Community grants round 5 recipients

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Our community development program is designed to make a positive and lasting contribution across the community. Focused on addressing social disadvantage and environmental sustainability, we are contributing up to $250,000 a year until 2025 to community organisations.

We’re very pleased to showcase these seven organisations as the worthy recipients of grants in our latest round.

Port School, Western Australia

An independent school that engages at risk students in Years 8 – 12, Port School offers hands-on vocational styled learning, flexible learning groups, individualised pastoral care, and social support through a variety of networks and external service providers. The school is unique in accommodating teenage parents and acts as an outreach for those with behavioural or mental health challenges. Our grant will provide funding for their emergency relief supplies for their students – this includes phone credit cards, personal hygiene packs, clothing, baby essentials and grocery cards.


The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre, New South Wales

Our grant will be going towards their House to Home Program. The Bower is committed to furnishing the homes of people who are socially or economically disadvantages while diverting household items from landfill. By re-homing household goods, furniture and appliances, this program furnishes homes for refugees and asylum seekers, survivors of domestic violence, and others most in need in the community – helping turn a ‘house’ into a ‘home’.


WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Western Australia

WAYJO is Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra, with a purpose to engage and develop emerging jazz musicians, inspiring them to reach their greatest potential in musicianship and as contributors to society. Our grant will go towards their Eastern Corridor Training Band; where disadvantaged students can learn through an ensemble-based approach, developing practical and written skills as they are learning through playing their instrument, to the benefit of the students involved, their families and the broader community.


Empowered Women in Trades, Victoria

EWIT aims to empower women into skilled trades, increase diversity and engage the tradespeople that are needed. Our grant will fund three of their Tool Skills Day programs; each of these days engages 40 women and consists of a Q&A with a Tradie Lady, a positive psychology class, sessions on electrical, plumbing and carpentry tools, plus a career’s session. These days are designed to spark interest within women’s minds about a career in trades and guide them into meaningful and rewarding employment.


Eat Up Australia, Western Australia

Eat Up’s mission is to feed hungry kids so they can grow, learn, and succeed. To date, they have provided 2 million lunches to more than 620 schools across Australia. Our grant will provide fresh fruit to 70 WA schools, feeding 9,590 disadvantaged children who come to school hungry and helping to improve their nutrition.


Aspire Cairns Community Limited, Queensland

ASPIRE’s focus is to develop the student and athlete to be their best self, creating a safe, inclusive, diverse, and fun environment for all of their participants. ASPIRE’s Empower Me program identifies strong, young, Indigenous women with leadership qualities and offers them employment and training opportunities as mentors to vulnerable, Indigenous school girls, both inside and outside of the classroom. The program currently employs three part-time mentors, and our grant will enable more mentors to be hired and increase their positive impact.


Bundjalung Tribal Society, New South Wales

BTS was established in the heart of Bundjalung country in 1975, with the aim of providing low-income social and affordable housing to the Bundjalung people. BTs also owns a 32-hectare property called ‘Namabunda’ in the Northern Rivers. Our grant will help BTS to regenerate and rehabilitate the Youngman Creek corridor on the property, providing wayfinding tools for visitors and volunteers (featuring the Bendjalung language and showcasing the ecological rehabilitation) and assist in maintaining the utilities and infrastructure.


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