Community

Ansvar has a long history of community involvement and philanthropic giving. Ansvar believes supporting the community is what sets us apart from other insurers. Ansvar is a subsidiary of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (Ecclesiastical) which was established in the UK in 1887. Ecclesiastical is owned by a charity and all available profits are distributed for the benefit of the church and the community.

2018/ 2019 Community Education Program Grants 

Applications for the 2018/ 2019 Community Education Grants will open on Monday 3rd September and close on Monday 15th October. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2019. Applicants can apply directly on our Ansvar website where a link will be available on Monday 3rd September. 

For more details on our grants program click here to visit our website.

Information & Documents:

Download our Community Education Program brochure and FAQ's documents for more details. We also have details on our previous grant recipients:

Supporting Australia’s Youth

Ansvar’s Community Education Program provides a range of grants each year to organisations supporting Australian youth through programs under two categories – Empowerment and Education, and Outreach and Support.

Ansvar contributes up to 10% of our annual profits to the community through our Community Education Program grants, assisting organisations run initiatives for Australian Youth.

In your decision to insure with Ansvar, you are assisting us to provide support for future generations of young Australians.

Here are some examples of how your decision to insure with Ansvar helps support community programs around Australia:

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF)

Early Language & Literacy Program

Twelve Palm Island community members had the opportunity to be trained and mentored in the ALNF’s Early Language and Literacy Program. The EL&L program provides requisite tools, resources and strategies to teach children the foundational language and literacy skills.

“Funding received from Ansvar Insurance has assisted ALNF in guaranteeing the sustainability and growth of the Palm Island EL&L Program, ensuring hundreds of children on Palm Island are given the opportunity to access the pre-literacy skills required to be confident lifelong learners,” said Antonia Randles, Programs Officer ALNF.

(2016/ 2017 CEP Grant Recipient)

St Vincent de Paul Society

Mobile Coffee Cart Program

The program aims to “provide disadvantaged young people with the opportunity to gain self-confidence, improve their overall sense of wellbeing, gain a credible work skill and create a supported pathway to sustainable long term employment,” said Maryann Novakovic, St Vincent de Paul Society Grants & Funding Officer. It also allows them to expand upon their Café Skills training, setting up the mobile cart, customer relations and overall management.


(2016/ 2017 CEP Grant Recipient)

Lighthouse Foundation

Lighthouse Mothers and Babies Program

The program aims at supporting young homeless girls and their new born babies. The young girls who have typically experienced abuse and parental neglect are provided a safe, stable home, with 24/7 live in support from carers. Through counselling sessions and peer support sessions the ultimate aim is to allow them to transition to independent living and both the mother and baby to be healthy and thriving.

(2016/ 2017 CEP Grant Recipient)

Yooralla

Giving Children A Voice Program

The program primarily supports children with disabilities aged 0-12 years throughout Victoria that have significant communication impairments. The program aims to provide these disadvantaged children with better opportunities to increase their cognitive, physical, educational and social development by providing e-Learning modules. The e-Learning modules created in the program enable children with these impairments to communicate with family, friends and the wider community.

The program also provides an e-Learning module to educate parents giving them the skills and confidence to assist their child in communicating with their peers and families.

(2016/ 2017 CEP Grant Recipient)

3rd Space Mob

Southern Gumbaynggirr SLIKK Program

Two camps were held in 2014 for 53 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and student leadership groups were started at each of the five schools participating to assist students, and identify ways of learning and engage them in their education, future study and careers.

(2014/ 2015 CEP Grant Recipient)

Vision Australia

Adaptive Technology Project for students with vision loss

“The 2014 Ansvar CEP Grants made it possible for Vision Australia to support six individuals who are blind or have low vision with a Further Education Bursary of specialised adaptive technology, specific to their needs and level of vision.

“These Bursaries help to ensure that these students can fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies,” said Deb Renshaw-Jones, Vision Australia’s National Submissions Manager.

(2014/ 2015 CEP Grant Recipient)

The Shepherd Centre

Supporting deaf children living in rural & remote communities

The Shepherd Centre held two workshops in 2014, providing intensive language therapy sessions, individual speech and language assessments, as well as training for itinerant support teachers to help 32 children who are deaf or hearing impaired.

(2014/ 2015 CEP Grant Recipient)

 

Read more about our Community Education Program on Ansvar's website here.