2019 Social Investment Grant recipients announced

21 Aug 19

Eleven not-for-profit organisations from across the country will share in $350,000 to build capacity in their organisations. Our successful 2019 recipients are below:

Recipients of a $50,000 grant:

  • Cool Australia Trust, VIC: Online platform, Education Resource Hub, will be enhanced to reach more teachers and students with engaging curriculum content and professional development courses to help address the widening gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.
  • Foodbank South Australia, SA: providing food relief to hundreds of South Australians, Foodbank South Australia will use a $50,000 grant to upgrade their point of sale software across all Food Hubs to improve accessibility for volunteers, efficiency for clients and connectivity between hubs.
  • Weave Youth and Community Service, NSW: A new client database will be developed to help measure and communicate outcomes and impact. It will be an open source application available to other NGOs.

Recipients of a $25,000 grant:

  • Autism Behavioural Intervention Association, VIC: Instructional design capability will be brought in-house to develop training in response to demand for autism knowledge, skill, understanding and interventions.
  • Don Dunstan Foundation, SA: The Co-Lab space will be turning into a collaborative working environment with the right training, resources and systems to support project delivery.
  • KYDS Youth Development Service Incorporated, NSW: A new clinical measurement and evaluation system will be implemented, and website rebuilt to improve reporting, communications and engage more young people.
  • NSW Council of Social Services, NSW: A Customer Satisfaction Survey tool will be developed to help NGOs understand the experience of service users, supporting service improvement and reporting.
  • Pets of the Homeless, VIC: The Pet Food Program will expand through partnership with new agencies and improving warehouse and volunteer management systems.
  • Story Factory, NSW: The integrity and functionality of the organisation’s systems will be strengthened by a comprehensive review of the CRM and associated procedures.
  • Two Good Foundation, NSW: A CRM will be introduced to track donations and website functionality will be improved to allow donors to see where their donation has gone.
  • Volunteering Sunshine Coast, QLD: The Up-skilling and Training Program for Impact will be implemented for staff and community organisations it works with to improve future project efficiency.

Not only did the 2019 program have our highest ever grants pool, this year’s program also received an overwhelming number of applications surpassing previous years.

Since launching in 2014, our Social Investment Grants Program has  invested $1.2 million in not-for-profits programs throughout Australia.

Congratulations to our 2019 grant recipients and keep an eye out for details oo our 2020 program when it’s announced.