Case Studies

Arts & Culture

Bringing musical experiences to Regional Queensland

The size and location of regional communities can be a factor in the kind of education, artistic and cultural opportunities available to its residents.  As the State’s sole professional symphony […]

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Dancing through Central Queensland

Ausdance Queensland is the state’s peak advocacy, advisory and service organisation for dance.  Its programs and services generate an environment where new ideas can flourish, artists can continue to explore […]

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Celebrating and promoting the Outback through art

Since 1996, the Waltzing Matilda Outback Gallery in the central outback town of Winton has curated an annual art exhibition and competition to promote art and culture in the Outback. […]

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Supporting and promoting Far North Queensland artists

Since 2010, The John Villiers Trust has been the major supporter of the Loft Emerging Artist Program (LEAP), providing funds to specifically support and promote the work of emerging artists […]

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Enhancing the musical life of regional Queensland communities

Many people in regional communities rarely, if ever, hear live orchestras. In July 2012 with the assistance of The John Villiers Trust, Camerata of St John’s undertook a gruelling tour […]

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Community Wellbeing

Assisting regional volunteers through access to technology

 Volunteers in regional and remote locations can travel vast distances to provide home visits and emergency relief to people in need. The Society is one of the only charities in […]

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Enabling children with a disability to engage, experience and develop

Children with a disability rarely have opportunities to be challenged outside the home or school environment. Many do not belong to a community group or enjoy activities that are available […]

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Improving training facilities for Central Qld helicopter rescue service

Based in Mackay, RACQ CQ Rescue is a community helicopter rescue service providing rapid response critical care and aeromedical retrieval services 24 hours each day, 365 days a year to an area covering more […]

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No more rostering – now students have access to playground equipment every day

As the result of the Trust’s grant, each student enrolled at Emu Park State School will have access to playground equipment every day of the school year. Physical play on playground equipment […]

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Enhancing emergency beach search and rescue capabilities

The rapid growth of Mackay as a residential and tourism area has resulted in increasing numbers of visitors to its beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, the influx of beach goers resulted in 2012 having an unprecedented […]

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Education & Vocational Pathways

A pop-up library brings books to young families in non-urban areas

Mission Australia has been working with disadvantaged families and children in the Cairns region for more than thirty years. In 2015, The John Villiers Trust provided a grant for a […]

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Supporting positive connections with school education

The aim of the Transition to School early intervention program is to get the whole family school-ready by familiarising them with the idea of regular school attendance and to ensure that children […]

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Health & Ageing

Family training sessions in listening and spoken language therapy

Hear and Say is a Queensland wide charity that enables families to achieve optimal outcomes for their children with hearing loss by teaching them to listen and speak.  This is […]

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Expanding Allied Health services for children and families in the Southern Downs

BUSHkids has been looking after the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children in rural, remote and regional communities in Queensland for 80 years. During his life, the charity was a […]

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Unique reminiscence therapy in aged care

Silver Memories is a unique 24 hour, 7 day a week nostalgia radio station. Created and managed by 4MBS Classic FM, a Brisbane community radio station, it is designed to […]

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Improving heart health in the Outback

Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death in Australia. It affects one in two men and one in three women, yet it is largely preventable with changes to lifestyle […]

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Indigenous Advancement

Live and Thrive on Country Stage 2

The “Live and Thrive” on Country stage 2 grant follows on from a grant that The John Villiers Trust gave in 2013, to support remote Queensland Indigenous people to: Live […]

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Inspiring Indigenous children to realise their full potential in school and beyond

Cathy Freeman Foundation was established in 2007 to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. Since then, it has developed an effective and proven community-based model of educational […]

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Sharing knowledge of culture and encouraging respect amongst young peers

UMI Arts is the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, an area that extends north of Cairns to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, […]

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Assisting Indigenous people build sustainable livelihoods on remote Homelands in Queensland

“Live and Thrive On Country” is a two-year project to support remote Queensland Indigenous people to: LIVE – Support the development and self-management of safe, appropriate infrastructure THRIVE – Support […]

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