The ‘100 Heroes’ campaign is an initiative by the the Calwell, Curtin, Jerrabomberra, and Wanniassa Community Bank branches to coincide with the bank’s 10th anniversary.
100 community groups were nominated to each receive their share of $100,000.
Here’s the first 25 winners:
1. Salvation Army
To purchase crafts for kids’ activities in the Mainly Music program.
2. Able Australia
To assist with the installation of remote door openers to allow people with wheelchairs to access their homes.
3. ACT Chinese Australian Association
This grant will assist the ACT Chinese Australian Association who, in their 25th year, intend to hold a series of basic Tai Chi classes for its Senior members.
4. ACT Volunteer Brigades Association
For the production of Wattle Day badges, which will be sold to fund a training program that focuses on raising awareness of support of those with mental health issues.
5. Australian Railway Historical Society
To install fences around the Society’s Museum in Kingston, so as to prevent members of the public being harmed by moving locomotives.
6. Breast Friends Canberra Friendship Group
Activities for a young woman with cancer who cannot afford such luxuries, as she spends all her money on medical costs.
7. Brindabella Blues Soccer Club
To purchase new jerseys and training equipment for this Tuggeranong-based soccer club.
8. Calwell Early Childhood Centre
The building of a new sustainable “Natural Environment” outdoor area, which will be used to teach the children about preserving natural resources.
9. Calwell Swans Junior Football Club
The purchase of training equipment for this local AFL team such as ground marker cones, temporary goal posts, team bibs and balls.
10. Diabetes ACT
To assist with running the World Diabetes Day event on 14 November 2013, to raise awareness of Diabetes in the ACT, where over 14,000 people live with diabetes.
11. Diversity ACT
To assist with the Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, Transgendered and Intersex community with running a course with Lizzie Wagner on bettering themselves for job employment.
12. Friends of Brain Injured Children
To help with FBIC workshops, which help to further educate brain injured children.
13. Habitat for Humanity ACT & Region
Is part of the “Brush with Kindness” program to assist a very low-income family with special needs to stay in their own home and improve living and safety conditions within their home.
14. Kairos Outside
Will help to run the Kairos Outside annual weekend program for women impacted by someone close to them being in prison.
15. Kulture Break
To assist in funding the Man Up and Ladies First Programs. Both are dance mentoring programs that are aimed at risk prevention and re-engagement for young males, as well as confronting challenging social and self-image issues for young women.
16. Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club
To assist in the purchase of a new motor for the Rowing Clubs new safety boat.
17. Luke Carmichael Exercise Group
To purchase group equipment for a free class for families, helping them create positive role models for children.
18. Missing School
To make the “Keeping Seriously Sick Kids Connected” event possible, which seeks to raise awareness for the educational needs of kids with serious medical conditions.
19. Olivia Lambert Foundation
For the Dance4Olivia 24 hour dance-a-thon, which raises funds to provide families with financial assistance due to the impact of having a child with cancer.
20. Project Independence
To assist in the payment of costs associated with Project Independence being registered as a community housing project, which helps those with disabilities live independently.
21. St Francis of Assisi Primary School
To help run the annual St Francis of Assisi Primary School Fete, which last year raised $25,000 to construct a multipurpose sports surface. The funds raised this year will go to updating sports equipment and the school grounds.
22. St Vincent de Paul Society
To support the Centenary Sleepout, which will be the first Community CEO Sleepout held in conjunction with Communities@Work.
23. Veterans Corps Incorporated
Funds will be used to hold an Art Show for veterans that use art as a creative outlet for afflictions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Physical War Injuries. The art will be auctioned off to provide funds to support rehabilitation programs for veterans in the ACT region.
24. Valley FM
To assist in the development of the radio station to allow for webstreaming of programs.
25. Wattle Day Association
To assist in fundraising for the Volunteer Bushfire fighters of the ACT for much needed equipment, training and support.
Congratulations to all.