Scanlon Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

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.

GRANT AMOUNT

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

 

Sebastian Greer from Scanlon (R) with representatives from Volunteer Resource Bureau, Parklands AW and Gateway Health


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
empowerment
• 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.

http://scanlonfoundation.org.au/

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.

 

Scanlon Foundation Grant Recipients

Successful Recipients of the 2015 Refuge of Hope – Scanlon Foundation Grants awarded at Border Trust’s “The Big GIVE” Annual Showcase. Karla Taylor P&C President Lavington East Public School, Karin Stahl Gateway Health, Damien O’Meara Refuge of Hope – Scanlon Foundation, Jacquie Toohey Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau, Kath Hinton & Keryn Haberman TAFE NSW Riverina Institute.


See details of grants awarded at  Stories from Grant Recipients