We have been successful in sourcing grants for a range of projects and items to support our work in 2022. These include:
Safe Homes project funded by Bendigo Bayswater Community Bank
This funding will enable Starick to enhance safety for women and children escaping family and domestic violence through our Safe Home project which provides advocacy and support services, and security upgrades to women’s homes. This practical support means women are able to stay safely in their own homes and maintain community connection, and prevent homelessness. It will be delivered in the Bayswater area in partnership with Orana.
Upgrades to Refuge Facilities funded by Department of Communities Local Commitments grants
Starick has received funding to replace the beds in our refuges, upgrade our CCTV security systems and upgrade communal furniture in our Starick House refuge.
Department of Industry, Science and Energy’s Powering Communities Program
This program aims to assist not-for-profit organisations in reducing their energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce emissions. Starick has received funding for additional solar panels and replacement of all halogen lighting within Starick House Refuge.