Heart Place

Heart Place Scholarships

The goal of Being Human's Heart Place scholarships is to foster the development of Change Management capabilities in community-based organisations,  to support their mission to achieve positive social change.

The Heart Place provides scholarships for Prosci’s Change Management Certification Program presented by Being Human. All program costs including accommodation, meals and tuition are covered.

Each Heart Place is valued at AUD5,850/NZD6,950. Applications for the 2018 Heart Places Scholarship will open in September 2017. Join our Change Community to receive an up-date when applications open or call us for more information.


2017 Heart Place Scholarships Recipients:


Evan Walsh
Manager of Government Advocacy and Funding
Youth Off The Streets
Helping disconnected young people to discover greatness within, by engaging, supporting & providing opportunities to encourage & facilitate positive life choices
Youth Off The Streets is embarking on a new service offering employment services   to high risk young people. Those who will benefit are the young people (usually 16-18 years old) within the service. We will be targeting those that often experience inter-generational unemployment and incarceration. It is this group who will, without intervention, become welfare dependent in the long term.
Melisah Feeney
Divisional Manager Housing Services
Wentworth Community Housing Providing secure, appropriate and affordable housing in the Greater Western Sydney region for people with barriers to accessing housing in the private market To enable tenants to take up growing employment in Western Sydney and to be more empowered in the choices available to them, Wentworth Community Housing will focus on increasing tenant access to education, training and employment. This project will focus on those tenants who have a level of readiness to be assisted into education, training and employment opportunities. This can include tenants who have stabilised the factors that lead them to require social housing such as women escaping domestic violence.
Natalie Meti
National Leadership Coordinator
CanTeen is here for you if you're 12-25 and cancer has turned your world upside down
Youth Leadership is a core part of what CanTeen does; supporting young people to have a voice and influence in the organisation, developing resilience and skills, and empowering young people to take up leadership within and beyond CanTeen. The implementation of the Youth Leadership Framework will support young people living with cancer to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to take up leadership in CanTeen, in their families, communities and beyond.
Rushda Halith
National Coordinator, Services Transition
Australian Red Cross
Red Cross is there for people in need. At Australian Red Cross, we care for local communities in Australia and further afield
Red Cross’s Consumer Centred Care (CCC) project focuses on working with people experiencing deep social exclusion and disengagement, specifically older people and people with disability. As the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Aged Care Reforms are implemented, Red Cross is concerned that many vulnerable Australians are falling between the mainstream service cracks and, through the CCC project, is developing solutions and strategies to address the needs of vulnerable groups.
Eileen McWatters
Manager - Projects and Operations Performance
Relationships Australia
A leading provider of relationship and family support services. We promote healthy and respectful relationships particularly where individuals, young people, families and communities are at risk or vulnerable. Our services include counselling, mediation, dispute resolution, education, community work and early intervention services.
Relationships Australia Queensland will develop and promote a Gambling Help Service website to support those at risk of problem gambling, with early identification, education, intervention, and support, including referral pathways.
Beneficiaries: All members of the community, including those at risk of gambling, their families, friends and significant others.
Fiona Dunn
IT Learning and Development Manager
World Vision International
Working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
This World Vision International project will enable field workers and volunteers to utilise a mobile app to monitor child well-being outcomes. With easier ways to monitor child well-being outcomes that are less labour intensive, staff can spend time with children and communities working with them more effectively. This project will help field workers and volunteers to nurture, grow and enable some of the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities to become sustainable.


We also recognised four more very worthy applications and will provide complimentary consulting/short training for the following organisations:

  • Joanna Tikeridis, Australian Red Cross
  • Pam Herbert, Calvary Community Care
  • Angela Dapcevic, Wesley Employment Services
  • Jason Newton, Hume Community Housing