Our Supporters

We have partnerships with many agencies and individuals who have supported our work since we first formed in 2014. We are grateful for support from all our partners. FISH remains an independent organisation and support we receive from partners helps us to dedicate time and energy to our work – not our views or our decisions.

If you or your agency want to be a supporter, email us to find out more or register as a FISH member.

Our partners and supporters

 The foundation made a three-year commitment from 2022-2024 to provide funding to help us staff our peer support and advocacy service. This means continued services and oportunity to expand what our peer workers do with parents and families with children in care or at risk of being in care.

The foundation funded two projects to be developed and run across 2023-25. One is the workshop component of an orientation program for parents and families new to child protection and out-of-home care systems. The other is peer support for parents and family at meetings and family time with their children. We will learn about about what is important for children in care and their families.

Life Without Barriers has been an ongoing partner since mid 2014. Life Without Barriers has provided substantial in kind support and sponsorship for FISH members, including parent leaders, to attend conferences and events. LWB has also been a regular purchaser of FISH services including consulting about family inclusive practice and worker and carer training.

The team at Newcastle Women’s DVCAS have been fantastic support for us since 2020. We have regular access to their beuatiful space where we hold FISH events such as, meetings, workshops, group supervision, and consultations. They are always welcoming and a great bunch of women!

FISH is a member of the HCA which supports and develops community organising. HCA members represent at least 250,000 Newcastle citizens. Focus areas for change are determined by members. They are currently housing & homelessness and climate. Some FISH members are trained in the HCA community organising model and we also contribute to HCA planning, training, and assemblies.

RA Hunter Centre, Broadmeadow

Couples and family counselling, mental health support, group programs for parents, and children’s contact centre.
RA Newcastle also provides the Kids in Care group program which is currently co-facilitated by a FISH Peer Worker and an RA specialist.

We received a grant from the Tucker Foundation in late 2021 which helped us continue some of our early parent and family peer support activities for six months. We are grateful for the Foundation’s understanding of the importance of maintaining connections between children, parents and family to support their wellbeing.

We were fortunate to get a grant in 2021 from EISS Super through the Sisters of Charity Foundation because they understood the importance of our projects. It meant we could continue our early work on creating our peer support and advocacy service which is consistent with the Foundation’s work around addressing disadvantage and isolation. Read their blog about our partnership and just some of our achievements with parents and families navigating the system.

Get on board today!

If you or your agency would like to be listed as a supporter contact us to find out more.