2012 Focus area: disadvantaged children and youth at risk
Impact100 WA was the first Impact100 group in Australia. In 2012 WA sought applications from projects benefiting disadvantaged children and youth at risk. The winner was Manna Inc, and the three other finalists CANWA, DrugARM and Edmund Rice Camps WA.
2013 Focus area: disadvantaged children and youth
The Primary Grant recipient was Adventures WA and the other finalists Edmund Rice Camps WA (Eddie on the Road program), Midnight Basketball (Midnight Basketball Tournament program) and Sensorium Theatre/Performing Lines (taking the Jub Jub Tree Residency to regional schools).
2014 Focus area: education for disadvantaged young people or enhanced well-being and opportunity for people living with a disability or mental illness
The Primary Grant recipient was Mobile GP (now known as Homeless Healthcare).
2015 Focus areas: early childhood education, youth at risk and seniors in need
In 2015 WA was able to expand its focus areas allowing two organisations to each receive $100,000 Primary Grants – EON Foundation and Kalparrin.
Kickstart For Kids won the Impact100 South Australia inaugural $100,000 high impact grant in 2015. At the Grant Awards Night presentation, Kickstart for Kids CEO, Ian Steel, explained how the money would be used to buy a cool room to help feed more disadvantaged children across South Australia. Thanks to the generosity of their members, SA was able to give $20,000 to each runner up – Second Chances SA, Tutti Arts and Youth Opportunities.
In the following video CEO Ian Steel explains how the grant transformed Kickstart for Kids and the multiplier effect of an Impact grant.
2015-16 Focus area: domestic violence
On May 12th 2016 SA members awarded the Zahra Foundation its second $100,000 high impact grant. Due to the generosity of members they were also able to give $20,000 to each of other 3 finalists which included Australian Centre for Social Innovation, YWCA Adelaide and Raising Literacy Australia.
The Primary Grant recipient of Sydney Impact’s inaugural grant was Leichhardt Women’s Health Centre for their career mentoring program for girls. The program is a partnership with The Girls Refuge and Lillian and has the support of The Sebastian Foundation as well as Impact100 Sydney. The other finalists were batyr, Raise Foundation and Weave Youth and Community Services.
After 16 months of planning, Impact100 Tasmania called for applications for their 2017 inaugural grant in April. Applications are now closed.