Department of Health and Human Services
The Board of Directors of Communication Rights Australia would like to acknowledge the recurrent financial support of the Victorian Government..
Despite our size, the impact of our work is seen across Australia, both on an individual and systemic level. The provision of specialist human rights information has allowed us to make contact with over 80,000 during 2012/2013.
Communication Rights Australia work was acknowledged by the Federal Government when Communication Rights Australia won the 2012 Excellence in Advocacy and Rights Promotion award.
This work would not be possible without the generosity of the Victorian Government.
Gandel Philanthropy brings inclusion and participation to student’s lives!
Gandel Philanthropy has provided funding to employ a part-time advocate to work in partnership with students who have little or no speech, their families and schools to ensure the students can participate fully in daily activities of the school curriculum.
The specialist advocate/outreach worker will focus on primary and secondary levels within both mainstream and specialist schools.
Communication Rights Australia is grateful to Gandel Philanthropy for their commitment to helping strengthen the human rights of students with disabilities and supporting them to participate more fully in all aspects of daily life.
Sidney Myer Fund
The Sidney Myer Fund provided funding during 2013 for our Complex Cases Project that enabled Communication Rights Australia to provide quality intervention in the lives of individuals and their families where the traditional single-issue advocacy model was ineffective at achieving quality of life outcomes.
The project - Advocacy Emergency Response enabled Communication Rights Australia to protect the rights of people with complex needs who would otherwise not be adequately supported. Significant quality of life outcomes have been achieved for these individuals including the provision of funding, housing, the prevention of family breakdown and the prevention of a young person being placed into the aged care system.
Communication Rights Australia would like thank The Sidney Myer Fund for their support of human rights of people with complex needs.
The R.E. Ross Trust
We wish to extend our thanks to The R.E. Ross Trust for their support of Communication Rights Australia in the area of Strategic Service Development. Over the last two years we have been able to work closely with Think HQ to develop a Communication and Marketing Strategy that will assist us in the areas of Corporate and Philantrophic Partnerships as well as Government Engagement.
Their Capacity Building Roundtable discussions has provided Communication Rights Australia with the opportunity to meet and develop strategies with other Not-for-Profit organisations outside of our sector.
Communication Right Australia would like to thank The R.E.Ross Trust for their support.
Connecting Up is a 30 year old not-for-profit that works to unleash the power of not-for-profits in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia.
Our most popular program is the DonorTec technology donations and discounts program. Through DonorTec, eligible not-for-profit organisations can receive donated and discounted computers and software from companies including Microsoft, Symantec, Cisco, SAP and many more.
We also offer a range of training resources including webinars, workshops and our yearly Connecting Up Conference.
Last year we also launched our directory of not-for-profits and charities, featuring 60,000 Australian organisations and counting. You can get involved in the directory by updating your record!
Just visit www.connectingup.org/directory for more information.
To register for Connecting Up's various programs, just visit www.connectingup.org and register today!
Microsoft Donation Program
Through Connecting Up, Microsoft donate their latest software to eligible Australian not-for-profits and charities.
Organisations can request donations of the latest versions of Windows, Office, Windows Server, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, Expression and many more.
Donations also come with 2 years Software Assurance, giving you instant access to new versions of software as soon as they come out.
Eligible organisations can request up to 10 different software titles, and up to 50 licences of each, in a two year period.
If your not-for-profit needs Microsoft software, you can register for the donations program at www.connectingup.org.
The Shulu Foundation
In partnership with people with little or no speech Communication Rights Australia would like the thank The Shulu Foundation for their generous donation toward the cost of providing individual advocacy.