Scanlon Foundation

Border Trust is 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.

Refuge of Hope Inc is a not for profit organisation that was born out of a desire to serve and assist migrants, refugees and international students in Australia.

Many of these people are affected by personal issues, isolation, lack of connectedness to a local community and struggles as they adjust to a new culture and life in Australia.

The Refuge of Hope’s priority is to build greater community connectedness, social cohesion and help them to make a healthy and happy transition into their local community and the Australian way.

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 Foundations activities.  The Foundation makes grants to improve social cohesion in areas o f greatest need within Australia.

Details re Border Trust Grant Program here.