Grant Opportunity

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland
PO Box 3351
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Vinnies South Brisbane – Common Ground Dinners -

The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland is a non-profit organisation serving and supporting the most disadvantaged and underprivileged people in our community. Our mission is to serve the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy by working to shape a more just and compassionate society. In 2017-18, the Society provided over $231M worth of assistance to over 331,500 Queenslanders in need. Services the Society offers include (but are not limited to) Emergency Relief, Child and Family Support, Aged and Disability Services, Mental Health Support, Drug and Alcohol Support, Youth Programs, Financial Wellbeing Services, Housing and Homelessness, Education and Migrant and Refugee Services.

In Queensland, the Society is divided into (213) local groups called ‘Conferences’. Each Conference has its own president and office bearers and is run entirely by the goodwill of its volunteers. A Conference must generate its own funds to support its charitable work in the community, through shop revenue, fundraising, bequests and grants.

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Project Details

Postcode where activity will take place: 4101

Start Date: 07/02/2019

End Date: 07/02/2020

Target Population:

  • Social and economic status > Economically disadvantaged people
  • Indigenous Australians

Field of Interest:

  • Human services > Basic and emergency aid

Project Summary:

Funding would be used to support the cost of catering the Society's monthly dinner for residents at the supportive housing property, 'Common Ground', located at 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane QLD.

In partnership with Michah Projects, the Society hosts a Community Dinner on the first Wednesday each month for tenants at Common Ground. The dinner offers residents the opportunity to socialise, form friendships, and build a strong community within their home.

The meal is procured from local caterers, 'Tommy Tucker'. Volunteers from the Society provide, prepare and serve the meal, as well as sit down and share with the tenants.

Project Outcomes:

The meal at Common Ground has become a highly valued activity for the residents and provides volunteers and residents the opportunity to talk, share and be part of their local community.

Community benefit from the project will include:
- Opportunity for volunteers and residents to enhance sense of community,
- Nutritious meals provided to residents at Common Ground who are often struggling to provide for themselves,
- Ensuring more Society resources can be directed toward delivery of services and programs throughout the community,

Budget Details

Total Budget: $2,500


Income item Price ($)
ACF Donors 2500


Expense item Price ($)
Catering 2500

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