News: Building Death Literacy: New Conversations, Innovative Practices.

The purpose of The GroundSwell Project is to create a more death literate society, one where people and communities have the practical know-how needed to plan well and respond to dying death and bereavement. This means transforming conversations into deep community engagement and social action.

We are delighted to announce the J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust has awarded The GroundSwell Project seed funding to develop our death literacy work over the next 3 years. This significant funding will enable us to develop a death literacy questionnaire with our research partners. This tool will be used to provide a national benchmark of death literacy in Australia and importantly it will provide a way for all organisations and initiatives to measure the social impact of their death literacy work at a local level. 

The Wicking Trust has a particular focus on empowering change for older Australians.  “The Wickings spent their lives in a true partnership that was marked by generosity and compassion,” said Tabitha Lovett, General Manager, Philanthropy and Not-for-Profit Services, Equity Trustees.

“They live on through the legacy of the Trust, which continues their commitment to improving the wellness and quality of life of older people and people with Alzheimer’s disease in Australia.”

The GroundSwell Project is committed to making a positive contribution to community engagement and community development in the end of life sector. We have spent the last 7 years working alongside many innovative and passionate people and organisations. Our hope is that this research will contribute to and strengthen the work we are all doing in our communities.

Please take a moment to read more about the funding in the media release from the Wicking Trust. We will be announcing more about our research partners soon. In the mean time we welcome your questions and we look forward to our continued work together.

It is an exciting time to be doing this work!

Contact: Kerrie Noonan 0439 040499

Kerrie Noonan, Cofounder & Director

Jessie Williams, Executive Director

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