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We’re thrilled to announce the 23 lifechanging community projects to receive funding as part of our February 2022 grant round.
A lifetime of rejection, bullying, and dealing with a chronic health condition led Wayne to develop depression and alcoholism. Life-Gate helped him turn it all around.
Hotel Etico’s on-the-job hospitality training program is helping people with intellectual disability plan a career and become independent. Quinn and Harry, two young people who were part of the hotel’s first intake of six trainees, share their stories.
After a tragedy, Kevin turned to grassroots men’s mental health support group The Men’s Table to help with his grief and find purpose in life once more.
A Foundation Community Grant helped SAY: Australia run a free 10-week online creative arts program for young people who stutter, teaching them about the joys of communication and that every voice matters.
Megan and Adam’s daughter Lexie has a disability: Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS). It can sometimes be hard for her older sister Immi – but a monthly support group makes all the difference.
We’re excited to announce the 16 fantastic community projects to receive funding as part of our July 2021 grant round.
Mum-of-three Stephanie was constantly looking over her shoulder, terrified of an attack from her abusive ex-partner. A piece of technology on her wrist has changed things for the better.
Can you imagine the stress and fear of bringing brand new babies home to nothing? Thanks to a Community Grant provided to the Dandelion Support Network, new mum Arya felt no fear, only gratitude.
Geoff was struggling to get by – but found help and friendship among CareWorks SunRanges’ compassionate volunteers.
Carevan Wagga provides regular meals and a sense of community to people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness in Wagga Wagga.
A parent reeling from the trauma of having their kids removed must then navigate a confusing legal system – caseworkers, lawyers, court appearances, evaluations, foster carers and more – to try to get them back. Now, they can turn to someone who has done it all before.
We are thrilled to announce the 25 incredible community projects to receive funding as part of our March 2021 grant round.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation is simplifying its Community Grants Program application process, beginning with the July grant round which opens on 8 July and closes on 31 July 2021. Learn what’s changing and why.
Research shows that 1 in 6 homeless people are aged 55 or older, while over the past decade the number of older homeless people increased by 49%. We examine the daily reality of being homeless, and why elderly women in particular are so at risk.
From Sydney to Gunnedah, Goondiwindi, Toowoomba, Moonie and Moree – RuffTRACK’s recent trip through regional NSW and Queensland helped at-risk teenagers make meaningful changes through physical activity and new experiences.
Despite living with autism, Sarah was desperate to work and be independent, but experienced dozens and dozens of rejections. She had almost given up hope when she learnt about Jigsaw – now there’s nothing stopping this young career woman!
Mum-of-four Nicole turned to the COACH Community Mentoring program to help her deal with grief, stress, financial issues and a drinking problem after a death in the family… and wound up making a friend for life.
We’re so proud to announce the 24 incredible community projects to receive funding as part of our September 2020 grant round.
We take a look at the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on unemployment, and how it affects food insecurity and hunger in Australia.
A Foundation Community Grant enabled not-for-profit organisation Prosper to start a community kitchen in Campsie; helping families in the area access fresh, heathy food; develop their cooking skills; and form new, supportive relationships.
A Foundation Community Grant helped support bereaved children with group counselling sessions as they learn to live with the impact of grief and trauma following the death of a parent.
This year, for the very first time in our 20-year history, the Sisters of Charity Foundation is shortening its September 2020 Community Grants application period.
We’re thrilled to announce the 26 incredible projects that will receive funding as part of our latest Community Grants round.
Like many young men, Tom struggled to manage his emotions when faced with challenges like unemployment. Thanks to Community Grant recipient Top Blokes Foundation, he discovered how to make better choices.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown orders in Australia have had an unprecedented impact on domestic violence, the effects of which will be felt for years to come.
A Community Grant provided a small group of Aboriginal youth with a fabulous 5-day educational camp in remote South Australia.
Community Grant recipient Home-Start is an organisation that supports families with young children – and couldn’t do it without the commitment and care of its volunteers.
Foundation staff and supporters had the rare opportunity to meet domestic violence survivors and the inspirational women who help them during a visit to Community Grants recipient Moving Forward.
The many stories captured in our latest Annual Review showcase the wide range of projects the Sisters of Charity Foundation continues to support.
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Each year we’re able to make a difference to thousands of people across the country with funds generously donated by compassionate Australians. We support initiatives that focus on benefiting the disadvantaged, marginalised and socially isolated people in our community.
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