Our Supporters

Our sincere thanks go to the many organisations, trusts, philanthropic institutions and individuals that support us. Through donation of finances, services, products, work experience opportunities or through the development of mutually beneficial relationships; we are grateful to have your support.

Each year all our supporters are acknowledged in our annual report.

Our major supporters are listed below.

Freemasons Foundation Victoria & Freemasons Monash Gully

Freemasons have been providing financial support to our Sibling Program for over 14 years. They have pledged to continue their support into the future, expressing their commitment to the program year after year.

Sibling support camps activities for provide vital opportunities for friendships, fun and emotional support to siblings of children with disabilities.

More recently, Freemasons Foundation Victoria have also generously funded our Crocs Family Play Sessions. These sessions provide families with younger children the opportunity to enjoy supported play and connection, as well as a delicious dinner.

Yarra Ranges Council

Yarra Ranges Council Community Grants generously contributed $5,729 towards Lead the Way – Youth Leadership Workshop (December 2023). The aim of this workshop is to build skills and confidence in high-school aged students. Creating networks with school and students living and volunteering in the Yarra Ranges and outer eastern region.

Member clubs of Lions District V5

In 2016 the newly established Ferntree Gully Lions Club approached IOE to become their charity partner. This marked the start of IOE family camps at the Lions Australia-owned Licola Wilderness Village in Gippsland; a welcome addition to our Family Camp Program.  Following several fundraising events and Lions Club Christmas Cake sales the local Lions Clubs involved announced a donation of $15,000 towards the costs of an inaugural Licola camp.

We greatly appreciate all the efforts of the local Lions Clubs and look forward to a long partnership into the future.

Various Lions Clubs within our region provide generous support and volunteers for our Licola Family Camp each year.

Rotary Club of Balwyn

For many years, Rotary Club of Balwyn has provided funding for an annual family fun day at Box Hill Miniature Railway.

The annual family day held each November continues to be popular. It provides families with a fun day packed with free activities, food, mini steam train rides, giveaways and entertainment. Rotary’s support for this annual day is ongoing and much appreciated.

Knox City Council

Knox Community Development Grant Scheme provided $9715 in support of IOE’s Better Together Conference held in October 2022. In 2023, the Scheme has provided $9,120 for the Interchange Outer East Knox Inclusive Basketball Competition – Coming soon!

In 2023, Knox City Council Minor Grants generously supported the IOE Boronia day service cooking programs with $1,395 to purchase a brand new electric freestanding oven. This has enabled the program participants to further develop their food handling and food preparation skills while also helping disadvantaged individuals and families in the local area.

Knox City Council has been a regular supporter of IOE’s projects and events over many years.

Chrisalis Foundation

The Chrisalis Foundation has provided support to carers by funding numerous Carer Support activities during 2019

Commonwealth Bank

$10000 funded through the Commonwealth Bank Centenary Grant for expansion of IOE’s Sport For Fun program. With the opening of a third venue and an increase in the number of sessions provided there are now even more opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to get involved in regular fun, non competitive sport and fitness activities.

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