The Dandjoo Darbalung program began in 2012 as an Indigenous support program within St Catherine’s College and provides 24/7 wrap around support that assists young Indigenous students from regional and remote areas to successfully graduate from university and secure employment. Their Impact100 project will provide kits for 100 new Indigenous students over a two year period to equip them with the basic living essentials needed to successfully transition to university, sustaining then throughout their 3-4 year degree (e.g. laptop, software, headphones, linen, stationery and backpack). Some new students have arrived without even the bus fare to return to and from class, or paper and pens, let alone computers and text books. The provision of these kits goes a long way to mitigating any anxiety or even shame felt by being inadequately prepared to tackle daily university life, ensuring that students start out on the right foot to build their independence and succeed. Impact: 100 individuals over 2 years.
Dismantle is a hybrid social enterprise delivering dynamic and engaging outreach programs to empower at risk and disadvantaged young people. Their ReNew Properties startup project will fit under the Dismantle umbrella of services and leverages the proven success of their social enterprise model, Bike Rescue, launched using Impact100 Fremantle funding in 2013. Dismantle are looking to expand their offering to those graduating from their mentorship with Bike Rescue, having identified that participants need longer to be successful in attaining sustainable employment. Participants will work alongside ReNew maintenance staff learning property maintenance skills and progress through a program of vocational training and paid work experience, ensuring a longer transition and mentorship period on the way to the workforce. Like Bike Rescue and Bike Dr, Dismantle expect ReNew to develop into a profitable income stream that allow it to become self sustaining. Impact: 60 individuals over 2 years, 60 individuals year on year thereafter
Environs Kimberley is the peak conservation organisation for the Kimberley. Since 2007 they have co-ordinated regional, cultural and natural resource management projects across the Kimberley through the Kimberley Nature Project (KNP). These projects range from fire, feral and weed management to education and seed collection. This project, the Kimberley Community Seedbank – Developing a Conservation Economy, addresses a need and interest to take the development of local bush resources industry to the next level. The Kimberley Community Swedbank (KCS) has emerged as an enable for Aboriginal women to develop sustainable small businesses that protect and value nature and culture. Investing an Impact100 WA grant would drive a new seed collection push, instigate business planning, product development, branding and authentication standardisation. This would have a significant impact in developing the industry so that processes are ethical and fair with returns going directly to aboriginal harvesters supporting a local, sustainable, conservation economy. Impact: Unspecified number of people across Kimberley communities
Esther’s mission is to restore, educate, encourage, enrich and empower young women coming out of crisis and in need, to attain their full potential. Their Catergirls Catering Company project is already a successful subsidiary project where young women learn important work development skills, develop self-confidence and self-worth. They receive training in all aspects of hospitality enabling them to acquire valuable ‘on the job’ experience. The Catergirls Catering Company is self-funded through revenue raised by the service however, they currently turn down larger catering requests due to lack of an appropriate food transport vehicle and associated equipment cost hire, limiting the program’s growth and capacity to provide more training. The Impact100 WA grant would be used to purchase and fit out a refrigerated vehicle and provide more supported training thereby acting as a catalyst for expansion of Catergirls.
In operation since 1984 PBF is dedicated to the reduction of the impact and incidence of Spinal Cord Injury SCI. This particular project: PBF Year 11 Safety INSPO Program is targeted at WA Year 11 students who are approaching their must vulnerable and dangerous driving stage. PBF aim to ‘disrupt’ the current delivery of most road safety programs by using an innovative student led approach, harnessing the powerful influence that peers exert on the attitudes and behaviours of one another. 40 PBF Safety Ambassadors selected from 20 schools will attend a residential camp, returning in pairs where they will help provide Safety INSPO to other year 11 student and the wider school community via the delivery of a suite of safety activations fully supported and facilitated by PBF. Initially this program will allow direct PBF engagement with an entire year 11 cohort in 20 WA schools. The project will also allow PBF to build lasting relationships with schools and give them a genuine opportunity to scale their operations.
Shooting Stars is an initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia, and uses netball as a vehicle to encourage greater engagement with and attendance at school for young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns. They currently work with over 300 girls across 7 sites in remote WA and want to expand the program to 1000 girls and 6 new sites by 2021. This funding would run across 1 year in 2019 with 40 weeks of health and wellbeing sessions delivered across 7 program sites. The Shooting Stars Health and Wellbeing Framework is aligned with the Australian Curriculum and is embedded into the Health and Physical Education curriculum across each delivery site. Impact: over 1000 Aboriginal people in remote WA
TLG provides Australian students with free one-on-one tuition and mentoring as part of their Rural and eMentor Programs, there are currently more than 900 students in the program . In Australia, students living in remote areas are 12 times more likely to be below the national minimum standard in mathematics by year 3, with 3 out of 5 indigenous students in remote areas not finishing school. By matching volunteer university students to disadvantaged kids in rural areas, determining curriculum aligned goals and providing one on one mentorship to attain those goals, children’s lives and educational outcomes can be changed. an Impact100 WA grant would cover 20,000 tailored teaching hours over 2 years. Impact: 500 rural and remote primary school students
Positive Pathways to Safety for Women and Children has been developed based on research of working solutions nationally and internationally together with feedback and input regarding available services and gaps in the provision of services. It targets women, referred internally or from other women’s refuges, who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing family and domestic violence. It includes women with alcohol and other drug issues, homelessness, disability as well as culturally, linguistically diverse women (CaLD). Since November 2013 it has facilitated over 132 education programs to 898 participants. An Impact100 WA grant would enable the continuation of this valuable community program, programming 24 individual workshops (over 80 sessions) for approximately 160 attendees