Meet the Friendship Grant recipients

In the highly competitive first round of Friendship Grants, applications were received from community organisations from every state and territory in Australia.

DFAT awarded 46 grants to Australian community organisations to expand or enhance their international development activities in 15 countries in our region.

Friendship Grant recipients will deliver activities in a range of sectors including health care, rural development and disability inclusion, addressing at least 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Applicants self-selected which SDG their activity will address. Successful applications have been grouped according to these SDGs.

SDG 1 - No povertySDG1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Australian Volunteers International

Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065

Business training for women entrepreneurs with a disability in Myanmar

This activity will provide financial literacy, business training and tailored business support to women entrepreneurs with a disability in Yangon, as well as one-on-one mentoring.
An online platform will also be developed which will link entrepreneurs with business opportunities.

Yangon, Myanmar Disability inclusion $47,502.00 Facebook:
Sustainable Tourism Hub, Myanmar
, AVI
Twitter:
@AustVolunteers
Instagram:
@avi.org.au

Churches of Christ in Queensland

Kenmore, Queensland, 4069

Community-based rehabilitation services for people with a disability in Vanuatu

This activity will expand a community-based rehabilitation program which employs and trains community members to provide support for people living with a disability in the northern provinces of Vanuatu.
The community-based rehabilitation workers will monitor, advise, and support people living with disability and their carers, connecting them with local service providers optimising their participation in community life.
This activity will be supported by a health team in Medical Santo Clinic, and remote tele-health support from Allied Health professionals in Australia.

Luganville, Malo Island and Malampa, Vanuatu Disability inclusion $60,000.00 Facebook:
Medical Santo

SDG 2 - Sero HungerSDG2: Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia Inc.

Essendon, Victoria, 3040

Improving opportunities for street-connected children through sustainable agriculture and social enterprise education in the Philippines

This activity help vulnerable Filipino youth to gain valuable skills and income through hands-on training on social enterprise and organic agriculture. Housing and fencing for pigs and ducks will be built, and a vermi-compost facility and an organic feed production area will be established, and a ride-on tractor and a solar rice-dryer for post-harvest processes will be purchased.  

Quezon, The Philippines

Rural development

$60,000.00

Facebook:
BTPA – supporting children in the Philippines and promoting social justice

Partners in International Collaborative Community Aid Ltd

Kingscliff, New South Wales, 2487

Development of an Agriculture Hub and delivery of agriculture training in Papua New Guinea

This activity will provide reliable and nutritious food for people in Haku, Bougainville, by delivering agricultural training to vulnerable people and establishing an Agricultural Hub, a demonstration garden and gardens for the community.
This will enable community members to gain skills to diversify their farming, and use improved agricultural practices to increase yields and income.

Buka Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Rural development

$35,000.00

Facebook:
PICCA Australia

Sivan Arul Illam Inc.

Bella Vista, New South Wales, 2153

Establishment of a dairy, poultry and organic vegetable farm in rural Sri Lanka which will help war widows and people with a disability gain employment

This activity will see the establishment of an integrated dairy, poultry and organic vegetable farm which will operate as a social enterprise in rural Sri Lanka, benefitting mainly war widows and people with a disability.
The farm will provide employment opportunities and training for youth, and will improve the nutrition of children.

Palampiddy, Sri Lanka

Rural development

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Sivan Arul Illam

World Hope International Ltd

MacKenzie, Queensland, 4156

Improving rural livelihoods through mushroom farming in Cambodia

This activity uses mushroom grow houses, an environmentally friendly and efficient means to grow mushrooms year-round in a climate-controlled space, to provide consistent cash flow for women in the rural communities of the Siem District of the Kompong Chan Providence.
As mushrooms can be grown next to the home, mothers can cultivate the product while remaining home to care for children.
This activity will improve the economic and social well-being of 60 households and contribute to the economic stability of the community.
New mushroom producers will develop skills through teaching provided by mentors.

Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia

Rural development

$60,000.00

Facebook:
World Hope International

Twitter:
@workdhopeorg
Instagram:
@worldhopeorg

xpandFoundation

Oakleigh, Victoria, 3166

Establishment of an Agroforestry and Permaculture Training Centre in Timor-Leste

This activity will establish an agroforestry and permaculture training centre in Baguia.
The centre will provide technical assistance and education to ensure subsistent communities have access to quality education and training, allowing them to improve their production and cultivation.
Both classroom and workshop training will be provided, as well as hands-on learning.
A demonstration permaculture garden will also be established to provide experiential learning and training.

Baucau and Baguia, Timor-Leste

Sustainable environmental and natural resource management

$60,000.00

Facebook:
WithOneSeed

SDG 3 - Good Health and WellbeingSDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

West Melbourne, Victoria, 3003

Development of a triage system in the Emergency Department of Mount Hagen General Hospital in Papua New Guinea

The development of a triage system for the Mount Hagen Emergency Department will improve healthcare access and outcomes for patients in the Western Highlands.
A team from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine will work with clinicians at Mount Hagen General Hospital to enhance the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of emergency care through the implementation of a triage system.

Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Healthcare

$59,597.00

Facebook:
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Twitter:
@acemonline

Caring for Kiriwina

North Balgowlah, New South Wales, 2093

Training village birth attendants in Papua New Guinea

Two registered Australian Midwife Educators will deliver training to local village birth attendants on the island of Kiriwina.
The training will build upon birthing training carried out in April 2017 and October 2018.
The training focusses on equipping village birth attendants with skills to assist in delivering babies and caring for mothers in remote areas.

Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Region, Papua New Guinea

Healthcare

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Caring for Kiriwina
Twitter:
@ForKiriwina

Footscape Inc.

Macleod, Victoria, 3085

Development of an interactive Diabetes Foot Care Manual in Nauru

In Nauru, diabetic foot problems account for much of the hospitalisation and amputations within the population.
This activity will see the production of an interactive manual which will enhance the delivery of diabetic foot care services at the Republic of Nauru Hospital and Naoero Public Health Centre.

Nauru

Healthcare

$30,000.00

Facebook:
Footscape
Twitter:
@FootscapeInc

Global Development Group

Rochedale South, Queensland, 4123

A mobile health clinic to deliver medical treatment and child health education in remote villages in Indonesia

The activity will help disadvantaged children living in the remote districts of Songan and Tigawasa.
A mobile health clinic, staffed by Balinese nurses and doctors, will work with local community members to deliver health services and education in schools.
Children will be trained in environmental hygiene, girls' health and mental health.

Bali, Indonesia

Healthcare

$41,000.00

Facebook:
Global Development Group
Instagram: @globaldevelopmentgroup

Healthserve Australia Inc.

Pennant Hills,  New South Wales, 2120

Health resources for rural schools in Papua New Guinea

This activity will enable the distribution of an updated Community Health Manual which will improve the knowledge and skills of health workers across Papua New Guinea.
The activity will develop a sustainable supply chain to take this new Health Care Manual to students, teachers, and libraries in 17 Community Health Worker Training Schools.
A comprehensive distribution plan will be developed and work will be undertaken to test and implement systems for secure supply, transport, storage and distribution of the textbook.
The last edition of this important manual was published in 1996 with the last reprints produced in 2006.

Mount Hagen, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Healthcare

$60,000.00

Facebook:
HealthServeAustralia

The John Fawcett Foundation

Nedlands, Western Australia, 6009

Free eye screening and cataract operations for vulnerable people in Indonesia

The John Fawcett Foundation will conduct a large scale eye screening and will travel to an impoverished location in East Java to check people with eye problems, provide glasses if required and treat infections. The activity will also identify people who are blind with cataracts and operate them to restore their sight, and train two local health workers in eye care.

East Java, Indonesia

Healthcare

$40,050.00

Facebook:
John Fawcett Foundation
Instagram:
@JohnFawcett_org
Twitter:
@JohnFawcett_org

Living Child Inc.

Bull Creek, Western Australia, 6149

Reproductive and family health care training in remote areas of Papua New Guinea

This activity will improve the family health care in remote areas of East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea.
Training for front-line health workers will be evidence-based and culturally appropriate, and cover reproductive, sexual, maternal and newborn health.
Four maternal and newborn care training courses will be held, covering theory and supervised clinical experience.
Students will receive a course manual, including a journal for reflective practice and basic clinical equipment.
Expert Australian health professionals will facilitate the training which will also equip locals to be trainers.

East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Healthcare

$56,000.00

Facebook:
Living Child Inc.  
Instagram:
@Living_Child_Inc

Maluk Timor Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, 2060

A triage training program for community health centres in Timor-Leste

Nurse-educators will train local nurses in three government-run Community Health Centres in Dili to implement an outpatient triage system.
At least 50 per cent of nurses will be trained, who will in turn train other local nurses.
This activity will empower local staff, build patient confidence in the health system, and provide timely, high-quality primary healthcare.

Dom Aleixo, Timor-Leste

Healthcare

$56,735.00

Facebook:
Maluk Timor
Twitter:
@MalukTimor

Ryder-Cheshire Australia Limited

Hawthorn East, Victoria, 3123

Improving the detection of tuberculosis in Timor-Leste

This activity will enable a GeneXpert machine to rapidly detect tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in a remote area in Timor-Leste.
Local laboratory technicians will operate the machine which will allow life-saving treatment to commence quickly for hundreds of TB sufferers, and reduce the risk of further transmission throughout the community.
Medical staff will visit remote villages to provide information about the signs and symptoms of TB and MDR-TB, how to prevent TB and MDR-TB, and the treatment process. This education campaign will also help to identify potential TB and MDR-TB sufferers.

Viqueque, Timor-Leste

Healthcare

$52,368.00

Nil

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust represented by Glebe Road Ipswich Uniting Church

Booval, Queensland, 4304

Oral health services for children in Timor-Leste

This activity will deliver essential oral health services by qualified dentists and their support staff to children, staff and community members in a school in Dili.
This work will be supported by an education program to encourage nutrition and oral health care for school staff, parents and students.
Local community dental nurses will also be trained through this activity.

Dili, Timor-Leste

Healthcare

$59,000.00

Nil

SDG 3 - Quality EducationSDG4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Cambodian Children's Fund (CCFA Trust)

Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Removing barriers to public education for some of Cambodia's most vulnerable children

The activity will enable around 1,000 students (approximately 60% female) from slum areas in Phnom Penh to enrol in and attend primary school.
Families will be helped to obtain official documents and enrol children in school, uniforms and study materials will be provided, and 10 kg of rice will be given to families to offset the loss of income from child labour.
Cambodian Children's Fund will work closely with teachers and principals to ensure high attendance rates and academic results.
Financial support and training will be provided to teachers.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Education and training

$58,228.00

Facebook:
Cambodian Children's Fund
Twitter:
@Tweet4CCF
Instagram:
@cambochildrensfund

The Didi Foundation Inc.

Lake Munmorah, New South Wales, 2259

Creation of a catering business, commercial kitchen and training for disadvantaged women in Nepal

This activity will contribute to the construction of a commercial kitchen and the delivery of training courses for disadvantaged women in Nepal.
The activity will provide employment opportunities through the construction of the kitchen, and through training courses, which include cookery skills, food preparation, kitchen operations and hospitality.

Mulpani, Bagmati, Nepal

Education and training

$35,000.00

Instagram:
@Didifoundation
Facebook:
The Didi Foundation Incorporated

Edmund Rice Foundation Australia

Boondall, Queensland, 4034

Early childhood teacher training program in Timor-Leste

The activity will deliver a comprehensive training program for more than 50 early childhood teachers across five preschools in Timor-Leste.
The program includes the distribution of Tetum Literacy resources to teachers and schools, and targeted training for parents and carers to enable them to increase school attendance rates.

Railaco, Ermera District, Timor-Leste

Education and training

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Edmund Rice Foundation Australia
Instagram:
@edmundricefoundation

Educating The Future

South Coogee, New South Wales, 2034

Upgrading preschools in regional Timor-Leste

This activity will see the upgrade of two preschools which will benefit 60 children per community each year.
The preschools will have two classrooms, one teacher's office, two toilets, water facilities and a ramp so people with a disability can access the buildings.
People from the local community will be employed to upgrade the pre-school. The Ministry of Education will manage the pre-school once constructed, and will redeploy trained teachers that are unemployed or working at the old pre-school.

Aileu, Liquica, Timor-Leste

Education and training

$58,960.00

Facebook:
Educating the Future
Instagram:
@etforganisation
Twitter:
@ETForganisation

Library For All Ltd

Indooroopilly, Queensland, 4068

Expansion of a digital library in Papua New Guinea

This activity will allow a number of upper primary and high school books to be added to Library for All's digital library in Papua New Guinea. Currently the digital library is focused on primary school reading books.
Library for All's book development process includes generating story drafts via writers' workshops and through social media networking. Local authors are encouraged to generate and submit stories in keeping with themes and contexts relevant to Papua New Guinean students. In return, they receive a small payment.
The local content of the stories also promotes connection to national identity and greater understanding around gender equality and social inclusion.
Families will be encouraged to download the digital library and read with their children through a national media campaign to develop and improve literacy skills.

Papua New Guinea

Education and training

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Library for All

Twitter:
@libraryforallau
Instagram:
@LibraryForAll

Many Hands International

Hampton, Victoria, 3188

Improving literacy across generations through a home reading program in Timor-Leste

This activity will involve the creation, publication and distribution of locally produced, culturally relevant children's books in national and local languages Tetun, Fataluku and Makalero.
Content and illustrations for the books will be created in a series of kinder and school-based workshops with children across the Lautem district.
Workshops will be held in participating kindergartens and schools to share with teachers, parents and grandparents, skills in reading with children using the books, and use of books for enjoyable shared family experiences.

Lautem, Timor-Leste

Education and training

$59,900.00

Facebook:
Many Hands International

The Oaktree Foundation Australia

Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Establishment of a network of young leaders in Cambodia

The activity will support the establishment of a Youth Alumni Association Initiative (YAAI) in Cambodia.
YAAI secretariat members will receive training to help them manage the technical aspects of the association's administration. Volunteers will then be recruited by the secretariat and will receive training on leadership, problem-solving, networking and will participate in workshops on public speaking.
Workshops for members will be focused on enhancing the role of youth in society, especially relating to women's empowerment and their role in the workforce.

Kampong Cham, Tbaung Khmum, Cambodia

Education and training

$50,686.00

Facebook:
Oaktree
Twitter:
@Oaktreeau
Instagram:
@oaktreeau

Room to Read Australia Limited

Glebe, New South Wales, 2037

Improving the literacy of children and teachers in Laos

This activity will provide access to quality learning materials for students through the establishment of a school library and provision of classroom aids.
The library will provide a space where children can build a habit of reading with age-appropriate local language books, and teacher and librarian training will be delivered.
Professional development and in-class coaching will be provided for teachers, and families will be supported with the tools and resources to support their children's education

Champasak, Laos

Education and training

$45,925.00

Facebook: Room to Read Australia
Twitter:
@RoomtoRead_Oz

Rotary Club of Deloraine Incorporated

Deloraine, Tasmania, 7304

Vocational training centre and training for disadvantaged men and women in Nepal

Friendship Grants funding will contribute to the building of a vocational training centre in Bhaktapur.
The centre will provide life-changing opportunities for youth from disadvantaged rural communities by preparing them for employment through certified courses in plumbing, woodworking, sewing, beauty, hospitality and hotel services.
The centre will provide training and accommodation for 40 students and will be built by Australian volunteers working with local community members.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Education and training

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Rotary Tasmania

St John of God Outreach Services

West Perth, Western Australia, 6005

Injectable medication guidelines and training for nurses and midwives in Timor-Leste

Introduction of injectable medication preparation guidelines and training for nurses and midwives on the safe preparation and administration of medications at the National Hospital in Timor-Leste.
It is anticipated that the guidelines and training will improve the safe identification, preparation and administration of injectable medications, improve compliance with best-practice, promote a culture of medication safety, and reduce medication errors and patient harm.

Dili, Timor-Leste

Healthcare

$60,000.00

Facebook:
St John of God Health Care
Twitter:
@sjog_healthcare
LinkedIn:
St John of God Health Care

SDG 5 - Gender EqualitySDG5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Bridging Lanka Ltd

Kedron, Queensland, 4031

Establishment of a catering business which will be operated by war widows in Sri Lanka

This women's empowerment initiative will improve the financial, social and health conditions of vulnerable women from Manthai West, Mannar.
The kitchen and café will host a catering service that provides a sustainable income for female-headed households which were affected by the war.
It will provide training in hospitality, small business practices and community nutrition.
This activity aims to transform negative social images of widows through women achieving financial security, becoming involved in business, and connecting with international visitors and volunteers.

Adampan, Sri Lanka

Income generation

$51,531.00

Facebook: Bridging Lanka
Instagram: @BridgingLanka

Friends Of Rambutso Incorporated

Manly, New South Wales, 2095

Expanding a feminine hygiene and livelihoods program in Papua New Guinea

This activity will expand the train-the-trainer program in Papua New Guinea which is teaching women how to sew reusable and affordable sanitary kits. The kits are then on-sold, generating income for local community groups.
Friendship Grant funding will enable the expansion of the program through improvements to the fit out of the facility where the kits are made and through the purchase of a boat and engine to enable transport to remote communities.

Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

Gender equality

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Wantaim PNG  

Hagar Australia Ltd.

South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Decreasing gender-based violence through awareness campaigns in Vietnam

This activity will see the roll out of mass awareness campaigns and awareness-raising sessions to increase knowledge about gender-based violence, human trafficking, women's rights, gender equality and relevant national legislation.
Six village performance contests, involving both husbands and wives, will be held to share knowledge about domestic violence, human trafficking and rights.
Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected and analysed to understand the impact of the campaigns and sessions.

Yen Bai, Vietnam

Gender equality

$59,900.00

Facebook:
Hagar Australia
Instagram:
@hagaraustralia


SDG6 - Clean Water and SanitationSDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Abundant Water
Incorporated

Turner, Australian Capital Territory, 2612

Establishment of a household water filter distribution network in Timor-Leste

A locally-led network of profitable ceramic drinking water filter businesses in Liquica will be developed through this activity.
Pilot projects will be used to test the best approaches to ensure the success of the ceramic water filter businesses.
This activity will include water and sanitation behavioural change education to prepare communities for the installation of the filtration systems.
Women will also receive training which will increase their opportunity for economic empowerment.

Liquica, Timor-Leste

Water supply and sanitation

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Abundant Water

Twitter:
@abundantwater

Instagram:
@abundant_water
LinkedIn:
Abundant Water

Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Incorporated

Crafers, South Australia, 5152

Restoration of irrigation water systems to enhance rural livelihoods and health in Sri Lanka

The main objective of this activity is to restore Meegahajandura Village's cascading irrigation tank systems.
The activity will also train local community members on the maintenance of the system, and soil and water conservation, as well as ways to improve livelihoods.
The restoration of the water system will see the availability of groundwater for agriculture increase, which will allow for an increase in cultivation and production, potentially increasing the income of local communities.
It is anticipated that the availability of safe drinking water and adequate and continued water supply for domestic use and to maintain sanitary conditions (e.g. toilets and hand washing) will reduce water-borne diseases and hospital admission rates of children.

Hambantota,
Sri Lanka

Water supply and sanitation

$49,643.00

Facebook:
Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara

Mission World Aid Incorporated

Aldgate, South Australia, 5154

Water well drilling expertise and equipment for communities in Solomon Islands

Training on how to drill wells will be delivered in local communities. A large drilling rig, rig transport, drilling equipment and expertise will also be provided.
The new wells will transform the reliability, quality and proximity of drinking water for around 200 communities.

Fa'Arau, Malaita, Solomon Islands

Water supply and sanitation

$43,250.00

Nil

Partner Housing Australasia (Building) Incorporated

Woy Woy, New South Wales, 2256

Improving water supply in Solomon Islands

This activity will enable the completion of the construction of a water supply system in villages on Ranongga, and the commencement of work in Vella Lavella.
The activities will involve constructing small dams in the hills, beyond sources of pollution, the construction of pipelines, installing tanks where necessary, and stand pipes close to houses.
The construction will be undertaken by local villagers who will be trained and supervised on a pro-bono basis by Australian volunteer engineers and builders.
A workshop and training centre will also be established to provide ongoing-training for local community members on the installation, maintenance and repairs for the system.

Western Province, Solomon Islands

Sustainable environmental and natural resource management

$60,000.00

Nil

Surfrider Foundation Australia

Coledale, New South Wales, 2515

Safe drinking water and plastic reduction in a school in Indonesia

This activity will deliver renewable energy powered water supply technology to a school in Bali.
The aim is to provide safe drinking water and re-usable water bottles to more than 500 students and teachers to reduce littering and burning of plastics at school.
The custom-designed desalination unit will be owned by the school and operated by local trained staff.

Klungkung, Indonesia

Water supply and sanitation

$60,000.00

Instagram:
@SurfRiderPerth
     
Facebook:
Surfrider Foundation Australia

Timor Leste Vision Incorporated

Floreat, Western Australia, 6014

Building toilets and hygiene education for remote communities in Timor-Leste

This activity will employ local builders to design and build toilets in three remote communities in Timor-Leste.
The design of the toilets will be based on government-endorsed designs that are appropriate, environmentally sustainable and endorsed by Australian and Timorese engineers. The design will be selected on local conditions by the local community.
A community health education campaign will also be delivered, using local resources, to promote good hygiene practices.

Manufahi, Timor-Leste

Water supply and sanitation

$49,600.00

Facebook:
Timor Leste Vision TLV

Instagram:
@TimorLesteVision

SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic GrowthSDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Australian Business Volunteers Limited

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2608

Business and faming training for women in Indonesia

This activity will support female-run social enterprise Aliet Green, an organisation who works with more than 1,000 small-holder farmers, 70% of which are women, to produce organic, fair-trade products through sustainable agriculture.
Australian volunteers will work with Aliet Green to scope the areas of expertise required to address their business and farming needs which will enable the organisation to provide more opportunities for the local community.
Up to three skilled business professionals will travel to Indonesia to provide short-term, intensive business skills training, which will be combined with ongoing mentoring and advice.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Rural development

$53,680.00

LinkedIn:
Australian Business Volunteers (ABV)

Twitter:
@abv_australia

Facebook:
Australian Business Volunteers

Balibo House Trust Inc.

Northcote, Victoria, 3070

Development of guided walking tours and trails in the Balibo district of Timor-Leste

This activity aims to enhance tourism in the Balibo district by developing walking tails and training local guides.
The Friendship Grant will be used to map trails and train local guides in tour leadership, basic first aid and track maintenance.

Bobonaro, Timor-Leste

Income generation

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Balibo House Trust

SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

CERES Inc

Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057

Upgrade of teachers accommodation in India

CERES is upgrading the accommodation for teachers in the Jamnya community in the Maharashtra.
The improved accommodation will help attract and retain higher calibre teachers and their families to this remote location.
CERES will work in close partnership with the local Jamnya community to incorporate sustainable and environmental technologies into the design and construction of the accommodation.

Maharashtra, India

Rural development

$60,000.00

Facebook:
CERES Environment Park

Twitter:
@CERESBrunswick
Instagram:
@Ceresbrunswick

SDG10 - Reduced InequalitiesSDG10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

Mary MacKillop Today

North Sydney, New South Wales, 2060

Increasing access to health services and education for people with a disability through a volunteer program in Papua New Guinea

A community-based rehabilitation volunteer program will provide training and mentoring in remote villages in Vanimo, Sandaun Province.
This training aims to increase access to health and education services, and raise awareness in communities about the rights of people with disability.
The activity will equip volunteers to identify, assess and refer people with a disability to available health and education services, conduct awareness training, provide assistive devices, and help to set up self-help groups.
The overarching goal of the program is to ensure people with disability are able to participate fully and equitably in their communities.

West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Disability inclusion

$60,000.00

Facebook:
Mary MacKillop Today
Instagram:
@marymackilloptoday

Twitter:
@marymackilloptoday
LinkedIn:
Mary MacKillop Today

Wheelchairs For Kids Inc.

Wangara, Western Australia, 6065

Specialised wheelchairs for children with a disability in Timor-Leste

Some 220 children with a disability in Timor-Leste will receive specialised wheelchairs, enabling them to fully participate in society and attend school.
The wheelchairs will be built in Australia, have been designed for a range of ages and disabilities, and can be modified as the child grows. They have been built to be used in rough terrain.
The in-country partners will prescribe, allocate and modify the wheelchairs, and families will be taught how to care for and maintain the chairs.
Friendship Grant funding is not being used for freight.

Baucau, Ermera, Timor-Leste

Disability inclusion

$51,320.00

Facebook:
Wheelchairs for Kids

SDG11 - Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Australia/New Zealand Limited

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Building climate change and disaster resilience leadership in Solomon Islands

This activity will provide training to community leaders on disaster risk reduction. It aims to establish a sustainable model for 'resilience leadership' which will improve disaster preparedness and response capabilities.
Targeting village leaders, it will harness the experience of Australian councils to help build resilience knowledge and systems, and create ongoing relationships between Australian communities and communities in Solomon Islands.

Honiara, Solomon Islands

Climate change adaption and mitigation

$57,000.00

Twitter: @iclei_oceania
Instagram: @iclei_oceania
Facebook:
ICLEI Oceania

Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund Limited

Alexandria, New South Wales, 2015

Early intervention programs and development of a youth network in Timor-Leste

This activity will deliver early intervention projects and develop an inter-agency youth network to respond to high levels of gang tensions, domestic violence and disengagement experienced by at-risk youth.
The activity will include community outreach, 'street walks' to break down barriers faced by youth in accessing support, conducting daily individualised case management services for disengaged youth, and skills and confidence development programs including healthcare and cooking, as well as discussion groups.

Dili, Timor-Leste

Education and training

$38,000.00

Nil

SDG15 - Life on LandSDG15: Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and half and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


Australian community organisation Activity title and summary Activity location International development sector Grant offer Social channels

The Thin Green Line Foundation Ltd

South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Community Ranger Initiative to deter wildlife poaching in Indonesia

This activity will benefit forest-edge communities through developing sustainable livelihood alternatives to poaching, while preserving bio-diversity.
The Community Ranger Initiative focuses on anti-poaching patrols and community engagement to deter illegal activity.
Community Rangers will work with local groups to build awareness of conservation issues and to develop alternative livelihoods to illegal wildlife trade, bush meat and logging.
Rangers will also remove snares, monitor wildlife populations, and engage with communities to lessen human-animal conflict.

Sumatra, Indonesia

Sustainable environmental and natural resource management

$52,140.00

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SDG16 - Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsSDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


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Forget Me Not Australia Limited

Corinda, Queensland, 4075

Rescuing trafficked children and reuniting them with their families in Nepal

This activity aims to close orphanages and trace, reunify and reintegrate trafficked children with their families in Kathmandu and surrounding provinces.
The activity will rescue children and provide transit care, including health, welfare and psychosocial support, for 30 children, and facilitate and monitor family reunification and community reintegration. It will also strengthen families by providing financial and enterprise support.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Protection and promotion of human rights

$60,000.00

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SDG17 - Partnerships for the GoalsSDG17: Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Allambie Heights, New South Wales, 2100

Increasing the skills of health care workers who provide services to people with disability in Fiji

This activity will increase inclusion and improve the health and quality of life for people living with disability.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance's Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist will train and mentor staff who support people with disability, including people who have feeding difficulties which can lead to chronic malnutrition, and people who require wheelchairs.
An outreach clinic will also be delivered in the Northern Division of Fiji, where workers will be mentored by Australian specialist clinicians.
Face-to-face training by Australian staff will be followed by ongoing mentoring via email and Skype.

Central and Northern Division, Fiji

Disability inclusion

$60,000.00

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Last Updated: 20 November 2018