Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

Ocean Mind

Ocean Mind

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Ocean Mind provides therapeutic surf courses for young people experiencing mental health issues, social isolation and/or disabilities

By using a mix of evidence-based surf therapy and mentoring courses, they create a therapeutic environment for young people to challenge themselves, improve resilience and self-confidence, and strengthen relationships with family, friends and the broader community.


2018 Pitch

Funds raised: $22,400

Rachel was raising funds to buy needed equipment for Ocean Mind, an organisation that provides therapeutic surfing courses to engage and mentor young people experiencing mental health issues, have a disability or be at risk of social isolation. 


Learn more about Ocean Mind

oceanmind.org.au

Norlane Community Initiatives

Norlane Community Initiatives

Mama Lana's Community Foundation

Mama Lana's Community Foundation