As part of our Richmond Solar Bulk Buy, YEF is donating rooftop solar to a local community organisation. The following shortlist is the result of nominations from local residents and represents the wealth of diverse and active organisations doing great things in Yarra. Take a moment to vote for which you would like to see go solar below.
The Yarra Energy Foundation is committed to helping our community transition to zero carbon economy in the most equitable way possible. Access to local renewable energy will increase the resilience of our community, soften the impact of energy price shocks, and reduce our collective carbon footprint. We believe that we all need to pull together in Yarra and help out where we can to help spread the power of the sun.
The deadline for our Solar Bulk Buy is approaching fast. The more people that take part, the more we can donate – so be sure to spread the word.
Collingwood Children's Farm
Established in 1979 the Collingwood Children's Farm is a not-for-profit community resource providing country experiences for city people.
Open every day of the year, visitors can milk the cow twice daily, bottle feed young lambs (seasonal), wander around, feed the animals, help with farm chores, go into the paddocks with the sheep and goats, cuddle a guinea pig, waddle with the ducks, feed the chooks, look for eggs or just sit and unwind under a shady tree or on the banks of the Yarra River.
Founded in 1978, Circus Oz, Australia’s internationally acclaimed contemporary circus, is acknowledged worldwide as a living embodiment of everything that’s great about Australia and Australians. It’s spectacular, multi-skilled, physically exuberant, clever, irreverent, healthy and athletic, but laid-back, collaborative and importantly embodies the spice of life - diversity.
Finbar is a Not-for-Profit organisation offering a wide range of activities and educational programs to the residents of Richmond and surrounding suburbs. Finbar’s vision aims to create a strong community proud of its diversity where all people are able to realise their full potential.
The aim of John Street’s programs are to support the development of children as thoughtful, creative, industrious, empathetic and resourceful individuals through supporting their strengths and interests. Staff work with each child to foster their total development with respect and acknowledgement of their individuality.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness. Kids Under Cover believe shelter and education help young people stay connected to their family, to education and with their community. With this support, young people are able to build a brighter future.