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Sally Foundation – more than just a helping hand

Sally Foundation – more than just a helping hand

The Sally Foundation have just announced their small grants recipients for 2018 which includes 9 local community groups. 

The grants range from $520 to $2,900 with an aim to invest in young people and groups. 

“We favour projects fostering change and helping young people prepare for the future. It is not just about the grant money, we support various projects via their skills and experience,” said Mike and Geraldine, Sally Foundation Founders. 

The award recipients were:

·  Aboriginal Education Consultative Group received a grant for $2,000 to assist with NAIDOC Week celebrations and awards for youth.

· Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation received a grant for $2,615 to help support children living in families affected by mental illness.

· Canowindra Arts Inc. received a grant for $2,500 to support Youth Arts Development.

· Fusion Australia received a $2,650 grant for a Peer Skills Leadership Program which aims to teach leadership to reduce bullying and to foster school culture.

· Marathon Health received $2,600 to help with their Youth Development Skills-Future Me Program to support young people to develop education and job seeking skills.

· Millthorpe Village Committee received $2,900 for their MyClub Youth Organisation to support community engagement.

·  W NSW Health (Pine Lodge Day Program) received $520 to assist with their Horticulture Therapy Program to help those living with a mental illness.

·  W NSW Health (Pine Lodge Day Program) also received an additional $2,500 for their Education Support Program which helps students struggling with mental health to attend school.

·         Veritas House received $2,700 for the Pilot Project which assist young people to obtain and sustain rental property.


“We foster and support initiatives that have potential for wide community impact. It is a great opportunity to connect programs and foster collaborations within the Orange community. The funding provides support in areas that really make a difference,” said Mike and Geraldine.

 

You can read more about the work the Sally Foundation does at www.sallyfoundation.org.au

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