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Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust and Carla Zampatti legacy grants nearly $300,000 lifeline for local charities


August 2021


More than 40 Brisbane charities in Brisbane will benefit from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust August grant round, which includes a $100,000 Carla Zampatti enduring legacy donation to local women’s charities.


Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said 14 women’s charities were among the 43 recipients that would benefit from the funds raised by the recent enormously successful Carla Zampatti Fashion Show and Luncheon at City Hall.


“The late Carla Zampatti was a fervent supporter of women and championing women’s causes and that’s why we are proud to deliver this one-off Carla Zampatti Enduring Legacy Grant, which supports 14 critical local charities supporting women," Cr Schrinner said.


"These charities are changing lives in our community; among the recipients is A Brave Life, which will use funding to deliver 250 baby bundles to teenage and young mothers over the next six months.


“Open Haven, a charity helping women regain control of their lives after domestic violence, will use the funding to support an additional 20 women and their children in the coming year.


"The Carla Zampatti Fashion Show and Luncheon beneficiary local charity The Forgotten Women will also receive a $50,000 boost, helping them tackle the fastest-growing homelessness demographic: women over 55."


Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Nina Schrinner said the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were putting charities under pressure.


“We don’t know the true extent of the pandemic on grassroots charities yet, but what we do know is that the grants we provide go a long way towards helping them stay afloat in these tough times,” Mrs Schrinner said.


“On top of the Carla Zampatti Enduring Legacy Grant, the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust is delivering it's August grant round which will support 30 grassroots charities that are making a massive impact in our community.


“This year, we’ve received our biggest ever increase in applications for assistance, but we’ve also seen an increase in funding thanks to the generosity of the Brisbane community as well as our long-standing corporate investors, with a record of nearly $300,000 given out in grants.”


The ‘Carla Zampatti Enduring Legacy Grant’ will support 14 Brisbane charities:

  • A Brave Life Ltd

  • Australia India House Charitable Foundation

  • Reason to Thrive

  • Red Rose Foundation

  • First Light Widowed Association

  • Fair Go

  • Open Haven

  • RizeUp Limited

  • Zephyr Education Inc

  • Suited to Success Ltd

  • Windana Support Centre Inc

  • UnitingCare Community

  • Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre


The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Annual August Grant round will support 30 Brisbane charities:

  • Kombi Clinic

  • Little Star Kids

  • Community Canteen

  • Magic Moments Foundation - Brisbane Basket Brigade

  • StandbyU Foundation

  • Hope Centre Services

  • Family and Kids Care Foundation Inc/ The Hope Centre

  • Inala Family Accommodation & Support Service Inc

  • The Pyjama Foundation

  • Youth Housing Project Association Inc

  • Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Limited

  • AEIOU Foundation

  • The MND and Me Foundation

  • Silky Oaks Children's Haven

  • Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland

  • Little Dreamers Australia


  • BABI Youth and Family Service

  • St Vincent de Paul Society Qld - Our Lady of Grace, Carina Conference

  • Mamre Association Inc

  • Community Living Association

  • St Vincent de Paul Society Qld - Our Lady of Grace, Manly Conference

  • BHC Creating Liveable Communities

  • Edmund Rice Camps Queensland

  • Inspire Youth and Family Services

  • Mummy's Wish Ltd

  • Daniel Morcombe Foundation

  • Emmanuel City Mission

  • The VacSeen Project

  • St Pete's Pantry


Elise's Story - Hummingbird House


Hummingbird House does wonders for children with life limiting conditions and their families.


For Elise, Hummingbird House is a home; a place where her son Mason can get the care he needs. Listen to her incredibly important story.


If you’d like to donate to Hummingbird House, visit

Leo's Story - Hummingbird House

Leo was loved beyond belief throughout his short life.


For his Mum Megan, Hummingbird House was a place where she, through the support of staff and other families, could create long-lasting memories even in the final weeks of his life. Listen to Leo’s story.


If you’d like to donate to Hummingbird House, visit

What is First Light Widowed Association?


Widowhood can be a very isolating experience but the first light of hope can sometimes come from connecting with those who relate to your loss.


First Light Widowed Association is doing just that.


If you know someone who has lost a partner and might benefit from sharing their experience, frustrations and humour with someone who knows what it's like to walk in their shoes, get in touch with First Light by visiting

About Queensland's only children's hospice - Hummingbird House

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust is proud to support Hummingbird House.


As Queensland’s only children’s hospice, the vital care they provide children with a life-limiting condition and their families helps them reconnect and create precious memories.


To help support them visit

Bushfire Appeal

For the April to June 2020 rating quarter, Brisbane City Council residential owner-occupier ratepayers were given the option to support bushfire relief by choosing to donate their $15 early payment discount to the Trust’s Bushfire Appeal.


A total of $58,800 was raised for the Bushfire Appeal from the generosity of almost

4,000 Brisbane residents participating in this donation initiative.


The Trust was also fortunate to receive a number of generous donations directly from members of the public.


More than $110,000 was raised via these direct donations.


The Trust passed all funds raised for the Bushfire Appeal to the following charities to help people and animals most in need throughout Queensland. These charities were chosen for their ability to distribute funds to where it is needed most.

  • Queensland Country Women's Association - Public Rural Crisis Fund

  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

  • The Salvation Army

  • Lifeline Queensland



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