Using their winning Grant, Big Fat Smile delivered over 50 photography sessions through their after-school program, which was themed around ‘belonging’. They hired a ‘Photography Guru’ who ran 40 lessons across more than 10 locations, reaching over 800 children.
Ocean Crusaders used their Grant to provide the necessary equipment to document their clean-up events and assist in their record keeping, as all debris recovered from islands will be documented and logged with the Australian Marine Debris Database.
The Nature Primary School developed a project for students to create a high quality, accurate, photographic field guide of local flora and fauna in Port Macquarie for presentation to the local community.
One of 16 complimentary services the hospice provides is a program named Precious Memories, pairing patients with volunteer photographers to create a digital memory, leaving a bereavement legacy to their loved ones. The grant provided the hospice with its own DSLR camera and printer with the cash component going towards framing the invaluable memories.
Project Jonah has trained thousands of NZ volunteers to rescue whales during strandings. Training sessions are held around the country to transform volunteers into marine mammal medics.This grant allowed them to purchase a projector for the training courses, allowing 400 volunteers to be trained every summer. The cameras also allow them to document and share the work they do.
Clarkville have a community partnership with the local Silverstream with an ultimate goal to reintroduce mudfish to the reserve. The school have used their Canon camera and camcorder to document the monitoring of the water, soil quality, plant regeneration and wildlife to help them determine when the mudfish can be reintroduced.
Rainforest Rescues’ mission is to protect rainforests, where 75 per cent of Australia’s rainforest is destroyed as areas of coastal lowland rainforest remain unprotected. The grant provided them with the necessary equipment to accurately and visually measure tree growth and loss within restoration sites, and document the success of their planting. This program aspires to fully restore the dwindling rainforest, connecting it to an adjacent intact rainforest.