Grant Stories

The English Family Foundation is extremely proud of the organisations we partner with. Each of these organisations strive to enrich the social fibre of our society, particularly within disadvantaged communities. They are truly inspirational.


An important part of our philosophy is to actively promote philanthropy. We are proud to share these stories of our partner organisations, and we hope you find them inspirational too.


  • GIVIT is a grassroots charity that connects those in need with those willing to give. It is a website designed to promote the daily needs of those who are impoverished and then asks the community to donate that item. To date they have made over 100,000 connections. The GIVIT Kids website is designed to engage children in giving to Queensland's most impoverished children and learn about what it means to be an active and engaged citizen. GIVIT Kids aims to be at the forefront of encouraging children’s philanthropic activities.


    The Foundation has assisted with the establishment of GIVIT Kids.


    Visit the GIVIT website

SVA - The School for Social Entrepreneurs

  • Scarf mentor, Mark Williams, working with trainee, Ali. Scarf provide hands-on training, mentoring and employment to young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Photo by Erinna Ford

  • Social Ventures Australia (SVA) was established in 2002 and invests in social change by helping increase the impact and build the sustainability of those in the social sector. SVA believes that lifting education and employment participation levels is the most effective foundation for achieving sustainable, broad based and breakthrough change in disadvantaged communities. The School for Social Entreprenuers Australia (SSE) is a project that is incubated by SVA since 2009. SSE runs practical learning programs for entrepreneurial individuals who have an idea or start–up venture with a social or environmental benefit.


    The Foundation has assisted in the development of the SSE by providing funding to SVA for the Accelerated Learning Program in Brisbane, the National Incubator Program and seed funding to develop their Partnering for Scale and Impact program. 


    Visit the SVA website

    Visit the SSE website

Kokoda Track Foundation

  • Papua New Guinea is Australia’s nearest neighbour. A mere 3.6km separates our two nations; and yet of all nearest neighbours in the world, PNG and Australia have the greatest disparity of poverty and wealth as measured by the United Nation’s Human Development Index. The Kokoda Track Foundation has been working in PNG for the past decade in the vital areas of education, health, community development and microbusiness. In 2013 they commenced construction of the Kokoda College. The College will operate a School of Education and a School of Health and will train urgently needed elementary and primary teachers and community health workers for PNG. These professionals will then be supported to return to their home villages and operate the local rural and remote schools and aid posts, providing high quality health and education services to communities most in need.


    The foundation has assisted in the development of the Kokoda College.


    Visit The Kokoda Track Foundation website