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Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation exists to fund ground-breaking research and everyday clinical care at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Their vision is to ensure that every child now and in the future can access world-class medical care whenever they need it. They fund the vital clinical care that these children need now, so they have the best possible treatment and hospital experience and they also invest in research that will change and save more lives in the future.
The NAB Foundation is supporting the Interdisciplinary Reparative Project (IRP) with the Child Protection Counselling Service (CPCS). IRP is a new model of intervention that aims to promote safety, reduce the impact of harm and improve the well-being of children and young people, in the hope of decreasing intergenerational violence and domestic abuse. This is a world-first program that supports recovery from complex childhood trauma through a new relational model that combines a counselling therapy with parents, with occupational therapy with parent and child together.
Infoxchange is a not-for-profit, social enterprise that has delivered creative technological products and services to tackle social challenges within the community for over 25 years. The organisation strives to solve family violence, homelessness, mental health and issues facing people with disabilities, the elderly, Aboriginal, Maori and Pasifika communities through smart and efficient technology. These tools range from nation-wide service coordination systems to IT advice for individual organisations, including the interactive mobile information tool ‘Ask Izzy’.
The NAB Foundation’s thrive grant, is supporting the enhancement of the ‘Ask Izzy’ app (an interactive mobile information tool), which seeks to connect people experiencing or that have experienced domestic and family violence with essential services. The app will be co-designed with people who have experienced domestic violence, homelessness and the services sector. With a listing of over 350,000 services , including information on housing, money help, health, support and counselling across Australia in urban, regional, rural and remote locations. The enhancement will ensure that ‘Ask Izzy’ meets the needs of people experiencing family violence – that it is safe, relevant and accurate.
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne strives to be a public-spirited institution, ranked among the finest universities in the world. It seeks to harness strength, breadth and depth of research to help meet global challenges and attract the brightest cohort from the widest range of backgrounds, offering an outstanding student experience. The University makes research, student learning and engagement serve public interests, this includes taking up pressing societal problems in research, producing graduates prepared for responsibility and promoting inquiry and open debate based on evidence and reason.
The NAB Foundation’s seed grant is supporting the University of Melbourne to refine and test a world-first, evidence-based smartphone tool for men who have used violence in their intimate relationships. The tool, which is based on pilot work with men and health practitioners aims to intervene early by raising awareness of abusive behaviours and encouraging self-reflection and help-seeking before violence escalates.
Two Good Co
Two Good Co believe that every woman and child is worthy of love and respect. This is demonstrated by providing free, restaurant-quality meals to domestic violence safe houses across Sydney and Melbourne. Two Good Co is a buy-one, give-one social enterprise serving organic meals designed by some of Australia’s best chefs. For every Two Good Co meal purchased, one is delivered to a woman in a domestic violence shelter in Australia. They also employ women from the refuges they serve and provide them with culinary training with the aim of promoting self-worth. Since Two Good Co was launched in 2015, more than 20,000 meals have been delivered to people in need.
In 2017, the NAB Foundation supported Two Good Co by providing a seed grant to assist them in building capacity through a new IT platform to automate online ordering processes and keep users informed of services available for domestic violence victims. Following a successful one-year partnership, the NAB Foundation extended the partnership to 2020 with operational support to build scale and sustainability.
Our Watch is a not for profit organisation, established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children, with a vision for an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. The NAB Foundation’s thrive grant is supporting Our Watch to deliver the Voices for Change project. The Voices for Change project builds survivor advocacy work by enabling women who have experienced violence to share their stories with the public through the media, as a way to build a shared understanding of violence against women, and to challenge the drivers of violence against women. Our Watch are supporting three grassroots organisations; Engender Equality in Tasmania, Micah Projects (Brisbane Domestic Violence Service) in Queensland, and YWCA Canberra in partnership with Domestic Violence Crisis Service in the Australian Capital Territory. The grant allow the three organisations to propel their survivor advocacy work, and connect to organisations supported through Commonwealth funding; leading to more accurate reporting, empowerment of victim-survivors and deeper community understanding of the evidence-based drivers of violence against women. This grant will allow Our Watch’s survivor advocacy work to have activity in every state and territory bar the Northern Territory.
Following closure of the Luke Batty Foundation in 2018, which the NAB Foundation funded in 2017, the ambassador program to help bring light to family and domestic violence in communities. Our Watch continues the legacy of the Luke Batty Foundation through its survivor advocacy work.