Ansvar announces $250,000 Community Education Program Grant Recipients
Another year, another $250,000 in grants awarded by Ansvar! We are delighted to announce our 2019/2020 Community Education Program successful grant recipients! This year’s programs vary from providing support to grandparents looking after their ‘at-risk’ grandchildren to educating aboriginal young women and girls on life lessons such as empowerment and positive partner relationships.
The grants are provided to support sustainable program for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education, skill training programs that make a significant difference to the lives of the participants. Some organisations received grants of up to $50,000.
Ansvar CEO Warren Hutcheon said: “We are very proud of our Community Education Program and inspired by the phenomenal work that this year’s eight recipients do to better the lives of Australia’s young people. Funding for non-profit organisations becomes more and more of a challenge every year, and Ansvar looks forward to watching these amazing organisations make a positive impact in so many people’s lives.”
The 2019/ 2020 grant recipients are:
– Batyr: batyr@school
– Puuya Foundation: Empowered Women and Girls
– Huntington’s NSW ACT: Huntington’s Youth Connection
– Support Kids in Pain: SKiP Pain Education
– QLD Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association. PCYC Townsville: Indigenous Youth Marine Licencing
– Books in Homes: The Rotary DG Family Project – Books for Kids
– We Care Community: School’s Empowerment and Education
– Grandparents for Grandchildren SA: Supplementary Education and Sports Fund
Every year Ansvar receives more than 270 applications for grants of up to $50,000. The money goes to organisations that provide education, skills training and other programs helping vulnerable youths.
For instance, Support Kids in Pain will use the grant to fund their ‘SKiP Pain Education’ program which is a combination of therapy sessions and group education to children with chronic pain. Data collected during the pilot shows that participation in the SKiP program resulted in 66% of children returning to full-time school and normal activity, despite their pain, and 50% experiencing a reduction in medication use.
Philipa Duthie, Grants Officer, Support Kids in Pain “We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant and are extremely grateful to Ansvar for their support of our community pain management program.”
(Pictured are recipients from a previous year)