Monday, 26 June 2017

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its Thrive Grants.

The Thrive Grants Program acknowledges the importance of smaller, grass-roots charitable organisations and supports their organisational capacity building.
The multi-year grants dispersed total $1.2 million and have been provided to enhance the leadership, management, operational or change management capacity of charitable organisations to demonstrably improve their ability to achieve their mission.
The 2017/2018 Thrive Grant Round will open later this year.

2016/2017 Thrive Grant Recipients

Education & Employment
OrganisationGrantProject Name
Scarf Community Organisation Limited$40,000Strengthening Scarf
Western Chances$30,000Maximising ICT Efficiencies to Strengthen Service Delivery and Build Long Term Sustainability
Banksia Gardens Association Incorporated$80,000 over two yearsProject REAL: Re-Engagement in Education and Learning
Fitted for Work Limited$120,000 over three yearsFitted for the Future
Environment & Sustainability
OrganisationGrantProject Name
AYCC Gift Fund$6,000Leadership Transition and Change-Management in Youth-led Organisations
Climate Council of Australia Fund$80,000 over three yearsClimate Council Digital Infrastructure and Website Upgrade
Environment Victoria Trust$29,000Developing a new organisational strategy for Environment Victoria to meet our environment challenges
Friends of the Earth (Australia) Fund$120,000 over three yearsEarthworker: Eureka’s Future Social Enterprise
Merri Creek Environment Fund$45,000 over three yearsStrong Way Forward: Recharge the 40 year effort to restore Merri Creek through a revitalised Geographic Information System
Yarra Riverkeeper Association Public Fund$60,000 over three yearsA sustainable Association for a sustainable Yarra
Healthy & Resilient Communities
OrganisationGrantProject Name
3MBS-FM Development Fund$112,000 over three years
Stage 3 – Technical Upgrade Project
Melbourne Fringe Fund$76,000 over three years
Melbourne Fringe: Increasing Access and Inclusion for Artists with Disabilities 2017 - 2020
Weave Movement Theatre Inc Donation Account$42,000    
Weave NDIS Adoption
The DEA Fund$75,000 over two yearsTo fund a Melbourne Based Public Health Trained Executive Officer
Homelessness & Affordable Housing
OrganisationGrantProject Name
Glenloch Inc$95,000 over three yearsExecutive Director for Glenloch Inc.
Benwerren$95,000 over three yearsBenwerren: Capacity Building for its Future
Collins Street Baptist Benevolent Society Inc$110,000 over three yearsUrban Seed Financial Sustainability Capacity Building Project
The Ladder Project Foundation$50,000 over two yearsLadder Capacity Building – Fundraising & Communications