Grant Opportunity

Survivor's R Us Incorporated
1/3 Ranton Street,
Cardiff, NSW, 2285

Shoo! Shoelace Express -

Survivors R Us was founded by Ann-Maria Martin in 2017. We help Men, Women, and Children who are going through financial difficulties. We fill up gaps by providing cheap merchandise, food, and bric-a-brac. We also provide support for our clients by offering safe spaces to talk such as Butterflies corner, Ken’s corner and counselor on site. We also supply free food and dignity bags to all people in need. The service also has great relationships with Baker’s Delight, Food Harvest, and community member’s. The community donates clothes and products for us to sell to keep the business self-sustainable. We worked with people on parole, victims of domestic violence and any sexual orientation.

Last year we received a $10,000 donation from The Sister’s of Charity, we run yearly events such a Christmas day fetes, Zumba classes weekly, and birthday celebrations. We also have a business relationship with Cardiff RSL. We would like to get a cafe working on the premises to help sustain the business. We are also in need of a vehicle to fill another gap, which is access to Survivor’s R Us .

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Project Details

Postcode where activity will take place: 2285

Start Date: 28/02/2019

End Date: 28/02/2020

Target Population:

  • Living environment > Rural/regional dwellers
  • Universal (no targeted benediciaries)

Field of Interest:

  • Community and economic development > Voluntarism
  • Human services > Family services

Project Summary:

We are using it to purchase and maintain a vehicle that the community and volunteers will benefit from its use. The service is situated in a suburb that is difficult to get to. The service is run by volunteers and low-income earners. Many pay for trains and buses daily to get to Survivor's R Us, but still, have to walk up to 30 minutes to get to the destination, same for clients. One client needed help from the service in the form of a dignity bag and food. He was only able to take with him enough to carry on a bicycle, this is all the transport he had.

Project Outcomes:

We will fill the access challenges we have found for volunteers and community members. We would like to pick up and drop off community member's and volunteers. This is why we chose the project name "Shoo! Shoelace Express". We believe that it fits perfectly with what we hope to achieve in the future, we plan to do surveys periodically to find out if the gap has been filled and if it is still financially viable.

Budget Details

Total Budget: $25,000


Income item Price ($)
Donor funding 15,000


Expense item Price ($)
Vehicle + insurance and liability 25,000

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