Daniel Morcombe Foundation wins CommUnity Stories

This year, we supported 18 incredible community projects through our sponsorship program.  

We also invited our community to help award one project with funding to continue in 2019 through the CommUnity Stories Competition.

You voted for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Grandparents Together program!

Thanks for voting and congratulations to The Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

Check out all the entries below.

Autism Treehouse

Active 50+

Butterfly Quilters

Providing specialised bicycle riding lessons for children with autism to help them become more confident and independent in their play.

PCYC Redcliffe’s Active 50 program provides senior citizens with strength and mobility classes helping them to stay healthy in their own homes for longer.

Butterfly Quilters bring women together to make quilts for charities such as Rizeup and The Pyjama Foundation.

Celebration of Books

Coolum Men's Shed

Grandparents Together

A three day literary event showcasing work of local writers and artists, and promoting Maleny as the ‘book town’ of the Sunshine Coast.

The Skills Development Program at Coolum Men’s Shed has provided workshops and seminars to upskill and engage senior men and women.

Providing resources and support to help grandparent carers keep children safe online and in the community.


Growing Futures

Hair Aid

ECOllaboration’s catchment tours educated school students on their local waterways, providing hands on excursions to increase knowledge and awareness of waterway health.
Community Solutions’ community gardening projects engaged young people at risk to enhance their confidence and individual skills, while building lasting community connections.
In 2018, the Hair Aid Community Cuts Program provided almost 10,000 free haircuts to disadvantaged community members.

I Give a Buck

Lily House

Nambour Alliance

Supporting children impacted by trauma or mental health issues with a unique equine-assisted therapy program that connects kids with horses.
Supporting women with mental health issues through equine assisted therapy.

Nambour Alliances’ Activating spaces program provided a series of free fitness and wellbeing classes to encourage a healthier community

Noosa Festival of Water

Ocean Crusaders

Sunny Kids

A free, family-friendly community event to celebrate our waterways and raise awareness of region’s natural environment.

Ocean Crusader’s waterway clean-up program enabled community members to help keep our rivers and beaches free from plastic waste while paddling on their boards or kayaks.

Providing essential support for disadvantaged children and undertaking action based research for future mentoring programs. 


Take The Plunge

World Environment Day

Uniting Care’s suicide prevention workshops reduce the stigma of suicide and provide community members with prevention strategies.  

Nambour Community Centre’s swimming program provided essential water safety lessons for migrant women, building confidence and friendships. 
The World Environment Day Festival provides a fun forum for the community to come together and learn about threats to the local environment and what we can all do to counteract them.