2021 Doing It Differently Grant Awards: Bayside

Bayside Council once again partnered with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District to present round three of the Doing it Differently Grant program.

The Doing it Differently Grant Program recognises the importance of health and well-being, and is not a traditional government grant program.

This unique program supports and encourages community projects that tackle issues affecting the everyday lives of people in the area.

It is funded by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and administered by Bayside Council.

This year the program distributed a total of $30,000 in funds to 6 local community projects.

The six community recipients were presented with their awards by Bayside Mayor Joe Awada and Myna Hua, the Manager of Health Promotion Service, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

These six recipients have been partnered with a relevant sponsor organisation to mentor and support the project:

Khanndorj Uranchimeg from the Australian Mongolian Community Services and Development Inc and Lala Noronha from Kogarah Storehouse.

To create a website that offers dual language access for information about the Bayside Local Government Area and the Mongolian community. To better resource and support the Mongolian community.

Rene Ichilcik and Sandy Matrai from COA- Connections, Opportunities, Activities Sydney.

To create an Intergenerational program in a Bayside high school. Elders will share their story with young people who will put together a book of memories based on the stories.

Winola Su and Nicole Scobie, Youth Worker from 2 Connect Youth and Community Service.

To train young people as mentors in the Youth Against Racism and Injustice Project. The mentors will then implement social action initiatives as well as act as mentors to their peers.

Paul Modhu, Renee Gardiner from Integricare and Riham Zeini from Better Connected Community Services.

To create a Bangladeshi supported playgroup to act as a connection point between the Bangladeshi community and relevant services. A collaborative resource book will be produced.

Priya Anand and Novela Corda, Co-Founder from Key Into Australia Inc.

To run Friendship Café’s in the Bayside area, where migrant women will meet and connect with other women. Women will have the opportunity to train to be ‘community connectors’ and organise community programs for Bayside’s migrant community.

Elizabeth Perano, Pat Cranney from 2NBC Community Radio and Angela Crow from St George Mental Health.

To provide training in radio production to create audio podcasts which will be broadcast during Mental Health Week in October 2021 and will focus on stories of recovery.

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