What We Do

The Silver Lining Foundation (Foundation) has entered into an agreement with the Shaftesbury Centre for the provision of education, work experience and on the job training to young Australians who live in Cherbourg and nearby areas in the South Burnett area of Queensland. A majority of these young Australians will be Indigenous.

The Shaftesbury Centre specializes in the provision of alternative education for young Australians who do not fit into mainstream schooling. It has been granted the status of a Public Benevolent Institution by the Australian Taxation Office and is an ideal organization to support the Foundation's work of providing a hand up to local Aboriginal youth.

To support Shaftesbury in this work, the Foundation is making available to it the land, facilities and equipment owned by the Foundation in the local area and funds raised by the Foundation to support these purposes.

The Foundation owns approximately 170 hectares of land and facilities located between Murgon and Wondai on the Bunya Highway about 15 kilometres from Cherbourg. The facilities include conference, administrative and farm buildings, a fully equipped nursery, a professional kitchen and farming equipment such as tractors, vehicles, a professional spray unit and smaller equipment such as chainsaws. The property has a permanent water frontage of approximately 1.25 kilometres.

The Foundation also raises funds by way of donations from the public. Donations can be made on this website. All donations raised are gifted to Shaftesbury for the specific purpose of providing education, work experience and on the job training to local Indigenous youth.

Why we do it

Because we want to cultivate success in young indigenous people.
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