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Organisation : Green Dog Health & Wellbeing - Turning your black-dog green

Location : Online, QLD Regional

Time required : Unknown hours - Applications open 31 May 2021

Duration of project : Applications close when (whichever happens first): we receive sufficient applications for a competitive assessment or 30 June 2021.

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health, Social Enterprise

Application closing date : 4 Jun, 2021

About the role

I’m looking for someone who has experience writing successful grants, especially in the health and wellbeing sector.

The role would be to understand the current startup status and future goals of Green Dog through one-on-one conversations and viewing our concept proposal video / PPT.

Walk me through the process of the grant application and help glean relevant information to suit each criteria. Write a compelling application as to why Green Dog should be successful in receiving the $5000 to go towards Training and Coaching.

Grant application here:

Knowledge of ecopsychology and the mental health sector is an advantage.

Concept presentation and business plan links will be supplied to successful applicant.

Thanks for considering helping make our Green Dog mental health’s best friend.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Green Dog Health & Wellbeing - Turning your black-dog green

GREEN DOG - Turning your black-dog green

Mental health strength and recovery through connecting with nature.

Green Dog is a hub of nature-based health and wellbeing programs, with a focus on awareness and recovery for people at risk or suffering from mental ill health.

Green Dog practitioners offers a wide variety of outdoor activities ranging from art to yoga. From relaxing strolls on the beach to vigorous hikes in the hills, there’s an activity to suit all our pack members. All this wrapped with a fun, dog-themed quirkiness.

We provide training to Green Dog practitioners in mental health awareness and recovery techniques resulting in individually designed programs that are client-centred, outcome-based and engaging.

Clients joining our Green Dog pack may suffer from mild to moderate mental health conditions. Client acquisition are referrals from allied health professional, via NDIS self managed funds, NGO service providers or self-referred.

Green Dog is still in its 'puppy stage' but we're ready to go for our first run (pilot) on the Sunshine Coast. 

With support from experienced alternative therapy practitioners we will be piloting the following five  programs:

  • Paw Prints - Art 
  • Downward Dog - Yoga
  • Diggity Dog - Gardening
  • Surf Dog - Standup Paddle-boarding
  • Top Dog - Hiking

This grant would help to fund some well needed 'puppy food' to develop the strategies to run a successful pilot program.

For an overview of Green Dog please visit


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Grant writer for mental health social enterprise startup via Pro Bono Australia.


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