Funded by the federal Department of Social Services, we are the Communities for Children Cranbourne Facilitating Partner. We have been working with the government as a Facilitating Partner for over a decade and continue to work with and facilitate community programs, providing funding and grants throughout the year.
As a local community organisation, we work closely with the community right across the greater Cranbourne area, consulting with a wide range of community stakeholders including schools, community groups and families to determine the specific issues and needs of the Cranbourne community. From our assessment the most critical priorities include:
Read our 2020-21 Communities for Children Cranbourne Achievement Report to find out more about the successes and outcomes from the programs that we have provided funds.
Communities for Children Cranbourne, in conjunction with our Community Partners, grant community groups with funding that aims to build capacity and capability in disadvantaged families living and working across Cranbourne. These programs support the wellbeing of Cranbourne children by working alongside families and our local Cranbourne community to help build their strengths. We do this in two ways – with programs that focus on both parents and children.
We work with groups and programs that utilise an evidence informed approach that builds capability in parents and caregivers, so their children will be stronger for it. We provide funding for programs that focus on:
Through facilitated playgroups and opportunities for greater community connection we work with you to help engage and develop your child to improve behaviour and social engagement. Our Communities for Children Cranbourne Community Partner programs can help to improve:
Through their Community for Children funding, our community partners can see the impact their programs are making to the people and families of Cranbourne. Genuine changes have occurred for example:
We are currently partners with a number of community organisations who coordinate and run the following programs. These include:
Anglicare Victoria focuses on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Their work is based on three guiding pillars: Prevent, Protect, and Empower. Their vision is to resource and empower children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.
Uniting is a community organisation supporting over 2,000 people every week. We work on family strengthening and early intervention services for people in need. We make a practical difference in people’s everyday lives, giving them a better chance in life now and in the future.
Relationships Australia Victoria is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. We provide high-quality, confidential counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation), services for those affected by family violence and mental health difficulties, relationship skills courses and professional training. Services are provided from 12 metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria centres and through a telephone counselling service.
For more information head to Our Partners pages or the specific program pages listed below.
Our Community Partners are currently running a number of services and programs. These include:
School Attendance Support Program (SASP) aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance.Find out more
What: A 6 week program that focuses on building the relationship with your child
Who: For parents of children aged 0-12 years
Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based program that supports parents to develop and enhance their parenting skills, focusing on building the relationship between parent and child.Find out more
What: A 3-week program to help first-time parents maintain healthy relationships during the transition to parenthood
Who: For first-time parents
Facilitated by Anglicare Victoria, our 3-week program helps first-time parents maintain healthy relationships during the transition to parenthood and provides the opportunity to share their experiences and hear from others who are going through the same journey.Find out more