The Quick Response Stream offers funds of up to $20,000 for small activities and/or pilot projects that need to be completed by 30 December 2022. These small projects must demonstrate evidence of immediate impact on the Hume community. These projects must be completed in Round 1 - March 2022 to December 2022.
Project title: Engaging Social Circles
Name of Organisation: Igbo Association of Victoria Australia
Project Contact: Elvis Nwachukwu (President)
Project Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation Email: Abimbola.Odetayo@gmail.com
Organisation Phone Number: 0433 280 097
Engaging Social Circles 2022 program utilises a combination/blend of contemporary and traditional Igbo games as well as educational sessions for young people aged 8-14 to develop and maintain important life skills in line with Igbo cultural values. The program activities aim to empower young people through connecting participants to culturally responsive services, supporting school transitions, and strengthening connections between young people, their parents and fellow community members. Engaging Social Circles aims to increase awareness of safety, re-engage families impacted by pandemic isolation and hardship as well as improve mental health outcomes.
Project Title: Teens in the Kitchen
Name of Organisation: Goonawarra Neighbourhood House
Project Contact: Susan Burke (Acting Manager)
Project Contact Email: email@example.com
Organisation Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation Phone Number: (03) 9740 6627
Teens in the Kitchen will be facilitated for young people aged 12-14 living in Sunbury and Goonawarra to promote healthy social connection, participation in the community and self-care skills for a positive future. This program will teach young adolescents how to cook simple and healthy meals to improve physical and mental health outcomes. Teens in the Kitchen will be facilitated in partnership with a youth worker to guide and support participants, as well as connecting them to local services as required. It is through teaching young people cooking skills, that the program aims to improve their confidence in their abilities to complete tasks and develop psychosocial competency in comprehension, social skills, budgeting, healthy meals, and general nutrition.