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Since 2003, the Casey Cardinia Foundation has provided over $550,000 in grants to local community groups. We continue to raise funds and encourage philanthropy within the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire in order to provide independent grants that support the growing needs of our communities, now and into the future.

The Foundation distributes grants to not-for-profit charities and organisations, directly benefiting the social impact areas of; disability, older persons, disadvantage, crisis and youth within the region. The foundation aims to support the social, community and physical development of the community.

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COMMUNITY GRANTS ~ 2017

The Casey Cardinia Foundation was delighted to distribute over $67,000 to local organisations at the 2017 Community Grants Award Celebration yesterday.

Worth recipients were Turning Point Cranbourne, Outlook Victoria, Echo Emerald, Casey North Community Information & Support Service, Beaconsfield Officer Scout Group, Lakeside Pakenham Scout Group, Hillveiw Bunyip Aged Care, WAYSS, Southeast Palliative Care, Narre Community Learning Centre, Bunyip & District Men’s Shed, Council of the Ageing, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps, Headspace – Narre Warren.

In memory of Mick Morland a grant was presented to Casey Basketball Association by Kay.

The overviews of how the grant money will be spent was nothing less than inspirational and we look forward to hearing about how all the projects have progressed this time next year.

Thank you to everyone in the community who contributed towards our fundraising – without you we could not support worth organisations doing so such amazing work to build resilience in our local Casey Cardinia area.

 

 

COMMUNITY GRANTS ~ 2016

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Helping the hungry and homeless in the streets of Cranbourne, one of the most disadvantaged areas in Victoria.

 

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Supporting services to children in Out of Home Care due to significant concerns about child abuse and neglect.

 

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Delivery of a ‘Mental Health First Aid’ program in Secondary Schools – helping teens and parents learn how to respond to someone who is experiencing mental health concerns.

 

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Establishing a local Veterans Program. Providing volunteer assistance in the client’s own home, keeping Veterans socially connected and able to use online systems for support.

 

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Development of a Ranges Emergency Recovery Hub – with the capacity to register displaced persons, offer basic shelter, food and water, psychological first aid, basic first aid, and communications in an Emergency.

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Supporting the purchase of new tents and equipment to address the increase in female youth membership to 29%.

 

 

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Supporting the development of a non-residential Training Venue to service the future leaders of Cardinia District.

 

 

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Supporting the purchase of Dust extractors and safety gear to provide a safer, cleaner working environment for Men’s Shed program activities.

 

 

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Supporting the St John ‘First Aid in Schools’ program to teach primary school aged children in the region, the basics in First Aid and how to safely and adequately respond in an emergency.

 

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COMMUNITY GRANT RECIPIENT STORIES

2015 Grant recipient ~ Southern Cross Kids Camps held a camp for children from extreme at-risk backgrounds residing in Casey/Cardinia. Activities assisted in building resilience and confidence in the children and helped to counteract the negative impact abuse and/or neglect has had on them.

 

2014 Grant recipient ~ Windermere Mums and Bubs project made a difference to local mothers on the brink of homelessness.

 

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WATCH the Livvi’s Place Opening day video: https://www.facebook.com/arkadiusz.rejman.au/videos/909925772409017/

2014 Grant recipient ~ Touched by Olivia Foundation opened the first Inclusive Playspace in South East Victoria for children of all abilities.