2021/2022 Grant Recipients Overview
The Community Education Program provides grants to a range of not for profit organisations to support sustainable education and life skill training programs for disadvantaged Australians under the age of 25. This year, Ansvar has awarded over $250,000 to eight worthy Australian non-profit organisations with the funding used to educate and empower vulnerable youth in need.
Girls from Oz: Sing of Song
Girls from Oz helps to improve educational and employment outcomes for girls and young women in remote areas of Australia by providing high quality performing arts education and travel programs.
Reading Out of Poverty Inc.: Post-COVID Literacy Recovery
Reading out of Poverty (ROOP) Is the only Victorian non-profit organisation whose sole focus is developing the early literacy skills of Victoria’s most disadvantaged children aged 0-5 years. This includes literacy resources and services for families and their children from low socio-economic backgrounds, including new migrants, refugees and Indigenous families.
NABU Limited: TRIBE (Trust for the Restoration of Indigenous Borroloola Education)
NABU’s mission is to solve the global literacy crisis so that every child can read and rise to their full potential. Through mother tongue book creation, tech innovation and community engagement, we are tackling global illiteracy more efficiently.
The Mirabel Foundation Inc.: Recovering from Educational Disruption
Mirabel provides a wide range of support programs for disadvantaged children and their kinship carers including therapeutic children’s groups, educational support, intensive youth support, recreation programs, kinship carer support groups, families in crisis program and therapeutic camps.
Grandparents for Grandchildren SA Inc.: Grandcarers and Kinship Carers Supplementary Education, Arts and Sports Fund
Grandparents for Grandchildren (GFGSA) is an organisation working in a practical way to help prevent at risk children from entering the statutory child protection system (foster, residential and commercial care) and keep them within their extended families when it is in the best interests of the child. GFGSA provides support for grandparent and kinship carers who have taken on full-time care of their grandchildren, grandparents who are alienated from their grandchildren or grandparents who are concerned about the safety and welfare of their grandchildren.
Sunshine Butterflies: Playgroup facilitator for Inclusive Playgroup at Sunshine Butterflies
Sunshine Butterflies is a disability support service and charity located on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Butterflies strives to improve the lives of those living with disability and their families. The funding will provide a play and learning area at their community facility “Our Backyard” for all children of all abilities to enjoy. This inclusiveness will enable a space for families to get together to play learn and to connect in playgroups safely.
Happy Paws Happy Hearts Foundation: Explore - Youth Employment Pathways
Happy Paws Happy Hearts (HPHH) brings a diverse range of socially isolated people together in groups to care for rescue animals. This approach to animal therapy, creates a better and inclusive future for isolated embers of our community, offering genuine community participation activities and pathways to employment, while rehabilitating an array of animals.
Bravehearts Foundation: "Ditto's Keep Safe Adventure" Personal Safety School Incursion
Bravehearts’ mission is to prevent child sexual assault and exploitation in society providing a range of services and programs relating to prevention and early intervention including specialist therapy, case management and advocacy support for survivors.