Media releases: 24 August 2021
The Sally Foundation Trailblazers Development Fund has awarded grants totalling $26,650 to support six youth-led initiatives that address the needs of remote, rural and regional communities in Australia.
Trailblazers are invited to apply for funds to help them to take their project ideas to the next level, or for personal development opportunities to build their skills and networks and boost their capacity to strengthen their community.
Joanna Kemp, FRRR’s Philanthropic Services Manager, said:
“The Trailblazers program builds the capacity of young people that have come through the ABC Heywire program by activating their ideas and vision for a vital and vibrant remote, rural and regional Australia.
“As an initiative of the Sally Foundation, and supported by the ABC, the Trailblazers program has shown to be an important stepping stone for the young people involved to achieve and exceed their goals within their communities, it’s a great opportunity for them to gain confidence in applying for and delivering a grant,” Ms Kemp said.
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good (DIYDG) Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation||Saltwater Sistas Levelling Up|
Build capacity of Trailblazer participant to promote marine conservation among Indigenous girls and women through support to develop skills in ocean photography to share via social media channels.
|Coffs Harbour / Lady Elliot Island||$5,000|
|Cunnamulla & District Show Society Incorporated||Focus on Female Ruralpreneurs|
Build the capacity of Trailblazer participant to support rural and regional women in business by attending a certificate course in Training & Assessment and delivering a podcast and webinar program.
|Rotary Club of Sunnybank Hills Inc||WCMX & Adaptive Skate|
Increase community awareness and accessibility for people with disabilities across Australia to participate in wheelchair motocross and build mobility skills through development of demonstration wheelchairs for adults and children.
|The South East Junction, Mental Health Activity and Resource Centre||Everyone has a Role to Play|
Grow awareness and education of mental health issues in the Limestone Coast region through the delivery of two community Mental Health First Aid programs.
|Mindfull Aus Ltd||Changing the Narrative - In Motion|
Boost education and awareness of mental and wellness in rural and regional communities through a series of video interviews featuring Gippsland residents.
|Right Mate Incorporated||Sober Mates is Changing the Way Australians Socialise!|
Grow community awareness about how alcohol use can affect mental health and wellbeing in rural and regional communities and create opportunities for young people to socialise at alcohol free events.