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The John Wallis Foundation continues the work of the Missionary Sisters of Service supporting people and communities experiencing hardship and disadvantage. 

We are inspired by a world which demonstrates compassion, justice and love in equal measure to all.

The Foundation runs an annual Small Grants Program, a series of inspiring speakers events, and other activities to strengthen community relationships. 

The Foundation is named in honour of Father John Wallis, founder of the Missionary Sisters of Service.

1. Bass Hill Hermitage Retreat

Providing retreat and spiritual direction experiences for people on low incomes - $1,570
Woolamai, Gippsland Vic. 

2. Parish of Mernda, Whittlesea and Kinglake

To build community among disadvantaged people in the fast-growing area of Doreen where infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with needs - $3,000
Northern perimeter of Melbourne.

3. Eyre Peninsula Women's Retreat

Subsidising a weekend retreat for women from isolated properties and communities - $1,500
Wudinna, South Australia.

4. John Pierce Centre

Technology Connect Pilot Programme to enable pastoral care workers to establish visual contact with people from the deaf community in remote or isolated areas. - $3,000
Based in Melbourne. 

5. Mercy Connect Project.

English for a sustainable future for Adult Asylum Seekers / Refugees - $3,000
Sunshine Vic.

6. Hispanic Chaplaincy of Melbourne

Outreach to senior Spanish speakers, often isolated from their communities. - $2,200

7. My Humble Kitchen

A pilot program to provide support and connection to disadvantaged young mothers through local community cooking classes. - $1,500
Bundaberg, Queensland.

8. Australian Irish Sign Language

Two community engagement activities in Melbourne and Sydney, and the creation of a website for people who use Australian Irish Sign language. - $3,100

9. Rural Outreach

A Myers briggs personality Workshop for Wakool Shire women to develop leadership skills. - $1,900

10. St. Mary's and Scottsdale Parishes

To provide resource materials for parents and godparents preparing their children for Baptism. - $500
Rural Tasmania.

 

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