The Community Education Program (CEP) grants are provided to support sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education, skill training and programs making a significant difference to the lives of the participants. We are so proud of our recent recipients (who applied in 2016) and the amazing work they are doing in their community. This years applications are opened on the 1st of September.
See below for some of our 2016/ 2017 grant recipients outlining the work they are doing with the grant they received.
Early Language & Literacy Program
Twelve Palm Island community members had the opportunity to be trained and mentored in the ALNF’s Early Language and Literacy Program. The EL&L program provides requisite tools, resources and strategies to teach children the foundational language and literacy skills.
“Funding received from Ansvar Insurance has assisted ALNF in guaranteeing the sustainability and growth of the Palm Island EL&L Program, ensuring hundreds of children on Palm Island are given the opportunity to access the pre-literacy skills required to be confident lifelong learners,” said Antonia Randles, Programs Officer ALNF.
Mobile Coffee Cart Program
The program aims to “provide disadvantaged young people with the opportunity to gain self-confidence, improve their overall sense of wellbeing, gain a credible work skill and create a supported pathway to sustainable long term employment,” said Maryann Novakovic, St Vincent de Paul Society Grants & Funding Officer. It also allows them to expand upon their Café Skills training, setting up the mobile cart, customer relations and overall management.
Lighthouse Mothers and Babies Program
The program aims at supporting young homeless girls and their new born babies. The young girls who have typically experienced abuse and parental neglect are provided a safe, stable home, with 24/7 live in support from carers. Through counselling sessions and peer support sessions the ultimate aim is to allow them to transition to independent living and both the mother and baby to be healthy and thriving.
Giving Children A Voice Program
The program primarily supports children with disabilities aged 0-12 years throughout Victoria that have significant communication impairments. The program aims to provide these disadvantaged children with better opportunities to increase their cognitive, physical, educational and social development by providing e-Learning modules. The e-Learning modules created in the program enable children with these impairments to communicate with family, friends and the wider community.
The program also provides an e-Learning module to educate parents giving them the skills and confidence to assist their child in communicating with their peers and families.
You can click on each of our recipients logos beneath and it will bring you to their website where you can find out more details on their organisation: