Supporting locals to create vibrant, resilient and revitalised communities

Connecting good will with good purpose is inspiring work. In this section we connect you with ideas and action being led by remote, rural, and regional communities, that are making a real and lasting difference to the wellbeing, vitality, and resilience of their people, places, and environments.

Wonthaggi artworks to the rescue

Building confidence and connection with youth through art was the focus of a project supported by a $4,840 Gardiner Dairy Foundation grant in 2019. The State Coal Mine – Rescue…


A blower and mower lifts community spirits

Situated in the Banana Shire of Queensland, the Theodore Bowls Club, is the only licensed facility where families, including children of all ages, can get together. Since 2014, volunteers have…


Promoting resilience and hope in our community

A 2015 survey identified mental health, bullying, educational opportunities, personal safety, and drug and alcohol use as the top five issues of concern to local youth in the West Tamar….


Enhancing quality of life with improved access

Murray Human Services, trading as Vivid, provides a range of programs and services to people living with disabilities in the northern agricultural region of Victoria.  Burke House is a boutique…


Resilience Hack Youth Response Team

Resilience Hack is a unique program responding to extreme weather events, empowering young people through leadership and emergency response skills development. Delivered through the latter half of 2020, amid many…


Drought stricken Community Hub gets a boost

The Maryvale Community Hall is the central hub for social gatherings, private functions, and the meeting place for many local groups.  It’s the core of a community struggling with the…