Assistance Dogs Australia:
Assistance Dogs Australia’s mission is to enhance the lives of people with a physical disabilities in wheelchairs.
Funding will be used to provide a companion dog to a child with physical disabilities in a wheelchair. The dog will be purchased and trained as a companion dog for a period of two years after which time the dog will be placed with the child.
Camp Breakaway’s mission is to enhance the lives of all people with disabilities, at the same time allowing relief for the families and carers.
Funding will be used to host a Siblings Camps for children who have family members with disabilities and high medical needs. These children often play a significant role in the day to day care of their sibling/parent, are given a great deal of responsibility and often do not experience a normal childhood. Over four days, Camp Breakaway give these children a break away from the daily ‘chores’ and an opportunity to just be kids with a program of activities designed to let them enjoy themselves and build their self-esteem.
Dingley Village Community Advice Bureau:
DVCAB’s mission is to provide direct services to assist disadvantaged individuals and families.
Funding will be used to assist families living in poverty. DVCAB aim to keep the “Food “Pantry full at all times through the collection of food from various outlets, the purchase of food from wholesale providers, unloading, storing and sorting food as it arrives, searching for possible donors/suppliers and arranging for regular opening hours with necessary voluntary staff.
Doxa Youth Foundation:
The Doxa Youth F0undation’s mission is to create opportunities for disadvantaged young people by investing in education related programs that help them achieve their potential and meaningfully participate in the community.
Funding will be used to install a giant swing at the Doxa Malmsbury Camp as a challenging outdoor activity for the 2,000 children who attend the camp each year.
Kate Buntine Children’s Trust:
The Kate Buntine Children’s Trust’s mission is to provide quality innovative solutions to reduce the burden of chronic disease on local children and their families.
Funding will be used for the initiation of insulin pump therapy, augmented by government funding for 4 children.
The KIDS Foundation mission is to provide services and programs for post hospital burn survivors, their families and carers. To also reduce the number of preventable injuries to children through the delivery of quality safety education programs in preschool, primary & secondary schools.
Funding will be used to rebuild children`s self-esteem through the creation of Individual Success Plans (ISP’s) for young burn survivors. ISP`s will involve case style management of young burn survivors via goal setting, discovery camps, workshops, tuition.
Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW:
The Muscular Dystrophy Assocation of NSW’s mission is to deliver diverse, quality services and support innovative research engendering client well-being and confidence.
Funding will used to purchase a mobility van to support more children with a neuromuscular disorder to participate in activities, including retreats and camps.
ROMAC’s mission is to provide medical treatment for children from developing countries inthe form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery.
Funding will be used to provide medical treatment for a child from a developing country who is not otherwise able to have the surgery in their own country.
Scope (VIC) Ltd:
Scope’s mission is to support people with a disability to achieve their potential in welcoming and inclusive communities.
Funding will be used for the “GoKids” program, which is a Children’s Mobility Advisory Service; providing advice and assistance to children and young people with mobility issues in Victoria. Each child’s needs are assessed by a therapist and they are prescribed the necessary walkers and mobility aids.
Starlight Children’s Foundation:
Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of all seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families throughout Australia.
Funding will be used to upgrade the Starlight Fun Centres, which are a vital part of the hospital for children. They are mobile entertainment units that can be wheeled to a child’s bedside to provide positive distraction and entertainment.
The Stewart House mission is to provide a range of caring experiences within a quality health, education and recreation environment in order to improve the self-esteem, resilience and general well being of children in need from NSW and ACT public schools.
Funding will used for a 12-day stay for 45 students at Stewart House in 2010.
Taralye’s mission is to help improve the educational and social outcomes of children with a hearing impairment by providing and promoting innovative services, research, education and advocacy.
Funding will be used to implement a Listening & Language through Literacy (LLL) strategy involving multiple small groups targeted to different ages and stages across multiple sites and a Book-Package program for rural families.
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation:
ACMF’s vision is to use the power of music to inspire and enrich the lives of all Australian children and youth, particularly the disadvantaged and Indigenous.
Funding will be used to purchase musical instruments for the weekly music programs at Sunshine Harvester, Albion North and Ardeer Primary Schools in Western Melbourne.
The Heartwell Foundation:
The Heartwell Foundation believe that every Australian child, regardless of age, ability, or social standing, can access programs that will unlock their physical potential, fully enriching them and so challenge them to climb mountains they never dreamed of climbing.
Funding will be used to provide a individually tailored specialist physical education/rehabilitation programs for 6 – 12 months to 40 physically disabled children.
The Humour Foundation:
The Humour Foundation’s mission is to promote and deliver the health benefits of humour.
Funding will be used to help continue the ’Clown Rounds’ through all children’s wards including neonatal, intensive care, burns, oncology and emergency. Clown Doctors parody the hospital routine, giving Red Nose’ Transplants, ‘Cat’ scans & ‘Funny Bone’ checks.
The Wish to Walk Foundation:
The Wish to Walk Foundation is to provide Isabel with access to the proven therapies promoting spinal cord recovery. To provide Isabel with the best possible rehabilitation treatments and equipment so as to optimise her quality of life and functional outcomes. To promote awareness of the potential for Recovery for the benefit of all patients with Spinal Cord Injury. To extend the remit of the Foundation and work to establish a Best Practice Neuro Recovery Centre for Australian Children.
Funding will be used to purchase Isabel a power-wheelchair.
Transplant Australia Ltd:
Transplant Australia aims to enrich and celebrate life. Their vision is for Australia to lead the world in organ and tissue donation and transplantation – saving lives, improving quality of life and providing much needed care and support.
Funding will be used to allow disadvantaged children from rural, remote and socio-economically disadvantaged areas to attend the Australian Transplant Games.
Very Special Kids:
Very Special Kids’ vision is that all families of children with life-threatening illnesses are able to access quality services that meet their needs.
Funding will be used for the “Life is for Living” (LIFL), an innovative out of home respite program providing a unique and vital service for families caring for a child with a life threatening illness. Children accessing services at the House require respite or end of life care. They are generally frail requiring constant complex care and specialist nursing supervision/intervention.
Western Chances’ vision is to see Melbourne’s Western working together as a proud, vibrant and successful community.
Funding will be used to provide new and renewal scholarships to talented and motivated young people who lack the finances, networks and resources to pursue their identified talent, or potential talent, but demonstrate passion to follow their chosen career/education pathways.
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