Grants

The Arcare Family Foundation provides grants to organisations to support and encourage innovation in ageing.

Northern Health (VIC)

Donation to support COVID 19 Response ($50,000) The Arcare Family Foundation provided a grant of $50,000 to Northern Health to support its response to COVID-19. The Northern Health services area has been hard hit by the pandemic, in particular Northern Hospital in Epping where many patients have been hospitalised. In

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Asylum Seekers Centre (NSW)

Support for Asylum Seekers during the COVID-19 crisis (Grant: $20,000) The Asylum Seekers Centre is based in Newtown in Sydney and they provide practical and personal support for people living in the community who are seeking asylum. The Asylum Seekers Centre provides the following: Connects people to support and services:

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Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (VIC)

Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 (Grant: $20,000) The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre was founded 18 years ago and is now Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. They offer more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support well-being and dignity

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Bellarine Community Health

Grant for Equipment required for COVID 19 response (Grant: $16,582) The Bellarine Community Health Nursing & Palliative Care Team provide support to clients and families on the Bellarine to remain at home through the progression of their illness or until they are admitted to a hospital or palliative care unit.

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Moving Feast

Moving Feast (VIC – managed by Social Traders) (Grant: 20,000) Moving Feast is a collaborative project of Victorian food social enterprises. Moving Feast works in all areas of the food system from growing, storage, cooking, distribution, and education. They are now joining forces to create a pandemic food response that

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OzHarvest (NSW)

Grant to support emergency food relief in NSW (Grant: $20,000) Oz Harvest is a national food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country. Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn AO, after noticing

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Fareshare (VIC and QLD)

Support to provide emergency food relief in Victoria and Queensland (Grant: $20,000) FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into free nutritious meals for people in need. An estimated five million Australians experienced food insecurity last year while food waste costs our economy an estimated

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Bushfire Relief Grants (VIC & NSW)

In response to the devasting bushfires across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in January 2020 the Arcare Family Foundation provided three grants totaling $60,000 to support recovery for local communities, farmers, and wildlife. The Foundation also made several grants in 2020 as a response to the COVID 19 crisis.

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Sustain: The Australian Food Network (VIC)

Around the Table: Community Cooking, Lunch and Gardening Program: Online and In-Person (Grant: $39,200) Sustain: The Australian Food Network will partner with North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House (NCRNH) to deliver a reimagined version of the ‘Around the Table’ community cooking and lunch program. Commenced in 2018, ‘Around the Table’ has

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Alliance for Gambling Reform (VIC & NSW)

Sharing Stories to reduce harmful gambling in Victoria and NSW (focus on older Australians) $70,000 The Alliance is a national advocacy organisation which works to prevent and minimize the harm from gambling. They bring together over 60 organisations who share the objectives of preventing harm from gambling. The Alliance provides

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Documentary Australia Foundation (National)

Support for the development of a new documentary film entitled: ‘Ticketyboo: A Walk with Dementia’ (Grant: $50,000) Ticketyboo is a social impact documentary exploring the deeply personal story of Renee Brack’s artist-father’s dementia. She explores how she did and did not cope with her father’s condition and how it sparked

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The Kids Foundation (VIC)

The Kids Foundation – SeeMore’s Connecting Gen: Adopt a Grandbuddy (Grant: $37,500 a year for two years – 2021/2022 and 2022/2023) SeeMore’s Connecting Gen: Adopt a Grandbuddy is an intergenerational program designed to develop and enhance the emotional and physical wellbeing across two generations. Through education and resources, aged care

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Swinburne University: Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults (National)

Digital Story Project (VIC) (Grant: 26,776) The primary purpose of The Digital Story Project is to improve the quality of lives of aged care residents, by helping them feel valued and validated and by providing companionship. Additionally, the project advances the education of the volunteer students by providing firsthand experience

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National Ageing Research Institute 

Averto Digital App (Grant: $40,000) In 2014-15, 27% of home care recipients aged 70 and over were from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. For those who do not have proficient English, care may not be equitable as it cannot always be provided by people who speak the same language.

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The Summer Foundation (National)

The Housing Hub (Grant: $30,000) The Housing Hub – (thehousinghub.org.au – THH) is a website dedicated to supporting people with a disability to find a home they would like to live in and providing a place for housing providers to list properties. It addresses a huge gap in the market with

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Centre for Social Impact, University of NSW

Centre for Social Impact, University of NSW Amplify Project – Ageing and Aged Care in Australia  (Stage 1) With the number of Australians over the age of 65 expected to more than double by 2055, Royal Commission issues, challenges understanding what’s working for who and when, we need to determine the levers

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Gather My Crew

Building Capacity (2019- 2022) (Grant: $25,000 a year for 3 years) During tough times (such as illness, accident, sudden death, divorce, drought, natural disaster) there can be a breakdown between those in need and the people in their network who are able to ‘lend a hand’. This can lead to

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