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During the recent 2016/17 funding round, ETC received many very worthwhile submissions with a total value of over $820,000.

14 applicants across our operating areas were successful in securing funding.

These include:

Gold Coast region
  • OzHarvest Ltd ($10,000) – the project will enable a fully functioning kitchen and equipment for the Nourish program which will deliver a pathway to employment in the hospitality industry for vulnerable youth aged 14-25 years.
  • Kirrawe Indigenous Corporation ($9,900) – this project will deliver Returning to Country Camps which will help at risk young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build connection, respect and pride, make healthy life choices and choose productive life pathways.
  • Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association ($9,378) – for the purchase of updated DJ equipment which will enable young people engaged in community projects and leadership in the Gold Coast PCYC Youth Management Team (YMT) to offer and attend a wider variety of events benefiting youth and the community.
  • Crossing Divides Inc ($10,000) – this project will fund a 20 week suite of music, arts and drama programs for 40+ young people with disabilities.
North Coast NSW region
  • OneVisionProductions ($7,497) – to fund essential IT equipment and software for Mentoring for Change, a program which uses culture and the creative arts to empower disengaged young people and improve educational, vocational and social outcomes.
  • Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre Inc ($10,000) – to establish a Community Tools Library as a resource for community members for participating in skills development workshops and undertaking basic repairs and maintenance around the home.
  • RED (Realising Every Dream) Inc ($8,100) – to expand the educational capacity of ESpace, a social tech-space in Lismore, including the addition of a 3D design program. This will provide more opportunities for people with disabilities, significant employment barriers or other disadvantage to develop skills and participate socially.
  • Northern Rivers Social Development Council trading as Social Futures ($9,590) – to provide equipment and materials to implement Start Making, a series of enrichment activities designed to engage and inspire young learners with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music & Maths, in local schools.
  • Lifeline Northern Rivers ($4,230) – to replace current inadequate equipment to improve efficiency and safety, and help in teaching volunteers basic skills for employment readiness.
Mid North Coast region
  • Wauchope Neighbourhood Centre ($6,342) – purchase of a fridge, water tank, washer and dryer to enhance food production and storage and provide a laundry facility so that more essential support for highly disadvantaged and homeless people can be provided.
  • Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group Inc ($10,000) – to help fund the supply and fit out of a community kitchen that will be used to provide training in the food and hospitality industry and to provide nutritious meals to disadvantaged sections of the community.
  • Macleay Valley Community FM Radio Station Inc ($4,000) – to provide essential equipment for the successful completion of a second studio, to be used primarily as a training facility across the range of broadcasting skills, in the radio station’s new premises in West Kempsey.
  • Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce ($10,000) – development of a comprehensive suite of programs and assistance to help local businesses establish and innovate.
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