Eat Up Australia

Eat Up Australia

$50,000 grant

Eat Up is Australia’s only organisation providing a critical lunchtime food-relief program for disadvantaged students. Lack of adequate food has a significant impact on student attendance and learning capabilities. Eat Up were awarded one of two 2022 Women & Change $50,000 grants. The funds will support growth to five new regional Queensland areas to where, in collaboration with local community groups and schools, we will see 45,000 school lunches prepared and delivered to feed 3,972 hungry regional Queensland school kids.

Eat Up Australia

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Green P Community Farm – a refugee women-led project

$50,000 grant

The Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group is a community-based organisation working within Brisbane North aiming to create community connections that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.  The Green P Community Farm is a social-environmental project led by refugee women.

The farm currently has 77 plots where farm members from Bhutan, Burma, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, South Sudan, PNG, and Tanzania gather, grow, and share food. The farm is a friendly space where multicultural families are welcomed, valued, and engaged in a diversity of community building and cross-cultural sharing activities, while supporting their food security, health and well-being.

Green P Community Farm  were awarded one of the two $50,000 Women & Change grants in 2022 aned this will be used to support the evolution of this community hub model. The funds will improve garden infrastructure and resources, offer educational opportunities, childcare and trauma healing workshops.  The project will bring together refugee members and Australian community members to share their skills, while improving their well-being, skills, social connections, and food security.

Green P website

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Centre Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

$7,000 grant

Centre Against Domestic Abuse is a specialist domestic and family violence (DFV) service working from a feminist framework. They understand DFV is a social issue and their work is grounded in women’s experiences.

Although anyone can experience domestic violence, the gendered nature of domestic violence means the vast majority of survivors are women. CADA aims to address the impacts of DFV by providing safe, accessible and appropriate services and prevention in the Moreton Bay community.

CADA has a crisis program, a police partnership program (PRADO), women’s wellbeing and children’s counselling programs. Their programs offer people experiencing DFV crisis support, counselling, safety planning, referrals, assistance with protection orders, therapeutic programs, prevention and early intervention services.

CADA were finalists in 2022 and received $7000 from Women & Change.  These funds were put towards an adventure camp in January 2023 for clients of CADA and their children.

CADA website

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