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Our 2017 recipient, LWCHC, created the Empowering Girls to Grow career mentoring program for disadvantaged 16- and 17-year-old girls. Funded by Impact100 Sydney, 40 girls were matched with successful businesswomen, gaining career guidance and on-the-job work experience over two years.
ALNF, our 2018 grant recipient, raises language, literacy, and numeracy standards among Indigenous, refugee, and disadvantaged Australians. Our grant supported the Refugee Action Support program, providing English literacy support for refugee children and youth, enabling positive educational experiences.
Open Support, our 2019 recipient, addresses social issues by aiding over 1,800 women and children escaping domestic and family violence since 1995. Our grant helped them provide crisis accommodation and specialised support to empower and help heal affected individuals.
Our 4th grant recipient, Stepping Stone House, offers accommodation and personal development for homeless and at-risk youth aged 12-24. This award-winning organization helps young people build self-esteem, emotional resilience, self-confidence, and good health through outdoor adventure education, counseling, and life skills.
Joining forces, SHINE for Kids and Confit Pathways transform the lives of youth in juvenile detention. Our grant supported the expansion of the Strong Pathways Together program, offering exercise, self-esteem building, employment preparation, and mentoring to 80 young people in Greater Sydney. The program has since gone from strength to strength and been replicated across more sites.
The Reconnect Project, our major grant recipient in 2022, empowers young people with neurological or psychosocial disabilities through traineeships in mobile phone repair. Our grant has supported this Australian-first initiative to provide skills and employment pathways for 25 trainees while distributing 1,000 repaired devices to disadvantaged families in Sydney. Saving 1,000 devices from landfill is an added bonus.
Impact100 Sydney awarded two major grants in 2023 to House of Welcome and The Haven.
House of Welcome received a $100,000 grant which will be used to fund a Client Services Manager for their Welcome Start transitional housing program. This program provides affordable accommodation and wrap around support to refugees and people seeking asylum in Sydney.
The Haven Nepean Women’s Shelter provide crisis accommodation to women and their children escaping family and domestic violence. The grant will support the development and evaluation of a pilot program of specialist therapeutic services for child residents of The Haven. These services will be delivered at The Haven and support trauma recovery and developmental challenges faced by this vulnerable cohort of young people.
"There are so many reasons that inspire me to grow our Imapct100 Sydney community. I love that our community of donors can be a catalyst for change and support the NFP sector to test new and innovative programs. Being connected to such an inspiring community of donors and NFP organisations is equally rewarding."
"Amazing people. Their passion, purpose and energy is compelling. Their belief is that the change is possible and very real."
"Every year, it's inspiring to see the Impact100 Sydney members come together to play an active role in choosing where their donations will go. The success of the projects that Impact100 supports is a testament to the power of collective giving."
"William Buck loves the concept of Impact 100 in that it allows a smaller contribution to make a larger difference. The whole process makes you really feel like you are part of something big, and that you are actively involved in helping a social issue be addressed."
"Impact100 Sydney isn't 'set and forget'. The board and members are genuinely interested in keeping in touch with all our grant recipients over the years to understand how they've used our grant, how it's affected their clients and community and how they continue to grow."
"Some of my most memorable moments with Impact100 Sydney was seeing the dedication and commitment of so many people at the local community level."
"Being a member of Impact 100 allows us, as a family unit, to be part of the positive impact that the winning charities make to the local communities they are dedicated to."