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.

The Venny

The Venny

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The Venny was established in 1981 and is a communal backyard and adventure playground designed for children aged 5 to 16 years.

It exists to support intercultural play, therapeutic support and social cohesion for children and young people who are experiencing social disadvantage and trauma in complex family environments. The Venny helps to build bridges of trust, increase life opportunities, build socio-emotional capacity for children and young people and break the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage.


2018 Pitch

Funds Raised: $29,250

The Venny doesn’t judge, but it does listen. It listens to the voices of the children and young people of the community who take part in their programs and what they are going through. At TFN Melbourne, David spoke of the young men who are living with social disadvantage and are using anger and violence as a way to cope. In response, The Venny are seeking funding to hire a new staff member to implement a new skills-building program for 30 young men.


Learn more about The Venny

www.thevenny.org.au

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