Grants Made

2016

Yalari

Yalari
www.yalari.org
“Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.”

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
www.frrr.org.au
“The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of collective investment between government, business and philanthropy to improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia.”

Top Blokes Foundation

Top Blokes Foundation
www.topblokes.org.au
“The Top Blokes Foundation fosters young men’s social inclusion, emotional and social resilience and improves their mental health and wellbeing. Top Blokes’ programs constitute an affirmative platform for young males to employ positive decision making skills, become positive role models to their peers and adopt healthier lifestyle choices while developing personal qualities of integrity, character and respect for others. ”

2015

Australian Futures Project

Australian Futures Project
www.australianfutures.org
“The Australian Futures Project is a nonprofit, non-partisan charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Its objective is to build Australia’s capability to create the society Australians want. In 2015, Australian Futures Project launched Australia’s first and only multi-party Leadership Program for Parliamentarians with the major federal parties. In April 2016, Australian Futures Project launches “21st Century Service” – a 12-week advanced training course on developing innovative responses to complex policy challenges, which it has co-designed with and for six federal government departments. Over the last three years it has refined a “social innovation lab” process, supporting over 100 Australians to deliver results for the early childhood sector across Australia and the food and agriculture sectors in NSW and Victoria.”

Positive Education Schools Association (PESA)

Positive Education Schools Association
www.pesa.edu.au
“The Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) is a national peak body membership organisation comprised of schools, educators and individuals embedding the science of Positive Psychology into their curricula to improve student wellbeing and academic performance. PESA offers expert advice to schools who have an interest in an evidence-based approach to wellbeing.”

St Andrew’s College

St Andrews College
www.standrewscollege.edu.au
“St Andrew’s College is a co-residential academic community within the University of Sydney, home to over 285 male and female undergraduate students, postgraduate students, resident Fellows and graduate residents. The Blackwood Foundation scholarship was established in 2015 to provide financial support to a student from rural or regional Australia to reside at the college whilst studying an Agricultural-based degree or other.”

2014

The Song Room

the-song-room
www.songroom.org.au
“The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s most disadvantaged children with tailored, high-quality music and arts programs, delivered in partnership with schools across the country.”

Sydney Story Factory

sydney-story-factory
www.sydneystoryfactory.org.au
“Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people in Redfern, Sydney.
Volunteer tutors offer free help to write stories of all kinds, which are published in many different ways.”

Sir David Martin Foundation

david-martin-foundation
www.sdmf.org.au
“The Sir David Martin Foundation is a charity dedicated to helping young people in crisis. The foundation funds programs that support young people suffering from problems such as substance addiction, homelessness, mental illness, disengagement from society, abuse, unemployment and family breakdown. Programs provide treatment and support for these issues, as well as assist young people in returning to education and training to find pathways to employment and a healthy, productive life.”