Congratulations to our 2020 Community Grant winners who are making a positive change for people, planet and animals.
In 2021, we have redesigned our public grants program to have an even greater impact and align more closely to the Foundation's strategic focus areas. Check out our new Visionary Grants grant round to see if you're eligible for funding.
WOTCH’s ‘Detect and Protect’ project will use thermal imaging cameras, camera traps and on-ground wildlife surveys to protect threatened species habitat. Citizen scientists will be equipped to identify populations of endangered and threatened species in areas that are scheduled for industrial logging.
Information obtained in these surveys will then be provided to the Victorian Government and used to create logging ‘buffer zones’ within the critically endangered Central Highlands ecosystem.
BOS Australia is on a mission to protect Bornean orangutans and their habitat. Every single orangutan that is rescued, rehabilitated and released is a step towards helping this critically endangered species to survive.
BOS Australia plan to release four more orangutans back into the Bornean rainforest where they belong, so they can live independently, freely and can live the life they deserve.
Greyhound Rescue's project will continue developing a program that will see greyhounds homed safely while enriching the lives of those in aged care. Retired rescue greyhounds brighten the lives of people in aged care and reduce the very real risks of depression and loneliness by providing loving companionship.
Following a successful pilot program, Greyhound Rescue will expand the program to help people living with mental illness, and to relieve stress for military and emergency services personnel.
Love Mercy will create an emergency response fund to safeguard the livelihoods, food security and health of the most vulnerable communities in Northern Uganda during the COVID-19 crisis.
This fund will be used to scale-up Love Mercy’s longstanding agricultural project (Cents for Seeds) to an additional 8,000 of the most vulnerable women in the area, providing them with farming support through access to seeds, fertilisers and agricultural education.
Free to Feed's 'Brave Meals' are a delicious rotating menu of nourishing, home-delivered meals made through the employment of refugees and people seeking asylum, who are experiencing economic and social barriers.
Free to Feed provides each participant with an empowering employment experience, including mentoring and training, as well as the chance to showcase their cuisine to the community.
Sustain's urban food justice project will create a flourishing, vibrant urban farm in the heart of Preston, Melbourne.
It will mobilise local residents and youth in growing healthy fresh food, contributing to local food security efforts for vulnerable community members, whilst building skills, confidence and training opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
We Care Connect collects good quality, pre-loved baby and children’s clothes and equipment, and recycles them to give free to young families in need through partnerships with local family support agencies.
This project will transform the way We Care Connect delivers their Youth Services, particularly for older disadvantaged young people, and will help to turn the tables on the impact of childhood poverty.
Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Services will provide a program supporting and empowering refugee and migrant women who are experiencing family and domestic violence.
By using the innate strengths of the women, their self-confidence and self-belief will be rebuilt so they can become independent and make informed decisions in theirs and their children’s best interest.
Free To Shine’s Social Work Project will provide 600 Social Work Visits to school aged girls across the Siem Reap Province identified as most at risk of being trafficked into the commercial sex industry in Cambodia.
The work will provide professional support to address adversities such as poverty and family breakdown, improve their access to education and meet their human rights.
SEED Mob's goal is to empower Aboriginal young people to protect country and build strong, resilient sustainable communities powered by renewable energy. First Nations people have cared for this country sustainably since time immemorial, but now communities in the Northern Territory are facing catastrophic climate impacts and further threats from fracking.
It is only through a huge and diverse social movement, led by those most at stake, that we will see the changes our world needs.
The Kimberley’s Fitzroy is one of the world’s last great free-flowing rivers. National Heritage listed for its natural and cultural values, it's the last global stronghold of the Freshwater Sawfish whose lineage has existed for 60 million years.
Plans are afoot for big irrigation, like the Murray Darling Basin, and we’ve got one chance to save it through a strong public campaign.
Rainforest Rescue's project will continue work in returning fifteen hectares of once stripped sugarcane fields back to thriving, richly biodiverse rainforest habitat for Daintree flora and fauna.
Connecting restored lowland Daintree land back to the existing upland rainforest and beyond, this project will create important habitat connectivity for threatened and endangered species (including the Critically Endangered Spectacled Flying Fox) and many other species with increased food resources and habitat security.
The Bower Reuse and Recycle Centre's 'More than a Chair' project will provide recycled furniture and household essentials to people who are moving into supported accommodation or community housing, following a period of homelessness, which may be due to financial instability, escaping domestic violence, or a newly arrived refugee family.
The Refuge ‘B’ project will train 20 refugees to create habitats for native Australian birds, bees and bats and drive intercultural approaches to sustainability. The project will help create havens for wildlife and assist in restoring biodiversity after recent bushfires.
Training by volunteers and facilitators will take place in South Western Sydney with economic and social benefits for local Arabic-speaking refugees.
Positive Change for Marine Life are developing a whole-of-catchment approach to how our communities engage with and manage our waterways, whilst addressing the range of impacts that we are having upon them.
Rivers and estuaries are the oceans lifeblood and this project will bring together a team of passionate groups working collaboratively to renew our rivers.