The Find and Connect web resource was funded to administer the RAD2 (Records Access Documentation) Grants program from August 2016 – August 2017 by the Department of Social Services. The purpose of the grants program was to improve Care Leavers’ access to records.

The successful applicants were:

Anglican Diocese of Adelaide

Children’s Homes Records Indexation and Preservation Project
Survey and index a collection of records relating to the provision of out-of-home care for children and young people.

Anglicare Community Services (NSW)

Photographs for Care Leavers
Photographs for Care Leavers (PCL) is a project that will provide better and greater access to photographs relevant to a Care Leaver’s time in care.

Anglicare SA Ltd

Home and Cottage Record Indexing Project
Support the cataloguing of recorded information relating to Care Leavers, their attendance and provision of care, and information pertaining to the care facilities.

Barwon Child Youth & Family (BCYF)

BCYF Significant Administrative Care Leaver Records
BCYF will undertake detailed cross referencing with existing indexes from all of the historic records, to enable records officers to locate every existing piece of information relating to specific past care leavers.

Berry Street Victoria

Conservation of photographic scrapbooks
This project will provide care leavers with access to photographs which have previously been inaccessible.

Clarendon Children’s Home Inc

Clarendon Records Project
Complete the cataloguing of a variety of records.

Connections UnitingCare

Connections Capture Project
Cataloguing and digitising records.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Shepherd Access Records Project
Indexing and microfilming / scanning records of persons in care, eg. admission cards and notebooks.

Kildonan UnitingCare

Improving Kildonan’s care records by continuing to work on photographic memorabilia and oral history for care leavers.
Identifying and cataloguing images. Add the voices of Care Leavers to the collection by developing a small oral history project.

Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation

Linking up client files and people
Create an index of client files held by KSGAC, which contain records of members of the Stolen Generations’ time in ‘care’.

Samaritans Foundation Diocese Of Newcastle

Improving Accessibility to St. Elizabeth’s Home for Girls Records (1926 – 1976)
Improve accessibility to the St. Elizabeth’s Home for Girls records.

The Infants’ Home

Improving Access to TIH Historical Records
Indexing and digitisation of historical records to enable greater access for TIH to assist Care Leavers seeking details on their personal and family history.

The Uniting Church in Australia Archives (Victoria)

UCA Archives Records Project
Conduct a records survey to identify all records then to index and create finding aids to facilitate access to them.

United Protestant Association of New South Wales

UPA Protestant World 1941 to 1986 (12 issues per year) Digitisation
Index and include in Care Leaver files any articles or photographs in Protestant World pertaining to them.

UnitingCare Gippsland

UnitingCare Queensland Out of Home Care Records Project
Survey all records and begin a cataloguing project be continued as an ongoing project.

UnitingCare Queensland

UnitingCare Queensland Out of Home Care Records Project
Survey all records and begin a cataloguing project to be continued as ongoing work.

Wesley Mission Victoria

Indexing Wesley Mission Victoria Records
Organise and index records relating to Care Leavers in the archive holdings.

See our blog post about the impact the grants had on organisations and their ability to respond to records requests from Care Leavers.