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.

Micah Projects

  • Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business and society. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families in Queensland who experience poverty and social isolation. Services aim to ensure people have a home, an income, healthcare, education and training, work, safety, dignity and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects responds to each person on an individual needs basis.


    Each year Micah Projects hosts The Moonlight Magic Dinner Dance as a focal point for the social inclusion of many socially vulnerable people. The Foundation provided funding for attendees to the 2013 and 2014 event. While this is a one night event, it is an annual highlight for many who otherwise have no outlet for such a social event. The benefit of Moonlight Magic extends on from year to year.


    Visit the Micah Projects website

Global Development Group

  • The English Family Foundation - Global Development Group

    Global Development Group (GDG) is an Australian non-government humanitarian and development organisation. Formed in 2002, GDG is based in Brisbane, Australia and now operates in 36 developing countries. Global Development Group is committed to aid and development projects around the world. Their focus is to provide a quality management system to achieve development effectiveness in our overseas programs and projects. GDG work by carefully selecting and approving overseas partners like MSABI to help design, support, implement, monitor, report and evaluate their projects together. MSABI is a specialist water, sanitation and hygiene non-profit organisation operating in rural Tanzania.  Their multidisciplinary program aims to educate, capacitate and empower local communities to plan, create and sustainably manage water and sanitation assets – leading to improved health and economic status of disadvantaged communities.


    The Foundation has funded the implementation of nine rope pump wells in the Kilombero valley in Tanzania, as part of MSABI’s Water Point Program to improve access to safe water sources.


    Visit the GDG website

Igniting Change

  • The English Family Foundation - Igniting Change

    Igniting Change (formerly Pilotlight Australia) was founded by current CEO and social entrepreneur  Jane Tewson in 2001. Purposely small, nimble and lean, Igniting Change seeks to raise awareness of unmet social needs, inspire new resources and enable new initiatives that effect social change. As a catalyst Igniting Change brings together unlikely combinations of people, spotting gaps and leveraging support, ensuring initial investments in money, time and skills are magnified many times. Flexible and creative, Igniting Change garners support to respond to immediate needs and focuses on the thorny issues that are so often starved of resources.


    The Foundation is proud to support the vital work of Igniting Change and its CEO and founder, Jane Tewson.


    Visit the Igniting Change website