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Round 3 recipients—2018

See the list of Dignity First Fund recipients for other rounds.​​​​

ACRO Australian Community Safety & Research Organisation

ACRO Australian Community Safety & Research Organisation received $30,000 to provide direct education costs (such as uniforms, school books, laptop and levies) for children of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients who are homeless and accessing crisis housing support to enable them to meet the costs without the need for loans.

BABI Youth & Family Service

BABI Youth & Family Service received $40,000 to purchase furniture, white goods, household items and computers to assist 50 young people and families in the Brisbane Region transition from homelessness to supported accommodation or independent living.

Beaucare Inc

Beaucare Inc received $12,000 to upgrade the bathroom facilities at the Beaudesert Community Centre to provide safe, secure and clean facilities for the community.

Communify Qld

Communify Qld received $110,000 to upgrade kitchen facilities and purchase of equipment to support the preparation of rescued food into pre-cooked meals. These meals are distributed to families escaping domestic and family violence who are living in temporary accommodation across the greater Brisbane region. Meals will also be distributed to older people living in boarding houses.

Community Accommodation and Support Agency Inc

Community Accommodation and Support Agency Inc received $18,900 to provide packages that include food vouchers, a microwave oven and bathroom, kitchen, toiletry and cleaning products to individuals and families in Mackay who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, to support their transition to safe and sustainable accommodation.

Domestic Violence Action Centre Inc

Domestic Violence Action Centre Inc received $17,640 to purchase mobile phones, SIM cards, Go Cards and food vouchers for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Douglas Shire Community Services Association Ltd T/A Mossman Support Services

Douglas Shire Community Services Association Ltd T/A Mossman Support Services received $153,702 to construct a purpose-built activity HUB within the Douglas Shire to act as an entry point to connect people who are homeless or impacted by homelessness to existing services provided by the Neighbourhood Centre. The HUB will include a commercial kitchen, activity room, shower, toilet and laundry area.

EDON Place Domestic and Family Violence Centre

EDON Place Domestic and Family Violence Centre received $100,000 to provide furnishing packages to assist a minimum of 20 families who are exiting into long-term accommodation. The packages include bedroom suites, mattresses, dining suites, washing machines, lounge suites, drawers, fridges and minor household items.

Gold Coast Homelessness Network Inc

Gold Coast Homelessness Network Inc received $15,000 for the extension of the 7 Care Connect (7CC) Navigation Tool - A mobile phone app that provides real time information about services' locations and availability on the Gold Coast with push notifications and maps.

Gurriny Yealamucka (Good Healing) Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Gurriny Yealamucka (Good Healing) Health Service Aboriginal Corporation received $94,568 to purchase furnishings, whitegoods, computers and equipment for the mental health service and Youth Hub in Yarrabah.

Hannah's House

Hannah's House received $73,424 to purchase a new vehicle, bedroom and kitchen items, food hampers and wages for support worker as part of the Host Home Program in the South West Region. The program provides a self-paced accommodation arrangement for young women aged 15-17 (not in care) to transition from Hannah's House Crisis Accommodation or Mobile Support Program to a home environment where a family or community member provides accommodation until they can relocate to independent accommodation.

Help A Friend Club Toowoomba Inc

Help A Friend Club Toowoomba Inc received $30,791 to upgrade bedroom furnishings for the organisation's crisis and Residential Services properties in Toowoomba.

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc received $195,000 to upgrade the Comfort Kitchen at the Wandering Teapot social enterprise cafe that provides free meals to people experiencing homelessness in Hervey Bay. The funding will also be used to launch a community magazine, purchase a tea bagging machine and recruit and train young people in WHS and food safety, sales and ongoing marketing of Wandering Teapot Black Tea.

Horizon Housing Company Ltd

Horizon Housing Company Ltd received $65,000 to provide approximately 100 households with assistance into sustainable long-term housing through the purchase of essential household items to establish their new home without debt.

Impact Care Services Ltd

Impact Care Services Ltd received $31,644 to upgrade an existing Community Food Co-op Shop in Slacks Creek. The shop will provide vulnerable families a more dignified experience when shopping for highly discounted groceries.

Inala Family Accommodation & Support Service Inc

Inala Family Accommodation & Support Service Inc received $30,000 for a minimum of 30 Essential Tenancy Establishment Packs to assist families exiting transitional housing to live independently. Packs will include items such as linen, kitchen and laundry items, cookware, white goods, mattresses and a pantry pack.

Inala Youth Care Community Inc

Inala Youth Care Community Inc received $26,800 to provide access to the service's bathroom and laundry facilities with a dedicated supervisor providing a welcoming service, assisting people to use the facilities, ensuring cleanliness of the facilities and connecting to other services if appropriate. Laundry and/or shower packs will also be provided along with a towel, a blanket and a drawstring bag to hold the goods.

Inala Youth Care Community Inc

Inala Youth Care Community Inc received $5,000 to provide packs of various hygiene products to young people accessing crisis accommodation.

Kalyan Youth Service Inc

Kalyan Youth Service Inc received $8,000 to provide 100 backpacks to improve the health and hygiene of young people experiencing homelessness. Backpacks consist of toiletries, hygiene products, basic clothing, underwear, shoes, towel and a jumper in winter.

Knitting 4 Brisbane’s Needy

Knitting 4 Brisbane’s Needy received $42,823 to purchase a new vehicle to collect donations from over 500 people who donate items that they knit, crochet and sew. Donations are distributed to homelessness organisations, domestic violence shelters, Indigenous communities, street feeds for the homeless, hospitals, ambulance services and youth services from Brisbane to the Bundaberg region, west to Roma and south to the Tweed.

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc received $42,937 to purchase a vehicle to transport clients to and from allied service appointments and relocating persons escaping domestic and family violence. This funding also includes the purchase of 12 large outdoor lockers to provide secure temporary storage of belongings for clients.

Micah Projects Limited

Micah Projects Limited received $99, 899 to fund Community Connections and Employment Mentoring Pathways for people attending the Hope St Café at South Brisbane. The project will consist of the co-design and delivery of training to cafe team members, volunteers and mentors and direct community connections and employment mentoring pathways to a minimum of 50 people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

North West Youth Accommodation Service

North West Youth Accommodation Service received $12,000 to delivery an intervention program for 30 young people through the provision of household set-up packs and education and skill development workshops.

Nundah Community Support Group Inc

Nundah Community Support Group Inc received $45,500 to upgrade the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre community kitchen to provide meals and community lunch to people attending the Centre for social inclusion and food relief programs. The upgrade will allow the service to prepare and cook 50-60 meals at a time.

Purpose Enterprises Ltd

Purpose Enterprises Ltd received $173,000 to provide a Youth Employment Pathway Program specifically for disadvantaged and ‘at risk’ young people at the Vanguard laundry facility in Toowoomba.

Regional Housing Limited

Regional Housing Limited received $24,100 to purchase a vehicle to transport homeless young people, residing in RHL's Youthcare Homeless Youth Shelter to welfare and counselling appointments, education and training, employment, doctors’ appointments and recreational activities and events.

Roseberry Qld

Roseberry Qld received $92,300 for the purchase and fit out of a van for the Dignity on Wheels program that provides mobile homelessness support services in the Rockhampton/Gladstone region. Services include information and referrals, free Wi-Fi, mobile phone recharging, food parcels, toiletries and the Adaptable Living Program, which is an early intervention program with preventative strategies to reduce the risk of homelessness and assistance to maintain and sustain tenancies.

Set Free Ministries

Set Free Ministries received $45,000 to purchase a mobile kitchen trailer to provide hot meals for those in need. Meal and food services will be used as an opportunity for people to network/socialise in a respectful and safe environment and to link-up with government/community services.

Share the Dignity Ltd

Share the Dignity Ltd received $100,000 to increase the number of Dignity Pack vending machines throughout Queensland through the installation of 10 vending machines at various locations across the State. The vending machines provide free sanitary products for women experiencing homelessness.

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland received $15,660 to provide packs for clients of the Youth Homelessness Service (YHS) in Townsville who are transitioning into long-term housing. Packs will include a mattress, small fridge and washing machine.

Support The Girls Australia Ltd

Support The Girls Australia Ltd received $66,700 to purchase a vehicle to provide a mobile support, distribution and outreach service to women and girls experiencing homelessness on the Gold Coast who require sanitary products, underwear and toiletries. The van will be fitted with a seating area, fitting room and stock storage area to provide a safe and private space to access the service.

The Baptist Union of Queensland

The Baptist Union of Queensland received $2,025 to provide 15 household packs for young people transitioning out of crisis accommodation into long-term accommodation.

The Baptist Union of Queensland

The Baptist Union of Queensland received $3,000 to provide rotating gym membership for six homeless young people in the greater Brisbane region to encourage healthy eating habits, fitness and well-being.

The Bur-Del Co-operative Advancement Society Limited

The Bur-Del Co-operative Advancement Society Limited received $113,266 to upgrade a property to provide a Hub Drop-in Centre in Ayr. The upgrade will include a commercial kitchen, showers, bathroom and laundry facilities, storage, furniture and whitegoods.

The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane T/A Anglicare Southern Queensland

The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane T/A Anglicare Southern Queensland received $177,154 to purchase a food van to teach homeless and vulnerable young people to prepare and cook nutritious food for distribution to a range of community-based organisations and events. Partnering with TAFE, Anglicare SQ will support young people to access training, education and employment opportunities through utilising this van.

The Lodge Youth Support Service Inc

The Lodge Youth Support Service Inc received $40,800 to fund 10 disadvantaged young people to attain their full provisional driver's licence through accessing 100 logged hours of driving lessons with a professional driving school.

Tivoli Social Enterprises Limited

Tivoli Social Enterprises Limited received $76,220 to purchase a refrigerated Food Truck to expand capacity providing pre-prepared ready to eat or frozen meals to assist approximately 480 individuals and families from across the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Brisbane Valley region each week.

Twin Rivers Community Care Limited

Twin Rivers Community Care Limited received $80,000 to prepare and distribute quality, nutritious chef-prepared meals with the help of volunteer community members. The kitchen will operate four days a week, and meals will be delivered daily to partnered service providers in the Eagleby and Beenleigh areas.

Windana Support Centre Inc

Windana Support Centre Inc received $20,000 to provide 50 families essential white goods and removal and relocations costs. This funding will assist women and children escaping domestic and family violence to transition from the women's refuge to longer-term accommodation.

Womens Centre Cairns Inc

Womens Centre Cairns Inc received $40,580 to install two children’s outdoor play areas within the Atherton Women's Shelter and Cairns Office to encourage social interactions for both adults and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Women's Health Centre, Rockhampton

Women's Health Centre, Rockhampton received $26,539 for the conversion of a storage room into a laundry, as well as the upgrade of bathroom and toilets facilities.

Youth Housing Project Association Incorporation

Youth Housing Project Association Incorporation received $15,000 to provide home set-up packages (white goods, furniture, etc) to assist young people transitioning from the organisation’s accommodation into long-term accommodation.


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