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2019 Grant Recipients


A large number of rural and regional communities across Australia experienced the worst droughts in decades. The 2019 grant program focused on programs designed to improve the nutritional, physical, social and mental well-being of young people in regional and rural areas.


The Foundation committed $700,000 AUD in grants ranging from $30,000 AUD to $75,000 AUD for projects addressing areas of regional and rural youth disadvantage including:


• access to educational, arts and sports programs

• mentoring and mental health counselling

• medical services and facilities

• access to fresh food and better nutrition

• experiences outside the community via excursions and camps


Recipients of these grants were


• Batyr Australia

  Being Herd Workshops and Facilitator Training

• Country Education Foundation

  Outward Bound Experience ACT

• Dymocks Literacy Foundation

  Library Regeneration Literacy Program

Eat Up Australia

  Lunchtime Food Relief Program

Girl Guides QLD

  STEAM State Camp

• Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation

  Program Support

• Little Wings

  2019-2020 Flight Program

• Operation Flinders

  Camperships for Exercise 2019

• Pathways Foundation

  Youth-related Counselling and Mental Health Services

• Redkite

  Support for Children and Young People with Cancer from Regional and Rural Australia

• Royal Far West

  Mental Health Support For Children from Regional and Remote Australia

• Rural Health Tasmania

  7UP Youth Workers

• The Carers Foundation

  Rural and Regional Young Carers Resilience and Inspiration Program


  Youth Mentoring Program


In addition to this regional program, the Foundation supported OzHarvest’s launch of its Food Education and Sustainability Training (FEAST) program into regional schools. FEAST is aimed at empowering school-aged students to be change-makers in their communities by improving their nutritional literacy, food waste awareness, and environmental responsiveness.


Newman’s Own Foundation continued to be the major philanthropic supporter of the Feed Melbourne campaign in 2019.


Total funding for Australian charities 2019 was in excess of $1.5 million AUD.