Community Project Grants Awarded
Round 1 2018 Funded Projects
The following projects were successful in Round 1 2018 and are being delivered between 1 July and 30 June 2019.
Council congratulates all the successful applicants and encourages all community organisations to apply for a Community Project Grant to deliver meaningful programs for residents living in the City of Logan.
Deadly2Develop Program has been tailored to connect Indigenous job seekers with the community and local Elders.
This program is delivered in a flexible learning environment and provides a traditional approach using art, music, storytelling, dance and experience. This wrap-around support assists in improving job seekers motivation, employability and foundation skills.
EMERGE II is a 12-week community project designed to engage Logan's newest residents, who may be experiencing social isolation or disengagement, in weekly theatre sports and workshops to share voices, stories and art forms (dance, music, and instruments) and strengthen community identity, connection and social inclusion.
The project will connect migrants and refugees with established creative communities in Logan and thereby contribute to strengthening safe and inclusive communities throughout the city while building stronger bonds between people from all walks of life.
Mums Get Moving
The project aims to help mothers of young children to be more active participants in the community by offering group fitness classes accessible to mothers with small children with an outcome of reducing isolation and increasing social inclusion and interactions.
This project will implement twice weekly group fitness classes in which the child is incorporated as a weight, for resistance and prop for the mother as part of the exercise class. This program will include two exercise class options: mother and child aerobics and mother and child aqua aerobics.
Cultural Diversity through Inclusion, Information, Food and Health
'Cultural Diversity through Inclusion, Information, Food and Health' will be multi-faceted and include 5 x Cross-Cultural Information/Engagement sessions providing an overview of different cultural groups followed by a shared lunch (from the culture discussed), and weekly Intergenerational Yoga sessions.
Four Cross-Cultural Information sessions will engage a facilitator to present information on their cultural background with an additional session delivered by QPASTT to discuss diversity and the broad differences (and shared experiences) of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
The Intergenerational Yoga will attract diverse community members into a social inclusion and health promotion activity that builds social networks and friendships.
Maori and Pasifika Cultural Competence and Art Workshop
Working with an interdisciplinary team and young people from Maori and Pasifika backgrounds, the project will use 8 “issues-based” community arts workshops to enable young people to express their views and beliefs on issues that affect their mental health and wellbeing.
The purpose of these Cultural Competence and Art Workshops is to:
- Promote understanding of holistic Maori and Pasifika models of health and the implications of these for Maori and Pasifika youth mental health services, and services more generally;
- Promote community dialogue about mental health and wellbeing in Maori and Pasifika young people, with attention to reducing stigma and removing cultural taboos;
- Promote social inclusion of young people from Maori and Pasifika background, and
- Promote cross-cultural conversations around commonalities and differences in relation to youth mental health and wellbeing.
Findings from this program will be disseminated to the wider community for use in research, strategic planning, program design for community members, organisations and providers who are working in this space.
Computer Literacy 4 CALD Seniors
This project is a partnership between the Islamic Women's Association and Kingston East Neighbourhood Group (KENG) and seeks to deliver computer literacy classes for CALD seniors in the City of Logan who can find themselves isolated with low levels of engagement. This program will act as a soft entry link into other mainstream computer classes.
A series of 10 fortnightly computer literacy classes will be held at the IWAA office, targeting senior CALD communities who have difficulty connecting socially with others and experience isolation in the community due to English language challenges and physical incapacity or transport issues.
Taking the plunge: Refugee Women's Swimming Project
Taking the plunge is a 9-week program that will run for 3 hours targeting approximately 25 women from refugee backgrounds. The project is a continuation of the Getting to Know Each other project that MultiLink and QPASTT have been working on collaboratively to reduce the isolation of vulnerable refugee women in the Logan area with a focus on their health and wellbeing.
This project aims to increase participant's confidence in the water by teaching them how to swim and offering them a healthy lunch every week. This project will also be an opportunity for women to socialise, get to know women from other cultural backgrounds and improve their English language skills in an informal setting.
Logan Youth Multicultural Music and Arts Program
Youth Off The Streets Logan Outreach is seeking to further strengthen the range of cultural and artistic activities available to young people attending our Outreach Youth Drop-in Centre in Logan. This program will provide access to musical instruments and equipment at a drop in music program with facilitated workshops including music tutoring, dance and choreography, guidance and mentoring by local cultural groups, organisations and individuals.
Participants will also be given opportunities to deliver their music or dance performance at events organised by Youth Off The Streets.
This project aims to encourage men to take the first step in improving their health while making connections with other men within the community in weekly sessions.
The project involves establishing a men’s fitness and healthy eating program including group fitness sessions, healthy meal preparation, nutritional advice and guest speakers.
The program will be facilitated across several community sites in Logan and be supported by Men’s workers, which will assist in linking men to local support services for ongoing guidance and support.
ICS Community Courses
Impact Care Services will run a ten-week Conflict and Anger Management course and a four-week Budgeting Course.
These courses will provide assistance and equip participants with the knowledge to understand how to navigate the challenging journey of doing relational conflict in a healthy way, avoiding escalation.
ICS has partnered with other community organisations to make available additional counselling and emergency food relief for those attending who require the additional support.
Youth Mentoring Program
A peer mentoring program for young people between the ages of 15 to 20 predominantly from Burundian background who are at risk of social withdrawal and showing disengagement at school.
The program will match these youths with mentors, community elders and leaders to share their life experience and insights with the youth to highlight the need to behave responsibly as active citizens of Multicultural Australia as well as encouraging them to keep their cultural identity.
Professionals from different fields will run workshops and seminars aimed at boosting their resilience and minimise the risk of social isolation. The program will partner with existing community based cultural and sporting groups such as the Burundian Drumming Group, the Women Traditional Dance Group (Club UMUCO) and the Burundian Soccer Team to provide them access to rehearsals and performances to stimulate interests of these youths to join the groups with an expectation that they can become permanent members.