To mark its 50 year anniversary in 2017, the Foundation held a special grants program that aimed to support one or more projects that would contribute to achieving our mandate and reflect the Foundation’s rigorous approach to addressing the legal needs of the community. Two projects were awarded funding.
Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre (a service of Advocacy Law Alliance) Title: LevelUP Description: The Centre will trial a service that provides specialised legal advice, education and support to young people transitioning from out-of-home care to independence and adult legal responsibility in the Mid North Coast FACS region.
Amount approved: Up to $145,000.00
Tenants’ Union of NSW Title: 'Change management' – making the transfer of social housing management better!
Description: This project aims to minimise negative outcomes and foster best practice in law and policy during the transfer of tenancies from public to community housing providers. The intention is that this will lead to early intervention in resolving legal issues and improved tenant outcomes.
Amount approved: Up to $69,123.00