Listen: Ps Christine Thomas, LIVE Church joins Salt 106.5's Steve D to chat about new project to assist vulnerable children.
By Steve DunsterMonday 6 Feb 2023The Long Lunch with SteveSocial JusticeReading Time: 1 minute
Vulnerable children on the Sunshine Coast will be supported by a new church initiative funded by Queensland not-for-profit, Carinity.
Eight Baptist churches at Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Maryborough and Moreton Bay have been awarded grants through the second round of the Collaborative Community Projects program.
Almost $500,000 in funds will be allocated to fund eight new projects and continue support for 10 existing projects who received multi-year commitments of support in the inaugural round of Collaborative Community Projects in 2022.
The second round of Collaborative Community Projects funding recipients include LIVE Baptist Church on the Sunshine Coast.
A new project from LIVE Baptist Church will provide support for children in the southern Sunshine Coast area who are experiencing trauma and provide healthy restorative experiences.
Funding will provide training and professional development and create resources for staff and volunteers.
Brett Maunder from Carinity said the Collaborative Community Projects help to relieve and mitigate disadvantage, promote connectivity for vulnerable people, and increase the strength of local neighbourhoods.
“These sustainable ventures range from holistic community hubs providing a range of outreach services to grass-roots activities like ensuring people doing it tough can continue to access affordable food,” Brett said.
“It is truly exciting to see the range of support that Queensland Baptist churches are providing to vulnerable members of our community.”
Main image: LIVE Church Pastor, Dean Thomas, with Wendy Paroz, Director of the Sunshine Coast church’s new SPROUT venture funded by Carinity’s Collaborative Community Projects.