This news marks a significant milestone for the Foundation, with this being its largest contribution to charitable organisations in the South-East Queensland region to date.
Children’s Hospital Foundation Qld, will receive more than $300,000 in funding to support the Gold Coast Hospital-based Child Life Therapy (CLT) program, designed to help counteract the fears, misconceptions and anxiety that hospital experiences can provoke in children.
Funding will also allow OzHarvest to roll out its Nutrition Education Sustenance Training (NEST) program throughout the Gold Coast region. NEST is a five-week educational program for disadvantaged young people, families, men and women seeking to develop practical skills and knowledge in nutrition.
In total, six grant recipients, which include both new and previously funded partners, will each receive between $25,000 and $334,000 to deliver crucial services to those in need across, the Hunter, regional NSW and South East Queensland.
This year’s funding brings the Foundation’s total contribution to community groups to more than $8 million since its establishment in 2011.
The Foundation’s six new partners will join the ranks of five existing charities who remain under contract to deliver prevention and support programs across the areas of health, youth development, education and research.
See here for more information on the Foundation’s 2018 community partners.