EastWeb Newsletter – Summer 2016/17

Hello All, 2017 has begun and EastWeb is yet again looking for projects supporting Indigenous, Asylum Seeker and Refugee communities! Our first granting round for 2017 closes on February 25th with two grants available of up to $2,500 each. Below is our bi-annual newsletter, it contains some of the projects EastWeb granted to in 2016 alongside an interview[…]

Golden Square Kindergarten

  EastWeb’s grant to create a centrepiece mural in the Indigenous garden at Bendigo’s Golden Square Kindergarten in September 2014 has enabled the education of children, staff and families about Indigenous art and history, and opened up pathways for learning about Indigenous culture beyond the local community Painted by two local indigenous artists, the mural[…]

Brimbank Digital Filmmakers

The air was thick with tension at Open Channel’s collaborative film-making project involving newly arrived City of Brimbank residents – but that was all part of the plan! A small grant by EastWeb enabled 9 clients of the Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre to create a Halloween themed short film called The Writing Class over a[…]

Crafty Cake Club at Dallas Community Hub

The Dallas Community Hub was awash with lemon butter icing and fondant flowers last week as the Crafty Cake Club held its first cake decorating class. EastWeb has funded the Crafty Cake Club, at Dallas Brooks Community Primary School in Victoria, which will teach participants from migrant backgrounds how to decorate cakes, and complete an[…]

Kensington Neighbourhood House

  In March 2015 Eastweb provided a grant to enable Kensington Neighbourhood House to provide IT training for asylum seekers within the local community. The IT training program sought to remove barriers to social participation and employment faced by settling asylum seekers. Research and consultation with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre led Kensington Neighbourhood House[…]

Pop Up & Read

  In late 2014, Reading Out of Poverty applied for an EastWeb grant for their program ‘Pop Up & Read’. This innovative literary service aimed to provide a portable library to disadvantaged children and their parents. Ultimately Pop Up & Read sought to promote school readiness and learning success, in line with Reading Out of[…]

Lucknow Indigenous Cricket Program

EastWeb’s small grant to support the Lucknow Indigenous Cricket Program in 2013 has enabled Indigenous children in the Gippsland region to take part in a lively organised local cricket competition. The Lucknow Cricket Club realised that Indigenous children face numerous barriers to participating in sport and becoming involved in community organisations. These barriers include transport,[…]