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.