Community projects

The LUCRF Super Community Program's community partners are delivering outstanding results in local areas.

Since its inception, the Community Program has proudly partnered with 34 grassroots organisations to support 43 unique projects across six states. Our partner organisations provide valuable services that build skills, capacity and knowledge to address key issues and deliver positive impacts in the communities where our members live and work.

A selection of our current programs are shown below, followed by all of our supported programs listed by state.


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Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Inc.

Community Food Program (Jan 2019 - Dec 2020)
Mentoring program (Aug 2016 - Jul 2018)
Member Volunteer program (Aug 2016 - Jul 2018)
Foodbank (Aug 2016 - Jul 2018)

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is Australia’s largest community-led, not-for-profit organisation providing advocacy, aid, and health services for all people seeking asylum. They deliver 30 programs that aim to help improve their circumstances and create a better life.

iDareU Limited

Information and workshops program (Jul 2018 - Jun 2019)

iDareU inspires people with disabilities through awareness, resources, empowerment and unity. It is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing people with a disability, as well as their families and carers, the best possible resources, support and information to enhance their lives.

Women’s Health Victoria Inc.

Digital and telehealth cancer support services for rural and regional Victoria (Jun 2018-Nov 2019)

Bridge of Support program (Jul 2015 - Jun 2017)

Women’s Health Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving the lives of Victorian women. They undertake strategic health promotion and advocacy to improve women’s health, and provide a number of direct services.

Springvale Neighbourhood House Inc.

Rohingya Community English and Digital Literacy Classes (Feb 2018 – Dec 2018)

Springvale Neighbour­hood House was constructed out of hand-made bricks quarried from clay in the local area through an unemployed youth project.

Established in 1983 to empower the culturally diverse community of the City of Greater Dandenong, the House provides a meeting place for newly arrived migrants, refugees and local residents.

As well as a registered training organisation, Springvale Neighbourhood House serves as a ‘home away from home’ for all - regardless of language, citizenship, visa status or country of birth.

Community Soccer Hub Inc.

Soccer for All (Jan 2018 – Dec 2019)

The Community Soccer Hub was created so that people of all ages and backgrounds could get a feel for what it’s like to belong to a local Australian sports club.

People from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds who live in Melbourne’s West are the main beneficiaries. They’re made to feel welcome and connected while enjoying fun soccer programs and being part of a team.

Lentara UnitingCare

Asylum Seeker Women's Group (Jan 2014 - Dec 2016)

A not-for profit agency of the Uniting Church, Lentara UnitingCare provides support for people in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs, who are living lawfully in the community while their claims for protection are being assessed.

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

Kick to Connect project (Jan 2014 - Dec 2014)
Homework Program (Jan 2012 - Dec 2013)

The Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre operates across Melbourne's north-west region, offering a hub-style service to support migrants and refugees to help them successfully settle and participate in all aspects of community life.

Melbourne Polytechnic Work Education Centre

Next Steps program (Mar 2012 - Dec 2014)

The Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) Work Education Centre was established in 1977 to assist people with disabilities to gain access to opportunities for workplace training, education and employment.

Doxa Youth Foundation

Engaging in Education Program, Bendigo (Feb 2012 - Nov 2013)
Afternoon Program, Melbourne (Nov 2010 - Nov 2011)

The Doxa Youth Foundation provides essential services to disadvantaged children and young people (aged between 11 and 15) with social and/or emotional difficulties who are finding it challenging to stay engaged in mainstream schooling.

Upper Yarra Community House

Community College Young Mums VCAL Program (Mar 2012 - Dec 2013)

The Upper Yarra Community House is a community-based organisation which provides a range of programs and services to the local community. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), UYCH delivers accredited courses covering a wide variety of vocational areas.

Youth Projects Limited

Street Psych project (Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)
Living Room project (Sep 2010 - Aug 2011)

Youth Projects provides health, outreach, community, employment, education and training services to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness or drug and alcohol related issues.

Save the Children

Horn of Africa Famine Appeal (Nov 2011)

Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children, protecting them from harm and helping them access quality education and health services. The LUCRF Super Community Program contributed to this cause, an amount which was matched dollar for dollar by a Federal Government scheme on offer at the time.

Sister Francesca Healy Cottage

Purchase of a bariatric wheelchair and bed (Jul 2010 - Jun 2011)

'The Cottage' is an initiative of the Sisters of Charity in conjunction with St Vincent’s and serves as a hospital in a home-style environment for those who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

New South Wales

Women’s Community Shelters Limited

Outreach program (Jun 2018 – May 2020)

Women’s Community Shelters works with communities to establish short-term emergency accommodation and support. It provides a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfilment of their lives.

South West Multicultural and Community Centre Inc.

Guiding Pacific Adolescents Program (Apr 2017 - Mar 2018)
Emerging Pacific Youth Leadership Program (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)

South West Multicultural and Community Centre is a community-based charitable organisation providing services in the Campbelltown local government area. They offer support to socially and financially disadvantaged people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, particularly those from Pacific Island communities.  

Fitted for Work Ltd 

Life Skills program (Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)

Fitted for Work (FFW) is an innovative not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to help women experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it. FFW provides free services including mentoring, interview preparation, personal outfitting, work experience and a range of transition to work and staying employed programs.

Foundation House

Full-time employment of a gambling counsellor (Nov 2011 - Oct 2013)

Foundation House is a not-for-profit organisation established to provide adequate, effective and readily accessible alcohol, drug and gambling treatment services and support to construction industry personnel and their family members, as well as the general public.

Cawarra Women’s Refuge Aboriginal Corporation

Family and Child Health Worker Program (Jan 2012 - Dec 2012)

The Cawarra Women's Refuge provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children who are escaping or experiencing domestic violence.


Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc.

ARVO's Program (Jan 2019 - Dec 2020)

Youth, Family and Community Connections is a not for profit, community organisation that provides a range of services to young people, families and individuals in communities across the North West Coast and West Coast of Tasmania.

Northern Territory

Dawn House Incorporated

Playgrounds update project (Jun 2016 – Jul 2016)

Dawn House is a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency accommodation and support services to women with children who are escaping domestic violence. 


Rosies Youth Mission Inc.

Outreach van and BBQ trailer project (Jun 2018 – May 2019)

Rosies Youth Mission reaches out to those who are lonely, abandoned, homeless and marginalised within our communities. While many organisations are increasingly providing awareness, support, and referral, the greater human need is for friendship and unconditional acceptance during difficult times. Rosies’ volunteers aim to provide that by building a community of belonging that will always be available.

Pacific Unity Qld Inc.

Cultural Identity project (Jun 2016 – Sep 2017)

Pacific Unity Qld aims to raise awareness by sharing the diversity of the people, businesses and cultural practices of South Pacific communities through traditional and contemporary performances, food, music, market stalls, arts, community service stalls and sports. 

SERO4 Limited  

The LEAP Program (Jul 2015 - May 2016)

SERO4 works to improve the physical and mental health of women affected by domestic violence and to address the associated poverty and unemployment. They provide intervention and education services to vulnerable and disadvantaged women whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream care.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Ltd

The CF Hub project (Jul 2015 - Dec 2017)

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care and services to children and young adults with cystic fibrosis and their families. CFQ provide emotional support through counselling; practical support through equipment and accommodation; and advocacy, research and education.

Logan Brothers Rugby League Club Inc.

U11's Rugby League Carnival, Logan (Jun 2013 - Nov 2013)

A squad of boys and girls from different rugby clubs was established to participate in a program aimed at promoting 'respect and tolerance for each other'. The squad completed their program with an overnight trip to participate in an inter-league game against a team from Pittsworth.

The Romero Centre Mercy Family Services

Community Shield Soccer Tournament (Jul 2012 - Dec 2012)

The Romero Centre based in Dutton Park, Brisbane, acts as an advocacy centre for refugees. It also organises activities for refugee families, and aims to educate the community about the refugee experience.

Operation Smile (Australia) Ltd

Craniofacial surgery mission, Philippines (Jul 2012 - Dec 2012)

Since 1999, Operation Smile (Australia) has conducted craniofacial missions on children from developing countries, and has sent Australian medical volunteers to participate on Operation Smile cleft lip and cleft palate international medical missions around the world.

South Australia

Australian Refugee Association Inc.

Youth Ambassador Program (Jan 2019 - Dec 2019)

Youth drop-in @ Salisbury project (Jul 2016-Jun 2018) 

The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) is a non-government, not-for-profit charity organisation dedicated to helping refugees settle in Australia. Based in South Australia, ARA provides advice, assistance, advocacy and practical support to enable refugees to become independent and productive citizens.

South Sudanese Skills and Employment Pathways Association of South Australia Inc.

Literacy, Numeracy and Basic Computer Skills program (May 2017 - Apr 2018)

The South Sudanese Skills and Employment Pathways Association of South Australia was formed to enable skilled and employed members of the South Sudanese community to assist South Sudanese adults in South Australia to reach their full employment potential.

Zebra Finch Aboriginal Men's Group, Kura Yerlo Inc. 

Development of 'The Men's Shed' (Dec 2012 - Jul 2014)

The Zebra Finch Men's Group is an Aboriginal entity that offers cultural arts and crafts with an emphasis on intergenerational teaching and learning.

Pooraka Farm Men's Shed  

Development of 'The Men's Shed' (Nov 2012 - Dec 2013)

The Pooraka Farm Men's Shed builds items for community groups and schools in the local area. A suite of programs and support services has been developed to cater to the needs of local people.

Western Youth Centre Inc. 

Design and build of Western Youth Centre's website (Nov 2012 - Oct 2013)

The Western Youth Centre is a local community centre home to community and sporting groups. It is staffed by volunteers, and provides a safe space for local youth and adults including new migrants to join together in cultural gatherings and recreational activities, promoting inclusion and community involvement.

Willo's Men's Shed  

Talk and Tools mentoring program (Nov 2012 - Oct 2013)

The Willo's Men's Shed offers training and activities for youth, retirees and the unemployed, as well as those with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities.

Can my organisation apply for Community Program support?

The Community Program does not accept unsolicited applications. All applications for grants are by invitation only and are selected by the Community Program’s Board of Directors.

The Community Program selects, supports and allocates grants to organisations that demonstrate similar core values to that of LUCRF Super. Organisations that do not receive funding from traditional sources are highly regarded by the Community Program. The aim of the Community Program is to enrich the lives of the communities where our members live and work.

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