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The Ripple Effect Funded Projects

Project 20 - July 2021

Liz Sanders

The Food Embassy Inc. (TFE) is a small not-for-profit business committed to energising and enabling communities to take action on climate change through building more localised food systems. They do this through education, mentoring and partnership with community organisations.

Attendees report being inspired and empowered by TFE events, and appreciate the multi-modal educational methodology, hearing from guest speakers, building community connections and networks of information sharing.

 

Their next step is to engage young people who are known to be anxious about climate change, and keen to be part of climate action. The food system contributes up to 30% to greenhouse gas emissions but is not apparent in the public dialogue on climate change. TFE wants to build awareness among young people and support them in taking personal, social and political action on this issue. 

 

The Ripple Effect funds will be used to adapt their Food Matters curriculum to better suit young people, aged 16-30 years. 

Project 19 - June 2021

Amy Hill

Amy survived 10 years of domestic violence including psychological, physical, emotional, verbal, financial and paper abuse. Amy has taken her power back and found her voice to inspire, educate, heal and mentor other survivors. She started a business, The Freedom Mentor where she provides group coaching programs and 1:1 services. Amy is a speaker and author to help raise awareness, especially on psychological abuse, coercive control and gaslighting, as well as empowerment. To help reach a wider audience and to articulate the experience of going through domestic violence to discovering a new kind of inner freedom, Amy is writing a book ‘My Life on Eggshells’ aiming to help people understand, for other survivors to relate to and not feel alone.

The Ripple Effect will significantly help this book project and truly make a difference to the lives of others.

Project 18 - May 2021

Bike Kitchen

Adelaide Bike Kitchen (ABK) is a not for profit, volunteer run, community bike workshop. The aim of ABK is to promote cycling for health, sustainability and community by enabling people to have autonomy over their bike maintenance and through community focused activities to highlight the pure joy of riding a bike. Adelaide Bike Kitchen believe that it is essential for societies to depart from reliance on fossil fuels and an important step in that transition is through the promotion of cycling.

Through Ripple Effect funding, ABK we are looking to relaunch a focused workshop called Freedom Machine. Freedom Machine will be an exclusive space for women, trans and non-binary people who are largely excluded from traditional bike mechanics spaces. ABK will host monthly bike workshops and rides focusing on confidence building and getting more people to fall in love with their bikes. The overall aim of Freedom Machine is to build and strengthen the community of non-cis male riders in Adelaide and within ABK itself.

Project 18 - May 2021

Bike Kitchen

Adelaide Bike Kitchen (ABK) is a not for profit, volunteer run, community bike workshop. The aim of ABK is to promote cycling for health, sustainability and community by enabling people to have autonomy over their bike maintenance and through community focused activities to highlight the pure joy of riding a bike. Adelaide Bike Kitchen believe that it is essential for societies to depart from reliance on fossil fuels and an important step in that transition is through the promotion of cycling.

Through Ripple Effect funding, ABK we are looking to relaunch a focused workshop called Freedom Machine. Freedom Machine will be an exclusive space for women, trans and non-binary people who are largely excluded from traditional bike mechanics spaces. ABK will host monthly bike workshops and rides focusing on confidence building and getting more people to fall in love with their bikes. The overall aim of Freedom Machine is to build and strengthen the community of non-cis male riders in Adelaide and within ABK itself.

Project 17 - April 2021

Post Dining

Post Dining applied to support an adaptation of their award-winning immersive theatre concepts into curriculum-linked educational workshops that will inspire school-aged children to engage in sustainable and healthy food practises.

Post Dining is a sustainability-minded team of leading edge producers, artists, performers, and eating designers who disrupt and reimagine the relationship between people, food and the environment. We design new forms of entertainment and education that challenge and engage all the senses, using food as a powerful tool for connection in our events. For the past five years, Creative Directors Hannah Rohrlach and Steph Daughtry have cut out a niche in Adelaide through our multi award-winning immersive designs. Post Dining communicate with audiences through memorable, thought-provoking & interactive performances, exhibitions, workshops and experiences.

Project 16 - March 2021

Lot 50 Regeneration

The majority of the land at Lot 50-Kanyanyapilla (L50K) is a registered Aboriginal heritage site (SA Aboriginal Heritage Act), likely occupied for several thousand years.  L50K now features three ecosystem types; a remnant reed swamp, remnant sedge lands and the re-generating grassy woodland. In order for new plantings to survive, a lot of care and resources are required.

 

The 10 year Regeneration Plan currently in place adopts a bi-cultural approach, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, and recognises the cultural practices and traditions of both cultures. The concept of Kanyanyapilla is bigger than the land of L50K and L50K encompasses also the post settlement history. Not only is this land being regenerated towards its former biodiversity, it serves as a cultural learning site and also a gathering place for arts and many other events. This is valuable learning for future generations.

 

Ripple Effect will support the purchase of plants, fertilizers, mulch, tree guards and weed control to assist the Regeneration Plan and the tree planting events on this land.

Project 15 - February 2021

Lived experience studio/drop-in care space

The Lived Experience Studio in the Adelaide CBD is a social impact driven peer support practice that provides alternatives to support and care that center lived experience.
 
The Studio believes having spaces of joy and community that welcomes all of who we are is central to our well-being and has created the Drop In Care Space; an inclusive, peer run community space located in Adelaide CBD where young adults can both learn and use what they need to look after their well-being. The Drop In Care Space is like a blend of a cafe, community centre and mental health gym where individuals can drop in and access art, a space to hang out or take a break, a community kitchen and support in finding resources while exploring hobbies and creative activities in a fun environment as well as connecting with others who share similar identities or interests. 
 
This flash fund will support the set up of the space including purchasing art and craft supplies, tools for activities that support their well-being, sensory and self-care items as well as educational resources focusing on mental health, disabilities, gender and social justice.

Project 14 - January 2021

BioR Frahns Farm Planting Festival

Bio·R Australia is a volunteer-run, conservation-focused registered charity that recontructs complex, functional habitat for declining woodland bird species in the Mt Lofty Ranges, many of which will likely locally disappear within the next few decades without this important work. 

The B in Bio·R stands for Biodiversity and the R stands for Reconstruct (complex habitat features at landscape and regional scales), Research (we conduct research to continually improve our theoretical and practical knowledge) and Reconnect (we work to reconnect the community to natural systems and to develop intergenerational ownership).

Ripple Effect will support Frahns Farm Planting Festival in June 2021, during which hundreds of volunteers will plant over 10,000 plants of over 100 species across 6 days. These planting events, along with BioR’s school activities and volunteer research days, are deeply integrated with a sense of community building: “Reconnect”. 

This planting festival will reach out to new audiences and provide an opportunity for our volunteers to celebrate their efforts and success to develop a deeper connection with environmental conservation. The festival will include an onsite live music event and camping on the final night of the planting event in June. By attending the evening music event, guests will be encouraged to stay for two days of planting and camp onsite overnight, developing a deeper connection with the natural ecology of this special place.

Project 13 - December 2020

Kaurna Cronin and The Hutt Street Centre Writing Group

Project 12 - November 2020

Rana

Rana is passionate about expressive therapies and has integrated this practice with her work with young people. She believes creatively expressing, discovering and collaborating can support and assist people and their families with what they are currently facing. Rana draws on her training in Narrative Therapy, CBT, grief counselling and trauma-informed counselling to deliver person-centred care. Social justice principles underpin her work, and she is also currently conducting research on the experiences and coping strategies of climate-change activists. 

This research is informed by psychotherapeutic frameworks that are grounded in the understandings social, cultural, political and relational complexity. She hopes to broaden understandings of individual and collective experiences of climate change related distress, empowering communities to approach, discuss, be with and move through distress.

Project 11 - September 2020

Damage

Locally made, written and produced film DAMAGE had its Adelaide Film Festival premiere, and The Ripple Effect funded the development of a culturally relevant study kit and promotional materials for the film in both Arabic and English. 

The Ripple Effect grant enabled Hiba to establish herself as a contributing artist in a project of cultural significance and to create networks in her new South Australian community. The funded opportunity helped Hiba gain new experiences and create opportunities for an artistic “exchange” where she can practice as an artist and begin to envisage opportunities for herself in her new life in Adelaide.

www.damagethemovie.net

 

 
 

Project 10 - August 2020

Climate-Proof Food

Climate-Proof Food is a social enterprise dedicated to building connections between plate and planet, and what we can do as individuals to make sustainable food choices in the age of climate change. The vision of Climate-Proof Food is to empower young people to understand their place in the food system and realise the impacts their food choices can have, as well as to raise awareness that food is a nexus between many aspects of life, particularly people, planet, and pockets.

 

www.climateprooffood.com

Project 9 - July 2020

Greenhill Living Program

Greenhill Living Program for Kindergartens and Primary schools. Offer 4 kindergartens a complementary seasonal garden session a complementary full day with multiple classes in the garden. These kindergartens would not be able to have Greenhill Living visiting without these complimentary sessions. This Ripple Effect project funded kids getting their hands dirty, getting connected to knowing where their food comes from! These sessions help get kids and schools get started on their food growing journey.

 

www.greenhillliving.com.au

Project 8 - June 2020

Villiagehood’s Gift It Forward Fund

Due to financial pressure linked to Covid-19 and/or other reasons, many mothers are unable to gift themselves ME TIME, which combined with isolation can have a negative impact on mental health. Villagehood allows mothers in their community to mentally recharge and connect with one another boosting the wellbeing of all mothers (and everyone else around them too). Ripple Effect funded Villagehood’s Gift It Forward Fund to help mothers in need enjoy some ‘me time’ with child care services and care.

Project 7 - May 2020

Jenny Berry

The Ripple Effect funded a project by artist Jenny Berry to paint a drab fenced off garden where patients with acute mental health issues reside and bring a sense of hope and joy to the space. It has allowed people to be inspired and feel a sense of hope while they recover. The lasting impacts of this will also benefit the staff who work there by providing a calming, supportive and nurturing environment to be productive in. The funds have ensured that as an artist Jenny Berry can bring her creativity and skills and use them to enrich the lives of others.

Tree Yoga Pose

Project 6 - April 2020

#treeposefornature

#treeposefornature is a new social media fundraising and tree planting campaign by The Gaia Movement, a new initiative by Erin Fowler that invites people around the world to engage creatively, through the arts, with the themes of sustainability, climate change and the environment. It explores the cultural, personal, spiritual and community shifts required to make lasting change for the planet and our existence on it.

 

www.erinfowlerprojects.com

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Project 5 - February 2020

Rupture

RUPTURE investigates, through a full sensory immersion environment (6 screens, 3D sound, live performance, live sound), the ways in which the body and the world mimic each other in modes of panic and crisis and how symptoms of ‘disorder’ can be seen as an appropriate response to personal traumas and global catastrophe. Ripple Effect contributed towards technical equipment rental and technical assistance fees, bringing this performance to existence for the team.

 

www.bonedirt.net/rupture-big-anxiety-festival/

Project 4 - January 2020

Gobby

The Australian season of ‘Gobby’. This grant will gives producers the capacity to engage with support workers in areas of Domestic Violence and Mental Health Services sharing some insight into the lasting impact of abuse and trauma on individuals that have experienced it. Theatre has an incredible power to tell stories, raise awareness, and promote healing around sociological issues – and they are looking forward to working closer with organisations with similar goals thanks to the Ripple Effect support.

 

heyboss.com.au/

https://thebutterflyclub.com

Project 3 - December 2019

D-Cycle 3D Printed Waste Recycling

DCycle is a closed-loop recycling program to collect 3D printed plastic waste and convert it into useable filament to be printed with again. This waste is collected from a network of recycling bins throughout South Australia, at schools, universities, companies and community spaces. There are currently 126 recycling bins in place, stretching from the Mount Gambier Library to UniSA at Mawson Lakes.

Project 2 - November 2019

Crispin Boxhall ‘Beekeeping for Beginners’

Crispin Boxhall lives on a family hobby farm in the Adelaide Hills with 35 Dorper ewes and currently 30 bee hives. After retiring from the army, a rapid change of direction was required. It didn’t take Crispin long to realise that his love of beekeeping began to grow and eventually he began teaching others too, developing a space to enable his ability to teach beekeeping to others. Crispin applied to The Ripple Effect for assistance to get the access area improved for those with mobility issues. Crispin wanted ‘Beekeeping For Beginners’ to be available to everyone.

 

www.crispinsbeekeeping.com

Our First Funded Project - October 2019

Uniity (Unifying Neighbourhood Intergenerational Interactions Together with You)

A friendship program designed to enrich lives and create sustainable caring communities by facilitating meaningful connections across generations. Uniity currently operates in the area of West Croydon and surrounding suburbs, as well as in Pasadena, and hope to expand to other areas in the future.

 

www.uniity.com.au