Daniel Morcombe Foundation receives $900K grant to find permanent home on ‘Day for Daniel’

THE Daniel Morcombe Foundation will finally get a permanent home of its own after Bruce and Denise Morcombe were presented with a $900,000 grant from the State Government on the 13th annual ‘Walk for Daniel’ day today.

Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said the foundation needed a secure, permanent home after 13 years of amazing work to keep children safe.

“For 13 years the Morcombes have honoured their son Daniel’s legacy by working tirelessly to keep children safe right across the country,” Ms Fentiman said.


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“They have spread their child safety message to more than 260,000 Queensland students and visited more than 1000 schools across the nation.

“This funding means the organisation will finally have a home of its own to continue its incredible work.”

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in the kitchen of Denise and Bruce Morcombe’s Sunshine Coast home, but has never had a stable, permanent home.

It currently operates from The Big Pineapple, however planned renovations mean the foundation needs to find a new home.

The Foundation purchased land at Palmwoods for a new headquarters, and this funding will allow it to go ahead with construction.

Plans for the site include an office building for the Foundation and a counselling venue with up to four counselling spaces.

As well as the $900,000 grant, The State Government is also providing the Daniel Morcombe Foundation with $10,000 in sponsorship for today’s event.

“Child safety is absolutely everyone’s responsibility, and what better way to show your support than by wearing red this Friday and supporting the incredible work of Daniel’s parents who have campaigned tirelessly to ensure children in Australia are safe,” Ms Fentiman said.

Ms Fentiman said across Australia more than one million people were expected to participate in the day, including 2800 schools where students would be wearing red in support of the Morcombe Foundation.