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<strong>City</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Services</strong> <strong>Grants</strong><br />

<strong>Projects</strong> <strong>funded</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>2009</strong>


<strong>Melbourne</strong> – a city for people.<br />

This booklet confirms for us all<br />

that <strong>Melbourne</strong> is home to a<br />

thriv<strong>in</strong>g, active and engaged<br />

community that takes pride <strong>in</strong> itself<br />

and cares for its fellow citizens.<br />

Detailed <strong>in</strong> this booklet are 107<br />

projects that have been <strong>funded</strong> to<br />

the value <strong>of</strong> $398,021.<br />

While these projects are be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>funded</strong> by the <strong>City</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Melbourne</strong>,<br />

they are projects that have been<br />

identified and are be<strong>in</strong>g delivered<br />

by local community organisations<br />

– the majority <strong>of</strong> which are run by<br />

or supported by a large number <strong>of</strong><br />

volunteers.<br />

Many wonderful organisations call<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> home and you are <strong>in</strong>vited<br />

to look through the projects that will<br />

take place <strong>in</strong> <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

You may f<strong>in</strong>d that another<br />

organisation is undertak<strong>in</strong>g a project<br />

that l<strong>in</strong>ks <strong>in</strong> with the needs <strong>of</strong> your<br />

own organisation or maybe they’re<br />

do<strong>in</strong>g someth<strong>in</strong>g that you want to<br />

deliver with<strong>in</strong> your own community.<br />

We have provided contact details<br />

so you can get <strong>in</strong> touch with these<br />

organisations to f<strong>in</strong>d out more about<br />

what they’re do<strong>in</strong>g and how you<br />

might be able to form <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

partnerships.<br />

This year the booklet features case<br />

studies <strong>of</strong> projects that took place <strong>in</strong><br />

2008. There may be some lessons<br />

to learn or you may be <strong>in</strong>spired to<br />

run your own projects based on<br />

their stories.<br />

Congratulations to all <strong>of</strong> the<br />

organisations that have been<br />

successful <strong>in</strong> receiv<strong>in</strong>g fund<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for <strong>2009</strong>.


Category <strong>Community</strong> Action<br />

on the Environment


<strong>Grants</strong> <strong>in</strong> action<br />

Urban Communities developed<br />

a community garden at the<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Redevelopment site<br />

Urban Communities (formerly<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Management Company,<br />

KMG) received a grant as part <strong>of</strong> the<br />

2008 fund<strong>in</strong>g round to deliver the<br />

project “Our community garden.”<br />

Establish<strong>in</strong>g a community garden<br />

on the Kens<strong>in</strong>gton redevelopment<br />

delivered a number <strong>of</strong> community<br />

benefits, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g waste<br />

m<strong>in</strong>imisation through recycl<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

compost<strong>in</strong>g, reduc<strong>in</strong>g water use and<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g the opportunity for healthy<br />

social and recreational activities.<br />

Deborah Wilson from Urban<br />

Communities, said without the<br />

opportunity to receive fund<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for small projects such as the<br />

community garden, community<br />

development would suffer.<br />

“This project has been a<br />

great example <strong>of</strong> community<br />

strengthen<strong>in</strong>g“ she said.<br />

“It has engaged the community and<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ues to improve the health and<br />

wellbe<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> the residents and the<br />

community <strong>in</strong> general.”<br />

Residents as well as broader<br />

partners such as support services,<br />

local schools, local traders and<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>esses were engaged <strong>in</strong><br />

build<strong>in</strong>g the garden. Gett<strong>in</strong>g various<br />

members <strong>of</strong> the community together<br />

helped to foster a shared ownership<br />

<strong>of</strong> the garden.<br />

Enter<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to a partnership with<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Neighbourhood House<br />

and Adult Multicultural Educational<br />

<strong>Services</strong> proved to be very<br />

productive.<br />

A <strong>Community</strong> Learn<strong>in</strong>g Partnership<br />

project was <strong>in</strong>itiated and resulted<br />

<strong>in</strong> garden<strong>in</strong>g workshops and a<br />

community garden<strong>in</strong>g learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

block be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong>fered to participants.<br />

This <strong>in</strong> turn led to participants<br />

enroll<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> English classes and<br />

computer classes at the Kens<strong>in</strong>gton<br />

Neighbourhood House.<br />

“It was wonderful to see the cultural<br />

exchange from the <strong>in</strong>teraction <strong>of</strong><br />

the gardeners, as well as to see<br />

residents smil<strong>in</strong>g and meet<strong>in</strong>g their<br />

neighbours,” said Deborah.<br />

“The community garden has now<br />

become a great place for people to<br />

come together <strong>in</strong> healthy recreational<br />

and social activity.”<br />

It has also become a central focus<br />

for ongo<strong>in</strong>g community education<br />

programs, as well as a meet<strong>in</strong>g<br />

place.”<br />

Ten gardeners <strong>in</strong>volved <strong>in</strong> this<br />

project have been nom<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

for the Department <strong>of</strong> Human<br />

<strong>Services</strong> annual Victoria <strong>in</strong> Bloom<br />

competition.


Category <strong>Community</strong> Action on the Environment<br />

Four organisations have been <strong>funded</strong> to deliver<br />

environmental projects with<strong>in</strong> the community. These<br />

organisations will engage with the local community<br />

around the topic <strong>of</strong> susta<strong>in</strong>ability provid<strong>in</strong>g learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

opportunities that are accessible and tailored to the<br />

needs <strong>of</strong> our community.<br />

Carlton Primary School<br />

Neill Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Mr Christopher Burgess<br />

9347 6022<br />

http://home.vicnet.net.<br />

au/~carlcomm<br />

Learn<strong>in</strong>g Landscapes <strong>in</strong> Carlton<br />

Enhance the learn<strong>in</strong>g opportunities<br />

for the students and community <strong>of</strong><br />

Carlton through a series <strong>of</strong> learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

landscapes with<strong>in</strong> the grounds <strong>of</strong><br />

Carlton Primary School<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Neighbourhood<br />

House<br />

89 McCracken Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Ms Carolyn Webster<br />

9376 6366<br />

kwgp@vicnet.net.au<br />

Environmental Workshops<br />

Host four free workshops for<br />

residents on topical environmental<br />

issues us<strong>in</strong>g external environment<br />

educators. The workshops will be<br />

run a second time <strong>in</strong> a modified<br />

version for students from the english<br />

as a Second Language classes.<br />

North & West <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

Association Inc<br />

PO Box 102<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Bill Cook<br />

9329 9775<br />

talbcook@tpg.com.au<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@nwma.org.au<br />

www.nwma.org.au<br />

Susta<strong>in</strong>ability Sem<strong>in</strong>ars<br />

Hold susta<strong>in</strong>ability sem<strong>in</strong>ars. This<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes a series <strong>of</strong> workshops<br />

for tenants, landlords and owneroccupiers<br />

<strong>in</strong> North and West<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> target<strong>in</strong>g the follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

themes: Renters and susta<strong>in</strong>ability;<br />

Mak<strong>in</strong>g a ‘heritage’ home more<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able; Work<strong>in</strong>g together<br />

to create ‘greener’ flats and<br />

apartments<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Language<br />

& Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Ground Floor, 33 Alfred Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Joanne Goodman<br />

9326 7447<br />

adm<strong>in</strong>@nell.org.au<br />

www.nell.org.au<br />

Harmony Garden<br />

Create a garden us<strong>in</strong>g local<br />

<strong>in</strong>digenous plants which will provide<br />

a space for students and staff as<br />

well as the broader hous<strong>in</strong>g estate<br />

community. The project aims to<br />

engage local residents <strong>in</strong> the use <strong>of</strong><br />

local plants, biodiversity and water<br />

conservation


Category <strong>Community</strong> Inclusion, Information,<br />

Health and Wellbe<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>Grants</strong> <strong>in</strong> action<br />

Opportunities for<br />

the community to<br />

come together, share<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation and develop<br />

community connections<br />

have never been more<br />

abundant.<br />

In <strong>2009</strong> there will be 37<br />

projects tak<strong>in</strong>g place<br />

throughout the city to<br />

ensure it rema<strong>in</strong>s a place<br />

for people. <strong>Projects</strong><br />

with<strong>in</strong> this category will<br />

contribute to <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

be<strong>in</strong>g an accessible,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clusive and healthy city.<br />

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness<br />

Council – Craftea Chat program<br />

delivered by Cate Lawrence at<br />

Ross House <strong>in</strong> the <strong>City</strong>.<br />

One <strong>of</strong> the program’s 2008<br />

recipients was the Craftea Chat<br />

program, which is be<strong>in</strong>g run on<br />

behalf <strong>of</strong> the Victorian Mental Illness<br />

Awareness Council.<br />

The project <strong>in</strong>volves an eight week<br />

series <strong>of</strong> weekly craft workshops<br />

for women with mental illness. Cate<br />

Lawrence, who runs the workshops,<br />

says it provides an opportunity for<br />

women to learn creative skills, have<br />

fun and meet others with similar<br />

experiences.<br />

“Alot <strong>of</strong> friendships were built<br />

through the group and I received<br />

really positive feedback from all the<br />

women <strong>in</strong>volved.”<br />

As they all really enjoyed build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on their craft skills and be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a<br />

space where mental illness could<br />

be discussed without judgement or<br />

ignorance.”<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>volved <strong>in</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>gful,<br />

enjoyable activities is important<br />

so mental illness does not totally<br />

consume a person’s sense <strong>of</strong> self.”<br />

Cate believes group craft sessions<br />

can help women to learn new skills,<br />

have fun, form connections with<br />

others <strong>in</strong> similar circumstances<br />

and to ga<strong>in</strong> a sense <strong>of</strong> personal<br />

achievement.<br />

Interest <strong>in</strong> the workshops was<br />

much higher than anticipated and<br />

a second group could be formed if<br />

there was additional fund<strong>in</strong>g. Cate is<br />

also look<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to develop<strong>in</strong>g Craftea<br />

Chat <strong>in</strong>to a community organisation<br />

so they can run ongo<strong>in</strong>g projects.<br />

The group decided to focus on<br />

promot<strong>in</strong>g accessible services <strong>in</strong> a<br />

z<strong>in</strong>e publication that will also <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

craft tutorials and patterns, tips on<br />

manag<strong>in</strong>g mental illness and recipes.<br />

Group members have also<br />

requested monthly meet<strong>in</strong>gs until<br />

the end <strong>of</strong> the year and we are go<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on a ‘stitchnic’ picnic!.


Category <strong>Community</strong> Inclusion, Information, Health and Wellbe<strong>in</strong>g<br />

AMIDA (Accommodation for<br />

More Independence and Dignity<br />

<strong>in</strong> Accommodation)<br />

1st Floor, 247 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Gabrielle Dick<strong>in</strong>son<br />

9650 2722<br />

amida@<strong>in</strong>foxchange.net.au<br />

www.amida.<strong>in</strong>foxchange.net.au<br />

<strong>Community</strong> L<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Create, pr<strong>in</strong>t and distribute four<br />

newsletters AMIDA brochures.<br />

‘AMIDA News’ to be uploaded<br />

onto the website for much<br />

wider distribution. Both are vital<br />

to AMIDA’s connection to the<br />

community <strong>in</strong> which we work.<br />

Arabic Elderly Pensioners<br />

Group Inc<br />

Ground Floor, 510 Lygon Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Mr Mohsen Wasef<br />

9419 6823<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Inclusion, Information,<br />

Health & Wellbe<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Organise classes to teach the elderly<br />

music and dance. F<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>gs show<br />

that for the elderly, music, danc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and s<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g promotes happ<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

and good health.<br />

ASLIA Victoria (Australian<br />

Sign Language Interpreters<br />

Association)<br />

Level 4, 340 Albert Street<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3002<br />

Ms Susan Emerson<br />

0403 227 978<br />

asliavic@hotmail.com<br />

http://aslia.com.au<br />

Visual <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

Communicate <strong>in</strong>formation about<br />

ASLIA Vic more effectively to<br />

members and those <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> the<br />

sign language <strong>in</strong>terpret<strong>in</strong>g field.<br />

Bra<strong>in</strong> Injury Matters Inc (BIM)<br />

Level 4, Ross House,<br />

247 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Lyn Macdonald<br />

9639 7222<br />

lynkiss@hotmail.com<br />

www.bim.org.au<br />

OMABI On the Move<br />

Promote and <strong>in</strong>vite community<br />

groups <strong>in</strong> the municipality to<br />

performances by OMABI, an allabilities<br />

music performance group<br />

comprised ma<strong>in</strong>ly <strong>of</strong> people with<br />

Acquired Bra<strong>in</strong> Injury (ABI).<br />

This <strong>in</strong>volves OMABI members<br />

hav<strong>in</strong>g support and tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g to forge<br />

l<strong>in</strong>ks with various community groups<br />

to <strong>in</strong>vite to events thereby rais<strong>in</strong>g<br />

awareness about ABI, OMABI and<br />

also BIM.<br />

Carlton Neighbourhood Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Centre Inc<br />

20 Pr<strong>in</strong>ces Street<br />

Carlton North 3054<br />

Ms Mary Parfrey<br />

9347 2739<br />

maryp@cnlc.org.au<br />

http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/cnlc1<br />

Information is Power<br />

Hold a series <strong>of</strong> forums for two<br />

groups from the Horn <strong>of</strong> Africa. One<br />

series for men and one for women.<br />

Carlton Neighbourhood Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Centre Inc<br />

20 Pr<strong>in</strong>ces Street<br />

Carlton North 3054<br />

Ms Mary Parfrey<br />

9347 2739<br />

maryp@cnlc.org.au<br />

http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/cnlc1<br />

Vivacious Volunteers<br />

Give students learn<strong>in</strong>g the english<br />

language at CNLC the opportunity<br />

to volunteer at CNLC <strong>in</strong> areas such<br />

as the <strong>of</strong>fice, kitchen, computer<br />

room, garden or with community<br />

development women’s groups.


Carlton Neighbourhood Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Centre Inc<br />

20 Pr<strong>in</strong>ces Street<br />

Carlton North 3054<br />

Ms Mary Parfrey<br />

9347 2739<br />

maryp@cnlc.org.au<br />

http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/cnlc1<br />

Horn <strong>of</strong> Africa, a guide to f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g help<br />

Update an exist<strong>in</strong>g brochure - list<strong>in</strong>g<br />

local services available to Horn <strong>of</strong><br />

Africa residents liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Carlton.<br />

Carlton Residents Association Inc<br />

P.O. Box 1140<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Secretary<br />

secretarycra@gmail.com<br />

www.carltonresidents.org.au<br />

Residents Association<br />

Provide support for the Carlton<br />

Residents Association Inc.<br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>ese <strong>Community</strong> Health<br />

Advisory <strong>of</strong> Australia Inc<br />

Level 3, 180 Bourke Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Shou Wei Guo<br />

9529 8264<br />

Consultation and lectures<br />

Provide a free weekly consultation<br />

and a free monthly lecture. Also<br />

provide support for participants to<br />

attend Ch<strong>in</strong>ese <strong>Community</strong> Health<br />

for free consultation for example for<br />

a check-up, cupp<strong>in</strong>g or massage.<br />

Church <strong>of</strong> All Nations <strong>Community</strong><br />

Support<br />

180 Palmerston Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Ailsa Bowyer<br />

9347 7077<br />

ailsa.bowyer@carlton-uca.org<br />

Volunteers for Life<br />

Develop a program to encourage<br />

our clients (Emergency Relief, Drop<br />

<strong>in</strong> Centre, Women’s Program) to<br />

be <strong>in</strong>volved as volunteers for the<br />

benefit <strong>of</strong> the Church <strong>of</strong> All Nations<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Support and their own<br />

wellbe<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Church <strong>of</strong> All Nations <strong>Community</strong><br />

Support<br />

180 Palmerston Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Rev Dr John Evans<br />

9347 7077<br />

john.evans@carlton-uca.org<br />

Carlton Flats Fruit & Veggie Market<br />

Cont<strong>in</strong>ue the weekly fruit and<br />

vegetable market. In addition<br />

develop a bus<strong>in</strong>ess plan and<br />

structure so the market can be selfsusta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

and operated by Carlton<br />

Estate residents.<br />

Church <strong>of</strong> All Nations <strong>Community</strong><br />

Support<br />

180 Palmerston Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Mr Steve Dobson<br />

9347 7077<br />

Horn <strong>of</strong> Africa Cultural Awareness<br />

Conduct a series <strong>of</strong> four forums<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>2009</strong>, and <strong>in</strong> addition produce<br />

an audio-visual presentation<br />

based on the forums which could<br />

be used for schools, government<br />

departments, community service<br />

agencies <strong>in</strong> the future.<br />

Urban Seed<br />

Level 3, 174 Coll<strong>in</strong>s Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Kate Allen<br />

9650 4023<br />

kate.allen@urbanseed.org<br />

www.urbanseed.org<br />

Credo Cricket Project<br />

The Credo Cricket Project builds<br />

supportive community around the<br />

establishment <strong>of</strong> cricket activities<br />

whose culture can both <strong>in</strong>clude and<br />

assist marg<strong>in</strong>alised people and<br />

those <strong>in</strong> crisis or transition.


Deaf Sports Australia<br />

Level 3, 340 Albert Street<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3002<br />

Ms Irena Far<strong>in</strong>acci<br />

irena.far<strong>in</strong>acci@deafsports.org.au<br />

www.deafsports.org.au<br />

Deaf Sports … out there!<br />

Produce brochures/resource<br />

materials to distribute at community<br />

events or conferences to raise the<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>ile <strong>of</strong> Deaf Sports and promote<br />

an active lifestyle for all deaf people<br />

<strong>in</strong> Australia.<br />

Docklands <strong>Community</strong><br />

Association<br />

C/- The Hub, 17 Waterview Walk<br />

Docklands 3008<br />

Mr Howard Barnes<br />

9629 7070<br />

hbar5459@bigpond.net.au<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Support & Development<br />

Organise and run six events and to<br />

promote the goals <strong>of</strong> the association.<br />

The Docklands <strong>Community</strong><br />

Association aims to develop a<br />

sense <strong>of</strong> community and a quality<br />

lifestyle for residents, workers and<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>esses <strong>in</strong> the Docklands.<br />

East African Elders Association Inc<br />

91-111 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Mohamed Farah<br />

9384 2367<br />

African Elders Cultural & Social<br />

Activities Project<br />

Support social activities between<br />

family and friends. The Project<br />

encourages social equity, <strong>in</strong>clusion<br />

and wellbe<strong>in</strong>g with<strong>in</strong> the African<br />

elders community.<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> Historical<br />

Society<br />

PO Box 3552<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> 8002<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@emhs.org.au<br />

www.emhs.org.au<br />

Publicity material: newsletters, flyers,<br />

<strong>in</strong>vitation<br />

Produce publicity material <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

newsletters three times annually;<br />

flyers five times annually; and<br />

<strong>in</strong>vitation to Christmas function.<br />

Eastenders Inc<br />

PO Box 225<br />

Carlton South 3053<br />

Ms Prue Willsford<br />

9667 6235<br />

eastenders<strong>in</strong>c@mac.com<br />

Opportunities for community<br />

connections<br />

Provide <strong>in</strong>formation and support<br />

to residents, opportunities for<br />

community connection, and<br />

promote issues affect<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

amenity <strong>of</strong> the neighbourhood.<br />

Flem<strong>in</strong>gton Kens<strong>in</strong>gton News<br />

Ms Mary Keat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

0411 775 986<br />

mary.keat<strong>in</strong>g@optusnet.com.au<br />

“Flem-Ken News” Project<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Newspaper<br />

Foster a sense <strong>of</strong> community and<br />

<strong>in</strong>form people <strong>of</strong> events, news and<br />

issues that affect them through a<br />

community newspaper. Produce a<br />

quality newspaper for and with these<br />

communities.<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Association Inc<br />

PO Box 1208<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Mr Anthony Dare<br />

9376 0650<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@kens<strong>in</strong>gtonassociation.org.au<br />

www.kens<strong>in</strong>gtonassociation.org.au<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Association <strong>2009</strong><br />

<strong>Projects</strong><br />

Fund the communication needs <strong>of</strong><br />

the Association and to further develop<br />

two projects <strong>funded</strong> previously - the<br />

“Not-for-Pr<strong>of</strong>it Kens<strong>in</strong>gton” and the<br />

“Welcome to Kens<strong>in</strong>gton” kits for new<br />

arrivals to Kens<strong>in</strong>gton.


North and West <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

Association Inc<br />

PO Box 102<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Michael Horscr<strong>of</strong>t<br />

0407 935 043<br />

www.nwma.org.au<br />

Connect<strong>in</strong>g the <strong>Community</strong><br />

Br<strong>in</strong>g together diverse local <strong>in</strong>terests<br />

to create connections across the<br />

community us<strong>in</strong>g technology to<br />

communicate with local people.<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Language<br />

and Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Ground Floor, 33 Alfred Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Joanne Goodman<br />

9326 7447<br />

adm<strong>in</strong>@nell.org.au<br />

www.nell.org.au<br />

Health & Nutrition <strong>in</strong> a New Country<br />

Educate students, ma<strong>in</strong>ly new<br />

immigrants from the Horn <strong>of</strong> Africa<br />

countries, on issues surround<strong>in</strong>g<br />

nutrition, exercise, health and<br />

wellbe<strong>in</strong>g, and benefits ga<strong>in</strong>ed from<br />

wise food choices.<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Language and<br />

Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Ground Floor, 33 Alfred Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Joanne Goodman<br />

9326 7447<br />

adm<strong>in</strong>@nell.org.au<br />

www.nell.org.au<br />

What’s News?<br />

Cont<strong>in</strong>ue to develop a newsletter,<br />

written and produced by students<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terested volunteers. The<br />

newsletter is aimed at <strong>in</strong>form<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and connect<strong>in</strong>g residents with<strong>in</strong> the<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> area.<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Legal Service Inc<br />

504 Victoria Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Mei Poh Lee<br />

9328 1885<br />

MeiPoh_Lee@clc.net.au<br />

www.communitylaw.org.au/<br />

northmelbourne<br />

The CALD Project<br />

Improve legal awareness <strong>of</strong> those<br />

from culturally and l<strong>in</strong>guistically<br />

diverse backgrounds by consult<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with community groups to develop<br />

and present effective, targeted legal<br />

education.<br />

North Yarra <strong>Community</strong> Health<br />

622 Lygon Street<br />

Carlton North 3054<br />

Ms Fartun Farah<br />

9349 7333<br />

fartun.farah@nych.org.au<br />

www.nych.org.au<br />

Carlton Elderly Somali<br />

Women’s Group<br />

Provide social support, health<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation and opportunities to<br />

share food and culture for socially<br />

isolated elderly members <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Somali community liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> public<br />

hous<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Carlton.<br />

Nubian Mihaira Inc<br />

Ms Sakena Kambal<br />

9328 8617<br />

Regular Meet<strong>in</strong>gs for Nubian Mihaira<br />

Hold regular meet<strong>in</strong>gs to share<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation and stories and to let<br />

members know about services <strong>in</strong><br />

their local community. In addition,<br />

hold regular lectures and workshops<br />

on health and food safety and<br />

achieve social connections for<br />

members.<br />

Parkville Association Inc<br />

PO Box 54<br />

Parkville 3052<br />

Dr Lesley Bretherton<br />

9345 5780<br />

www.parkvilleassociation.org.au<br />

Parkville Association <strong>Community</strong><br />

Information Project<br />

Publish, pr<strong>in</strong>t and distribute six<br />

Parkville Association newsletters<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g volunteer labour and to<br />

produce a brochure on the heritage<br />

significance <strong>of</strong> the area.<br />

Parkville Gardens Residents<br />

Association Inc<br />

Ms Sharon Khoo<br />

9347 0844<br />

sharonkhoo8@hotmail.com<br />

<strong>Community</strong> participation<br />

Create a sense <strong>of</strong> community and<br />

common <strong>in</strong>terest for the residents<br />

<strong>of</strong> Parkville Gardens, as well as<br />

encourage and support residents.<br />

Residents 3000 Inc<br />

PO Box 197 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane Post Office<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 8009<br />

Ms Joan Molyneux<br />

9670 0428<br />

jmoly@bigpond.com<br />

www.residents3000.net.au<br />

Enhanc<strong>in</strong>g our Postcode 3000<br />

Residential <strong>Community</strong><br />

Encourage the development <strong>of</strong><br />

facilities and activities which will<br />

assist the exist<strong>in</strong>g and potential<br />

population <strong>of</strong> the city.


Royal Park Protection Group Inc<br />

PO Box 197<br />

Parkville 3052<br />

Ms Julianne Bell<br />

9818 4114<br />

jbell5@bigpond.com<br />

www.royalparkprotect.org.au<br />

Cont<strong>in</strong>u<strong>in</strong>g <strong>Community</strong> Education<br />

Communicate and <strong>in</strong>form the<br />

community about the activities <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Group <strong>in</strong> protect<strong>in</strong>g and conserv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Royal Park.<br />

South Bank Residents Group Inc<br />

Mr Joe Bagnara<br />

9690 1131<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@sifeba.com<br />

Southbank - The Place To Be<br />

Enhance the amenities <strong>of</strong> Southbank<br />

to support the village concept.<br />

The East <strong>Melbourne</strong> Group Inc<br />

Ms Carmel Bourke<br />

9415 7570<br />

adm<strong>in</strong>@emg.org.au<br />

www.emg.org.au<br />

Publication <strong>of</strong> local newsletter and<br />

other pr<strong>in</strong>ted material<br />

Pr<strong>in</strong>t and publish the quarterly<br />

newsletter and other material for<br />

local residents.<br />

The Federation <strong>of</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

Associations (Vic) Inc<br />

Suite 6, Level 4, 20 Coll<strong>in</strong>s Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Jun Xi Su<br />

9650 6468<br />

fca.victoria@bigpond.com<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Newsletter<br />

Publish six issues <strong>of</strong> FCA<br />

newsletters and distribute to<br />

community through mail and group<br />

activities.<br />

The <strong>Melbourne</strong> South Yarra<br />

Group Inc (MSYG)<br />

PO Box 3050<br />

South Yarra<br />

3141<br />

Liaison Officer<br />

msyg@vicnet.net.au<br />

MSYG Newsletter<br />

Production <strong>of</strong> periodical newsletter,<br />

publication, distribution, canvass<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>of</strong> residents for articles.<br />

Liaison Officer<br />

WIRE - Women’s Information<br />

Level 1, 210 Lonsdale Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Jo Argent<br />

9921 0873<br />

jargent@wire.org.au<br />

www.wire.org.au<br />

Cont<strong>in</strong>uation <strong>of</strong> WIRE’s series <strong>of</strong> 14<br />

fact sheets for one year<br />

Provide assistance and <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

to women across Victoria via WIRE<br />

fact sheets.<br />

WIRE - Women’s Information<br />

Level 1, 210 Lonsdale Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Jo Argent<br />

9921 0873<br />

jargent@wire.org.au<br />

www.wire.org.au<br />

Translation <strong>of</strong> WIRE’s series <strong>of</strong> 14<br />

fact sheets<br />

Translate WIRE’s series <strong>of</strong> fact<br />

sheets to make them more<br />

accessible. The translations will be<br />

available through the WIRE website<br />

with the aim <strong>of</strong> secur<strong>in</strong>g fund<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

future hardcopy publication.<br />

Yarra <strong>Community</strong> Hous<strong>in</strong>g<br />

297 Napier Street<br />

Fitzroy 3065<br />

Mr Gerard Ahearne<br />

9419 0009<br />

gerard@ych.org.au<br />

www.ych.org.au<br />

Room<strong>in</strong>ations website project<br />

Establish and ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> a website<br />

as an adjunct to the Room<strong>in</strong>ations<br />

radio program – an award w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

radio program by and for homeless<br />

and disadvantaged people. A group<br />

<strong>of</strong> Room<strong>in</strong>ations participants will<br />

be tra<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong> website design and<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>tenance.


Category <strong>Community</strong> Safety


<strong>Grants</strong> <strong>in</strong> action<br />

The Also Foundation developed<br />

a Homophobic Harassment<br />

Campaign called “Speak Up”.<br />

“Speak Up” is a partnership <strong>of</strong><br />

Victoria Police and GLBTIQ (Gay,<br />

Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender,<br />

Inter-sex and Queer) community<br />

coalition which comprises <strong>of</strong> a<br />

number <strong>of</strong> community organisations.<br />

Lynn Morga<strong>in</strong>, Chief Executive<br />

Officer <strong>of</strong> the Also Foundation, said<br />

“Speak Up” aims to encourage and<br />

support members <strong>of</strong> the community<br />

<strong>in</strong> formally identify<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>stances <strong>of</strong><br />

abuse and harassment.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to Not Yet Equal: Report<br />

<strong>of</strong> the VGLRL Same Sex Relationship<br />

Survey 2005, GLBTI experience<br />

<strong>in</strong>dicated that 80 per cent <strong>of</strong><br />

respondents had experienced public<br />

<strong>in</strong>sult, 70 per cent had experienced<br />

verbal assault, 20 per cent had<br />

experienced explicit threats and 13<br />

per cent physical assault.<br />

“The campaign br<strong>in</strong>gs attention<br />

to why people should speak up,<br />

what they should speak up about<br />

and who they can speak up to,” said<br />

Lynn.<br />

The objectives <strong>of</strong> the project are<br />

tw<strong>of</strong>old:<br />

– Improvement <strong>of</strong> the level <strong>of</strong><br />

report<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> acts <strong>of</strong> harassment and<br />

abuse – as recorded by<br />

either the Victoria Police or Anti-<br />

Violence Project.<br />

– Improved awareness <strong>of</strong> the<br />

importance <strong>of</strong> report<strong>in</strong>g to the<br />

overall safety and well be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> the<br />

GLBTIQ community<br />

The campaign has been designed <strong>in</strong><br />

such a way as to ensure that it can<br />

be readily replicated <strong>in</strong> a variety <strong>of</strong><br />

large and small sett<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

The campaign used QLBTIQ media<br />

as well as large scale opportunities<br />

such as signage, venue banners<br />

and billboards.


Category <strong>Community</strong> Safety<br />

There are five projects tak<strong>in</strong>g place <strong>in</strong> <strong>2009</strong> with<strong>in</strong> the <strong>Community</strong> Safety category that<br />

aim to embed a culture <strong>of</strong> safety and contribute to safety and crime prevention <strong>in</strong>itiatives.<br />

Asbestos Information & Support<br />

Service (AISS)<br />

247-251 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Mr James Gunderson<br />

9654 9555<br />

aiss.contact@gmail.com<br />

www.aiss.org.au<br />

Dangers <strong>of</strong> Asbestos <strong>in</strong> the Home<br />

Produce a brochure designed<br />

to warn and educate about the<br />

dangers <strong>of</strong> asbestos and asbestos<br />

exposure <strong>in</strong> the home. This will be<br />

distributed to the local community.<br />

Drummond Street Relationship<br />

Centre<br />

195 Drummond Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Karen Field<br />

9663 6733<br />

karen.field@dsrc.org.au<br />

www.dsrc.org.au<br />

Great Foundations Project<br />

Educate the parents <strong>of</strong> primary<br />

school children to lay solid<br />

foundations for adolescence.<br />

Research <strong>in</strong>to drug and alcohol<br />

abuse <strong>in</strong> young people suggests<br />

that parent<strong>in</strong>g styles, strategies and<br />

adult modell<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> substance use<br />

has an enormous impact on the<br />

likelihood <strong>of</strong> children grow<strong>in</strong>g up to<br />

develop substance use problems.<br />

LifeWorks Relationship<br />

Counsell<strong>in</strong>g and Education<br />

<strong>Services</strong><br />

Level 5, 227 Coll<strong>in</strong>s Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Leah V<strong>in</strong>cent<br />

9654 7360<br />

leah@lifeworks.com.au<br />

www.lifeworks.com.au<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> <strong>City</strong> Men’s Behaviour<br />

Change Programs<br />

Introduce strategies, ideas<br />

and concepts aimed to assist<br />

participants to manage their anger<br />

and establish and/or ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><br />

non-violent, respectful behaviours<br />

at home and <strong>in</strong> their personal<br />

relationships, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g workplaces<br />

and with<strong>in</strong> the broader community.<br />

Women’s Health West<br />

317-319 Barkly Street<br />

Footscray 3011<br />

Ms Jacky Tucker<br />

9689 9588<br />

jacky@whwest.org.au<br />

www.whwest.org.au<br />

Emergency Relief for Women and<br />

their children affected by family<br />

violence<br />

Assist women with emergency relief<br />

not provided by others services<br />

<strong>in</strong> the community, such as utility<br />

connections, purchase <strong>of</strong> household<br />

items, and crisis accommodation<br />

costs.<br />

Youth <strong>Projects</strong> Inc<br />

7-9 Hosier Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Jennifer Hamilton<br />

9654 2198<br />

www.youthprojects.net<br />

Hep C Road show<br />

Provide two workers to deliver<br />

Hepatitis C <strong>in</strong>formation to clients<br />

<strong>of</strong> accommodation services with<strong>in</strong><br />

the CBD who <strong>in</strong>ject drugs or are<br />

considered to be ‘at risk’.


Category Families and Children<br />

<strong>Grants</strong> <strong>in</strong> action<br />

Drummond Street Relationship<br />

Centre undertook the Practical<br />

Parent<strong>in</strong>g Skills Pilot Program<br />

for Fathers.<br />

HOPE (Hands On Parent<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Education) identified a need <strong>in</strong> the<br />

community for a program provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

one-on-one practical parent<strong>in</strong>g<br />

education and support for fathers.<br />

Kate Galea, Parent<strong>in</strong>g Education<br />

and Support Worker, said it was<br />

excit<strong>in</strong>g to be able to get the<br />

program <strong>of</strong>f the ground.<br />

“Each parent and child is different<br />

and their needs vary, therefore<br />

each session is tailored to the<br />

needs <strong>of</strong> the parent and their child’s<br />

developmental age and stage”<br />

said Kate.<br />

“Sessions can <strong>in</strong>clude anyth<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

day to day rout<strong>in</strong>es and nutrition to<br />

bond<strong>in</strong>g and chang<strong>in</strong>g nappies.”<br />

The client driven approach ensured<br />

that parents received the assistance<br />

they needed.<br />

Thomas, 35, who had recently<br />

separated from his wife said he<br />

learned how to get his daughter<br />

to sleep as well as stick<strong>in</strong>g to her<br />

regular rout<strong>in</strong>e. .<br />

“Now my-ex partner knows our<br />

daughter is <strong>in</strong> good hands and<br />

with Kate’s help I feel like I can<br />

manage the occasional tantrum with<br />

confidence,” said Thomas.<br />

A fellow participant, Rob, had no<br />

previous experience with children<br />

when his son was born. After<br />

separat<strong>in</strong>g with his partner Rob was<br />

not confident he could look after his<br />

now three-month old child.<br />

“Kate showed me basic th<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

made me feel at ease about how<br />

just spend<strong>in</strong>g time with him and how<br />

to bond with my son,” said Rob.<br />

Kate discovered the program was<br />

greatly beneficial and filled a need<br />

with <strong>in</strong> the community. The number<br />

<strong>of</strong> participants is now steadily<br />

grow<strong>in</strong>g.


Families and children liv<strong>in</strong>g with<strong>in</strong> the municipality will benefit from 17 diverse projects<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>2009</strong>. There are some excit<strong>in</strong>g projects listed below that will have positive outcomes,<br />

projects that create a place where children are encouraged to play, grow and learn <strong>in</strong><br />

safe, susta<strong>in</strong>able and supportive communities and projects where families are supported.<br />

3MBS 103.5FM Classically<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

1 St Heliers Street<br />

Abbotsford 3067<br />

Ms Lynne Hamilton<br />

9416 1035<br />

move@3mbs.org.au<br />

www.3mbs.org.au<br />

Cry Baby Concerts<br />

Provide a series <strong>of</strong> accessible<br />

(welcom<strong>in</strong>g, with<strong>in</strong> walk<strong>in</strong>g distance<br />

for attendees, regular) live chamber<br />

music concerts for babies, children<br />

and their carers, target<strong>in</strong>g families at<br />

risk <strong>of</strong> social isolation.<br />

ABRISA - Brazilian Association<br />

for Social Development and<br />

Integration<br />

Room 2.4, 247-251 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Eliana Neiva<br />

9650 0538<br />

contactus@abrisa.org.au<br />

www.abrisa.org.au<br />

Cultural Heritage and Knowledge<br />

Pass cultural values to Brazilian and<br />

Australian children from the age<br />

<strong>of</strong> five to ten via several monthly<br />

activities. Each monthly event will<br />

cover cultural heritage issues that<br />

will better <strong>in</strong>tegrate communities.<br />

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre<br />

12 Batman Street<br />

West <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3003<br />

Ms Krist<strong>in</strong>e Robertson<br />

9326 6066<br />

krist<strong>in</strong>e.r@asrc.org.au<br />

www.asrc.org.au<br />

Foodbank for Asylum Seekers -<br />

Good Nutrition, Fairness and Dignity<br />

Provide food and other household<br />

necessities, via a foodbank, to<br />

asylum seekers most <strong>of</strong> whom have<br />

no source <strong>of</strong> <strong>in</strong>come.<br />

Carlton Parkville Youth <strong>Services</strong><br />

248 Rathdown Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Sarah Joyce<br />

9347 3600<br />

sarah.joyce@ymca.org.au<br />

Multicultural Family Camp<br />

Provide, <strong>in</strong> conjunction with Carlton<br />

Neighbourhood Learn<strong>in</strong>g Centre,<br />

a recreational camp for families<br />

with teenage children who are<br />

residents <strong>of</strong> the Office <strong>of</strong> Hous<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Carlton estates local multicultural<br />

community.<br />

Carlton Primary School<br />

Cnr Palmerston & Drummond<br />

Streets<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Julie Large<br />

9347 6022<br />

http://home.vicnet.net.<br />

au/~carlcomm/<br />

Parent Health & Wellbe<strong>in</strong>g Group<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation sessions<br />

Provide <strong>in</strong>formation sessions<br />

for parents on issues <strong>of</strong> health<br />

and wellbe<strong>in</strong>g, and also use<br />

the sessions to promote parent<br />

engagement with the school.


Drummond Street Relationship<br />

Centre<br />

195 Drummond Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Karen Field<br />

9663 6733<br />

karen.field@dsrc.org.au<br />

www.dsrc.org.au<br />

“How Th<strong>in</strong>gs Change” sessions<br />

Prepare couples for the common<br />

changes that take place <strong>in</strong><br />

relationships when a first baby<br />

arrives - with an optimistic<br />

perspective and a dose <strong>of</strong> realism.<br />

By <strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g these messages<br />

<strong>in</strong>to antenatal classes (which have<br />

historically focused ma<strong>in</strong>ly on birth),<br />

an effective violence prevention and<br />

stronger families <strong>in</strong>itiative will be<br />

established.<br />

Fawkner Park Children’s Centre<br />

Cooperative<br />

65 Toorak Road West<br />

South Yarra<br />

3141<br />

Ms Isobel Kar<strong>in</strong><br />

9820 2758<br />

Fawkner Park Park-Play Program<br />

Employ a worker to work with<br />

children aged 0 to five to develop<br />

and document a program<br />

<strong>of</strong> activities focused on the<br />

environment and experience <strong>of</strong><br />

Fawkner Park.<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Women’s Group<br />

Childcare Association Inc<br />

89 McCracken Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3032<br />

Ms Karyn Down<br />

9377 6366<br />

kwgp@vicnet.net.au<br />

Flexible Support Worker for Children<br />

with Special Needs<br />

Employ a support worker to provide<br />

special support to children with<br />

special needs, disabilities and<br />

challeng<strong>in</strong>g behaviour.<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Women’s Group<br />

Childcare Association Inc<br />

89 McCracken Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3033<br />

Ms Karyn Down<br />

9378 6366<br />

kwgp@vicnet.net.au<br />

Childcare Equipment<br />

Purchase <strong>of</strong> childcare equipment.<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Women’s Group<br />

Childcare Association Inc<br />

89 McCracken Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3034<br />

Ms Karyn Down<br />

9379 6366<br />

kwgp@vicnet.net.au<br />

Top up s<strong>of</strong>t fall<br />

Provide s<strong>of</strong>t-fall for outdoor area.<br />

Ms Karyn Down<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Women’s Group<br />

Childcare Association Inc<br />

89 McCracken Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3035<br />

Ms Karyn Down<br />

9380 6366<br />

kwgp@vicnet.net.au<br />

Cook<strong>in</strong>g activities and music<br />

therapy<br />

Provision <strong>of</strong> specialised activities<br />

around cook<strong>in</strong>g and music.


LICAU-SED (Victoria) Inc<br />

Ross House, 247-251 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Mr John Sandy<br />

9663 1112<br />

licau-sed@rosshouse.org.au<br />

Liberian <strong>Community</strong> Families and<br />

Children’s Interactive Group<br />

Provide a series <strong>of</strong> weekly activities<br />

to reduce cultural and social<br />

isolation to families and children.<br />

Little Tales Ltd<br />

Level 1, 747 Bourke Road<br />

Camberwell<br />

3124<br />

Mr Vafa (Daniel) Ferdowsian<br />

0402 129 324<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@littletales.com.au<br />

www.littletales.com.au<br />

Where Stories Come To Life<br />

Hold twelve story-tell<strong>in</strong>g sessions<br />

<strong>in</strong> selected parks <strong>in</strong> the <strong>City</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> where children and their<br />

parents can engage <strong>in</strong> the mystery<br />

and wonder <strong>of</strong> creative stories. The<br />

sessions are designed to provide<br />

basic skills to parents <strong>in</strong> read<strong>in</strong>g<br />

stories to their children as a means<br />

<strong>of</strong> strengthen<strong>in</strong>g family bonds.<br />

Powlett Reserve Children’s<br />

Centre<br />

Cnr Grey & Simpson Streets<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3002<br />

Ms Rebecca Vouch<br />

9419 4301<br />

emccmanager@emcc.org.au<br />

http://emcc.org.au/powlett<br />

Go<strong>in</strong>g Potty!<br />

Artist <strong>in</strong> residence to run a 12 week<br />

pottery program expos<strong>in</strong>g children<br />

to the art medium <strong>of</strong> clay. At the<br />

end <strong>of</strong> the 12 week program, the<br />

children will go to a gallery to see an<br />

exhibition <strong>of</strong> pottery.<br />

Special Celebrations<br />

Ms Yvette Hunt<br />

0434 421 311<br />

specialcelebrations@live.com.au<br />

Unforgettable Memories for<br />

Extraord<strong>in</strong>ary Children<br />

Provide 40 birthday parties for<br />

children and young people who<br />

are homeless, liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> foster care<br />

or liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> poverty. These birthday<br />

parties celebrate the courage <strong>of</strong><br />

children and young people who<br />

have experienced significant abuse<br />

or trauma.<br />

Try Youth and <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Services</strong> (Showgrounds Child<br />

Care Centre)<br />

Level 3, 766 Elizabeth Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Ruth Mules<br />

9347 2655<br />

ruthmules@tryyouth.org.au<br />

www.tryyouth.org.au<br />

Artist <strong>in</strong> Residence<br />

Establish an art studio with<strong>in</strong> the<br />

centre and the employment <strong>of</strong> an<br />

artist whose role will be to work<br />

with groups <strong>of</strong> children to develop<br />

works <strong>of</strong> art that give mean<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

their ideas and <strong>in</strong>vestigations. The<br />

artist will share his/her expertise<br />

with children and staff to build their<br />

creative skills.<br />

Yarra Park Children’s Centre<br />

27 Berry Street<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3002<br />

Ms Kerrie Smith<br />

9428 0896<br />

ypmanager@emcc.org.au<br />

Art Lessons & Mak<strong>in</strong>g a Mural<br />

Project<br />

Create an art project with the<br />

k<strong>in</strong>dergarten children where they<br />

will produce a mural. An artist<br />

<strong>in</strong> residence will assist and an<br />

exhibition will be held where parents<br />

and the local community will be<br />

<strong>in</strong>vited.


Category Young People


<strong>Grants</strong> <strong>in</strong> action<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> <strong>City</strong>mission<br />

undertook Lost and Found, a<br />

photographic exhibition, as part<br />

<strong>of</strong> last year’s fund<strong>in</strong>g round.<br />

Lost and Found <strong>in</strong>volved homeless<br />

young people us<strong>in</strong>g photography<br />

and art as a means <strong>of</strong> describ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

their experiences <strong>of</strong> grief, loss and<br />

hope.<br />

These images were <strong>in</strong>corporated <strong>in</strong>to<br />

a ceremony held at the <strong>City</strong> Library<br />

<strong>in</strong> April 2008 that acknowledged their<br />

grief and helped them to name the<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs that gave them hope.<br />

Paul Turton from the <strong>City</strong>mission<br />

said while the ceremony was a key<br />

highlight <strong>of</strong> the project, the creative<br />

process <strong>of</strong> mak<strong>in</strong>g images that<br />

described their experiences, as well<br />

as the conversations prior to the<br />

ceremony, contributed to a process<br />

<strong>of</strong> heal<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

“Many <strong>of</strong> the young people found the<br />

process very helpful,” said Paul.<br />

“At the ceremony a number <strong>of</strong><br />

young people acknowledged how<br />

helpful it was to name their loss and<br />

remember friends who had died.”<br />

In addition, young people<br />

appreciated the acknowledgement<br />

that be<strong>in</strong>g homeless itself is an<br />

experience <strong>of</strong> numerous losses.”<br />

Paul believes the community grants<br />

allow <strong>Melbourne</strong> <strong>City</strong>mission to<br />

undertake projects that cannot be<br />

catered for with<strong>in</strong> the <strong>City</strong>mission<br />

budgetary constra<strong>in</strong>ts. They<br />

also enable <strong>City</strong>mission to work<br />

creatively and holistically with<br />

young people and add value to their<br />

exist<strong>in</strong>g services.<br />

“These specialised projects help<br />

young people to reflect on their<br />

experiences and improve the long<br />

term outcomes and prospects<br />

for homeless young people,”<br />

said Paul.


Category Young People<br />

This year’s 10 projects with<strong>in</strong> the Young People category will deliver<br />

projects that foster leadership, showcase youth identity and culture,<br />

provide opportunities for participation and provide improved access and<br />

support to services needed by young people.<br />

CanTeen - the Australian<br />

organisation for young people<br />

liv<strong>in</strong>g with cancer<br />

161 Flem<strong>in</strong>gton Road<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Pek L<strong>in</strong> Cerase<br />

9329 5288<br />

plcerase@canteen.org.au<br />

www.canteen.org.au<br />

My Friend Has Cancer. Now What?<br />

Deliver a pilot project to Year 9 and<br />

10 students to provide them with<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation, skills and resources to<br />

a better understand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> the issues<br />

fac<strong>in</strong>g young people liv<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

cancer.<br />

Centre for Susta<strong>in</strong>ability<br />

Leadership<br />

Level 7, 225 Bourke Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Joshua Chralowicz<br />

9639 9863<br />

Joshua.chralowicz@csl.org.au<br />

www.csl.org.au<br />

Gett<strong>in</strong>g Savvy with Practicality:<br />

“How to Change the World” Manual<br />

project<br />

Produce a manual, written by<br />

young people for young people and<br />

available onl<strong>in</strong>e. The manual aims to<br />

empower hundreds <strong>of</strong> young people<br />

across <strong>Melbourne</strong> with practical<br />

knowledge about susta<strong>in</strong>ability<br />

opportunities available here.<br />

Cerebral Palsy Support Network<br />

(CPSN)<br />

86 Herbert Street<br />

Northcote 3070<br />

Ms Kim Henderson<br />

1300 277 600<br />

cpsn@cpsn.<strong>in</strong>fo<br />

http://cpsn.<strong>in</strong>fo<br />

Access All Areas Teenage Social<br />

Group<br />

Provide a support group for<br />

adolescents with a primary<br />

diagnosis <strong>of</strong> cerebral palsy. The<br />

network will help and encourage<br />

participants to develop skills and<br />

self-assurance to access the<br />

community and engage <strong>in</strong> activities<br />

as <strong>in</strong>dependently as possible. This<br />

will provide opportunities they may<br />

not have experienced, <strong>in</strong> a safe and<br />

encourag<strong>in</strong>g environment.<br />

Cultural Infusion Ltd<br />

138 Cromwell Street<br />

Coll<strong>in</strong>gwood 3066<br />

Program Coord<strong>in</strong>ator<br />

9412 6666<br />

carolyn.p@cultural<strong>in</strong>fusion.com<br />

www.cultural<strong>in</strong>fusion.com<br />

Reprezent Your ‘Hood<br />

Deliver a development program<br />

for diverse and disadvantaged<br />

youth communities from <strong>in</strong>ner city<br />

neighbourhoods. They will then work<br />

together to develop a major event to<br />

be held <strong>in</strong> Docklands.


Drummond Street Relationship<br />

Centre<br />

195 Drummond Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Karen Field<br />

9663 6733<br />

karen.field@dsrc.org.au<br />

www.dsrc.org.au<br />

QY Outreach Counsell<strong>in</strong>g Service<br />

Provide counsell<strong>in</strong>g to queer and<br />

question<strong>in</strong>g youth who may be<br />

identified as need<strong>in</strong>g assistance while<br />

access<strong>in</strong>g other services such as<br />

hous<strong>in</strong>g, drug and alcohol, health or<br />

education. The service also aims to<br />

build young people’s connection with<br />

the queer youth community and the<br />

broader community <strong>in</strong> which they live.<br />

Fashion Incubator <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

Central<br />

Shop 238, Level 2, <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

Central<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Leeyong Soo<br />

9671 4522<br />

leeyongs@gmail.com<br />

www.fashion<strong>in</strong>cubator.com.au<br />

ReFashionEd<br />

Provide marg<strong>in</strong>alised youth with<br />

fashion design, production and<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess skills while develop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

social and career networks. The aim<br />

will be to ga<strong>in</strong> employment <strong>in</strong> the<br />

fashion <strong>in</strong>dustry. The project will also<br />

work with refugees/recent arrivals, to<br />

a focus on <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g traditional<br />

crafts <strong>in</strong>to contemporary fashion.<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> <strong>City</strong>mission -<br />

Frontyard Youth <strong>Services</strong><br />

19 K<strong>in</strong>g Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Sherri Bru<strong>in</strong>hout<br />

9611 2411<br />

sbru<strong>in</strong>hout@mcm.org.au<br />

www.melbournecitymission.org.au<br />

Shoot It<br />

Develop a short documentary that<br />

communicates the issues <strong>of</strong> youth<br />

homelessness and Frontyard Youth<br />

<strong>Services</strong> to a range <strong>of</strong> different<br />

language and cultural groups. This<br />

will provide an opportunity for young<br />

people to participate <strong>in</strong> a project that<br />

expresses their experiences.<br />

St James Old Cathedral &<br />

Docklands Church<br />

2 Batman Street<br />

West <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3003<br />

Ms Sarah Griffioen<br />

0402 402 052<br />

sarahgriffioen@docklandschurch.<br />

org.au<br />

www.docklandschurch.org.au<br />

Docklands International Students’<br />

Support <strong>Services</strong><br />

Provision <strong>of</strong> practical and social<br />

support to <strong>in</strong>ternational students<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g english classes, social<br />

activities and opportunities to build<br />

cross-cultural friendships.<br />

The Centre<br />

58 Errol Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Thea Bates<br />

9328 1126<br />

theab@centre.org.au<br />

www.centre.org.au<br />

Global Homework Program<br />

Expansion <strong>of</strong> the current Homework<br />

Club to <strong>in</strong>clude a third even<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

14 to 16 year olds. Tutors will be<br />

skills matched to specialist subjects.<br />

The Push Inc<br />

PO Box 220<br />

Brunswick 3056<br />

Ms Arna S<strong>in</strong>gleton<br />

9380 1277<br />

push_it@thepush.com.au<br />

www.thepush.asn.au<br />

Push It! <strong>City</strong> Beatz<br />

Push It! <strong>City</strong> Beatz is a record<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and podcast project featur<strong>in</strong>g young<br />

Culturally and L<strong>in</strong>guistically Diverse<br />

emcees and beatboxers. The<br />

project will consist <strong>of</strong> developmental<br />

workshops lead<strong>in</strong>g to participants<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g it to the busy streets to record<br />

their rhymes and beats surrounded<br />

by the day to day noise <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong>’s own city sound scape.


Category Seniors <strong>Grants</strong>


Category Seniors <strong>Grants</strong><br />

The newly created Seniors <strong>Grants</strong> have been a huge<br />

success attract<strong>in</strong>g 34 applications. Our seniors can look<br />

forward to a very active <strong>2009</strong> that sees them engaged <strong>in</strong><br />

a range <strong>of</strong> activities that will reduce isolation and improve<br />

their overall health and wellbe<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

African <strong>Community</strong> Elderly<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Victoria<br />

Meet at Jean McKendry<br />

Neighbourhood Centre<br />

91-111 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Adem Osman Malek<strong>in</strong><br />

9376 4852<br />

Arrange bus trip to Phillip Island for<br />

one day for 20 members. Objective<br />

is to socialise and reduce social<br />

isolation for our seniors.<br />

Arabic Elderly Pensioner’s<br />

Group Vic<br />

Ground Floor, 510 Lygon Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Mr Mohsen Wasef<br />

9419 6823<br />

Deliver various celebrations<br />

throughout the year <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

United Country for Australia and<br />

Multicultural Festival <strong>in</strong> March, two<br />

open days - one <strong>in</strong> June and one<br />

<strong>in</strong> December, Senior Multicultural<br />

Festival <strong>in</strong> October and Christmas<br />

Day lunch.<br />

Australian Greek and Cypriot<br />

Senior Citizens Club <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> Inc<br />

Meet at North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Town Hall<br />

521 Queensberry Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Peter Yiallouris<br />

9350 5691<br />

Provide out<strong>in</strong>gs for seniors to<br />

historical venues.<br />

Australian Romanian <strong>Community</strong><br />

Welfare Health and <strong>Services</strong><br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Vic Inc<br />

55 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr August<strong>in</strong> Luchian<br />

9348 9066<br />

totanel@alphal<strong>in</strong>k.com.au<br />

Tackle the isolation <strong>of</strong> older people<br />

with ethnic background through<br />

visits to their homes, activity groups<br />

and recreation.<br />

Carlton Neighbourhood Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Centre - Monday Seniors Group<br />

20 Pr<strong>in</strong>ces Street<br />

North Carlton 3054<br />

Ms Mary Parfrey<br />

9347 2739<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@cnlc.org.au<br />

Encourage the elderly at the Carlton<br />

high rise estate to meet over<br />

morn<strong>in</strong>g tea or lunch where guest<br />

speakers or out<strong>in</strong>gs are organised.<br />

This will reduce social isolation and<br />

encourage their participation <strong>in</strong><br />

health and wellbe<strong>in</strong>g programs.<br />

Circolo Pensionati Italiani di<br />

Carlton<br />

Carlton Senior Citizens Club 180<br />

Palmerston Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Ms Pia Munari<br />

0422 557712<br />

lmunari@people.net.au<br />

Contribute to coach hire, entrance<br />

fees and out<strong>in</strong>g to Ballarat Flower<br />

Show.


Circolo Pensionati Italiani di<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Inc<br />

18 Anthony Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Ms Lilianna Landelli<br />

9376 9743<br />

Provide out<strong>in</strong>gs to members and<br />

contribute to entry fees. Also<br />

purchase <strong>of</strong> table cloths and some<br />

additional kitchen equipment.<br />

Circolo Pensionati Italiani di<br />

North and West <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

Meet at North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Town Hall<br />

521 Queensberry Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Santo Vraca<br />

9687 5298<br />

Provide enterta<strong>in</strong>ment at the monthly<br />

luncheon (musician costs). Music<br />

provides a happy environment and<br />

opportunity for members to dance.<br />

Circolo Pensionati Italiani San<br />

Marco <strong>in</strong> Lamis<br />

149 Cann<strong>in</strong>g Street<br />

Carlton 3053<br />

Mr Angelo Marco Vigilante<br />

9347 4686<br />

Fund a musician to attend once a<br />

month to provide enterta<strong>in</strong>ment and<br />

danc<strong>in</strong>g opportunities to members.<br />

Cyprus <strong>Community</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

and Victoria<br />

495 Lygon Street<br />

East Brunswick 3057<br />

Mr Costas Elisseou<br />

Phone: 9386 5588 Fax: 9841 7628<br />

www.cyprus.com.au<br />

Provide daily and weekend tours<br />

and excursions <strong>of</strong> various <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

sites and tourism attractions.<br />

Also for regular community health<br />

assessments.<br />

East African Elderly Association<br />

Inc.<br />

Meet at Jean McKendry<br />

Neighbourhood Centre<br />

91-111 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Mohamed Farah<br />

9384 2367<br />

Contribute funds for the Ramadam<br />

Festival. Dur<strong>in</strong>g the festival all 57<br />

members and their families will<br />

get together at the Jean McKendry<br />

centre for a celebration to <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

musicians and food.<br />

Elderly Greek Club <strong>of</strong> Kens<strong>in</strong>gton<br />

and Flem<strong>in</strong>gton Inc<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton <strong>Community</strong> Centre<br />

19 Anthony Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Mr Artemis Zamanis<br />

9376 9743<br />

Assist and arrange for approximately<br />

15 residents from St Basil’s nurs<strong>in</strong>g<br />

home to be transported and treated<br />

to a traditional Greek lunch at the<br />

club. This will be held <strong>in</strong> March to<br />

celebrate Greek Independence Day.<br />

Federation <strong>of</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

Associations (Vic) Inc<br />

Suite 6, Level 4, 20 Coll<strong>in</strong>s Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Jun Xi Su<br />

9650 6468<br />

fca.victoria@bigpond.com<br />

Organise bus trips for Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

elderly.<br />

Federation <strong>of</strong> Spanish Speak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Senior Citizens Club<br />

GPO Box 1780<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Theresa Ferrer<br />

9650 1210 or mobile 0421 231531<br />

spanishfed@yahoo.com<br />

Fund<strong>in</strong>g used for out<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

excursions, specifically for coach<br />

hire. Dest<strong>in</strong>ations <strong>in</strong>clude Geelong<br />

and Gumbya Park.


Horn <strong>of</strong> Africa Senior Women’s<br />

Program Inc<br />

Corner Kens<strong>in</strong>gton & Altona Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Am<strong>in</strong>a Maleken<br />

0413 247 004<br />

Deliver weekly social activities and<br />

<strong>in</strong> addition provide equipment for<br />

cook<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Indo Ch<strong>in</strong>a Ethnic Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

Association<br />

247 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ngai Chung Cheng<br />

9650 9061<br />

chengaichung@hotmail.com<br />

Teach senior citizens computer skills<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g use <strong>of</strong> the <strong>in</strong>ternet. Funds<br />

will also help to purchase and <strong>in</strong>stall<br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>ese w<strong>in</strong>dows version and typ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

s<strong>of</strong>tware.<br />

Jean McKendry Neighbourhood<br />

Centre (North and West<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> Senior Citizens Inc)<br />

91 -111 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Jean McKendry<br />

9328 1665<br />

Support for l<strong>in</strong>e danc<strong>in</strong>g group at the<br />

centre. Will <strong>in</strong>clude reimbursement<br />

<strong>of</strong> l<strong>in</strong>e danc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>structor, travel<br />

costs, equipment and costumes.<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Neighbourhood<br />

House - Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Elderly<br />

Vietnamese and Ch<strong>in</strong>ese Group<br />

89 McCracken Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Ms Karyn Down<br />

9376 6366<br />

kwgp@vicnet.net.au<br />

Contribute towards coach hire for<br />

out<strong>in</strong>gs for the elderly Vietnamese<br />

and Ch<strong>in</strong>ese groups. The group has<br />

six to seven trips per annum, tak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

between 40 to 50 people on trips<br />

with<strong>in</strong> two hours <strong>of</strong> <strong>Melbourne</strong>.<br />

Maltese <strong>Community</strong> Council <strong>of</strong><br />

Victoria<br />

477 Royal Parade<br />

Parkville 3052<br />

Mr Michael Caruana<br />

9387 8922<br />

spo@vic.chariot.net.au<br />

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mccv/<br />

Create a day for elderly Maltese<br />

to encourage a healthy attitude to<br />

age<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> South Yarra Senior<br />

Citizens Centre Inc<br />

65 Toorak Road West<br />

South Yarra<br />

3141<br />

Ms Pamela Eak<strong>in</strong><br />

9620 2760<br />

pameak@melbourne.vic.gov.au<br />

Deliver an annual Christmas<br />

luncheon which provides an<br />

opportunity for a large number<br />

<strong>of</strong> members to get together. The<br />

luncheon will <strong>in</strong>clude a three<br />

course meal with trimm<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment and door prizes.This<br />

provides a festive environment for<br />

those who may otherwise be alone<br />

at this time <strong>of</strong> year.<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

Association Inc<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> <strong>Community</strong> Centre<br />

49-53 Buncle Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Rong Chang Qian<br />

9328 3150<br />

Fund stereo equipment for s<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and danc<strong>in</strong>g activities.<br />

Num-Hoi, Pon-Yu, Soon-Duc<br />

Society Inc<br />

1/F, 200-202 Little Bourke Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Mrs C<strong>in</strong>a Choi<br />

9671 3218<br />

Create opportunities for seniors<br />

to socialise. Members go to<br />

restaurants and enjoy healthy food,<br />

nutrition, and social environment.


Older Women’s Network<br />

Ross House, 247-251 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Mary Owen<br />

9598 0235<br />

Establish a website to <strong>in</strong>form<br />

prospective members <strong>of</strong> the<br />

existence <strong>of</strong> the Older Women’s<br />

Network, the Network’s aims and<br />

activities as well as ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> contact<br />

with current members and similar<br />

members associations.<br />

Polish Senior Citizens Club<br />

“<strong>Melbourne</strong>”<br />

91-111 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Mr Jozef Rozwadowski<br />

9879 7456<br />

Organise bus trip to attend Victorian<br />

Polish Seniors festival and assist<br />

with the transport costs. Encourage<br />

healthy walk<strong>in</strong>g and BBQ <strong>in</strong> the park.<br />

St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox<br />

Church Social Support Group<br />

1-11 Epsom Road<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3031<br />

Ms Laurice Demien<br />

9386 7812<br />

Provide two out<strong>in</strong>gs per year for all<br />

members. The fund<strong>in</strong>g will be used<br />

to improve the quality <strong>of</strong> out<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

St Michael’s Unit<strong>in</strong>g Church<br />

120 Coll<strong>in</strong>s Street<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Mr Jackson Ra<strong>in</strong>e<br />

9654 5120<br />

jackson.ra<strong>in</strong>e@stmichaels.org.au<br />

www.stmichaels.org.au<br />

Provide advice and tools to help<br />

senior citizens successfully enhance<br />

their lives and the lives <strong>of</strong> those<br />

around them. The program has<br />

proved to be important for the<br />

participants mental health and is an<br />

<strong>in</strong>vigorat<strong>in</strong>g social event.<br />

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox<br />

Church Senior Citizens Group<br />

176 Simpson Street<br />

East <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3002<br />

Mr Am<strong>in</strong> Hamawi<br />

9417 2266<br />

Frdimitri@stnicholas.org.au<br />

www.stnicholas.org.au<br />

Provide out<strong>in</strong>gs and activities, bus<br />

fees and entrance fees and festival<br />

celebration events.<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Senior Citizens<br />

Centre Inc<br />

18 Anthony Street<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton 3011<br />

Ms Elva Mowlam<br />

9376 9743<br />

Fund<strong>in</strong>g to take the Kens<strong>in</strong>gton<br />

Senior Citizens group on out<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and excursions.<br />

The Salvation Army Adult<br />

<strong>Services</strong>, Support <strong>in</strong> Public<br />

Hous<strong>in</strong>g<br />

159 Melrose Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Vernessa Heta<br />

9328 5631<br />

vernessa.heta@aus.salvationarmy.<br />

org<br />

Purchase both gymnasium and<br />

swimm<strong>in</strong>g memberships from the<br />

Kens<strong>in</strong>gton Recreation Centre for<br />

the Swim/Gym program.<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Third Age (U3A)<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

Ross House<br />

247 Fl<strong>in</strong>ders Lane<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> 3000<br />

Ms Jill Thompson<br />

9639 5209<br />

www.u3a.org.au<br />

Invest <strong>in</strong> a range <strong>of</strong> media resources<br />

to assist with classes. Staff at U3A<br />

work on a voluntary basis and U3A<br />

has limited resources to purchase<br />

the equipment.


Victorian Elderly Ch<strong>in</strong>ese Welfare<br />

Society Inc<br />

187 - 189 Victoria Street<br />

West <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3003<br />

Mr David Yeung<br />

9329 2258<br />

Organise a one day trip to Sovereign<br />

Hill for frail elderly Ch<strong>in</strong>ese who live<br />

at the high rise estate. Carers will<br />

also attend.<br />

Victorian Lithuanian Pensioners<br />

Association Inc<br />

Lithuanian Club<br />

44 Errol Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Algis Karaitis<br />

5962 6958<br />

algis_nijole@bigpond.com<br />

Fund two to three bus trips to<br />

historical sites <strong>in</strong> Victoria. This will<br />

acqua<strong>in</strong>t our seniors with Victoria’s<br />

rich history, particularly it’s gold<br />

m<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g past.<br />

Victorian Multi Ethnic Slavic<br />

Welfare Association Senior<br />

Women’s Group<br />

Meet at North <strong>Melbourne</strong> Town Hall<br />

521 Queensberry Street<br />

North <strong>Melbourne</strong> 3051<br />

Ms Maria Maljanek9331 3004<br />

vmeswa@bigpond.com<br />

Organise group exercise,<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation on health issues and<br />

aged care program and services as<br />

well as out<strong>in</strong>gs for members.


© <strong>City</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Melbourne</strong><br />

December 2008<br />

PO Box 1603<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> Victoria 3001<br />

Phone (03) 9658 9658<br />

TTY (03) 9658 9461<br />

www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/grants<br />

This is a publication <strong>of</strong> the<br />

<strong>Melbourne</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council

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