Grant Recipients

Each year, Morialta Charitable Trust offers financial support to organisations seeking to bring sustainable change to the lives of children and young people
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2022 Morialta Charitable Trust Grant Recipients

The Act for Kids’ project delivers trauma-responsive occupational therapy services to children with developmental difficulties resulting from experiences of harm, neglect and/or abuse.

The Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons ‘Sports for All’ project addresses a need for young, indigenous Australians to have a healthy pastime, which can help build confidence, establish a routine, break social isolation, reduce antisocial behaviour and improve mental health outcomes.

AnglicareSA’s ‘Turning Point Program’ delivers up to three months’ accommodation, support and referrals for families with young children who are experiencing homelessness – often due to fleeing domestic violence.

Careworks‘Strength in Numbers’ project delivers financial counselling services to young families who are escaping domestic violence and find themselves challenged by the costs of caring for young children, while facing unmanageable debt with little or no financial resources.

Foodbank SA is being supported to deliver nutritious apples to hundreds of children in metropolitan, regional and outback schools who are experiencing food insecurity.

Genesis Pregnancy Support’s ‘eMbrace’ program offers early intervention to reduce the incidence of child neglect or abuse by helping participants through parenting and nurturing issues that are present, or anticipated, due to inappropriate, inadequate or absent role-modelling.

The Holiday Explorers project helps address the problem of social isolation for young people with intellectual disability, by delivering social support and adventure in a safe and enriching environment.

KWY Aboriginal Corporation’s ‘Little Steps’ program is a therapeutic program with one-on-one case management for Aboriginal women with young children in Port Augusta. The program addresses problems associated with parenting and child protection, health and wellbeing, family and domestic violence, and intergenerational trauma, grief and loss.

The Operation Flinders project provides at-risk young people the opportunity to participate in an 8-day outback intervention program focussed on adventure-based therapy.

OzHarvest’s funding supports two, 18-week ‘Nourish Programs’, providing hospitality-based education, mentoring and employment pathways to at-risk youth who have become disengaged from mainstream education.

Sammy D Foundation’s funding helps expand their highly regarded ‘Community Mentoring Program’ into Mount Barker and Murray Bridge, to support the wellbeing of youth living without positive adult role models.

The Humour Foundation’s funding helps support the ‘Clown Doctors’ program, offering humour and distraction therapy programs at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, to help spread happiness for sick children and their families.

The Smith Family’s ‘Passport to Success’ program equips Year 6 students at disadvantaged schools with skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully manage the transition to secondary school.

The Kids Under Cover project delivers education scholarships for young people at risk of homelessness, to help address the problems disengaging from school and reduced opportunities for employment.

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HenderCare Foundation Grant Recipients

Morialta Charitable Trust is proud to provide a grants administration service to HenderCare Foundation for their annual HenderCare Foundation Remote Communities Grant and HenderCare Foundation Disability Grant.

HenderCare Foundation Remote Communities Grant

The HenderCare Foundation Remote Communities Grant was established to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children and young people living in remote communities.


Shooting Stars’ ‘Seven Sisters’ project offers a 10-week wellbeing program aimed at teaching participants how to recognise their emotions, manage their emotional triggers, build positive relationships, and develop strategies for cheering themselves up or calming themselves down. The funding supports 115 Aboriginal girls aged 10-18 who are participating in the program in Whyalla.


Nature Foundation’s Kids on Country program builds employability skills for young Aboriginal people by improving wellbeing, teaching life skills, building confidence 'on country' and sparking interest in conservation and land management.


Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s funding supported the publication of board books in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language. The books are age and developmentally appropriate and allows children to develop essential pre-literacy skills, as well as experience the joy of books.

HenderCare Foundation Disability Grant

The HenderCare Foundation Disability Grant was established for children and young people living with disability in South Australia where not all needs are covered by NDIS.


The Australian Schools Plus project aims to increase activity levels of students with intellectual disability and complex sensory needs. The project is supporting 110 students at Errington Special Education Centre, all of whom have an intellectual disability and 60% of whom are non-verbal.


Special Olympics Australia’s Young Athletes program is designed to enhance the wellbeing of young children with intellectual disability, autism, or developmental delay, who experience challenges developing movement and social skills and are frequently less active than children without disabilities.


Riding for the Disabled’s new accessibility ramp at their Northern Centre will enable wheelchair clients to access the services.