,649

    Alzheimer's Australia Vic

    We Can We Can We Can: Purpose and pleasure for people living with dementia

    $10,000

    Brite Services

    Transition to NDIS

    $9,989

    Brotherhood of St Laurence

    Cafe Connections - social activities for older people

    $9,200

    Cora Barclay Centre

    Supporting Families with Deaf Children to Prepare for the NDIS

    $10,000

    Deakin University

    Meet Me in a Minute

    $10,000

    Fitted for Work

    Linking Women who have a Disability with Work

    $10,000

    Gateways Support Services Inc.

    Self-Advocacy Project for People with Intellectual Disabilities

    $8,418

    Gawith Foundation

    Understanding and Maximising Opportunities with the NDIS

    $9,940

    High Street Bells Choir Inc.

    High Street Bells Choir Operational Stability

    $10,000

    Honeysuckle Regional Health

    Training in dementia care for Honeysuckle Regional Health

    $10,000

    Longbeach PLACE Inc.

    Building Digital and Financial Literacy Amongst Seniors

    $9,800

    Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria

    Equipment Lending Service

    $10,000

    Multiple Sclerosis Limited

    MS in readiness for NDIS

    $5,275

    Peninsula Home Hospice

    New PHH Client Care Volunteer Training Program 2016

    $4,770

    Per Capita Australia Limited

    Money for Jam: An initiative of the Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing

    $10,000

    Pets in the Park

    Helping the homeless care for their pets

    $10,000

    Sacred Heart Mission

    Home Care for the homeless - a new service response

    $10,000

    South Port Uniting Care

    Active Ageing

    $10,000

    The Bridge Inc.

    READY, SET, GO: a NDIS readiness workshop program targeting culturally and linguistically diverse people with a disability and their parents/carers

    $10,000

    The Humour Foundation

    Building a Model of Collaboration between Adolescent Mental Health Units and Clown Doctors

    $9,609

    Victorian Deaf Society

    Getting Deaf clients NDIS ready

    $9,565

    Yooralla

    Protecting the rights and safety of people with Disability- A DVD Life skills Resource

    $10,000


     
  • Indigenous arts residency awarded: The Hutchinson Indigenous Residency was established in perpetuity last year from a $1 million grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and named in honour of Darvell M. Hutchinson AM, who steered the Trust for 50 years. 

    Contemporary artist Josh Muir, has won the year-long residency at the University of Melbourne, including a cash grant of $40,000 and up to $5,000 for materials as part of the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency.

    Based at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Residency was created to enable Indigenous artists to undertake significant projects of their choice and will allow the 24 year-old Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man from Ballarat the time and space to reflect and research ideas for his artwork.
     

  • Westpac awarded for philanthropic commitment to Education: At the Business/Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) Awards, Westpac was presented with The Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Support for Higher Education for the establishment of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and the collaborative approach it has taken in the design of its programs.

    The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation launched in April 2014 to celebrate Westpac's 200th anniversary in 2017, with a $100 million gift to future generations of Australians. With the sole aim of educating and advancing Australians, the Foundation is comprised of four higher education scholarship programs and a social change fellowship, investing in 100 Australians every year, in perpetuity.



    Susan Bannigan, CEO of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, receiving the award from Ken Boal, Chairman of the B/HERT Board.
     

  • The results are in for the 2015 State of the Sector Survey: The role of advocacy, sector collaboration and improving the method of government funding agreements are the top priorities for Australia’s not-for-profit sector, according to the 2015 national survey by Pro Bono Australia.

    The sector also pointed to capacity building, human capital, red tape reduction, the continuation of the ACNC and measuring social impact as further priorities.
     

  • Grants in Australia Survey: The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) has put together a survey designed to obtain feedback from Australian grant seekers and grant recipients. The survey results will be used to develop a snapshot of grant-making in Australia, to examine developing trends in the field and to facilitate better grant making. 

    The survey closes on Wednesday 16 December.
     

  • Aussie Farmers Direct and Foodbank join forces to help feed families in need this Christmas: Thanks to a new partnership between Foodbank and Aussie Farmers Direct, Australians looking for a way to help less fortunate families this Christmas can give the gift of a Christmas meal. Aussie Farmers Direct is encouraging customers to buy a ‘Project Rudolph’ dinner box for a family in need, which Foodbank will deliver nation-wide. 
     

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10 Dec, 2015 Suffragette screening – Carlton, VIC

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30 Nov, 2015 Future Generation presentation – Canberra, ACT

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25 Nov, 2015 The Funding Network – Perth, WA

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19 Nov, 2015 10 x 10 Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD

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18 Nov, 2015 500 Lives 500 Homes – Brisbane, QLD

17 Nov, 2015 Future of Sports Philanthropy in Australia – Melbourne, VIC

16 Nov, 2015 Not-For-Profit People Conference – Melbourne, VIC

13 Nov, 2015 Business Models for Impact Investing – Adelaide, SA

13 Nov, 2015 Corporate team event – Chatswood West, NSW

10 Nov, 2015 Walsh Bay Arts Table – Sydney, NSW

10 Nov, 2015 Campaigning for change – Melbourne, VIC

09 Nov, 2015 Not-for-Profit Leaders: What’s Your Endgame? – Sydney, NSW

06 Nov, 2015 Not-for-Profit Leaders: What’s Your Endgame? – Moonee Ponds, VIC

05 Nov, 2015 Refuge from our Rhetoric: Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD

05 Nov, 2015 10 x 10 Adelaide – Adelaide, SA

04 Nov, 2015 Social Impact Investing in Health – Camperdown, NSW

02 Nov, 2015 Music & Memory with Dan Cohen (USA) – Sydney, NSW

30 Oct, 2015 NFP Merger Conference – Sydney, NSW

29 Oct, 2015 The Funding Network – Melbourne, VIC

29 Oct, 2015 NFP Merger Conference – Melbourne, VIC

27 Oct, 2015 Refuge from our Rhetoric: Sydney – Sydney, NSW

27 Oct, 2015 Women in Philanthropy: Becoming a Conscious Leader – Waiheke Island, New Zealand

26 Oct, 2015 Refuge from our Rhetoric: Melbourne – Melbourne, VIC

21 Oct, 2015 The Funding Network – Sydney, NSW

20 Oct, 2015 Grant-Seeker Workshop – Melbourne, VIC

19 Oct, 2015 Impact Investment Summit - Asia Pacific – Sydney, NSW

15 Oct, 2015 Grant-Seeker Workshop – Sydney, NSW

14 Oct, 2015 Empowering Women - Changing Lives Breakfast – Sydney, NSW

09 Oct, 2015 Social Impact Investing: An Expert’s View – Auckland, New Zealand

08 Oct, 2015 Screening of Gayby Baby – Darlinghurst, NSW

08 Oct, 2015 Grant-Seeker Workshop – Brisbane, QLD

02 Oct, 2015 Corporate team event – Mosman, NSW

30 Sep, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Perth, WA

25 Sep, 2015 Understanding the role of technology in ageing – South Melbourne, VIC

22 Sep, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Darwin, NT

21 Sep, 2015 Unleashed Festival 2015 – Melbourne, VIC

18 Sep, 2015 Keynote address: The Hon. Scott Morrison MP – Melbourne, VIC

16 Sep, 2015 Good Pitch² Australia – Sydney, NSW

15 Sep, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Hobart, TAS

10 Sep, 2015 Heavenly Gala Ball – Melbourne, VIC

09 Sep, 2015 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit – Canberra, ACT

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09 Sep, 2015 Medical Research Innovation Conference – Sydney, NSW

08 Sep, 2015 Chastity Will Save the 21st Century – Sydney, NSW

08 Sep, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Sydney, NSW

03 Sep, 2015 Environmental Philanthropy 101 – Melbourne, VIC

03 Sep, 2015 Australasian Fundraising Forum – Sydney, NSW

01 Sep, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Melbourne, VIC

31 Aug, 2015 AEGN Pre-Conference Dinner – Melbourne, VIC

31 Aug, 2015 Vital Signs – Melbourne, VIC

25 Aug, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Adelaide, SA

22 Aug, 2015 Jeans for Genes Gala Dinner – Sydney, NSW

19 Aug, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Canberra, ACT

18 Aug, 2015 Tax Tips for Arts Organisations – Brisbane, QLD

18 Aug, 2015 National Community Foundations Forum – Fremantle. WA

14 Aug, 2015 Corporate team event – Mosman, NSW

08 Aug, 2015 Hangout for the Homeless – Australia

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