Baptist Care SA is committed to empowering people to move from Adversity to Opportunity via Transition Pathways.
We recognise that our partners; local South Australian Baptist Church congregations, represent unique opportunities to encourage flourishing local communities.
When we come together around our shared faith in Jesus and work in partnership, South Australian Baptist Churches and Baptist Care SA can help lessen disadvantage and strengthen our local communities.
Collaborative Community Projects (CCP) funding aims to facilitate partnerships between Baptist Care SA and local Baptist Churches. This funding aims to support the delivery of a broad range of community-informed, collaborative and sustainable community projects. Baptist Care SA staff can help provide support, resources and expertise to churches as they work with vulnerable people.
These projects are made possible by funding support from the Baptist Care SA Foundation.
To discuss a project area or to find out about the next round of funding, please contact Collaborative Community Project Officer Rachael Foster E: [email protected],
M: 0428 864 486 or fill in the Expressions of Interest form below.
The Program Guidelines for each funding round provide information on the application and assessment process for funding.
To discuss a project area or to find out about the next round of funding, please contact Collaborative Community Project Officer Rachael Foster E: [email protected], M: 0428 864 486 or fill in the Expressions of Interest form below.
So far we have funded the following exciting collaborative projects:
An adventure-based friendship program run by Blackwood Hills Baptist Church in partnership with Baptist Care SA’s Crossroads and Inner Southern Youth Homelessness services. This program links interested clients who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, with volunteers from Blackwood Hills Baptist Church to empower them to strengthen their life skills and to connect them with a welcoming community and ongoing genuine friendships.
A school-based mentoring program run by Clovercrest Baptist Church that links volunteers from their church with local school students to mentor them in a way that celebrates their strengths and helps them to grow in confidence, connection and to develop in areas important to them.
A meal preparation training and mentoring program run by Soul Food Christian Community that supports vulnerable people in Adelaide’s North East who are experiencing unemployment, to develop their strengths and skills, become more socially connected and increase their employability by learning various meal preparation skills.
A café based hospitality training program run by Rostrevor Baptist Church that mentors and trains volunteers. The program supports vulnerable people to become aware of their current skills and to develop skills in hospitality. Volunteers become more socially connected in their local area and increase their employability as they grow in confidence
A weekly ESL class run by Enfield Baptist Church for vulnerable people in Adelaide’s Northern suburbs who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This program seeks to equip and empower participants to grow their English skills, connect with local community members and to become more confident and employable.
A weekly driving mentoring program run by Blackwood Hills Baptist church. This program further supports the participants BHBCs ‘Get Out’ program who are at risk of homelessness and do not have the finances or social connections to be able to achieve the required 75 hrs of supervised driving practice to enable them to obtain their provisional license. Lacking a driver’s license can make finding and maintaining employment and safe housing a significant challenge. This program aims to remove this barrier and empower young participants to thrive.
A family mentoring program working closely with a variety of community partners through ‘The Hub’; an established Collective Action located at Whyalla Baptist church. This program will empower and support families through friendship and mentoring to achieve self-identified life goals and boost their connection with their local community.
A weekly outdoor community arts program run by Port Pirie Baptist Church, focusing on the local indigenous community. This program celebrates the artistic talents of local participants, increases their opportunity for community connection, and empowers them to increase their skills and encourage them in selling their art.
Collaborative Community Projects are informed by Asset-Based community development ideas and principles.
Further Reading and Resources
If you’re interested in applying or need more information, please fill in the form below