A Critical Element of Who We Are
At The Grants Hub, we believe strongly in generosity. It's one of our team values and is infiltrated throughout our business. Whether it's through our own grants program, staff volunteering allowance, making donations, Christmas membership giveaways or pro bono work, we love to give.
Meet our 2019 Grants Program Winners
The Grants Hub Social Enterprise Grant
Congratulations to Society Melbourne! Society Melbourne has a mission to end youth homelessness. They run a number of social enterprises across Melbourne to generate funds to provide pathways to employment, education, community, confidence and housing, including Crêpes for Change, home.one, home.two and Coffee Cart Changing Lives.
Our grant will fund crucial equipment for home.two, including an ice machine, speaker and blender. The $1,000 grant will help generate over $10,000 worth of sales over the course of a year.
The Grants Hub Not-for-Profit Grant
Congratulations to The Welcome Dinner Project - South Australia! The Welcome Dinner Project connects people who are new to Australia with established Australians. Welcome Dinners are held in local homes and community centres, where guests can form new friendships, a network of local contacts and a sense of community belonging.
Our grant will fund a second volunteer training session in 2019 (double what is currently offered). With a volunteer team that is 50/50 newly arrived people and established Australians, the training program allows volunteers to develop a capacity to work collaboratively, cross-culturally, and efficiently in teams with a focus on personal and professional skill development.
Access Solutions National Social Enterprise (Disability) Grant
Congratulations to Combined Wellness Solutions! Combined Wellness Solutions is a facility that caters for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities. They facilitate programs run by exercise physiologists to assist their clients to reach optimal health and mobility. They also provide access to other therapies on their premises, including art therapy, physiotherapy and Disability Employment Services.
The Access Solutions National grant will help fund an adaptation on a piece of equipment that will assist trainers to support the legs of clients, during exercise, for an extended period of time. There is currently no such adaptation available on the market. With the new adaptation, CWS will be able to extend the programs offered to clients who require the leg support while training.
Pursuit Advisers Gippsland Business Development Grant
Congratulations to Dystech! Dystech is developing the world’s first assessment app for dyslexia, using artificial intelligence. They are a team of passionate academics, entrepreneurs, and business people united by a shared goal. Together they're building an assessment system that will empower parents, teachers and therapists to assess children with dyslexia easily and take early action to improve their life.
The Pursuit Advisers grant will help share the learnings of their conference online, so that more people can see and learn about dyslexia. The grant will allow the conference to be more than just a physical conference, as they will be able to use all the content created during the event to create educational online material for anyone to use.
Not-for-Profit Sponsorship Program
Our Not-for-Profit Sponsorship program is now closed. We will be opening the program again in the second half of 2019.