Projects

  • Schools Plus – Pioneers in Philanthropy

    The Jibb Foundation is pleased to be part of a ground-breaking collaboration between some of Australia’s most highly-regarded business leaders and philanthropists which will challenge the status quo in education by directing more than $5 million towards students in disadvantaged schools. The alliance is founded on a belief that all Australian children deserve access to a great education, regardless of their family background or location. Led by David Gonski AC and in partnership with Schools Plus, the Pioneers in Philanthropy group will deliver significant financial support over five years to hundreds of schools in need. The Pioneers in Philanthropy are David Gonski AC and Orli Wargon OAM; John Grill AO and Rosie Williams; Angus and Sarah James; Roger Massy-Greene; Kerry Stokes AC; the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, represented by CEO Ian Narev; and Jibb Foundation Directors, John B Fairfax AO and Nick Fairfax. The Pioneers’ commitment serves two purposes: to drive greater understanding of the impact disadvantage has on education outcomes, and to take concrete action that will benefit thousands of students, their teachers and their school communities.
  • TAD NSW Disability Services – Freedom Wheels Program

    TAD NSW aims to change the lives of people who are living with a disability by providing custom-made equipment, technology and services. They design and develop equipment such as supportive seating, standing frames, table mounts, shoe and sock applicators, allowing people with disabilities to live more independently. TAD NSW’s Freedom Wheels bikes are specially built bikes for children who, in most cases, cannot walk but with the right supports, can ride a bike. A grant from the Jibb Foundation is to refresh the Freedom Wheels program in the face of the shifting government funding landscape with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Karrkad-Kanjdji Trust – Nawarddeken Academy

    The community of Kabulwarnamyo in the Northern Territory is so remote and the population so small that it does not currently qualify to receive government‐sponsored resources for children’s education. Local Indigenous elders identified the need for the Nawarddeken Academy because a local school is a key foundation piece for the long‐term sustainability of this extraordinary outstation, and for the ongoing stability of the community. Having a local school can enable families to stay together, parents to keep employment and can provide the outstation children with the opportunity to receive a bilingual and culturally relevant education on the country that is their home. A grant from the Jibb Foundation will allow the Nawarddeken Academy to remain operational whilst it undergoes the process of registering as an independent school. Once registered, the Academy will be eligible for federal and state funding that has the potential to cover 50% of the school’s annual operating costs.
  • Karrkad-Kanjdji – Women’s Ranger Program

    The Warddeken ranger program is a true Indigenous success story providing meaningful work to over 120 indigenous rangers and sustaining the livelihoods of several exemplary remote outstation communities. Recognising the value of the ranger program, women in the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) expressed a growing desire to play a central role in the land management and cultural heritage work conducted in the IPA. The ranger program currently employs 60% men and 40% women on a casual basis. However, work conducted by women only makes up 18% of the total hours worked by rangers, compared to 82% of hours worked by men. A primary reason for this discrepancy is that they did not have the funds to employ a dedicated women’s ranger coordinator – a prerequisite for an effective women’s ranger program. Through funding from the Jibb Foundation, a Women’s Ranger Program has been established. It has the potential to reinvigorate traditional knowledge by creating a context in which this knowledge is valued and relevant. Much of the Indigenous knowledge that relates to land and cultural management is gender specific and the near encyclopaedic knowledge of key female elders is at risk of being lost. Incorporating this customary knowledge into the Women’s Ranger Program will help to ensure its relevance and utility in the lives of women across the Warddeken IPA.
  • The Girls & Boys Brigade

    The Jibb Foundation is proud to support the Girls & Boys Brigade. The aim of the Girls & Boys Brigade is to provide care and support to children and youth in need by providing recreation, education and activities that build life skills as a foundation for a brighter future. To achieve this, the organisation provides a safe and trusting place for children and youth in the Surry Hills and Redfern areas to socialise and build resilience, practical life skills and healthy relationships through recreation activities, educational help and individual support. A three year grant from the Jibb Foundation has supported the Family Support Service, the Children’s Vacation Care Program and a portion of the organisation’s core costs.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens – The Calyx

    The Calyx is the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s new world-class horticultural exhibition space. The Calyx is both a living art gallery and a theatrical experience that houses ever-changing living botanic exhibitions. It includes an integrated mix of indoor and outdoor areas with the exhibition changing each year. The space provides multiple operational opportunities for a variety of displays and education endeavours, allowing the display and multipurpose spaces to open up as one space or remain as individual spaces – depending on the horticultural or education need. A grant from the Jibb Foundation was made to support the cost of its construction, which took just over 11 months. The Calyx opened in June 2016 during the Garden’s 200th birthday year and currently houses the 'Sweet Addiction' exhibition.
  • Walkley Foundation – Young Journalist of The Year Award

    The Jibb Foundation is the proud supporter of the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award. Part of the Walkley's Mid-Year Award Celebration, this program recognises the best young journalists, freelancers, and projects advancing innovation in journalism. Paul Farrell was named Young Australian Journalist Of The Year in 2017 for his work with Guardian Australia.