The Foundation has supported Anangu communities with over $1,000,000, thanks to the generous support of staff, guests and altruistic organisations. These funds have had a direct impact on Anangu health, community, culture, and economic growth.
SUPPORTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELDERLY RESPITE CARE CENTRE AT COMMUNITY
The construction of the Aged Care Facility represented the first major project that the Anangu Communities Foundation committed to, and was identified as the priority need by members of the Community after extensive consultation. The facility was opened in 2007 providing 16 beds, full-time care and state-of-the-art nursing facilities.
A COMMUNITY PLACE
In 2017, the Foundation partnered with Australian Regional & Remote Community Services (ARRCS), Anangu Jobs and Higgins Coatings to renovate the old respite centre into the 'Community Place'. The project included training and employment of local community members. The re-purposed building now provides a base for delivery of social and healthcare facilities.
MARUKU ARTS IRMANGKA-MANGKA PRODUCTION FOR COMMUNITY
During the community shutdown period due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation supported ‘Maruku Arts’ to deliver a project that involved sourcing and producing traditional healing balm ‘Irmangka-mangka’ for distribution to the community.
The project not only created employment opportunities but also delivered health benefits in the form of a traditional bush medicine highly valued by Anangu as a healing agent for many illnesses, particularly respiratory problems.
WANMARRA HORTICULTURAL PROJECT AND TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE
The Foundation funded horticulture project at the remote Wanmarra community of NT region, promoting environmental sustainability and healthy living while increasing local enterprise opportunities for Anangu.
Healthcare & Wellness
- Supported a dialysis clinic project in Kultukatjara through funding the travel costs for Anangu patients to return to the country
- Installed disabled access to bathroom facilities at Ernabella Arts (Australia's oldest Indigenous art centre)
- Organised and funded ‘Strong Women - Health & Culture’ project by taking women from remote Docker River and APY lands Communities to Alice Springs for breast screening
- Supported a regional women's law and culture project for Anangu women
- As a part of Strong Women - Health & Culture project, organised Anangu women’s travel from remote areas to Alice Springs for performance at Mbantua festival
CULTURE & COMMUNITY
- Contributed towards producing Anangu history through digital story telling project, documenting the ancient Anangu culture which engaged the Elders and the youth in the community
- Sponsored book promoting the Tjanpi Desert Weavers
- Funded the 'Other Side of the Rock' concert as part of the Community Carnival
- Sponsored community members to attend the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land to learn about festivals and eco-tourism
- Sponsored Imanpa Rangers to attend Land Management Conference in Africa to assist in Land Management and tourism at Angus Downs Indigenous Protected Area
- Sponsored Southern NT Indigenous Softball Championship in 2015
- Funded Pyjama Project which supplied night time garments and footwear to the Aged Care Centre sponsored by Australian Society of Travel Writers, Sep 2015.
EDUCATION & CHILDREN’S SERVICES
- Renovated the youth recreation centre in the community
- Upgraded playground in Mutitjulu community
- Supported procurement of educational equipment to the Primary School
- Funded for Sports and Music equipment for the Recreation Centre
- Delivered Mountain Bike Program under Youth Diversionary Program
- Completed scope of works for the refurbishment of Adult Education Centre
- Supported IT, sports, music and educational equipment for local school and youth programs
- Funded school holiday programs, including 'Bikes Palya' at Amata community, keeping youth positively engaged in healthy lifestyles
Every bit helps
Supporting the Anangu Communities Foundation can be as easy as donating online, providing necessary supplies or equipment, or organising a fundraiser in your office or local school. If you have any questions about the Foundation, please get in touch and a member of our team would be thrilled to help you.
Thank you for all donations, large and small – every bit helps to support, protect, and nurture these incredible Aboriginal communities and share their culture and knowledge with the world.