We are very proud to share that The Barlow Foundation in 2016, granted a life changing $900 000 to local and overseas programs.

Those grants were awarded in the following 3 categories to the following recipients:

1.   Support grants - under $10 000

  •  Red Dust (Aus) - Promotes health and well-being for Indigenous children in remote communities.
  • Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (Aus) - Running classes in the Women’s Empowerment Program teaching Asylum Seekers and Refugee women about economic empowerment and management.
  • Water Well (Aus) - Offering health literacy programs for new migrants in rural areas of Victoria

2.   Strengthening grants - $10 001 - $50 000

  • Oxfam Australia (International) - Disaster prevention programs
  • Ardoch (Aus) - Building language and literacy programs in playgroups for disadvantaged communities
  • Western Chances (Aus) - Providing scholarships and study assistance for gifted students in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Plan (New Guinea) - Facilitates access to decent work for young men and women out of tech and vocational schools via civic education training
  • Reading Out of Poverty (Aus) - Teaching new migrant mums the importance of literacy for their infant children
  •  Reach (Aus) - Pathways to purpose; a personal development program for Melbournes youth.
  • Network Kokoda (New Guinea) -  Building new hospital to prevent spread of diseases for local Kokoda communities

3.   Lift Off Grants - over $50 001

  • Hagar Australia (Cambodia) - An economic empowerment program, teaching previously enslaved women life skills and helping them find employment.
  • Y-Gap (Bangladesh) - Grant 1 year support to 4 social entrepreneurs doing social good.
  • Opportunity International (India) - Spearhead Edufinance Program -  loans to families and schools in India to provide access to better education opportunities.
  •  Smith Family (Aus) - Funding social hub for Kurnai Secondary College in Morwell, Victoria to help youth to stay engaged with school
  • Stars Foundation (Aus) - Program in NT schools to excite and engage female indigenous students to stay in school.