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Large Grants Program

People on Country

By transferring land management skills to Indigenous land and sea management groups this project improved community well-being as well as the surrounding natural resources.

Ganbina: Empowering Indigenous kids to achieve their full potential

Ganbina uses a powerful mentoring model to ensure that Indigenous young people have the education, life skills and life experiences they need to achieve their full potential.

Large Grants Program

Summer Foundation

Regional Stories: Young People with Disability in Nursing Homes

Gunawirra: Empowering young Aboriginal parents

Parenthood can be daunting, even with the best supports around you. Many parents know the value of having somewhere to go with your little one that’s supportive, friendly and welcoming, and where you can share your fears – and joys. That’s what Gunawirra’s Young Aboriginal Mothers’ Program provides for young Aboriginal mothers in inner Sydney.

Baptcare Sanctuary: empowering homeless people seeking asylum

Baptcare’s Sanctuary program provides safety, opportunity and a fair go for people seeking asylum, through the provision of supported accommodation, a foodbank, social programs, English language lessons and employment training.

Tribunal: Powerhouse Youth Theatre

Powerhouse Youth Theatre’s Tribunal is a piece of participatory theatre bringing together Indigenous elders, artists, activists, lawyers and people with lived experience of seeking asylum.


Midnight Basketball

“There is now widespread acknowledgement in the Midnight Basketball network of tournaments and communities of the importance of undertaking this kind of work and the value the Sidney Myer Fund has brought to this strategic project.” Tess White, CEO Midnight Basketball.

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