“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978)
This is easily one of my favourite quotes. I have seen this quote in action, time and time again. And now, thanks to Wesley Mission Brisbane, your bright idea to improve your local community can become a reality via their Campaign for Change competition.
This unique competition gives residents of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Logan the chance to win a $40,000 kick start to get their concept for enriching the community off the ground.
“Campaign for Change is about motivating residents to make a difference, whether that is offering support services for disadvantaged youths, running a community clean up or providing initiatives to help reduce the stigmas around mental illness,” WMB’s Executive Director Geoff Batkin said. “It doesn’t have to be a massive project; it could be something small that changes the community for the better. Any and every idea is welcome.”
“The aim is to inspire a new wave of community kindness and wellbeing, to fill the many unmet needs that are facing our community on a daily basis” he said.
The winner will recieve a $30,000 grant and tailored support and mentoring from Wesley Mission Brisbane and Foresters Community Finance.
Two additional runners-up will receive a $5,000 grant and support from Foresters Community Finance.
So what are you waiting for? Get your idea together and submit it here. Applications close 13th June 2014, finalists announced 29th June 2014.
About Wesley Mission Brisbane
Wesley Mission Brisbane is a not for profit organisation that has been helping Queenslanders for over 100 years. WMB is a leading provider of innovative and responsive aged care, child care and community service programs that support those in need.
As part of WMB’s ongoing commitment to assisting and improving the Brisbane community, WMB has developed the Campaign for Change initiative, which for the first time, gives Brisbane residents the funding and support services they need to get their programs for improving their local community off the ground.