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
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
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