together we can achieve

We exist to

"Complement and empower individuals, groups, families
and local communities."

Solutions strategies and programs are strength-based,
solution-focused & community inclusive.

WE FOCUS ON EMPOWERMENT

Explore our recent projects.

Reach Your Peak
in the Workplace

Building workplace capabilities, engagement and strengthen workforce capacity.

MyCoopShop

We continue to support and collaborate with SME owners and self-employed individuals.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Supporting under-employed individuals to gain a qualification for the digital economy.

Our Community Support Programs

Collaboration to empower
sustainable
solutions.

Explore our community support programs.

Home[ness]

Providing connections to communities that help strengthen our families creating strong homes.

Living Water

Water filtering technology & community development

The Foundations Development Timeline

November, 2002

The Solution Network Trust

The humble beginnings of the Foundation were as a Not-for-Profit Trust established by Roger & Roslyn Fraser and their son, David.
The Trust ran education and therapeutic programs for young people who had been expelled, suspended or were not attending school.

April, 2005

The Solution Network Australia

The Foundation was formed by a Board of Directors with support from Nicol Robinson Halletts Lawyers and Crowe Horwath Australasia.
Solutions was given Charitable status as a Public Benevolent Fund and Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and was named The Solution Network Australia Foundation.

February, 2006

Start-a-Fresh

Woolworths Ltd partnership.
Using all 22 stores on the Sunshine Coast, Woolworths donated 10 cents from the sale of each 600ml bottle of Cloud 9 water, and 20 cents from 1.25 litre bottles directly to The Solution Network Australia.
The Start-a-Fresh program was initiated to provide for our most vulnerable… our homeless kids.

October, 2006

The Great Corporate Race

In 2006, The Great Corporate Race was launched on the Sunshine Coast to develop an enabling business that can feed into and fund our community development initiatives.
Communication, problem-solving, decision making, challenge, SUCCESS! The Great Corporate Race offers all of this and more!
Having all the hallmark features of your favourite reality game only with our own special twists in order to make this an extremely rewarding activity for organisations.
Participation in The Great Corporate Race directly supports The Solution Network Australia Foundation.

October, 2007

Community Expo's

The community expo’s provided an exciting opportunity for the welfare sector to join together and set the standards for solidarity, resolve, focus and cooperation.
Our expo's have been attended by 3000+ registered community members and 80 community groups.

November, 2007

Living Water Projects

The Living Water Project is providing vitally needed clean drinking water to impoverished communities in the Philippines, Indonesia and Africa.
This work has grown into a community-driven project involving hundreds of local communities, supports 27 micro-enterprises and provides water to more than 100,000 people.
Local people have access to clean drinking water through a Skyhydrant water filtration unit, supplied by Skyjuice Foundation.
The Living Water project provides water that is completely free of Bacteria and all other organic contaminants after passing through the Skyhydrant water filter.

June, 2008

The Mothership

The Mothership is a community development and maintenance hub. It is mobile - it goes where ever the need is. The Mothership, a refurbished Toyota Coaster Bus, fully resourced offering a workspace with leading-edge technology.
The Mothership is supported by Queensland Bus Sales, Telstra Countrywide, Go Transit Advertising, My Project Team, Tech Express, John Love Electrical, Caloundra City Autos, AGR Cabinets, Prestige Caravans, Melco Hardware Group, Bus’s R Us, Decorate by Design, Marc Air Conditioning, The Print Maker and Polyflor Australia.

February, 2009

The Virtual Community Warehouse

The Virtual Community Warehouse is an exciting, new concept within the welfare sector.
The VCW is a register of under-utilised assets in the community that are made available through share-based technology. Assets are listed on a searchable database which connects a Borrower directly to a Lender. The only way to access membership is to contribute an asset to the VCW.
This is a powerful example of community co-operation, connectedness, interaction and support. In short, it gives us the opportunity to set the standard that we would like to see in the community.

February, 2010

Number 8

Number 8 is a community focused workforce development initiative with the sole aim of empowering disadvantaged jobseekers with the confidence and values required to take control of their course in life and become accountable and compliant to their vocational goals to achieve their true potential. Utilising a supportive group therapeutic model delivered by leading Clinical Psychologists, number 8 provides a superior model capable of delivering desirable employability outcomes.

January, 2012

Philanthropic Partnership

Kinetic Solutions – Your Potential in Motion Pty Ltd is a diverse company with a focus on unleashing people’s full potential. We believe in the value of people achieving their dreams.
Kinetic’s strategy is to provide the most innovative and leading-edge business, digital, training, and coaching products and services that unleash each individuals full potential.
We are very excited to be collaborating with them and their business networks and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

January, 2016

Reach Your Peak

Reach Your Peak is supported under QCE which is Queensland's senior school qualification. QCE offers flexibility in what is learnt, as well as where and when learning occurs. Students have a wide range of learning options including vocational education and training, workplace and community learning.
The Reach Your Peak program has supported 91 disengaged students in total in 2016 with a budget of a little more
than $120,000.

January, 2017

Reach Your Peak in the Workplace

"Where REAL workplace skills are taught."
Industry skill shortages, the unemployment rates of 15 - 24 year-olds, a 50-60% NON-completion rate and a 60% reduction in apprenticeship and traineeship enrollments in 5 years.
The Solution is an experiential learning strategy and platform that pays small businesses to coach students in current vocational skills and competencies using their workplace as an extension of the training materials.
Learners gain real Industry work skills and experience while completing a course with a workplace coach who earns a living from their craft every other day.
Businesses can make money while training without the headache of voluntary 'work experience'.
Workplaces and learners engage together to teach current job skills for the current job market and learn current next-gen culture for the next-gen workforce.

November, 2017

MyCoopShop

We continue to support and collaborate with SME owners and self-employed individuals to develop and deploy all the business building tools needed to succeed in the digital economy

Supporting and collaborating with SME owners, self employed individuals and also helping people start their own micro business by enabling and empowering them with all the business building tools needed to succeed in the Digital Economy.
Creating a seamless customer experience through Omni-channel customer engagement and interaction, one click point of sale, understanding affiliate and email marketing strategies for new lead generation, website creation, deployment and analytics to optimal exposure. The ability to connect with other digital businesses in our partner community to collaborate, support and even join projects to achieve success together. 

September, 2019

Skilling Queensanders for Work

We have supported 20 under-employed individuals to gain a Certificate III digital workplace qualification and secure paid employment achieving a 100% outcomes across all key result areas.
The Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative represents a significant investment of $420 million over 6 years to support up to 54,000 Queenslanders into work.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds training and support for unemployed or underemployed people, with a focus on young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age jobseekers, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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