Ripple Effect Funded Projects
PROJECT 12 – DECEMBER 2020
Kaurna Cronin and the Hutt Street Centre Song Writing Group
PROJECT 11 – NOVEMBER 2020
Rana is passionate about expressive therapies and has integrated this practice with her work with young people. She believes creatively expressing, discovering and collaborating can support and assist people and their families with what they are currently facing. Rana draws on her training in Narrative Therapy, CBT, grief counselling and trauma-informed counselling to deliver person-centred care. Social justice principles underpin her work, and she is also currently conducting research on the experiences and coping strategies of climate-change activists. This research is informed by psychotherapeutic frameworks that are grounded in the understandings social, cultural, political and relational complexity. She hopes to broaden understandings of individual and collective experiences of climate change related distress, empowering communities to approach, discuss, be with and move through distress.
PROJECT 10 – SEPTEMBER 2020
Locally made, written and produced film DAMAGE had its Adelaide Film Festival premiere, and The Ripple Effect funded the development of a culturally relevant study kit and promotional materials for the film in both Arabic and English. The Ripple Effect grant enabled Hiba to establish herself as a contributing artist in a project of cultural significance and to create networks in her new South Australian community. The funded opportunity helped Hiba gain new experiences and create opportunities for an artistic “exchange” where she can practice as an artist and begin to envisage opportunities for herself in her new life in Adelaide.
PROJECT 9 – AUGUST 2020
Climate-Proof Food is a social enterprise dedicated to building connections between plate and planet, and what we can do as individuals to make sustainable food choices in the age of climate change. The vision of Climate-Proof Food is to empower young people to understand their place in the food system and realise the impacts their food choices can have, as well as to raise awareness that food is a nexus between many aspects of life, particularly people, planet, and pockets.
PROJECT 8 – JULY 2020
Greenhill Living Program
Greenhill Living Program for Kindergartens and Primary schools. Offer 4 kindergartens a complementary seasonal garden session a complementary full day with multiple classes in the garden. These kindergartens would not be able to have Greenhill Living visiting without these complimentary sessions. This Ripple Effect project funded kids getting their hands dirty, getting connected to knowing where their food comes from! These sessions help get kids and schools get started on their food growing journey.
PROJECT 7 – JUNE 2020
Villagehood’s Gift It Forward Fund
Due to financial pressure linked to Covid-19 and/or other reasons, many mothers are unable to gift themselves ME TIME, which combined with isolation can have a negative impact on mental health. Villagehood allows mothers in their community to mentally recharge and connect with one another boosting the wellbeing of all mothers (and everyone else around them too). Ripple Effect funded Villagehood’s Gift It Forward Fund to help mothers in need enjoy some ‘me time’ with child care services and care.
PROJECT 6 – MAY 2020
The Ripple Effect funded a project by artist Jenny Berry to paint a drab fenced off garden where patients with acute mental health issues reside and bring a sense of hope and joy to the space. It has allowed people to be inspired and feel a sense of hope while they recover. The lasting impacts of this will also benefit the staff who work there by providing a calming, supportive and nurturing environment to be productive in. The funds have ensured that as an artist Jenny Berry can bring her creativity and skills and use them to enrich the lives of others.
PROJECT 6 – APRIL 2020
#treeposefornature is a new social media fundraising and tree planting campaign by The Gaia Movement, a new inititative by Erin Fowler that invites people around the world to engage creatively, through the arts, with the themes of sustainability, climate change and the environment. It explores the cultural, personal, spiritual and community shifts required to make lasting change for the planet and our existence on it.
PROJECT 5 – FEBRUARY 2020
RUPTURE investigates, through a full sensory immersion environment (6 screens, 3D sound, live performance, live sound), the ways in which the body and the world mimic each other in modes of panic and crisis and how symptoms of ‘disorder’ can be seen as an appropriate response to personal traumas and global catastrophe. Ripple Effect contributed towards technical equipment rental and technical assistance fees, bringing this performance to existence for the team.
PROJECT 4 – JANUARY 2020
The Australian season of ‘Gobby’. This grant will gives producers the capacity to engage with support workers in areas of Domestic Violence and Mental Health Services sharing some insight into the lasting impact of abuse and trauma on individuals that have experienced it. Theatre has an incredible power to tell stories, raise awareness, and promote healing around sociological issues – and they are looking forward to working closer with organisations with similar goals thanks to the Ripple Effect support.
PROJECT 3 – DECEMBER 2019
Dcycle 3D Printed Waste Recycling
DCycle is a closed-loop recycling program to collect 3D printed plastic waste and convert it into useable filament to be printed with again. This waste is collected from a network of recycling bins throughout South Australia, at schools, universities, companies and community spaces. There are currently 126 recycling bins in place, stretching from the Mount Gambier Library to UniSA at Mawson Lakes.
PROJECT 2 – NOVEMBER 2019
Crispin Boxhall “Beekeeping for Beginners”
Crispin Boxhall lives on a family hobby farm in the Adelaide Hills with 35 Dorper ewes and currently 30 bee hives. After retiring from the army, a rapid change of direction was required. It didn’t take Crispin long to realise that his love of beekeeping began to grow and eventually he began teaching others too, developing a space to enable his ability to teach beekeeping to others. Crispin applied to The Ripple Effect for assistance to get the access area improved for those with mobility issues. Crispin wanted ‘Beekeeping For Beginners’ to be available to everyone.
OUR FIRST FUNDED PROJECT – OCTOBER 2019
Uniity (Unifying Neighbourhood Intergenerational Interactions Together with You)
A friendship program designed to enrich lives and create sustainable caring communities by facilitating meaningful connections across generations. Uniity currently operates in the area of West Croydon and surrounding suburbs, as well as in Pasadena, and hope to expand to other areas in the future.