Seeds of Renewal grants to sprout community projects

Grants up to $10,000 creating education and employment opportunities

ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) today announced that as part of the 2013 Seeds of Renewal program, 41 communities across rural, regional and remote Australia will share $250,000 in grants.

Tania Motton, ANZ General Manager Regional Business Banking, said that since 2003 the Seeds of Renewal program has provided more than $3 million to over 635 community projects across Australia.

“A key part of our Banking on Australia program is supporting local communities, and the Seeds of Renewal program demonstrates ANZ’s commitment to making a difference in regional Australia.

“Regional communities are seeing real change as a result of this program, and we’re pleased to be able to provide support for things like training and employment for youth and indigenous people, and health and drug education programs to remote primary and high school students,” Ms Motton said.

Alexandra Gartmann, FRRR Chief Executive Officer, said philanthropic support for local communities is a catalyst, building capacity and strengthening sustainable outcomes.

“The challenges in local communities are often best solved by local people. A ‘hand-up’ can enable a transformation, and we are delighted to be able to provide this through Seeds of Renewal grants,” Ms Gartmann said. 

             Applicant Project Location Awarded
New South Wales
1 Bonalbo & District Community Hall Association Inc Basic Skills and Internet Safety Training
Computer upgrade to support seniors and youth group activities.
Bonalbo $2,700
2 Ballina Region Community College Inc Are You Being Served?
Accredited hospitality training for at-risk indigenous and non-indigenous youth.
Ballina $9,360
3 Rainforest Information Centre Inc Madhima Gulgan Rainforest and Bush Foods Trail Employment and upskilling of four indigenous employees through development of a bushfoods walking trail tourism initiative. Mullumbimby $8,019
4 Batyr Australia Limited Merimbula & the Talking Elephant
Indepth presentation training for two youth who will then engage 400 high school students in mental health education.
Merimbula $5,000
5 Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla Sage Online
Development of online portal for weekly farmers market.
Moruya $8,000
6 Berridale Agricultural Bureau Incorporated Berridale Better Farming Days
Three half-day, education seminars for farmers.
Berridale $5,142
7 Binnaway Rail Heritage & Preservation Group Inc Time Out
BBQ area for tourists and locals at a community run accommodation/rail memorabilia tourist attraction.
Binnaway $5,000
8 Children's Food Education Foundation (CFEF) The Big Feed (Youth Food Enterprise) Narrandera
Training and employing youth and indigenous people to develop and deliver a healthy food micro-business.
Narrandera $10,000
9 Hunter Care Ltd Adopt-a-Class: Rural & Remote Hunter
Subsidised health, drug and alcohol education for rural and remote primary school children.
Booral & eight other locations $6,625
10 Contact Incorporated Building Links for Remote Families and Communities
Local and regional child and family services community directories for two remote shires.
Nyngan
& Warren
$3,000
Northern Territory
11 Life Education NT Incorporated Healthy Harold goes to Wadeye!
Health and drug education program to educate remote primary and high school students.
Mataranka $9,000
Queensland
12 Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group Incorporated Presenting the Ration Shed
Communications training for museum volunteers.
Cherbourg $9,240
13 Nambour Community Centre Inc MILC - North Coast Online
Development and provision of an online education service for non-English speaking students and their families.
Nambour & Wide Bay region $8,000
14 Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce Inc Where Do You Want to Work?
Online jobs board to support local businesses and local job seekers and those looking to move to the area.
Goondiwindi $2,620
15 Mitchell and District Landcare Assoc Inc NRM Mobile Smart-Phone App Workshop Mobile Training
IT equipment to demonstrate Natural Resource Management applications to farmers.
Mitchell $7,000
16 St John Ambulance Australia (QLD) - Kingaroy Combined Division St John Fastrack to Success!
Accredited first aid training to rural long term unemployed.
Kingaroy
& Murgon
$5,000
17 Vast Arts Inc Vacant Spaces
Project supporting artist marketing opportunities.
Blackall, Charleville, Longreach & Quilpie $4,250
18 QLD PCYC Association - Whitsunday Branch IT Educate
Provision of high quality after-school programs for primary school students.
Airlie Beach $7,000
19 Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Inc Revitalise Hinchinbrook
Three workshops to support employment growth, skills growth and economic development.
Ingham $5,000
20 Douglas Shire Community Services Association Inc Lifeskills For Your Future
Employability skills program for indigenous and non-indigenous community members.
Mossman $3,013
South Australia
21 Keith Area School Council Inc Keith Kash Kows
Purchase of livestock to develop and fund present and future agriculture studies/foster links with local employers.
Keith $8,000
22 Encounter Centre Inc Growing to Grow - Plant Nursery Extension
Plant nursery extension to accommodate disabled education and employment activities as well as other volunteer and community group projects
Victor Harbor $4,300
23 Mid Murray Community Support Service Vision for the Community!
Provision of an Activboard for educational purposes at a community hub.
Mannum $8,000
24 Navigator College Incorporated I Can’t Hear You!
Purchase of sound proofing materials and a mixing desk for a performing arts facility.
Port Lincoln $8,400
25 Ungarra Township Progress Association Inc Operation Educate
Laptops for adult computer classes that will also be used by the local primary school.
Ungarra $5,000
Western Australia
26 Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation Everyone Needs a Lift Sometimes
Truck lift hoist and equipment servicing to facilitate indigenous training and employment outcomes.
Onslow $5,300
27 Broome Community Information Resource Centre & Learning Exchange On Board in Broome
Board training for community, not-for-profit organisations.
Dalwallinu $6,600
28 Cultivating Kulin Committee Incorporated Wheatbelt Leader
Extensive camp leadership training for 24 regional young people aged 16-25.
Kulin $7,400
29 Hyden Community Resource Centre Incorporated Hyden: An Educational Seed Bank!
Grant writing and governance training for local community organisations, clubs and committees.
Hyden $6,110
30 Doorways Inc Reducing Barriers for Apprentices & Trainees
Funding feasibility study into accommodation for local apprentices and trainees.
Merridin $3,000
Victoria
31 Fryerstown Community Reserve Committee of Management Look, Listen and Learn
Audio-visual equipment for newly formed community education hub.
Fryerstown $3,572
32 Tyrrell College P&F Association Think it Over Baby
10 baby manikins to educate teens about pregnancy and prevention.
Sea Lake $3,500
33 Murrayville Community College Catching Water to Capture Minds
Water tanks and related plumbing equipment to support the school's agriculture classroom and 'outdoor classroom'.
Murrayville $7,500
34 Ararat Neighbourhood House Inc Threads
Dressmaking/textile training for youth.
Ararat $5,000
35 Timboon P-12 School Council Lavender on Tap
Lavender oil distilling equipment to support the school's agriculture and commerce streams.
Timboon $10,000
36 Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Inc (MNCI) Maldon Market - Hand made, Home grown
Promotions, publicity, marketing and entertainment to grow a new farmers and makers market.
Maldon $5,000
37 Newstead Primary School Council Sowing the Seeds of Learning
Primary School vegetable and herb garden, orchard and chook house.
Newstead $5,000
38 Task Force Community Agency Inc Preserving for Life: Skills Training in Koo Wee Rup
Hospitality & budget training for disengaged community members.
Koo Wee Rup $7,100
39 Euroa Environment Group Landscape Restoration
Accredited training of a) 5 long-term unemployed in landscape restoration courses to achieve employment outcomes, and b) 2 employed bush crew in OH&S and first aid training for the safe supervision of volunteers.
Euroa $7,030
Tasmania
40 Huon Valley Police and Community Club Inc Project Pathfinder
Purchase of manufacturing materials for teaching disengaged youth.
Huonville $7,000
41 Red Water Creek Steam and Heritage Society Inc Station Kitchen Gathering Steam
Railway station kitchen upgrade to facilitate the opening of a station cafe and foster hospitality skills training.
Sheffield $7,000

 

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