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Thank you to all our 2014 applicants! The winner is.....

Congratulations to Andrew and Leona Walker from Ipswich for their youth mentor Rise Above Program.

Currently operating in Ipswich, the Walkers run free touch footy games and a BBQ every week for around 50 disadvantaged young people. The Walkers want to extend this to secure a premises for the program and include life coaching and mentoring programs that focus on rising above disadvantaged circumstances and encouraging self love and healthy living with a focus on depression awareness and suicide prevention. 

Congratulations to our two runners-up:

Aquaponics Food Units (Geoff Wilson)

A program to educate home owners about the integration of home production of fresh-water fish, crustaceans and molluscs,with water-based output of vegetables, fruit and herbs. The volunteer-run aquaponics teaching units show home owners how to best set up practical aquaponics (aquaculture integrated with water-based horticulture) at home. Up to 60% of their fresh, organic foods can be produced at home for lower cost and great family involvement.


WayWard Community (Rebecca Sheehan)

As a social enterprise the designer label, WayWard will market eco-friendly, fair trade fashion. Creating new clothes from old, WayWard provides society an alternative to the immoral production of fast fashion. Targeting abuse of labour, WayWard will employ skilled refugees for pattern making & construction, paying award wages & ensuring safe working conditions. Using 100% salvaged fabrics & trims in the clothing combats the landfill generated by fast fashion. Further, it minimises environmental harm from textile production thus serving the good of the global community.

Thank you to everyone who entered, we have been blown away by the standard of applications this year.

We encourage all 2014 applicants to please join us for the finale event on Monday evening 28th July at Wesley House, 140 Ann St Brisbane from 5.30-6.30pm. 

Campaign for Change gives ordinary Queenslanders the chance to create their very own community support program.

Everyone thinks they have a great idea to change the world and Wesley Mission Brisbane helps to make those ideas a reality by offering an individual or a group the opportunity to kick-start a new idea with $30,000 grant thanks to campaign partners and tailored support and mentoring from Wesley Mission Brisbane and Foresters Community Finance.






See the 2012 winning initiative - BestLife Sleepovers in action