2018 GRANT ROUND NOW CLOSED
MISSION OF SCANLON FOUNDATION
The Scanlon Foundation aspires to see Australia advance as a welcoming, prosperous and cohesive nation particularly related to the transition of migrants into Australian Society. The Foundation supports ongoing longitudinal research into the indicators of social cohesion and the results of this research inform the Foundation’s activities. The Foundation makes grants to improve social cohesion in areas of greatest need within Australia.
SPECIFIC GRANTING AIMS
- To support Albury Wodonga as a welcoming and caring region for all citizens including recent migrants
- To build collaborative partnerships between organisations dedicated to the successful transition of migrants into the Albury Wodonga region
- To foster greater understanding of the elements that underpins a socially cohesive community
- To ensure that migrants in Albury Wodonga feel they belong and are able to actively participate in all facets of their community
2018 GRANTING FOCUS
Whole of community future-focused projects with an emphasis on the empowerment of youth and women, through:
- Employment, skills recognition, employer engagement, industry introductions and networks
- Transition support – legal, health, financial, literacy
- Cross cultural learning – conversations, mentoring, shared experiences
It is proposed that funded projects will work across multiple cultural groups to facilitate a sense of self-worth, community belonging and civic and social participation. Joint projects will be looked upon favourably.
Maximum grant $20,000*
* Occasionally, a larger grant may be considered. Please contact Border Trust to discuss your project and eligibility.
SCANLON FOUNDATION SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION OF MIGRANTS PROGRAM 2017
The recipients of the Scanlon Foundation Grants 2017 are:
Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau Amount: $55,000.
Project: Year 2 Cultural Exchange
Gateway Health Amount: $25,000
Project: Year 2 Work Ready
Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group Amount: $800
Project: Better Sharing of Settler Information Online
In 2015 Border Trust was delighted to announce a new community investment partnership with the Refuge of Hope who has received a grant from the Scanlon Foundation for this purpose.
The granting partnership with Border Trust aims to deliver meaningful outcomes for the region’s refugees and migrants around the following areas of focus:
• Employment, skills recognition, industry introductions and networks
• Transition support – legal, health, financial, literacy
• Transport – access, improvements and support, alternative options
• Whole of community future-focused projects with an emphasis on youth
• Multiple service co-ordination.
The Scanlon Foundation aspires to see Australia advance as a welcoming, prosperous and cohesive nation particularly related to the transition of migrants into Australian Society.
2015 Recipients for the Scanlon Foundation Grants
Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau “Albury Wodonga Cultural Exchange” $40,000.
Gateway Health “Work Ready, Community Connections, Meaningful Employment” $20,000.
Lavington East Public School P&C Association “Community Kitchen Furbishment”$10,000 (part funded by Border Trust).
Riverina Institute TAFE “Leading the Way Towards Construction Qualification” $20,000.
See details of grants awarded at Stories from Grant Recipients