September Grant Round Recipients Announced

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Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust September Grant Round

 

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust second grant round for 2013 was held in September with a presentation event for the successful charities held on 29 October 2013.

 

The LMCT was established in the 1960s with fundraising efforts supporting charities that assist people suffering from disability, homelessness, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, trauma, abuse or neglect. Every dollar donated is re-given to Brisbane charities.

           

Lady Mayoress Anne Quirk has thanked the charities, partners, donors, sponsors and supporters who along with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust (LMCT) make a difference to those less fortunate in the Brisbane community.

 

“The work that these charities do make a real difference in the lives of Brisbane’s residents who are doing it tough”, Mrs Quirk said.

 

“Since 2004 the Trust has raised over $4.8 million, with nearly $220,000 raised last financial year through fundraising and donations. As a result the Trust was able to donate $217,000 to 71 Brisbane charities to enable them to continue providing exceptional services”.

 

Funds provided in this grant round have gone towards everything from gym equipment and furniture to motivational presentations and education resources for children with disabilities.  

The Trust undertakes two general grant rounds per year in March and September which are each capped at $10,000 as well as an Easter Appeal, involving Easter egg donations and a Christmas Appeal, involving donations of toys, food vouchers and small cash grants up to $2,000.

Applicants must be a registered business or incorporation with not for profit objectives and must have a letter of DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient status) from the ATO.

The Lady Mayoress and Trustees look for charities that require funding for service delivery of projects that directly assists their clients.

 

Registered charities seeking financial support can access grant application forms by visiting www.lmct.org.au.

 

For further information about the grants phone 07 3403 5381 or email lmct@brisbane.qld.gov.au.

 

29 October 2013

 

SBH Queensland

SBH Queensland has been supporting children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus since 1970. In 2013 over 700 adults and children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families will receive information, support and therapy from SBH Queensland.

Funding for technology resource trial - pool of devices to be loaned

McIntyre Centre – Pony Riding for the Disabled Association

McIntyre Centre – Pony Riding For the Disabled Association provides therapeutic and recreational horse riding to 200 children and young adults with a disability each week.  McIntyre Centre provides a range of programs including an adult learning program, special school program and riding lessons to the general community.  McIntyre Centre was the first riding for disabled centre in Australia, and will celebrate its 50th year anniversary in 2014.

Disability Mobility Equipment

Motivational Media

Motivational Media is a national youth focussed organisation committed to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of young Australians. We aim to challenge and inspire young people to reach their true potential through our high impact, big screen motivational program which we present to schools and community groups each year.

 

Funding for pilot project - motivational presentations to 10-13 year olds

 

Teen Challenge

For 42 years Teen Challenge Queensland has assisted young people who have been overcome with life controlling issues such as homelessness and addictions. Their core services include residential rehabilitation and crisis Accommodation. At New Hope House, their Crisis Accommodation, they assist young men aged 16-25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Teen Challenge takes a holistic approach, not only providing shelter and food for these young men but also equipping them to find permanent residents, employment, teaching them life skills, as well as dealing with the issues that has resulted in their homelessness. Teen Challenge is passionate about giving young people a second chance at life.

 

Gym equipment for Homeless Young People's Program

 

Montrose Access

Montrose Access provides therapy, respite and recreation services to more than 600 children and young adults with physical disabilities throughout Queensland.

Through our four metropolitan offices and regional outreach program we provide varied and holistic services to clients with varying degrees of disability; some of the most common being neuromuscular conditions, juvenile arthritis, acquired brain injury and arthrogryposis. Our clients age from toddlers to young adults.

Purchase of 3 fully adjustable nursing beds and mattresses for use by young people with a disability in supported accommodation

Childhood Cancer Support

Childhood Cancer Support provides a range of support services to families of children undergoing oncology treatment at the Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane. All support services are delivered at no cost.

 

Funding to equip gym at medium to long term accommodation based in Herston

 

Lutheran Community Care

Lutheran community Care’s Mary and Martha’s Refuge offers crisis and short-term accommodation to women and their children who are at risk of homelessness due to family and domestic violence. The refuge uses a strengths-based approach, which empowers clients and encourages them to work actively toward a better future for themselves and their children. Beyond providing a safe place to stay, Mary and Martha’s offer resource and referral services, parenting support and training, living skills support budget/ financial assistance and opportunities to engage in social/ community groups and activities.

Furniture & interior fittings for 3 units for women and children's refuge

 

Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark is a Queensland based not-for-profit charitable organisation which provides specialist services and support for children with disabilities and additional needs. This money will be used by the Noah’s Ark Resource Centre at East Brisbane to buy resources which will be lent to families and schools to support children with a range of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social and Emotional Disorder.

 

Funding for educational resource for children with disabilities and special needs

 

Youth Advocacy Centre Inc

YAC is a community legal and social welfare agency working with 10-18 year olds across the greater Brisbane area. In particular, we work with young people who are involved in, or at risk of involvement in the youth justice and/or child protection systems. We aim not only to assist with their legal problems but also to address the social, welfare or relationship issues which usually underpin them – such as homelessness or problems at home or at school – to try to divert them from further interaction with the law and legal systems.

 

Launch event of new website called Flipside – Promotional material

Queensland Kids/ Hummingbird House

Queensland Kids supports families with children affected by a life limiting condition. Hummingbird House is being built as their first project here in Brisbane and will be Queensland's only children's respite and hospice facility.  

 

Funding for paediatric palliative care and disability Wiki website and App project

 

Australian College of Community Services

The Australian College of Community Services (ACCS) is the formal education division of Health Options Australia, which has been operating continuously for in excess of 160 years. ACCS is a sister organisation of DRUG ARM Australasia and the Mental Health Association Australia who are all not for profit organisations.

ACCS is committed to delivering quality education and training programs, ACCS specialises in presenting workshops in all settings whether the be urban, remote, rural or regional settings. Our particular training strengths revolve around, mental health, suicide intervention, alcohol & other drugs, building resilience, working with challenging behaviours to name a few.

At ACCS, our mission is to provide learning environments where people become Aware, Skilled and Knowledgeable whilst promoting health, and emotional wellbeing.

 

Funding for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (a 2 day event over 14 hours for up to 30 participants

 

Friends of Heal Foundation

The Friends of HEAL Foundation's (FHEAL) charitable purpose is the direct relief of suffering in young newly arrived refugees by providing creative therapies and assisting resettlement.  FHEAL extends the work of HEAL (Home of Expressive Arts and Learning), a well-established, unique and ground breaking mental health service which has operated at Milpera State High School since 2004. FHEAL aims to provide Arts Therapy and Music Therapy to assist at-risk adolescent refugees who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, to enable their healing

 

Funding for translation of consent form word document & translation, typing and proof-reading for poster