The Babes Project believes in the power of community and thanks the following groups for their generous contribution to our Babes community. Their support of our work means hundreds of women are not alone as they face the challenges of motherhood.
The Bank of Melbourne Foundation generously donated $50,000 in April 2021 towards the development and implementation of our new Empowered Mamas Program which aims to support women in subsequent pregnancies. This funding will The Babes Project to ensure the women we work with have the opportunity to create positive outcomes for her family. This is in addition to $50,000 donated by the Bank of Melbourne Foundation in 2019 which launched our Perinatal Education Program giving vulnerable women access to the very best information about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
We are thrilled that the Bank of Melbourne Foundation believes in empowering young families and that with the development of our programs The Babes Project can provide a consistent model of care for all women seeking help. We look forward to increasing our capacity to include many more young families due to the support of the Bank of Melbourne Foundation.
The Department of Health contributed $240,000 in 2019 toward the operational costs of the Babes Project throughout Australia. This funding was to support vulnerable pregnant and postnatal women and their families to enable them to better care for themselves and their families by providing:
• access to pregnancy and parenting advice and support services specific to their needs;
• access to local health and community services specific to their needs; and
• health literacy education and care specific to their needs.
The Dorman Family Foundation made a wonderful contribution of $16,750 towards our Victorian Centre's Incentive Program in 2020 which ensured our Victorian women had the opportunity to "earn" points towards a brand new cot, pram or carseat. This program was successful in its ability to engage women in the healthcare they need for the wellbeing of themselves and their baby.
More recently, in May 2021 the Dorman Family Foundation donated $25,000 towards the work of our Victorian centres to ensure we can respond to the rapidly growing need for our services post-Covid.
We are so thankful for their support which makes a significant impact on many young families.
We are thankful for the generous support of several granting bodies whose investment in our programs and services ensure we can be there for the vulnerable women and their babies who need us. In 2020-2021 this included:
The Queensland Community Foundation, who granted The Babes Project Cairns $3000 to equip vulnerable women in the Far North Queensland region with Birth and Baby Packs in preparation for becoming a mother. These packs are used as resources to educate and equip women for her birth experience and to encourage proactiveness in preparing for her baby.
Tobin Brothers Foundation supported The Babes Project Frankston's need for Program resources for our expectant and new mums by providing a $5000 grant in 2020/21.
Frankston City Council contributed a $2000 grant towards The Babes Project Frankston's covid recovery plan which will ensure new women in our program get a nappy bag and new mums basket to ensure they're prepared for their new baby.
Maroondah City Council granted The Babes Project Croydon $4600 in 2020/21 to ensure 24 women had access to our Perinatal Program by funding the baby and parenting resource packs given in the program.
The Inger Rice Foundation funded The Babes Project Cairns $6382 in 2020 to ensure the women in Far North Queensland had access to the baby furniture needed to provide a safe environment for their babies
For more information about Grants or Partnerships please email our team at [email protected]