During 2023 we are supporting the following organisations as they work with the Children of our local area.
The Raise mentoring program trains volunteer adult mentors from the local community and pairs them with vulnerable teens. The mentors provide a non-judgmental relationship that makes a real difference in the kids wellbeing and engagement at school.
This year we have teamed up with 4K and Southern Highlands Foundation to fund the Raise program in both Bowral and Moss Vale High Schools.
Batyr is a for purpose preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people.
Batyr aims to end the frustration and silent suffering of young people with mental ill-health.
We are continuing to help Batyr break down the stigma surrounding Mental Health, by sponsoring Batyr to present their batyr@school mental health programmes in the Southern Highlands.
Bowral & District Art Society has provided exhibition space in their gallery at 1 Short Street Bowral for the past 72 years.
It provides workshops and lessons for the community in three studios in the gallery grounds.
Children's art is a special part of the BDAS with an annual exhibition and lessons to support their learning, creative spirits and health and welfare.
BDCF works closely with BDAS for the 'Best of City and Country Art' Prize Exhibition each year.
Pop-in provides a safe and friendly place which supports women and children who are threatened or impacted by domestic violence and abuse.
It is a safe space to be heard and to receive advice and counselling about anything that is required.
Since its opening in 2021, Popin has been overwhelmed with demand for its services which sadly highlights an enormous unmet need in our community.
This year we are continuing to support the position of a qualified children’s counsellor to help the children who are impacted by domestic violence and abuse.