2017 Funded Projects
Catholic Club—Ingleburn RSL
Learning Links - $4950
Reading for Life in Campbelltown
Reading for Life trains parents to provide specialist support at home to children with reading disorders, including dyslexia. The program aims to improve children’s reading, self esteem and confidence. Fun activities/games encourage children’s engagement and interest while developing key literacy outcomes. By providing them with a kit, face-to face training, a demonstration DVD and access to ongoing support, it equips parents with an understanding of how reading develops and provides them with the materials and techniques to help their child. We plan to deliver one program for 15 children. The proposed school is Ingleburn Public School.
C’town RSL– Catholic Club—Ingleburn RSL
Miracle Babies - $3000
NICU Survival Packs; Advocacy, support and information for families of premature and sick newborns
Around 15% of all babies born in Australia are admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) due to a premature birth or other medical condition. The Club's support will contribute to the Foundation’s NurtureProgram will provide 200 families their own NICU Survival Pack when they are struggling with the emotional aftermath of having their newborn baby whisked away to a Neonatal Unit immediately after birth and in addition provide the neonatal unit with highly sort after translated resources.
C’town RSL— Ingleburn RSL -
RSL Defence Care $5000
Supporting vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged ADF veterans in the City of Campbelltown LGA
RSL DefenceCare provides high level professional services in the areas of claims and advocacy, community and financial support and counselling to ADF veterans in need in the City of Campbelltown LGA.
Ingleburn RSL—Wests Leagues Club
Trustee for Top Blokes Foundation $10000
Junior Top Blokes Mentoring Program (JTB)
Our JTB Program addresses anti-social and risk-taking behaviours of at-risk/disadvantaged young men aged 14-17. This 16-week mentoring program assists male participants to develop positive decision-making skills, improve their emotional resilience and mental health while developing integrity and self-respect. We request support to fund 12 months of direct programming which will assist 4 groups each with 12-15 boys who attend Ambarvale High School - a local high school who fall below the median of the ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage).
Wests Leagues Club—Catholic Club
Zonta - $1000
Breast Care Cushions & Refuge Packs
Zonta Club of Macarthur would use the Club Grant funding for two local Campbelltown projects:
We supply post-operative breast cancer patients with care cushions which have been specifically designed to provide maximum comfort and relieve pain. We work with Macquarie Fields TAFE fashion students who assist in the creation and the McGrath nursing teams for distribution.
Each year we also collect resources to support the local women’s refuge services and provide exit packs to assist clients re-establish themselves in the community. These packs include bedding, towels, kitchen utensils and appliances, laundry products and toiletry items.
Ingleburn RSL Club
Kookaburra Kids Foundation $3800
Respite and psycho-education for kids from Campbelltown living in families affected by mental illness
Six Campbelltown kids living in families affected by mental illness, will attend a respite and educational weekend camp that combines a range of recreational activities (like abseiling, high ropes, canoeing, rock climbing etc), fun activities (games, craft, movies etc) and an evidence-based psycho-educational program. Camp will provide respite from their everyday responsibilities and challenges. They will learn about mental illness, learn coping skills and where to turn for help when things get tough, to build their resilience. Where needed, they will receive counselling and support from a qualified psychologist. Meeting other kids in similar circumstances will help reduce their isolation.
Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children $5000
Confident ClassMATE- transition and education program for children with hearing loss from Campbelltown
Confident ClassMATE is a new program supporting deaf children aged 5-9 year old and their families as they start mainstream school. Starting ‘big school’ is a challenge for all children but even more so for a child with a hearing impairment. More than 90% of the children who graduate from the Shepherd Centre go on to attend mainstream school. However we receive regular feedback from parents expressing serious concerns for their child's ability to fit in and cope well socially and emotionally. Most of this concern arises from the children’s social skills and ability to “fit-in” rather than their language.