Our partners & projects

We are proud to partner with a number of leading charities and organisations to provide support and assistance to those children and families who need it most.

FoodBank Queensland

FoodBank Queensland

The Helping Hands Network Foundation is excited to partner with Foodbank Queensland to help improve and expand their current School Breakfast Program (SBP) offering.

Foodbank Queensland is passionate about ensuring all Queensland children, regardless of their circumstances, have an equal start in life. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it sets children up to concentrate, learn and be at their best – but unfortunately, not all children are able to start the day with breakfast at home. When students get a healthy breakfast, evidence shows; better learning outcomes, improved physical health, reduction in behavioural incidents, improved attendance and increased engagement and connectedness.

Foodbank Queensland provides a regular and reliable supply of breakfast staples to over 300 Queensland schools and partner with over 35 front line charities to distribute the food across the state, supplying bread, milk, cereal and fresh fruit to help feed Queensland students.

The Foundation is proud to be funding the recruitment of a SBP Project Manager for Foodbank Queensland. One of the primary responsibilities of this new role will be to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the SBP by implementing a web-ordering system.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this partnership, please get in touch with Kate Cervetto (kate@hhnf.org.au), or Ryan Wright from Foodbank Queensland (ryan@foodbankqld.org.au).

Funding Program for QLD Primary Schools

Funding Program for QLD Primary Schools

Helping Hands Network Foundation provides support to eligible Queensland primary schools with high levels of disadvantaged children. We do this by providing funds to purchase resources that students require to learn and participate in school activities, and currently cannot access.

Round Two - Applications Open: We are currently inviting eligible Queensland primary schools to apply for grants of up to $2000. To be eligible, schools should have an Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) value less than 1000, and be able to address the following in writing: 

  • Demonstrate need/number of children to be supported with the funding   
  • Confirm that the items sought are not currently funded by the school's own budget   
  • Specify the person responsible for administering the funds (school counsellor/Chaplin/Principal)   
  • Outline the proposal, including budget, timeline, outcomes, and tracking method for outcomes for acquittal report. 

The program has been established to support individuals with consumable items including children’s classroom stationery, uniforms, and other items/activities that a school deems beneficial. The grant is not to be used for items that can be covered by the school and the education department (e.g., staff wages, teacher resources, assets) or to reimburse the school for student resource scheme payments. 

Click here to apply: HHNF Funding Program Application.

Please address any questions to Elspeth Murray via e-mail at elspeth@hhnf.org.au. 

If you are interested in partnering with us or learning more about what we do, please get in touch with our team.

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