CREATE Foundation update - April 2022


Date: April 26th to 29th

Where: Online

Age Group: young people, carers and professionals



Its conference time ! We hope you took advantage of the grants available for young people to come attend. If not there is still time to register just head to


Children and young people with a care experience are the experts in their own lives, and yet so often they’re left out of the decisions that affect them. Voices in Action: Resilient, Resourceful, Remarkable amplifies the voices of young people and puts them at the forefront of change.

CREATE’s fifth biennial conference is set to be an innovative, virtual event. With interactive panels, workshops and inspirational speakers, the Voices in Action Conference encourages collaboration between key decision-makers and those with a lived experience of the care system in order to find solutions to the toughest problems within the out-of-home care sector.



Closing Date: Friday May 9th

Time: 5pm

Where to apply:

Age Group: 15-25 years with a statutory care experience


Applications for CREATE Your Future grants are open now, until May 9. There are three categories you can apply for:


1. Driving Lessons/Test Grant

Grant of $300 to go towards driving lessons and/or driving test


2. IT Grant

You can apply for a pre-selected laptop


3. Learning and Education Grant 
These grants are for up to $3,000 and include training courses and workshops, costs for books/resources and/or tutoring for education purposes, of for attendance at conferences


Please go to: for more detail and to apply.




When: April 20th  & 21st ,  4.30pm - 6.30pm 

Where: Online via ZOOM 

Who: young people 14 - 25

This workshop provides information and ideas about your personal identity and how having a strong sense of identity can contribute to achieving your life goals.  

 Again this workshop series will be online, and people attending will receive $50 for attending both nights.                

Registration: Email Deb at to secure your place or call 9918 0002


Connections.pngUNDER 13’S EASTER EVENT

When: Friday 22 April 

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Where: Zoom 
Age Group: Under 13s 

Come join us for a fun Easter celebration! We will be singing Easter songs, reading Easter stories and sharing our Easter plans with the rest of the group.

Please feel free to dress up in your favourite Easter outfit. We will also be giving away one $50 voucher to a random winner. We can’t wait to see you there!  
If you are under 13 and would like to attend, please send an email to

newsflash.pngCOMPETITION TIME!

Update your clubCREATE membership to win! 

Have you recently moved? Changed phone numbers or your email address? Make sure all your details are up to date on clubCREATE to go into the draw to win one of 5 $50 Coles Myer Gift cards. We need to make sure we are sending you all the info so you can stay in the loop with everything that's happening at CREATE!

Now is the time to update all your details as we head back to our amazing face to face events we all know and love. Call the Vic team on 1800 655 105 and speak with a friendly staff member who can assist or click to email Russ.


BONUS ENTRY Do you have a friend with a care experience? If they sign up to clubCREATE and tell us you referred them, then you will get a bonus entry into the prize draw.

 Join or update your details between before the end of April 2022 to be entered into the draw.