Run Projects

Run Projects was a program that gave people with disability the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $5000 to do a project of their choice.

The aim was for people with disability to get more Choice, Voice and Control in their lives by learning a new skill or trying something new. Run Projects also aimed to share recipients learning with others.

Below are some stories from people that had Run Projects. Watch, read, and listen to get ideas for what is possible in your own life.

If you want to get in touch with any of the people in this section about their project, contact My Choice Matters and we will connect you.

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Peter Vassallo: Photography dreams realised

Peter has a passion for photography and has pursued this through Run Projects. He... Read More
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Kate and Philip: Independent Living in Denmark

Philip and Kate are both young people with muscular dystrophy. Living independently is... Read More
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Virginia Divall: A resource for mental health nurses

Virginia received a grant to tell her mental health journey on film. She worked with... Read More
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Open Cage Ensemble: A Midsummer's Nightmare

Open Cage Ensemble is an inclusive arts ensemble located in Newcastle. Creative Director... Read More
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Laura Barton and Karen Walker: Compliments and Complaints

Laura and Karen worked with their local health district to make an easy to understand... Read More
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Jasmine: mindDog provides a new leash on life!

I applied for a Run Project because I wanted to gain my confidence back and have more... Read More
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William Bagatcholon: Being gay and Christian

I am a carer but also a person with my own hopes and dreams. However throughout my life... Read More
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Robina Yasmin: My Culture, My Religion, My Choice

On the 18th December 2014 & the 29th January 2015 forums were held at MDAA NSW... Read More
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Chris Tia: Learning to walk again

Report on the trial of Cyberdyne's HAL exoskeleton device, a potential walking aid for... Read More
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Erika Lake: My Big Plan workshops

A group of Port Macquarie carers saught funding to implement a series of workshops using... Read More
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Glenn Kesbah: Disability access and mobility audit

Most disabled toilet doors have spring closer mechanisms that are set way too hard for... Read More
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Irene McMinn: Deafblind communication

Irene talks about her Run Projects idea to create a DVD... Read More