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Jun 21

Celebrating a new era of philanthropic giving in South Australia

It was an evening of joyful celebration on May 13 when Wyatt friends and partners, local and interstate sector colleagues, collective givers, and established and emerging philanthropists came together to launch Foundation SA. Foundation SA is the state’s first state-wide community foundation and Australia’s first new community foundation in five years. Premier of South Australia, the Honourable Steven Marshall MP, was on hand to mark the occasion and announced that the State Government intended to match the initial seed funding... Read more
May 21

The homelessness crisis close to home: Unprecedented challenges in Regional SA

In regional South Australia, the detrimental impacts of the pandemic and the ongoing housing affordability crisis have drastically undermined the availability of safe, affordable homes. Housing advocates and news headlines warn that regional areas of the state face an “unprecedented” homelessness crisis as housing prices skyrocket. Waiting lists for affordable properties are getting longer by the day with demand for housing support in the state’s south-east increasing by 30 per cent in recent months. Shane Maddock, CEO of told... Read more
Mar 21

Challenging stereotypes and valuing lived experience

This International Women’s Day, award-winning SA volunteer and grandmother of six, Marg McClure, is choosing to challenge two things: the lack of support for grandcarers who pick up the pieces when families fall apart, and the lack of respect society affords to the experience and skills of older women. South Australia’s Marg McClure is not one to rest on her laurels. Winner of both the Premier’s Award for Outstanding Service and the For Good Foundation’s Hunt for a Hero Award... Read more
Feb 21

Connecting with community

Through her financial counselling work at Centacare, Sam Forsyth has learned that fridges and washing machines are always so much more than white goods. They can in fact be the spark that sets someone on the path to financial and emotional wellbeing. Financial hardship wears many guises. Sam Forsyth, Manager of Service Development at Centacare, says that while the individual circumstances and causes vary, every one of the clients she sees has one thing in common. “They come to our... Read more
Nov 20

Little things that make a big difference: Women’s Safety Services SA

“If only you could see some of the faces on these children when they have new school uniforms, new drink bottles, new shoes,” says Sally Murn, Aboriginal Education Specialist at Women’s Safety Services SA. “It makes such a difference. It’s huge for them.” The first day at a new school is a milestone moment, particularly for some of the young Aboriginal children Sally works with. Many of these children, along with their mothers, have left everything they owned behind after... Read more
Nov 20

Leaving a legacy for South Australians

The Wyatt Trust was humbled to recently receive a generous gift from the will of the late Max and Martha Grahn. Max and Martha were a humble immigrant couple who fled the tumult of Europe and arrived in Australia after World War 2. Valuing a quiet, rural life, the couple eventually purchased land near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula. The Grahns had no children but wished to help their adopted country and chose Wyatt for its enduring reputation for offering practical... Read more
Oct 20

2021 Colin Oliver Tertiary Music Scholarship

Applications for The Wyatt Trust’s Colin Oliver Tertiary Music Scholarship are invited from eligible students planning to study at The Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2021. The successful applicant will receive a one-off payment of up to $7,500 in their first year of enrolment. In accordance with Wyatt’s Trust Deed, applicants for Wyatt scholarships must be South Australian residents who: have lived in South Australia for a minimum of 5 years are on low incomes, or reside in low-income households... Read more
Jul 20

Call for application: Lions of Richmond Youth Education Fund

The Wyatt Trust (Wyatt) is putting a call out to public schools and youth or family services to apply for one-off project funds through the Lions of Richmond Youth Education Fund. Programs are to be run in the Local Government Areas of West Torrens, Marion and Charles Sturt. This fund, focusing on supporting and celebrating education, is the direct work of the Lions Club of Richmond volunteers who run the popular local op shop warehouse in Camden Park. The Lions... Read more
Jun 20

Open for Business

Wyatt is back in the office! Our office hours have changed slightly to 8am – 4:30pm. We welcome contact through phone, online enquiry or email. Thank you all for your patience and flexibility over the past few months. Read more
Apr 20

Covid-19 update:

Thank you for those who have reached out to us regarding our small grants. Wyatt remains open for business and workers supporting clients can still lodge small grant applications via the website. Because the Wyatt office is temporarily closed, initial contact through the online grant portal is encouraged. This is the quickest and easiest way to communicate with the Grants Assessment team. Credit: Photo by m on Unsplash     Read more