The 5 Finalists for 2022 (in alphabetical order) are:
12 Buckets – Year 6 Transition to High School
Expand the Year 6 transition support program at 5 primary schools into Balga & Girrawheen Senior High Schools. This will also include material assistance (stationary, uniform, schoolbooks, lunch, bus passes etc).
In addition, increase the capacity of the 1:1 mentoring program to enable it to continue on a fortnightly basis once they reach high school, supporting at-risk students to identify and resolve solutions to the barriers/challenges that they face during this transition.
Funding covers mostly staff costs for a youth co-ordinator, school liaison officer and youth worker and some resources.
Impacting up to 75 students per year.
Fair Game – Kimberley Game On! After School Program
In Broome and Kununurra, locally based project officers will build and support a group of local volunteers to run after school sessions for local children. Positive engagement activities to provide a diversion for at- risk local youth at times when other services aren’t available. Will support the development of disengaged and marginalised children and youth through mentoring, sport and recreational activities in a safe environment. Will also strengthen the communities generally.
Funding staff costs, food, equipment, training.
Impacting 200 + children.
Motivation Foundation – Plant Upgrade (3.5 tonne Mini Excavator) to support community projects
Assisting disengaged and educationally at-risk young people to become job-ready by building qualifications and life-skills through the use of mentors. Funds will purchase a 3.5 Tonne mini excavator (with an excellent future trade-in deal) which will improve training quality, as well as enabling students to get real-world and useful experience by participating in local community projects. Creates a blueprint for future funders to repeat the deal with other much-needed equipment.
Impact 109 students directly each year plus benefit of $150k per year pro bono to local community.
Thriving in Motion – Thriving After School, Satellite Service
Improve physical and mental health outcomes through evidence-based exercise programs. Extend existing service to 3 new locations over 18 months: deliver inclusive community-based all-abilities physical activity programs that are flexible and responsive to the needs of young people impacted by physical and/or mental ill health, either 1:1, small or larger group program and tailored to child’s specific health needs.
Funds will cover staff costs, family subsidies, venue hire, promotion and consumables.
To benefit 1600 people.
Trillion Trees – SPROUT – Grow the Trillion Trees Schools Pgm
Expand school program: to re-connect the next generation with creating and maintaining a healthy planet, incl educating on the effects of land-clearing, the importance of trees and then propagation, cultivation and planting of native seedlings. Also formalise the program so more volunteers can implement it, reducing key-man risk.
Funding for co-ordinator, travel and transport costs (incl hybrid vehicle), curriculum docs preparation, seeds and propagation materials, promotion.
Enable 20-30 more schools (metro and regional) which will benefit 2000 children/people plus the environment ongoing.