2019 / 2020 GRANTS

The Trudy Crowley Foundation: $24500

The Foundation provided a grant of $24,500 to purchase a vehicle to be used by the regions only Ovarian Palliative care nurse to transport patients from their homes to various hospitals and other locations. The nurse travels vast distances throughout the region and will now not have to do so in her own private vehicle.

Selectability: $15000

The Foundation has provided a grant of $15,000 to Selectability to assist in funding the infrastructure of the Mackay Bike Shed that is positioned behind the current Horizon Clubhouse.  This will enable the rollout of the “On Your Bike for Mental Health Program” in support of mental wellbeing. The program brings people together to exercise and promote mental health.

Orange Sky:      $10000

The Foundation provided a grant of $10,000 to Orange Sky to assist in the transporting from Canelands Shopping Centre and installation of the 2nd ever Orange Sky fixed laundry pod in Australia. The 1st Laundry Pod was recently installed near the Neighbourhood Centre in Sarina.  The laundry pod has three washers, three dryers, and six orange chairs.  This pod is provided for people who are experiencing homelessness and doing it tough who can wash their clothes and can sit down and have a genuine chat with someone who is ready to listen without judgement. 

Headspace: $10000

The Foundation provided a grant of $10,000 to Headspace Mackay to assist in funding resources to deliver a program called “Headspace Connections”. The program provides years 7-12 students, teachers, administrators, parents and other staff members throughout the Mackay Region with the tools, skills and knowledge to learn how to provide Mental Health First Aid to their friends by undertaking the Teen Mental Health First Aid Course.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service: $10000

The Foundation provided a grant of $10,000 to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Services for their project called the “Clothing Closet”. This funding is to assist in the purchase of a washing machine, dryer and much-needed shelving and storage for their project. The project will provide quality clothing at no cost, that can open the door to a better future by providing the confidence needed to ace a job interview, project a healthy self-image in a social situation or simply stay covered in the climate.

Domestic Violence Resource Service Mackay: $5000

The funding of $5,000 is to support a new domestic violence awareness media campaign. The Domestic Violence awareness campaign has been in development for many months and shows how domestic violence continues to occur at an alarming rate and is still very much active in today’s society. The campaign particularly highlights how the effects of domestic violence on children can create lifelong emotional trauma.  The objective of the campaign is to bring the hidden aspects of Domestic Violence out of the shadows and to raise awareness around the many ‘levels’ of Domestic Violence impacts on our current and future generations.