Key into Australia

2020 Fish Scholarship Winner announced

We’re excited to announce the 2020 Fish Scholarship winner is Novela Corda.

After her own experience and challenges as a migrant in a new country, Novela founded Key Into Australia, a non-profit supporting newly arrived migrant women.

Fish Scholarship 2020 Winner Novela Corda

This growing organisation works to support women experiencing isolation and loneliness and help develop a sense of belonging to the community.

“We were very impressed with Novela’s application and she scored quite highly with our judging panel,” Fish Director, Bianca Crocker said.

The winner of the 2020 Fish Scholarship is awarded:

  • A place at the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Fundraising Essentials course
  •  A complimentary 12 months Advanced Membership to the Small Non-Profits Alliance

“As a founder of a small for non-profit, I believe I need to equip myself with a sound understanding of fundraising and be the driver for the fundraising efforts of my organisation,” Novela said.

“I will be able to apply my new skills and knowledge to improve the fundraising activities of our organisation, helping it grow and create larger impact,” she said.

We look forward to seeing how being a Fish Scholar will positively impact Novela and her team at Key Into Australia.

Thank You Thursday: A pop-up solution for homelessness

Homelessness is close to Norm McGillivray’s heart. The challenges faced by his own father back in the early 1970s, Norm witnessed how it can really affect someone’s life.

Fast-forward some forty-something years, and one evening, when parking his car at the local shopping centre Norm realised just how empty the place was.  That was when a simple idea came to him… to utilise the space by putting a couple of beds within the parking lot, and provide a couple of services such as access to doctors, dentists and even hairdressers.   Not only would this give those experiencing homelessness a good night’s sleep, but essential services would be on hand too.

This is when the idea for Beddown began.