Community Wellbeing Grant Awarded
The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, medical research, public health research, early childhood development, community wellbeing and environmental science. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a healthy, vibrant, fair and sustainable Australia.
The Community Wellbeing program area seeks to identify and support those organisations which have well thought out projects that seek to help vulnerable members of the community to overcome the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves.
The two original buildings of The Ivanhoe Homes, were built in the mid 1950s and therefore require extensive renovations to comply with current building codes and standards and to provide safe and comfortable accommodation for our residents.
This grant will support the upgrade of the laundry facilities in both Kilpatrick and Gyngel Houses and initial planning to upgrade the residents’ kitchen facilities and building one prototype kitchen.
We are very grateful to the Ian Potter Foundation for the support.