Current Grant Recipients

Fight 4 Balance

$50,000 grant

Inclusive and Adaptive Gym project

Fight 4 Balance Academy will be the first inclusive and adaptive gym of its kind in Australia designed specifically to assist adolescents with functional and intellectual disabilities to achieve functional independence, life skills, and social wellbeing. Exercise opportunities for adolescents with functional and intellectual disabilities are extremely rare. The grant would be used to purchase equipment for the gym and fund a therapy assistant.

Fight 4 Balance

Fight 4 Balance facebook

@fight4balanceau

 

Little Wings

$50,000 grant

Delivery of Medical Wings clinics and Flight to Regional and Rural Queensland.

Little Wings would launch in Queensland using the grant funds (they currently operate in NSW) and the funds would be used for 25 Medical Wings  clinics. Each one is a three day clinic carrying 5 practitioners into a community who work with local providers such as schools, hospitals, GP’s and other first contact centre to see on average 200-250 children per clinic.
Practitioners include GP’s, specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

Little Wings website

Little Wings Australia facebook

@littlewingsaustralia

Beyond DV

$1,260 grant

Partnering with Play Matters (formerly Playgroup Queensland), Beyond DV will deliver a new recovery programme over twelve months for women and their children aged 0-5 years who have been impacted by domestic and family violence. The program will consist of in-person and online elements, delivered over 6 weeks each term and will focus on providing
opportunities for mothers and children to develop secure attachment through play and music provided by Play Matters staff and Beyond DV Educators, counsellors and health supporters.

Beyond DV website

Beyond DV facebook

@beyonddv

Protea Place Warwick

$1,260 grant

Following the success of their Toowoomba branch, Protea Place has opened in Warwick mid 2023 and is open part time to vulnerable women in need helping with health, housing, domestic violence and trauma. The grant funds will be used to operating house immediately.
The grant will be seed funding for future growth – similar to the grant Women and Change provided in 2020 to Protea Place. The organisation believes that this funding will allow them to turn Protea Place Warwick into a self-sustaining and strong community service for many years to come.

Protea Place website

Protea Place facebook

@proteaplaceinc